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Notting Hill

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A little about Notting Hill

Notting Hill is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in central London. It is a cosmopolitan district known as the location for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, and for being home to the Portobello Road Market. Notting Hill is one of London's most desirable areas. You can find everything from world-famous events and restaurants, to cutting-edge galleries and theatres in Notting Hill.

The history of Notting Hill

The origin of the name "Notting Hill" is uncertain though an early version appears in the Patent Rolls of 1356 as Knottynghull, while an 1878 text, Old and New London, reports that the name derives from a manor in Kensington called "Knotting-Bernes,", "Knutting-Barnes," or "Nutting-barns", and goes on to quote from a court record during Henry VIII's reign that "the manor called Notingbarons, alias Kensington, in the parish of Paddington, was held of the Abbot of Westminster." The area in the west around Pottery Lane was used in the early nineteenth century for making bricks and tiles out of the heavy clay dug in the area. The clay was shaped and fired in a series of brick and tile kilns. The only remaining nineteenth-century tile kiln in London is on Walmer Road. In the same area, pig farmers moved in after being forced out of the Marble Arch area. Avondale Park was created in 1892 out of a former area of pig slurry called 'the Ocean'.

 

Businesses in Notting Hill

Here is a collection of Notting Hill businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Cowshed

Haircare / Spas

The ultimate indulgent urban retreat.

 

Baku

Restaurants

Azerbaijani dishes alongside classic European flavours

 

Colbert Chelsea

Restaurants

A variety of classic Parisian dishes

 

Greek Affair

Restaurants

A family-run greek restaurant

 

Mari Vanna

Restaurants

Babushka cooking replete with Russian dishes

 

Taqueria

Restaurants

Traditional, regional fillings on soft corn tortillas made daily

 

The Shed

Restaurants

Fresh and local

 

Books for Cooks

Shopping

Thousands of tasty titles

 

Odabash

Shopping

Designer Swimwear, Beachwear and Accessories

 

The Merchant

Shopping

Gently used designer clothing