Ian and I recently visited Notting Hill and ALL my dreams came true! This posh area in West London is definitely something to see in person, pictures don't do this place justice! From the stunning bright pastel colours to the beautiful architecture, I highly recommend putting Notting Hill on your go-to list when visiting London.
Before hitting up the market we got a bite to eat. I had researched and found this stunner of a brunch spot, Granger & Co. The hot spot first opened in Sydney, Australia and became loved for its legendary breakfasts (and I could see why). The food was great, but it was quite busy. I'm happy we got a table instantly, and although it was a tight squeeze, it was worth it.
I had a coworker recommend going to Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the markets busiest day, but unfortunately Ian's hockey schedule only lets us go on Monday, so that's what we did. Although it wasn't as busy as I've seen in photographs, it was still a bustling area, with lots to take in! There were tons of cute antique shops, yummy street food, live performers & beautiful fresh flowers. I was in awe.
After visiting the market we just walked around the neighbourhood and took in all its beauty.
Isn't the house above just a dream? Can I live in this neighbourhood please?
This little walk-up cafe was in the middle of a busy road! We had just finished having a snack at another cafe otherwise we definitely would have hit it up.
I'm not a huge waffle person, but this was heaven in my mouth. I forgot to take a picture of the bakery so of course I forget where this was, but it was a very tiny bakery tucked in between shops on Portobello Road.
After a lot of walking and all that food, what else were we missing? A pub of course haha. I had found Churchill Arms on Pinterest and had to see it in real life! Although it hadn't bloomed to it's full potential this place is a must see. It was built in 1750, making it one of the older and more historic pubs in London. In the 1800s, Winston Churchill's Grandparents were regulars which led to the naming of the pub. Inside the pub shows LOTS of Churchill memorabilia and more London theme'd decor. Along with lots of beer choices, they also have a Thai restaurant in the back, which smelt delicious.
We had such a fun day visiting Notting Hill and I already want to go back. I highly recommend visiting this beautiful neighbourhood. It's definitely not something to miss.
- Char. xo