You all remember the film, and rest assured I will be taking you to visit that famous blue door! But did you know the Notting Hill area is one of London's hidden gems: home of the Uk's largest outdoor market, where you can find everything from mouthwatering Caribbean cuisine to vintage clothing, and much more besides... Learn the history of this vibrant neighbourhood, how an area that was once described by Charles Dickens as: 'Surely the most disgusting place in London' now boasts some of the most expensive housing in the city, plus tales of the various celebrities who have resided in the area. We will also be exploring Notting Hill's association with the arts, as well as being home to some world renowned established artists such as David Hockney you can also see an original Banksy as well as many other stunning pieces of street art, many of which are linked to the famous Notting Hill carnival: The worlds largest street festival outside Rio After the tour we will stop at the famous Tabernacle bar & kitchen, participants are then free to explore the market and shop to their hearts content
Native Londoner with a passion for history I have been producing my own tours since 2015 after working as a guide a various heritage sites... I have always found the Notting Hill area to be such a beautiful and vibrant neighbourhood (as well as being a great place to shop!) so was interested to discover more about its history, and when I began researching it certainly didn't disappoint, all kinds of fascinating people have made their home here over the years, from actors and rock stars to politicians and even serial killers! I hope you'll enjoy exploring Notting Hill as much I have
.The famous blue door featured in 1999 movie Notting Hill starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant .The hotel where legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix tragically died of drug overdose . A wander through the back streets to uncover the area's not so glamorous past . A treasure trove of an antique shop that featured in the movie paddington bear .The world famous Portobello market .And much more besides...
Tour lasts approx 1 hr 45 mins, its a walking tour so please wear comfy shoes & weather appropriate clothes. Also bring cash if you wish to shop at the market as many stalls do not take card