Sister to the Electric in Shoreditch, and even more luxurious, this smart reinvention of an old 1910 cinema has six actual beds in the front row (£35 for two people), as well as leather armchairs with footstools (£19) and back-row sofas (£45 for two). It’s a great respite if you’ve braved the madness of Portobello Market. I have never understood why cinemas limit themselves to popcorn, hot dogs, and pick ’n’ mix. So I love that this place serves high-end popcorn and crisps and allows you to take in food and beer from the Electric Diner upstairs.
Retreat from the crowds and take in a matinée at the Electric Cinema, one of the country's oldest and most romantic movie houses. Sink into the depths of its luxurious leather armchairs and sofas with a glass of wine (there’s no need for popcorn, as substantial bar snacks are prepared in the…
A great movie theatre with most comfy seats and sofas with 'Electric' Bar & Restaurant next door.
Europe's first purpose-built cinema is now a luxe movie house with comfy armchairs and footstools, cashmere blankets and food service.
One of London's oldest and most authentic cinemas on Portobello road (Notting Hill).
“Pan-Asian restaurant/cocktail bar for brunch, tempura and sushi, with counter seats in the window”
“Aussie cafe owned by Bill Granger. One of our go-tos for brunch on the weekend. There's often a queue but it moves quite quickly - the food and great service is well worth the wait. For a perfect outing hire a Santander bike and ride to and from the cafe (a leisurely 15 mins), add in some Westbourne Grove boutique shopping or a visit to Notting Hill.”
“A huge selection of bottled beers and quirky twists on classic cocktails (Courvoisier, mint, and champagne anyone?) are the attractions at this bar and diner next to Notting Hill's famed Electric Cinema on Portobello Road. ”
“Formerly the grounds of a 17th-century aristocrat's manor house and open to the public only since 1952, Holland Park is an often-overlooked gem in the heart of London. The northern "Wilderness" end offers woodland walks among native and exotic trees first planted in the early 18th century. Foxes, rabbits, and hedgehogs are among the residents. The central part of the park is given over to the manicured lawns—still stalked by raucous peacocks—one would expect at a stately home, although Holland House itself, originally built by James I's chancellor and later the site of a 19th-century salon frequented by Byron, Dickens, and Disraeli, was largely destroyed by German bombs in 1940. The east wing was reconstructed and has been incorporated into a youth hostel, while the remains of the front terrace provide an atmospheric backdrop for the open-air performances of the April–September Holland Park Opera Festival ”