Instagram Guide to Notting Hill
July 18, 2017 - Inspiration
Notting Hill is arguably one of London’s most iconic neighbourhoods. From the pastel coloured houses to the yearly Carnival and the half mile-long market: there’s just so much to see and do in the area.
Because our General Store and Café is just a few steps away from Portobello Road -which is the heart and soul of Notting Hill- we know our way around it, and we think we have a few great spots that will make you want to whip the phone out of your pocket to get that perfect, instragram-worthy, shot.
So here’s our list of 15 of the most instagrammable spots in the area.
- If you want to see the most patriotic spots in the area, you can walk down Ledbury Road for a Union Jack door.
- if that’s too subtle for you, head to Temperley on Coleville Mews for a Union Jack painted building.
- Most days you can also spot a lovely red Beetle car on Elgin Crescent, that makes for a perfect shot with the beautiful architecture in the background.
- The Electric Cinema floor mosaic is often overlooked in favour of the big neon sign, but it’s definitely insta-worthy.
- Wild At Heart on Westbourne Grove is a must visit, not only for the beautiful flowers, but also for the eye-catching bright tiles that wrap all the way around the building... to the public loos behind.
- Walking down Kensington Church Street, it’s impossible to miss the flower-bedecked Churchill Arms as it’s definitely one of the most eye-catching pubs in the whole city.
- Don’t forget to take a picture of our store front -and tag us in it- and perhaps head inside for an Allpress coffee, which is the best around! 128 Talbot Road marks the spot.
- After you’re done browsing Portobello Market, make sure to go and have a look the Biscuiteers shop front, as it’s as pretty as one of their biscuits.
- It wouldn’t be a trip to Notting Hill unless you take at least one photo of a pink house! One of our favourites is just around the corner from our shop on Coleville Houses.
- St Lukes Mews also has some of the quaintest buildings around and it’s well worth a visit.
- And if you find yourself walking down Portland Road, watch out for the pink door and you might just find its googly eyes staring back at you.
- For the art hunters out there, you can feast your eyes on some huge murals. XL Recording Studio on Codrington Mews has a whole side covered with the artwork from Thom Yorke’s album ‘The Eraser’. For something more colourful, head to
- For something more colourful, head to Powis Gardens
- or to the alley just off Notting Hill Gate to see Barney McMahon’s work.
- Last, but definitely not least, make sure to snap a picture of the gorgeous, anonymous mural on Ledbury Road.