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5 Reasons Why You Should Go Local In Notting Hill This Weekend!



Live Life Like A Londoner. Notting Hill.
Live Life Like A Londoner. Notting Hill.

Notting Hill, famed for its bustling antique market street, Paddington bear and the iconic film of the same name but look past that famous blue door and you are able to find some true local treasures. Take a street to this infamous borough and live life like a Londoner this weekend at these 5 local hot spots:

1. The Tabernacle.

The Tabernacle. Notting Hill.
The Tabernacle. Notting Hill.

“One of my absolute favourite places in all of Notting Hill. Part caribbean-culture / community center, part restaurant (with authentic Trinidad / Guyana style roti on the menu! Almost as good as Surinamese roti!) part cocktail bar, part stage where great artist perform, part coffee sipping place for local Notting Hill yuppie mums (when the sun is shining, it has a great terrace). Prices are very affordable, it’s a rather unique and dare I to say the words: ECLECTIC MIX.” Rob C

2. Books For Cooks.

Books For Cooks. Notting Hill.
Books For Cooks. Notting Hill.

“This place is a Mecca for cook books! It is situated on the lovely Blenhiem crescent off Portabello road. A nurse back in ’83 opened this shop – dedicated to cook books!! EVERY cookbook imaginable is  stocked here. They have a little cafe bit where they cook things every day from selected books…” Siobhan K

3. Orange Coffee.

Orange Coffee. Notting Hill.
Orange Coffee. Notting Hill.

“Mirco’s orange VW van is something of an institution on Portobello Market.  He pulls up under the Westway every Friday, Saturday and Sunday to serve the best Italian coffee.  Tables and chairs are dotted around under a tapaulin and provide a great meeting place for locals and tourists alike.  He also offers an ever-changing selection of delicious cakes and pastries, many gluten free.Meike B

4. Rough Trade.

Rough Trade. Notting Hill.
Rough Trade. Notting Hill.

“I’m a big music buff so whenever I’m around East or West London I always pass away the time but looking in to the many range of records and books. It now also has a little café in the entrance. My favourite thing about this place is not just the location but the fact they do daily in store gigs with some of the newest and most established bands in town.” Daniel F

5. Fez Mangal.

Fez Mangal. Notting Hill.
Fez Mangal. Notting Hill.

“Really one of the best grills in London and right on my doorstep! Usually have the mixed grill and they are always very generous with their portions (considering their prices). Also it’s perfect for those on a low carb diet, again the protein to carb ratio is fantastic here if you order carefully…Overall my fave Turkish in town!” Sarah K

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