Following our guide to London neighborhoods last week, we’ll be continuing our journey through some of the most popular areas in London to give you the most up to date information, which will help you make a choice when planning your move to London. It’s important to get a good idea of what is available in the different areas of this massive city. Your choice of London rental will be determined by how far you need to commute to get to work every day, if you have kids or cars, and how much you are willing to pay.
Guide to London Neighborhoods –
West London – Notting Hill
If you’re going to be living in London then Notting Hill is, of course, one of the most searched for, and searched after London areas, and indeed, one of the most famous London suburbs in the world. Everyone remembers the movie of the same name starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, and this has, over the years, brought the prices of London rentals in this area to a premium. You can expect to pay up to £2000 per month for a small London flat to £8000 per month a large family home, though it is very possible to find hidden gems for far less if you know where to go. Notting Hill is ideally located very close to central London which makes for an easy commute into work and this is one of the most vibrant suburbs in London.
Notting Hill falls into the postcode W11 and your search for a property to rent in London may start with a search for W11 rentals or property to rent in W11.
Council Information: Notting Hill falls under the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and annual taxes range from £800 – £ 2400
Transport: There are many trains and tube stations in this area and you can use the Notting Hill Gate Station on the District and Circle Lines of the London Underground, as well as Shepherd’s Bush and Holland Park which are close to Notting Hill. Central London in less than 15 minutes means this is a great suburb for commuters. The number 954 bus from Notting Hill takes you right into Piccadilly Circus.
Shopping: You can find a number of Tesco grocery stores in the area as well as a Marks and Spencer’s Simply Food in Notting Hill Gate.
Doctors: The Portobello Clinic and the Notting Hill General Practice both have excellent surgeries (in the UK, a surgery is a doctors practice) with a full range of healthcare professionals on the NHS.
Other Amenities: The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that takes place during the late summer. Portobello Road is the street where Hugh Grant had his bookstore in the film and it is filled with interesting stores and stalls in one of the most famous and fascinating flea markets. Special mention, if you have a sweet tooth and one of my personal faves in Notting Hill: The Hummingbird Bakery with a range of delectable American style cupcakes – Try the Salted Caramel Cupcakes!
If you think that Notting Hill / W11 would be a good match for your requirements and lifestyle. Give us a call and let us show you a range of Notting Hill property within your budget.
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