Ladbroke Notting Hill Gate Gem
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This is a stylish one bedroom flat located in Notting Hill, as been refurbished throughout and is well arranged on the raised ground floor of a period conversion and boasts high ceiling and oak floor.
The property comprises superb double-aspect reception room, stylish open-plan kitchen, bedroom with fitted wardrobes and contemporary wet room. Extending gross internal floor area of 427 Sq FT / 39.72 Sq M
Ladbroke Grove is ideally positioned for the trendy restaurants, shops and bars of Nottimg Hill and Westbourne Grove.
Ladbroke Grove ( Hammersmith & City Line) is the nearest underground station, located 2 minutes walk from the flat.
Perfect for business people on short break who are tired of staying in hotels.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow terminal 1,2,3,4,5 15 km, Nearest railway: Ladbroke Grove|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The South East England region
Notting Hill is a cosmopolitan district known around the world for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, colourful Portobello Market and 1999 film Notting Hill. It's a London version of Montmartre in Paris: a bubbling, vital artistic paradise stretching from Kensington Gardens on one end to Chelsea and Holland Park. Over the years it has built a fine reputation as a fashionable and posh area with its attractive white Victorian townhouses, terraces, front yards and top-notch shopping.
There are four tube stations in the area: Westbourne Park, Ladbroke Grove, Latimer Road and Notting Hill Gate. It is a walking distance from beautiful Kensington Gardens, touristic Bayswater, shoppers paradise High Street Kensington and even more lavish area Holland Park.
In Notting Hill shopping is absolutely stellar. Notting Hill is the area for second hand books, used CDs and posters, retro outlets and antiques. The area is very diverse; one hand you can find plenty of grand restaurants and lounges but there are also quite a few cheap pubs and takeaways inviting you to step in. You can spend £4000 on a designer coat, then a few doors down find a second-hand boutique where everything is £5.
The Tea and Coffee Plant on Portobello Road is the nearest you can get for a "true village cafe". Popular with locals, it makes a great coffee and has reasonable prices. Ping Pong on Westbourne Grove is a stylish Chinese and Japanese restaurant; a good place to go if you look an inexpensive evening out. The scallop and dumplings alone are worth the visit. Mediterreano is the sister restaurant of the Italian restaurant Osteria Basilico and is predominantly fish-orientated. Expect to spend £20 per person for an evening meal. Nicole Fahri's Westbourne Grove cafe/restaurant/shop is a perfect place to have brunch, lunch or even just a coffee to regain your strength after a shopping spree. Alpha fish and chips on Ladbroke Grove offers traditional fish and chip with great prices.
Pubs & Nightlife
Bagclub Ladbroke Grove is a bar that serves a variety of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails as well as a selection of modern European and vegetarian dishes. Also has a DJ playing on Fridays and Saturdays. Prince Albert on Pembridge Road has wide selection of draught beers and other drinks, good food and a beer garden at the back. Quite trendy, too. The Cow's a perennially popular pub, only a few minutes' walk from Portobello Road. It's an Irish pub with good, reasonably priced food, especially the fish and oysters. The Elbow Room is part of a chain of pool bars around London that concentrates on playing pool and not so much on drinking. Finally, the Notting Hill Arts Club is one of the hippest places in trendy Notting Hill. DJs are there on most evenings, and there is also live music.
Notting Hill Carnival
Notting Hill Carnival is the second largest street festival in the world (after Rio). It takes place over the Sunday and Monday of the last weekend in August. The carnival emerged as a response to the race riots in 1959 as an indoor event; in 1965 it took to the streets and has evolved into the massive event we know today. Part of the carnival is the parade which stretches out over a route roughly three miles in length. Numerous sound systems and stages are set up proving typically Caribbean music, as well as that more pop-chart orientated. You'll also find many stalls selling food and drink to help get you in the spirit.
Notting Hill and Portobello Road
The Portobello Road street market operates mainly on Saturdays. The antiques section (stalls, arcades and shops) at the southern end of the market is the UK's biggest antiques market. See browsing for antiques for details. The new goods, fruit and vegetable section in the centre of the market, which operates Monday to Saturday (except Thursday afternoons), has lots of hot food stalls on Saturdays. The vintage clothing section (shops and stalls) at the northern end of the market is world-renowned as a fashion source, or you can follow the vintage fashion trail. It's worth heading on to Golborne Road which has its own market all week and a concentration of Caribbean, Algerian, Moroccan and Portuguese restaurants and shops, and some of the best custard tarts in London.
Diana, Princess of Wales lived in part of the private apartments at 'KP', as she called it, and some of her dresses are on display. It has been a royal palace since 1760 and Queen Victoria lived there until her accession in 1837.
Royal Albert Hall
Home of the Proms. The Royal Albert Hall is one of the most treasured and distinctive buildings in the UK, recognisable all over the world. Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world's leading artists from every kind of performance genre have appeared on its stage.
The Albert Memorial
This magnificent gold edifice was commissioned by Queen Victoria as a memorial following the death of her husband Prince Albert from typhoid in 1861. The memorial was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and is an outstanding example of the Gothic Revival architectural style that was sweeping London in the 19th century.
Part of the World's End estate this small theatre is dedicated to fostering new voices, Live Art and community workshops, activities and events.
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, Sloane Square
Cadogan Hall, home to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, is fast becoming one of London's leading concert venues. The programme of live events range from classical to jazz, rock and pop, making the hall an ideal destination for a night out in Cheslea.
Walks and Tours in the Royal Borough
From architectural gems to famous residents and even royal connections, there are many stories to tell about Chelsea's rich history. This self-guided walk takes you back in time to explore the history that made Chelsea what it is today, complete with old paintings and photographs to compare 'then' and 'now'.
Why not leave yourself extra time to enjoy King's Road's shops and cafes en route, or visit some of the points of interest which are open to the public, like Carlyle House, the Physic Gardens, the National Army Museum and the Royal Hospital Museum.
King's Road Music and Fashion Trail
King's Road made a name for itself leading the style revolution of the sixties and seventies. Its abundance of iconic names in music and fashion, including stylish boutiques like Mary Quant's Bazaar and Granny Takes a Trip, made it 'the place to be'.
The King's Road Music and Fashion Trail is a series of short video clips documenting the cultural heritage of the street, which you can access on your mobile. Use the map [PDF] (file size 104Kb) to identify the locations of each shop.
Sculpture in the Royal Borough
The Royal Borough has a long history of high quality public art. This trail takes you on a journey of some of the most notable sculptures around the borough, revealing more about the sculptors and the stories behind each of the pieces.
Parks and places of interest
Originally the grounds of Cope Castle, built in 1605, the estate once stretched from Holland Park Avenue to the current site of Earl's Court tube station. Holland Park is considered one of the most romantic parks in London; it contains areas of woodland, a Japanese Garden, the Ice House Gallery, Holland Park Theatre; home to Opera Holland Park, and the Ecology Centre, which runs events and activities for children and young people.
In the gardens of Kensington Palace you will find the famous Peter Pan statue, the Peter Pan themed playground with pirate ship and beach, created in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Royal Albert Memorial and the Italian ornamental water gardens. The Serpentine Lake and the Diana Memorial Fountain are located in Hyde Park, which adjoins Kensington Gardens.
This is a great outdoor basilica, and a celebratation of the high tide of the British Empire and commercial prosperity. Expect memorials to the great and the good including more Victoria Cross holders than anywhere else in the world and 2,000 Chelsea pensioners.
The Chelsea Physic Garden
This walled 'secret' garden was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries to train apprentices in recognising plants. It continues to research the properties, origins and conservation of over 5000 plant species From April to October there is a programme of talks and demonstrations. The garden closes in the winter, except for special events.
Crosby Hall, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea originally stood in Bishopsgate, where it was the Great Hall of the 15th century Crosby Place. Shakespeare was familiar with this former city mansion, and wrote it into 'Richard III' as the scene of Gloucester's plotting. The building was occupied by Richard while he was Duke of Gloucester. Later it was owned by Sir Thomas More. The Hall was moved, stone by stone, from Bishopsgate to Chelsea in 1910 in order to rescue it from proposed demolition. It was then incorporated into the buildings of the British Federation of University Women and used as a dining hall. It is now a private residence.
The Ismaili Centre
The Ismaili Centre is home to UK Ismaili Muslims. In addition to a central prayer hall the centre also hosts exhibitions.
Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park is a unique opera company that presents an open air summer season under a temporary canopy in Kensington's Holland Park.
There are around six different operas presented every season, and nearly 50 performances. Many of the operas are famous classics, but the company also has a reputation for being daring in their selection, and often stages more obscure works.
The Royal Borough has a wealth of museums ranging from the world famous institutions in Exhibition Road to private houses and quirky collections.
Exhibition Road Museums, South Kensington
Natural History Museum
The museum's collections promote the whole of the natural world, but really for most visitors it's about the dinosaurs, so be prepared to meet a full-sized moving dinosaur. Most British children probably visit this museum at least once, so queues can be long during school holidays. The museum has an outdoor ice rink from November to January. For opening hours, directions and other visitors' information, please visit the Natural Hisory Museum website (opens another window)
Once advertised as an ace café with a museum attached, the V&A is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings. It also has a lovely courtyard garden with a pool that's great for kids to paddle in, and an ace café. For opening hours, directions and other visitors' information, please visit the V&A website (opens another window)
The museum has hundreds of thousands of objects showing the development of the modern industrial world; steam engines and rockets are the major attractions. For opening hours, directions and other visitors' information, please visit the Science Museum website (opens another window)
Other museums in the Royal Borough
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
The museum is a fascinating nostalgia-fest featuring a 'time tunnel' of over 12,000 products from Victorian times to the present day. Almost guaranteed to make all but the youngest visitors say, “Oh, I remember those!” For opening hours, directions and other visitors' information, please visit the Museum of Brands website (opens another window). The museum is in a mews and quite hard to find, so it's worth printing the directions before you go.
The museum is holding an exclusive Branding James Bond event on Wednesday 24 October 2012 as part of the Inside Out Festival.
Above the Portobello Star pub 171 Portobello Road you will find London's second smallest museum,the Ginstitute, a recreation of a Victorian Gin Palace bar with cabinets full of historical Gin artefacts, including many antique bottles, vintage advertising pieces and archive materials.
Chelsea Flower Show
Held annually in May
This is the world's most famous flower show, where horticulturists go to discover and create new trends and hobby gardeners go to find inspiration. This fashion show of the gardening world is an 11-acre display of flowers and cutting-edge show garden designs. The Queen and the 'A' listers visit on the first day, and the first two days are reserved for members of the Royal Horticultural Society. By the end of the week the displays in the Grand Floral Pavilion may be wilting a little, but the specially designed show gardens are inspiring. If you do go on the last day you could snap up some bargains as exhibitors start to sell their plants at about 4pm.
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