Where to stay
Affordable accommodation in Notting Hill is plentiful, with British chains such as Travelodge and the Premier Inn nearby. However, if you’d prefer something more in keeping with the area’s ambience, then you won’t be disappointed. The Portobello Hotel is a truly authentic option, with wonderful four poster beds and a traditional London design. It’s a charming place and is perfect for a romantic getaway. Alternatively, The Laslett is a seriously trendy choice. Covering five interconnected townhouses, this hotel is decorated with all manner of quirky-yet-traditional pieces of furniture and artwork. This cool hotel also places a focus on local input, with food and design both sourced from the area.
Notting Hill’s famous attractions are well known but that doesn’t mean that the area doesn’t have more to offer. Here at DFDS, we know that our passengers are often looking for something a little more interesting, which is why we recommend you dig a little deeper. If you’re a food lover then Notting Hill won’t disappoint - there are two Michelin-starred restaurants in the area, along with a host of independent cafes and restaurants. The Walmer Castle pub offers the quintessential British pub experience along with excellent food, or pick 202 London for a typically trendy place to eat.
If you’re looking for entertainment on your short break, then you don’t have to leave the area either - there are a couple of great independent cinemas nearby. The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is also in the area and takes visitors through the quirky and interesting journey of British consumer culture. And of course, you can always take a stroll through Notting Hill’s streets and gardens - there’s lots to see, from posh terraces to multi-coloured townhouses.
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