You’ve seen the movie, now explore the real location from the iconic rom-com starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.
Following on from the 20th anniversary of the release of Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts’ Notting Hill, what better time could there be than now to revisit the real-life Notting Hill and its iconic locations? Are you pining for a simpler time, when movies contained fewer superheroes and more quirky, bumbling Brits wandering their way through sentimental romcoms inaccessible European cities? Us too. It goes without saying that alongside Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, the wonderful bohemian, multicultural neighborhood of Notting Hill was the other standout star of the eponymous movie, which means, pick the right spots in the neighborhood and a visit to West London is sort of like meeting your movie hero. Follow on for the most important locations from Notting Hill.
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Portobello Road Market
Turn up at Portobello Road Market in full swing and the fact that it was a key component in the opening scenes of Notting Hill will seem secondary, given that this regular weekly market immediately seduces all visitors with its quirky charms. Sure, happily roam the street as if you’re Hugh Grant’s character, William Thacker, on your way to work, but break character to enjoy the array of stalls lined up and down the street. The market is open in different forms throughout the week but it’s best to visit on a Saturday when you’ll find the famous antique section doing a roaring trade alongside stalls dealing in vintage fashion, second-hand bric-a-brac, and street food.