Holland Park and Notting Hill
W2, W10 & W11
Holland Park and Notting Hill are neighbouring villages located in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. They form an exclusive and affluent village west of central London with North Kensington, to the north; Bayswater to the east; Kensington to the south and Holland Park to the west. It’s popular with well-heeled buyers including many entrepreneurs, from the US and Europe as well as Londoners, attracted by the excellent school offering in the area and the fabulous green spaces.
Notting Hill is a bustling and vibrant village very popular with tourists following the 1999 film of the same name. The main and most prestigious Notting Hill postcode is W11. North of Westway, W10 is technically North Kensington, but is Notting Hill’s cheaper and more ethnically diverse sister. The popular Westbourne Park area, including the roads off Artesian Road, are in the W2 Bayswater postcode.
Notting Hill is known for a series of terraces with direct access to private gardens. The heart of Notting Hill is formed by concentric circles of terraces at the top of the hill in Ladbroke Grove. The preferred locations are any of the communal gardens and in particular Ladbroke Square, Kensington Park Road, Lansdowne Road; Clarendon Road, Elgin Crescent, Stanley Crescent and Blenheim Crescent.
Notting Hill Gate provides a good retail offering, whilst Holland Park has more of a local amenity provision.
Holland Park is the quieter neighbour and located between Kensington High Street, Brook Green and Notting Hill and this leafy neighbourhood has a historic green space at its heart. Holland Park has always been popular for those in the arts and entertainment industries and has been home to a number of film and TV executives along with other celebrities. The area is known for huge period stucco fronted homes that surround the park. Some particularly beautiful homes can be found on Abbotsbury Road, Addison Road and Holland Villas Road, where some of the largest west London’s villas can be found.