Thursday, 20 April 2017

A Dreamy Day In Notting Hill

Do you have that one place you have fantasised about going for the longest time? Somewhere that's not especially tropical or even that outrageous, yet you have been dreaming about going? For me, that place was Notting Hill. After seeing the movie and generally just romanticising about those pastel coloured houses and the pictures of clean white buildings adorned with blossom, it had been on my travel bucket list for a while. On one of the days I was in London, I dragged W, who was pretty sceptical about going, and we hopped on the tube out to Kensington.
We spent a blissful afternoon wandering through Portobello Market, peering through the windows of the antique shops, sort of lost in this magical world of old. I especially loved all the map shops, where I spent a while looking at the old maps and pointing out the history of places I have visited recently or have studied. 
The pictures just really don't do the buildings justice at all. They are almost like rows of sweets, each a different colour. If you move slightly further away from the centre, they turn to a gleaming white, with terraces of beautiful white buildings lining the wide pavements. It truly was as magical as I had imagined. 
We even stumbled across Biscuiteers, who's Easter collection was simply beautiful. It definitely helped that the sun was shining however I'm not sure there could ever be a day when Notting Hill isn't dreamy. 
One thing I would say though is that it was very very busy. We went on a Saturday afternoon which definitely would not have helped, but most of the pubs and restaurants seemed pretty busy. I campaigned hard for us to go to Nando's, funnily I don't really eat it that often yet have really been craving it the past few months in Germany. 
Have you ever been to Notting Hill? Are there any other equally dreamy places you would recommend visiting? Let me know in the comments! 



  1. Notting Hill ♥ I love so much this place, I went there for the first time last year and I can't wait to see it again next month. Those coloured houses are really cute.
    If someday you come to Paris, there is a tiny street we call the "Parisian Notting Hill" :)

    1. Ooh I love Paris, which street is that? I'll definitely try and remember to visit it next time I am there! xx

  2. Notting Hill is such a wonderful place. There's so much to see and do there. Such beautiful buildings too :)

  3. Totally agree! Thanks for reading :) xx


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