Walk in the footsteps of the rich and famous.
Stroll the streets of this famous (and rather trendy) London neighbourhood, focal point for the eponymous Hollywood blockbuster, Notting Hill.
It was on these very streets that Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts and Rhys Ifans filmed the classic Richard Curtis film, and you can visit the ‘bookshop’ that Hugh's character, Will Thacker, owned – which is actually a shoe shop on Portobello Road, handily called Notting Hill.
If you were hoping to see some actual books (in an actual bookshop) then you won’t be disappointed; just around the corner on Blenheim Crescent you’ll find the real life Travel Bookshop, which was the inspiration behind the one in the movie. Meanwhile, on nearby Westbourne Park Road, you’ll find the famous ‘blue door’ (which is now black – the real one was auctioned off) where Julia Roberts’s character, Anna is confronted by a pack of paparazzi.
And if you’re lucky you may even see the odd celeb out for a walk. Tons of famous stars still have homes here including Richard Curtis, who directed Notting Hill and Love Actually. Keep your eyes peeled…
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