An Afternoon in Notting Hill

Hi there lovelies! We got back from another trip to London earlier this week, and I figured I’d share a few snaps from our stay. While most of the trip was spent with family (think long family dinners with plenty of wine and pub munch), we did manage to squeeze in a little afternoon stroll through Notting Hill. And obviously our personal tradition of having lunch at Jamie’s Italian.

Notting Hill is one of the areas in London that I hadn’t really ventured too much into. But it was always on my list. So after a bit of research I made a list of a few spots to try for a perfect afternoon. And as an added bonus, all of these spots happened to be within five minutes of each other.

AN AFTERNOON STROLL THROUGH NOTTING HILL

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FOR HOUSE HUNTING | KENSINGTON PARK ROAD

One of my favourite things about Notting Hill has to be the gorgeous little brick houses, with doors all painted a different colour. And for the most drool-worthy houses in all of Notting Hill, I’d recommend strolling down Kensington Park Road.

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FOR DINNER | LUNA ROSSA

I love Italian food with a deep passion (I could probably eat it all day, every day). And I can honestly say this was some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had. We actually headed to Luna Rossa for lunch, and pretty much had the entire restaurant  to ourselves. The staff was all Italian, there was lively music playing and we had a little pitcher of deliciously chilled Pinot Grigio. My pasta with homemade Italian sausages, mushrooms and truffle oil was just divine. Two thumbs up!

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FOR DESSERT | BISCUITEERS

Honestly, I mostly wanted to visit this biscuit spot for the adorable façade. But once you get inside, there’s pretty much every possible iced biscuit you could imagine. The biscuits are pricey but yummy, and they’d make for a perfect little souvenir too.

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FOR DRINKS | THE DISTILLERY

The Distillery is known for making a mean gin & tonic, and their drinks list has plenty of different kinds to choose from. We went for the bar’s own Portobello Road Gin, that was actually created right there on Portobello Road. The place is also pretty much Instagram goals, with blue tufted couches, marble tables and gold accents, and a view overlooking the famous Portobello Road.

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