Strolling Through Notting Hill, London

notting hill, colourful houses in notting hill

Visiting Notting Hill, London

Last Sunday, we spent a few hours walking around Notting Hill and it was the perfect end to a busy weekend. 
I love going to Notting Hill, it’s one of my favourite areas of London because it’s so colourful and lively! I made sure that I tried Bubbleology and Hummingbirds Bakery before I headed back home, I hear so much praise about both of them and they are often on top of recommendation lists, I couldn’t miss out.

portobello road

notting hill

As I am such a massive fan of the film, Notting Hill, I was rather disappointed when I finally came across the the “travel bookshop” from the movie to find that it’s a tatty shoe shop. I knew it wasn’t a book shop in real life, it’s actually a really messy cheap shoe shop in real life which was such a let down.
notting hill
blue house
pink building

We just strolled around for ages. The best times I’ve had in London are when I don’t have a schedule, and I don’t have to be getting to a certain place at a certain time. 
I suppose some people like things to be planned, and more often than not, I devise an itinerary so that we get the most out of the time we’re there! But I do love the more spontaneous times when it’s more chilled out – it’s generally less stressful! 

yellow bike


As always, the weekends wasn’t long enough and before we knew it, it was time to drive back home.

I think I’ll make plans to visit again in a few weeks time, I want to go to the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A. It looks like it’s going to be so good!

If anyone has any recommendations of their favourite places to go in their favourite areas of London, drop me a comment and let me know, I’ll add it to my list! 🙂



  1. 16th October 2012 / 3:48 pm

    amazing photos, nottinghill and portobella are soo nice to just walk around and take everything in! love it. Ps u look hotttt x

  2. 16th October 2012 / 3:50 pm

    I like your outfit, and Noting Hill reminds me of some neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Everything is just so colorful and artistic looking.

  3. 16th October 2012 / 4:29 pm

    I've never been to that part of London before, but it looks really nice. I love the colourful buildings! x

  4. 16th October 2012 / 5:19 pm

    beautiful photos as aaaalways. i always make hummingbird bakery cupcakes at home from their book, and they're delicious (if i do say so myself hah)

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  5. 16th October 2012 / 5:52 pm

    You look lovely here, I really want to spend more time just wandering around London, I have never been to Notting Hill!

    Maria xxx

  6. 16th October 2012 / 6:06 pm

    I love walking around Notting Hill/Portabello! It's so pretty around there 🙂 Glad you had a fun weekend!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  7. 16th October 2012 / 7:29 pm

    Great photos, love your hair like this. Also those colourful houses are amazing!! xx

  8. 16th October 2012 / 8:11 pm

    Lovely pictures you look gorgeous in the dress 🙂 My favourite place is going for a walk through Hyde Park the lancaster gate end and feeding the squirrels really pretty at this time of year 🙂 Then dim sum in China town obviously! xo

  9. 16th October 2012 / 9:04 pm

    it sounds like you've had a lovely time in London.. it's always the nicest when they're not planned.
    You look gorgeous too Sarah. Love what you're wearing. If i saw you in the street, i'd definitely ask for your autograph!xx

  10. 16th October 2012 / 9:49 pm

    I want to live in a colourful house in notting hill, one day, just maybe 🙂 lovely photos as always! x

  11. 16th October 2012 / 10:16 pm

    I think this may be the single greatest place on earth. So much colour I HAVE TO GO. Hummingbirds bakery as well, omnom!

    You look lovely as usual, love this dress x

  12. Anonymous
    16th October 2012 / 10:21 pm

    you look lovely hun ! xx

  13. 17th October 2012 / 12:49 am

    Loving that bike lol,looks like a a lovely day out!

    Nat x

  14. 17th October 2012 / 3:18 am

    awww gorgeous photos and dress pretty lady 🙂


  15. 17th October 2012 / 8:00 am

    Loving shots of the colorful buildings. xoxo

  16. 17th October 2012 / 8:51 am

    It looks like you had a lovely time!

  17. 17th October 2012 / 9:31 am

    I'd love to spend some time in Notting Hill but I always feel like London is 100mph place that it's hard to just chill out and see some things without a schedule.

    Love the photos 🙂


  18. 17th October 2012 / 11:19 am

    Aw I love your outfit. I love strolling around Notting Hill, and Primrose Hill is another favourite! Such lovely big houses, and cute cafes 🙂

  19. Anonymous
    17th October 2012 / 4:52 pm

    That dress is so pretty, and I love your jacket and sunnies! x

  20. 17th October 2012 / 6:19 pm

    I'd love to visit London again someday. Such a great city! Looks like you did a bunch of fun stuff!

    I really really love your jacket and how you paired it with a pretty floral dress. I just bought a similar jacket and I'd really love to pair it with a girly floral piece.

  21. 17th October 2012 / 10:58 pm

    Love your outfit here 🙂
    I'm off to visit London in a few weeks and need to plan places to visit so I can fit it all in!! xx

  22. 18th October 2012 / 7:58 am

    The few times Ive been down to London I haven't been to Nottinghill D: . It reminds me me so much of France with the colourful buildings! I love how everything is still vintage too like that lovely car :O!! You look so cute in that sheer floral dress and I like how you've given it a grunge twist with the shades 🙂 x

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