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Colours of the rainbow – Notting Hill

We had some glorious weather this weekend so I took the opportunity to venture out and explore Notting Hill and Portobello Market. I started from Paddington and strolled through residential areas before reaching Portobello Road. I had mixed feelings as I got major house envy staring at the beautiful London town houses with their immaculate white facade, high ceilings and classical French windows wondering what would it be like to live in there. At the same time knowing I could only live in a place like this in my dreams, seriously these houses go for millions and are unreal.

Along Portobello Road the street is lined with stalls selling souvenirs, antiques, clothes and other random bits and pieces. Even with the stalls causing a distraction it’s not hard to miss the coloured houses. Most are grouped together in surrounding streets showcasing the different shades of the rainbow.

Portobello Road

Portobello Road

I liked the vibe down here, I felt relaxed and calm even with the street crawling with tourists.


Portobello Road


Portobello Road

Off neighbouring streets there are plenty of colourful terraced houses either bright, bold or muted pastel. I noticed there was a running theme of having fake animals in the trees or on the front of the house.


Colours of the rainbow – Lancaster Road


I love the contrast of colours between the doors and the facade and even with vehicles and plants. This area is so pretty and a colour feast for the eyes, it’s hard to not be in a good mood around here. I spent about an hour walking around taking photos but you could definitely spend more time here exploring the shops or grabbing a bite to eat.

Colourful neighbours

Bold colours – Lancaster Road

Blue and green

Love the colours here – Lancaster Road

Window plants

Cute arrangement – Westbourne Park Road

Colourful mews - Alba Mews

Colourful mews – Alba Mews

Left or right?

Left or right?

Notting Hill

Portobello Road

How to get here:

  • South side of Portobello Road – Notting Hill Gate tube station, which runs on the Central, District and Circle line.
  • North side of Portobello Road – Ladbrook Grove tube station, which runs on Circle, Hammersmith and City line.
  • Market opening hours can be found here

One comment on “Colours of the rainbow – Notting Hill

  1. Emiel
    March 16, 2017

    Thanks foto the tips hope to be Theresia the 25th this month, wil be great weather, they say at meteo.
    i am a photographer and visiting London every saturday for weeks now.


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