The neighbourhood made world-famous by Hugh Grant, his blue front door and travel bookshop is now renowned as much for its cafés, restaurants and foodie-friendly status as it is for the antiques and second-hand clothes for sale at Portobello Market. With brunch now a weekend institution, these are the best places you can enjoy it in Notting Hill.
British designer Tom Dixon has been creating iconic spaces and furniture since the 1980s. From designing Italian brand Cappellini’s ‘S’ chair, to modernising British homeware store Habitat and establishing his own eponymous line, Tom Dixon has played a large part in contemporary British – and worldwide - design.
It's a rare touch that makes somewhere romantic. It can have great food and an even better atmosphere, but without that extra je ne sais quoi, it will always be found lacking. La Poule Au Pot, among the most venerable and consistent of Belgravia bistros, has somehow managed to capture that something and has been churning it out ever since.