The Room is located in the trendy area of Ladbroke grove , walking distance to Portobello Rd ,Nottinghill gate and Westfield shopping complex.
And for the shopping lovers, Room is at equal distance (and by foot!) of two top shopping destinations: Westbourne Grove and Westfield shopping centre.
Westbourne Grove offers the elegance of its boutiques and cafes Paul Smith, Orlebar Brown, Nicole Farhi, Miller Harris, Smythson, Ralph Lauren, Matches, Daylesford Organic, Tom's, Helmut Lang, Diptyque, Anne Fontaine, Agent Provocateur, Aubin & Wills, Beach Blanket Babylon............
Whilst Westfield offers a unique shopping experience within the same place, restaurants, cinemas and prestigious brands like Dior, Prada, Versace, Burberry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton .......... some more popular brands like Hollister, Apple, Gilly Hicks Topshop, Topman, COS...) and of course, the likes of The Kooples, Fred Perry, Gant, Reiss, Uniqlo...........
Delicatessens: "Mr Christian" and "The Grocer on Elgin" on Elgin Crescent
Organic food: Planet Organic on 42 Westbourne Grove, Portobello Wholefoods/health food store on 266 Portobello Road under the bridge.
Supermarkets: Tesco (next door and open 7am-11pm), Sainsbury at Ladbroke Grove Station, Wholefoods (Kensington High Street 20min by bus)
PORTOBELLO ROAD MARKET
Fruit and vegetable, bread, cheese, flowers, clothes by young designers, vintage clothes, artwork, flea market, antique dealers, vintage fashion and retro memorabilia, food market … just everything you expect (email hidden)ly market! Fridays and Saturdays are the main days. Sunday offering a small market around Portobello Green under the Westway bridge. Fruit and vegetable market on several days of the week.
Also check out Golborne Road Market at the northern end of Portobello Road for less touristy food markets and antique stands during the whole week (except Sunday).
A must for all music lovers: Sarm Studios on 8-10 Basing Street (former known as Basing Street Studios or Island Studios), Some of the all time greatest recorded here: Bob Marley who lived in Notting Hill in the 70s, Led Zeppelin, Queen and The Rolling Stones.
If you want to visit the place where Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, go to 22 Landsdowne Crescent where the Samarkand Hotel used to be.
There a number of great Italian restaurants on Kensington park Rd.
Portuguese and Moroccan food and drinks (great coffee and sweets) are on Golborne Road. Also recently opened there is Pizza East restaurant for the more trendy crowd.
Jamie Oliver just opened up his new Recipease restaurant in Notting Hill Gate where you can pop in and do a cooking class.
Electric Brasserie on Portobello Road is very popular with the locals and trendy visitors alike.
E&O restaurant and bar for Asian fusion food, cocktails and a favourite with the rich and beautiful.
For celebrity watching Julie's (“A magnet for over 40 years from the hippie generation and now to the ultra-cool London set. Julie’s has been referred to as the rock chick of the restaurant world.”).
The Ledbury if you have fancy some Michelin Star food. "Ottolenghi" (63 Ledbury Road)
Nicole Fahri for great breakfast, coffee and clothes (202 Westbourne Grove).
Portobello Green Fitness club, local no-nonsense gym for workout, classes, Yoga and day passes available!
Try the London Bike (from £1/TFL website/cycling) – docking stations are everywhere in the city, the closest is just 7min away from the flat (Chepstow Villas between Portobello Rd and Kensington Park Rd).
Hyde Park (25min walking)
Holland Park (20min walking)
The Electric on Portobello Rd, The Gate and The Coronet (both at Notting Hill Gate)
Whiteleys Odeon cinemas and Vue cinemas in Westfield Shopping Mall.
CLUBS & BARS
Supperclub (12 acklam road)
The Notting Hill Arts Club (21 Notting Hill Gate)
and the legendary “Globe” (103 Talbot Road), one of West London's longest running nightclubs.
Best online tool to plan your journeys from or within Notting Hill by public transport, on foot or bike
Closest tube station: Ladbroke Grove (7 minutes) and Notting Hill Gate (20 minutes) – approx. travel time to Oxford circus/Central London 20-25 min
-Route 7 Little Venice, Oxford Street, Soho, British Museum...
-Route 23 Little Venice, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Saint Paul Cathedral, Tate Modern, Brick Lane, Spitalfields Market...
-Route 52 Kensington Palace, High Street Kensington, Royal Albert Hall, Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, Harrod's, Hyde Park Corner, Green Park, Buckingham Palace
-Route 70 Kensington Palace, High Street Kensington, Royal Albert Hall, National History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria&Albert Museum...
-Route 228 Holland Park, Westfield Shopping Center...
-Route 295 Westfield Shopping Center, Stamford Bridge...
-Route 316 Westfield Shopping Center, Hampstead...
-Route 452 Kensington Palace, High Street Kensington, Royal Albert Hall, Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, Harrod's, Sloane Square, Battersea Park, Chelsea...
Notting Hill Regal Cars
Approx fares from the house to Heathrow Airport £25 with local taxi service (it's around £55 the other way with a "black cab"), Gatwick Airport £50, Victoria Station (for Gatwick Express) £15, Paddington Station (for Heathrow Express) £8
Take Gatwick Express (faster) or Southern Train (cheaper) to London Victoria (book online for cheaper fairs).
Take taxi (£20) or bus route 52 to Ladbroke Grove Station (approx. 30min). Alternative: London Tube/ Circle Line from Victoria station to Notting Hill Gate, then bus 52 to Ladbroke Grove or walking (15min).
Time vs Money! Cheapest way to get to Heathrow T1-5 is by tube. Ladbroke Grove Station - Hammersmith&City Line or Circle Line to Hammersmith, then cross over to Piccadilly Line to Heathrow.
(approx. 1hour). Fastest way is with taxi to Paddington Station and Heathrow Express to Heathrow (15min, every 15min). If you are two people or more it's actually cheaper to take a taxi all the way to Heathrow £25 with local taxi service (it's around £55 the other way with a "black cab"),
Take the Stansted Express (website hidden) to Liverpool Street Station and from there the Tube (Circle or Hammersmith&City Line) to Ladbroke Grove. Will take around 50min for the train and 30-40 min for the tube.