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Notting Hill Area Guide

Average 3 bedroom price


London Underground Zone



30,366 residents2

Points of interest

Whilst known for the setting of a Golden Globe-nominated film, the area of Notting Hill is so much more. It is home to world famous events, such as the Notting Hill Carnival, and is generally considered to be one of the most desirable places to live in London. Its various attractions, restaurants, bars and shops are enough to compel thousands to visit Notting Hill every year.1

There are approximately 30,366 residents currently living in Notting Hill.2

Geography – What areas does Notting Hill cover?

Notting Hill is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, just to the north of Kensington, and west of Paddington. The area also covers the west side of Hyde Park.3


The average cost of a property in Notting Hill (as of March 2017) is approximately £1,129,971.4

This represents a massive 9.17 percent increase on housing prices over the last 12 months.5

However, this changes depending on the size of the property. In Notting Hill you can buy a property the size of everything from a studio apartment, to a five-bedroom house.4

Here is a breakdown on how much each type of property would cost, on average:

Type of HouseAverage Price
1 Bedroom£722,138
2 Bedroom£1,167,644
3 Bedroom£1,602,627
4 Bedroom£4,650,000
5 Bedroom£5,750,000

People looking to purchase a property in Soho can expect to pay anything between £250,000 and £5,750,000.4

Please note these figures are taken from Foxtons, which is regularly updated to reflect the current average pricing. As such, the above figures may be a little inaccurate. Click the link in our Sources section for the most up to date information or contact us directly to discuss the latest property investment opportunities in Notting Hill.

These housing prices are, as you would expect, higher than the national average.

Property prices in England and Wales (including London and Notting Hill) look like this:

Type of HouseAverage Cost – England & Wales

(January 2017)



The above statistics were found using the Land Registry app. To use, simply click ‘search the UK house price index’, then click ‘customise your search’ and then select ‘England and Wales’. Then select ‘Change property types and report options’ to filter between flat and housing prices.

*Internal calculation provided by Cogress Ltd determining the mean of the average cost of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses.
Council tax rates for Fitzrovia are determined by the City of London, and are as follows:


Rates shown are for 2016/17

The people

Due to the expensive nature of living in Notting Hill, many of its residents are successful, wealthy city dwellers. The largest age group in the area is 30-39 year-olds, followed by under 20s. There is also a relatively large group of non-UK born residents, with many people emigrating from the USA, Ireland and Australia.8


There are plenty of schooling establishments in Notting Hill – state and private – from primary schools to sixth-form colleges. Many are considered by Ofsted to be “outstanding”, and others “good”. Residents have a choice between boys-only school, girls-only schools and those that are co-ed.

Notting Hill is also home to several bilingual schools, including the Spanish-speaking Instituto Espanol Vicente Canada Blanch, the Italian-speaking La Scuola Italiana a Londra, and the French-speaking La Petite Ecole Francaise.7

Things to do in Notting Hill

There is plenty to see and do in Notting Hill – here are a few of the best attractions:

Notting Hill Carnival

The famous carnival is the second biggest in the world, beaten only by Mardi Gras in Rio. It is also the biggest street festival in Europe, and brings a lively, colourful and spectacular atmosphere to the streets of London. It takes place over Bank Holiday weekend in August, so plan your trip accordingly.

Notting Hill Carnival includes a fantastic parade right through the centre, filled with amazing costumes and Caribbean-themed music. There are plenty of stalls, bars and other attractions. It’s well worth checking out for people who live here, and visitors just passing by.9

Notting Hill Film Tour

Film buffs who are fans of the Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts starring movie may want to visit the location in which it was set. There is a Notting Hill Film Tour available, which will show you all the famous places that appeared in the picture.10

Portobello Market

This is one of the best markets in London, with a wide range of fun stalls selling all sorts of items. The best days to visit are Friday and Saturday, when there are plenty of antiques for sale. In the week, you can find a range of delicious fruit and veg, while there are some great clothing stalls too.9

Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Marketing

London is filled with all sorts of unique museums, and one of the most interesting can be found in Notting Hill – the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Marketing. This is a nostalgia-fuelled visit, with thousands of original items from year’s gone by.11

Visit an Art Gallery

There are plenty of independent art galleries based in Notting Hill, as it does attract particularly artsy people. You can visit the Salon Contemporary, the Graffik and the Temple Gallery – all of which have a wide variety of fascinating pieces.9


Notting Hill isn’t a very big place but is especially beautiful, so many people choose to walk to their destinations. To get there, you can head to one of five Tube stations – Notting Hill Gate, Queensway, Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Park and Bayswater.8