The Notting Hill Property Market
Douglas & Gordon’s sales manager and leading Notting Hill estate agent, says that when talking about property in Notting Hill, the old adage of not judging a book by its cover has never been more apt. Notting Hill properties may be home to many of the country’s movers and shakers, politicians and writers, but the area has much more to offer than the stereotype of hip restaurants, happening designers and organic food shops.
Buying property in Notting Hill
Our Notting Hill estate agency stretches from Kensington High Street in the south to the Westway in W10, and Paddington to Shepherd’s Bush offering a diverse range of property for sale in Notting Hill. There is so much more to choose from beyond the streets of W11.
“The Hill” attracts everyone from young city-slickers to growing families, with more than a smattering of film stars, actors, music industry supremos and BBC employees. Properties in Notting Hill and the area surrounding W11 offer cultural diversity that permeates the community, and which is celebrated annually with Europe’s biggest carnival! It’s this mix that makes any house for sale in Notting Hill so appealing. “Notting Hill is much more laid-back than, say, Kensington or Chelsea.
It’s hardly surprising that so many people want to buy property in Notting Hill, or that they tend to stay in the area for years. There is a great choice of parks in the district, with Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Holland Park all within easy reach. Notting Hill properties are also close to local gastro-pubs, organic food outlets and garden squares, as well as countless restaurants and the eclectic, one-mile-long Portobello Road market.
Many bedsits and hotels in Bayswater (W2) are being sold off and converted. Property west of Edgware Road is in huge demand, especially with developers. This is due to the area’s great transport links into the West End, as well as its close proximity to Kensington Gardens and Notting Hill nightspots.
Renting Property in Notting Hill
The appeal of renting a home in the lively, bohemian Notting Hill area is widespread; tenants love the quirks of the area with its small boutiques and fashionable restaurants. The many parks and communal gardens also make property for rent in Notting Hill an enticing prospect.
Tenants enjoy the benefits of many local attractions when they choose a house for rent in Notting Hill. Kensington High Street is home to the popular Whole Foods supermarket, located in the old “Barkers” building, and the famous Portobello Road boats unique shops, restaurants and weekend market stalls. Europe’s largest shopping centre – the Westfield shopping centre in Shepherds Bush – is also a short distance from Notting Hill properties. The centre has easily accessible and convenient transport links for Tubes, trains, buses and cars, not to mention over 265 shops and restaurants.
Notting Hill rental properties appeal to a variety of tenants; these include expats who like property near to the central Tube line for easy access to the city, and families who enjoy being close to the parks and schools in the W11 area and surrounds. Property in Notting Hill ranges from one-bedroom flats for young professionals, to spacious mansion apartments for lateral living, or even large family homes, which are wide properties with fewer floors.
Rental property is in great demand throughout Notting Hill and surrounding areas; prices vary greatly from a one-bedroom flat for rent in Notting Hill, to grand properties on prestigious streets in Kensington, Holland Park and Notting Hill.
Contact a representative from Douglas & Gordon, Notting Hill’s most innovative estate agent, for more details regarding the most attractive Notting Hill property on sale, or speak to our local letting agents to learn about rental opportunities in the W11 area.
Shops and Restaurants
Notting Hill is a shopper’s haven with designer boutiques, luxury flagship brands and an abundance of delicious delis in and around Westbourne Grove and Ledbury Road, making this patch one of the most exciting residential areas in London. Portobello Road famous for its antique shops and weekly market offers everything from fruit and vegetables to prints, clothing, ceramics and music.
Culture & Leisure
Notting Hill hosts numerous well-known events and festivals, the most famous being Notting Hill Carnival in August. The famous Electric Cinema on Portobello Road offers a broad range of quality mainstream and art house films which is sure to satisfy any film enthusiast.
Notting Hill is within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Notting Hill Gate, Ladbroke Grove and Latimer Road are the main underground stations with easy access to the city and West End via the Central, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines.