Notting Hill has a reputation as an affluent and fashionable area. Victorian Houses, high class shopping and Restaurants are making this location extremely attractive to many people including pop stars and movie stars alike.
It has an equally thriving alternative culture exemplified by the famous Portobello Market, second hand music stores and the ever popular Notting Hill Carnival.
The name Notting Hill is derived from the Saxon name cnotta, as in Cnottas Hill. In early times the area was entirely rural, records show it as an early manor by the name of Knottinghill in 1356. By the 1980’s single-occupation houses began to return to favour with families who could afford to occupy them, and Notting Hill is now one of the Londons smartest and most desirable areas.
Notting Hill is characterised by well maintained stucco fronted pillar- porched houses, private gardens, communal garden access to public parks at Holland Park Kensington Gardens and smart shops. The areas newer wealthy residents are satirised in Richard Curtis’s 2006 novel “Notting Hill” which is set in Grand Houses surrounding a fictional communal gardens. Post codes – W11, W2, W10. As estate agents in Notting Hill, Rickman offer a complete service with unrivalled professionalism.