5 Notting Hill film locations

Posted March 28, 2018

By Elliott – Astor Kensington


NOTTING HILL…SEEN THE FILM? NOW SEE THE SIGHTS! (Including locations from the film starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts)


Notting Hill is world famous for two things Portobello Market…and Hugh Grant’s romantic blunders with Julia Roberts in the hit film. This small, quirky and popular suburb is located only 20 minutes’ walk from Astor Kensington.

Portobello Road Market

There you can visit a wide variety of shops and stalls that sell a wide range of unique foods and products from all over the world. For the full experience, its best to visit on the weekends Portobello Road gets especially busy and exciting. If you’re a quieter traveller, you might like to visit during the week to avoid the busy crowds. 


House with the Blue Door (Hugh’s house)

In the film, this is where Hugh Grant resides.

And in real life…a great place for a photo opportunity!


The Notting Hill Bookshop

Perhaps the location that features most heavily in the 1999 film is the travel bookshop that is run by Hugh’s character in the film. In real life it is now called the Notting Hill Bookshop, where an assortment of fun collectors items from the film are sold amongst general tourist supplies. It’s absolutely worth a visit if you’re a fan of the film!!

Rainbow Streets

In Notting Hill there are several streets that stand out more than most. There are skittle coloured houses all along Denbigh Terrace, Lancaster Road, Portobello Road and Westbourne Park Road! They stick out as rays of sunshine in this fantastic display of neighborly colour coordination!


Electric Cinema

With a mix of the latest releases and retro films playing in their signature sofa seating; there’s plenty to enjoy in this old school art deco cinema that is great for film fans and casual viewers alike. Fun Notting Hill Film Fact: The scene with Hugh Grant watching the sci-fi movie was shot at this cinema.