Notting Hill

London

Notting Hill Location

The film which was at the height of Hugh Grant's career and gave writer Richard Curtis chance to paint a romantic picture of the Notting Hill area in London in which he previously lived.

The film takes in all the culture and landmarks from Notting Hill to the Westend with a hint of gloss. While the film is now well over a decade old there are still remanence of it's effects on the area and plenty of easily recognisable sets.

Many of the locations are within walking distance of each other with a few others just a short tube or bus ride away. Enough to fill a good day out.

House With The Blue Door

Westbourne Park Road | Nottinghill | United Kingdom

House With The Blue Door Location

Probably the most memorable location in this film is the blue door to William Thacker's home. Based in the heart of Notting Hill, just a few yards from the street market, the original door was eventually auctioned and sold, replaced with a black door.

A blue door has now been put back in place and still attracts visitors even today having photos and selfies outside. The building is a private residence and so it is recommended that should you visit not to intrude on their privacy but many people are happy to have a photo on the pavement and respect the residents.

The interior of the building in the film was on-set at the studios and so the interior of the building doesn't bare any resemblance to the film but the iconic door is definitely a must-visit.

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The Real Travel Book Shop

13 Blenheim Crescent | Notting Hill | United Kingdom

The Real Travel Book Shop Location

The real travel bookshop was the inspiration behind the travel bookshop in the film. While the interior of the bookshop in the movie was filmed on a studio set, the real bookshop appears in many ways almost identical. The shop didn't appear in the film but it is worth tracking down the shop which is still trading and frequently busy.

The Notting Hill Bookshop is just a short walk from Portobello Road and many of the other locations. They have a large stock of relevant new travel books and a selection of Notting Hill related gifts.

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She's Filming On Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath | London | United Kingdom

She's Filming On Hampstead Heath Location

One of the most beautiful and memorable scenes in the movie is when William (Hugh Grant) visits Kenwood House and grounds in Hampstead Heath to visit Anna (Julia Roberts) who is filming, on William's unrealised advice, a Henry James production.

The ground themselves are open to the public and makes a great day when the sun is shining. The building itself, Kenwood House, holds a world-class art collection and is free to enter during opening hours in the day. Hampstead Heath is a short trip from the Notting Hill area by transport.

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The Accident With The Orange Juice

214 Westbourne Park Road and Portobello Road, Notting Hill | London | United Kingdom

The Accident With The Orange Juice Location

One of the first early well known scenes in the film where Will (Hugh Grant) and Anna (Julia Roberts) bump into each other with Will spilling cups of orange juice down Anna's top. This corner scene is based right outside what is now a well known coffee shop chain cafe.

Right on the corner of the famous Portobello Road and Westbourne Park Road this is a great time to grab a coffee and watch the very busy Portbello Road hustle and bustle of residents, workers, tourists and some amazing buskers. Take in the gritty life style while you're visiting the heart of Notting Hill.

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