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About Notting Hill
Notting Hill is an area in West London, England, and close to the north-western corner of Hyde Park. It lies within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Notting Hill has a reputation as an affluent and fashionable area; known for attractive terraces of large Victorian townhouses, and high-class shopping and restaurants (particularly around Westbourne Grove and Clarendon Cross). Many people who conform to such stereotypes are often referred to as "The Notting Hill Set", "The Notting Hillbillies", and "Trustafarians" (White rastafaris, but with a trust fund left by their parents or family). Politicians who appeal to such voters, mainly on the conservative right, are often referred to as such. Conservative leader David Cameron and shadow Chancellor George Osborne have been labelled as such, often pejoratively.
However, it has an equally thriving "alternative" culture, exemplified by the numerous second-hand music stores around Notting Hill Gate. There are also areas of social deprivation to the north, sometimes referred to as "North Kensington", or the "Ladbroke Grove" area, from the name of the same street. Notting Hill is a cosmopolitan district particularly known as the location for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, which takes place in August. This is a large street festival and celebration of Caribbean culture, centred on parades of elaborately costumed dancers and colourfully decorated floats. The carnival was originally established in the 1960s as a positive response to tensions between the recently arrived immigrant community and the majority community, which culminated in the Notting Hill race riots.
Notting Hill is also home to the Portobello Road antique market, which has become a major London tourist attraction. The market takes place each Saturday and attracts antique buyers and sellers, as well as tourists. In recent years the growth of the market and increasing tourist quota has led some to claim that quality has declined.
The area came to international attention with the release of the successful Hollywood movie of the same name. Notting Hill (1999) stars Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. The movie uses the characteristic features of the area as a backdrop to the action, including the Portobello Road antiques market and enclosed square gardens.
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The hill from which Notting Hill takes its name is probably the hill upon which Ladbroke Grove is built; its summit is near the point where St John's Church now stands. Alternatively, some writers suggest that Notting Hill could refer to nearby Campden Hill, but the local place name and map evidence states the contrary. The name "Notting Hill" very old, and is derived from the Saxon personal name Cnotta, as in Cnotta's Hill.
In early times, the area was entirely rural, and it fell within the northern district of the parish of Kensington. Records show it as an early manor by the name of Notting Barns. The name Notting Hill came to prominence when a turnpike gate was constructed at the foot of the hill on the main road from London to Uxbridge, which is now known as Oxford Street, Bayswater Road and Holland Park Avenue along this part of its route. The point at which the turnpike gate stood was known as Notting Hill Gate. The gate was there to stop people passing along the road without paying. The proceeds were applied towards the maintenance of this important road. The gate was removed in the 19th century.
There is, therefore, a difference between modern Notting Hill (which is the area surrounding the hill) and Notting Hill Gate. Both are within the locality of Notting Hill.
When the westward expansion of London reached Bayswater in the early 19th century, the main landowner in Notting Hill was the Ladbroke family, and from the 1820s they began to lay out streets and houses, with a view to turning the area into a fashionable suburb of the capital (although the development did not get seriously under way until the 1840s). Many of these streets bear the Ladbroke name, including Ladbroke Grove (the main north-south axis of the area) and Ladbroke Square (which is the largest private garden square in London).
Areas near Notting Hill? W11, W10, W2
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea :: Belgravia, Brompton, Knightsbridge, South Kensington,Sloane Square, South Kensington, Bayswater, Holland Park, Holland Park Avenue, White City,
Paddington, Kensal Green, Westbourne Grove, Little Venice,
Clarendon Cross, Ledbury Road.