I had to do the obligatory fashion blogger shoot by the pastel-coloured houses in Notting Hill! It really is one of the loveliest areas of London. As I lived centrally getting on the n.7 bus to Notting Hill (so much nicer than the tube if you have the time and patience) seemed like a day out to a different town. I’ve always thought London was the best walking city out of all the European ones I’ve been to and Notting Hill is a great example. Wander along Portobello road for antiques, bric-a-brac and fresh flowers and food and on to Westbourne Grove for fancy shops, boutiques and brunch.
The quieter, residential back streets like the ones where I took these pictures are definitely worth a wander through, too. I went in the early afternoon on a sunny winter weekday. It was strangely mild so I thought I’d wear my new Kooples dress. I loved the sixties, almost Mod-London look of it and thought I’d pair it with these vintage booties I got in London a while ago. P.s. the dress is now 50% off!
We had lunch at The Hillgate – a gastropub right by where we took the pictures. I’d never been but we were hungry and decided to pop in. I’ve got to say I’m usually quite wary of gastropubs in London. In fact it was at a pub in Notting Hill that I sent back food for the first time ever. This was nothing like that – it probably sounds like a stretch but it was probably one of the nicest meals I’ve had in London at such prices! I remember the seabass being strangely cheap too at £11.50. It looked quite new or like it had just been renovated – I definitely recommend.