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Fall for London: The Prince Bonaparte & Notting Hill

Londoners love a good pub. They are hives of activity – meeting places for friends and (since the advent of the gastro-pub) dinner spots for couples. Gone are the packets of pork scratchings and bowls of peanuts on the bar. Nowadays, many pubs take their food very seriously indeed.

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A stone’s throw from Notting Hill’s Portobello Market, you’ll find one such pub. The Prince Bonaparte is an Art Deco-inspired establishment where their seasonal menu is served out of an open kitchen. Whether you’re making plans over a pint or settling down for dinner, The Prince Bonaparte offers a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city outside.

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Notting Hill’s pretty pastel townhouses and vibrant street markets are more than just the setting for that movie—its charms are many and undeniable, and few areas pack in such a diverse stretch of shopping and grazing possibilities.

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As well as being one of the city’s most iconic neighbourhoods, it’s been a key part of London’s pop-cultural explosion over the last 50 years. In the late 1960s, Notting Hill was renowned for its bohemian spirit – famously captured in the movie Performance. This creative climate is alive and well in Portobello Market, which does a roaring trade in everything from antique furniture to vintage overcoats (the latter may come in handy on a crisp autumnal evening).

It’s easy to understand Notting Hill’s enduring charm – with its upscale boutiques, lively market and rows of picture-perfect houses, what’s not to love?

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Here are three of our favourite homes in Notting Hill:

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