Our Favourite Haunts: Notting Hill
Home to our very first store on Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill is a myriad of vibrant and eclectic wonders that reflect the very essence of G&G’s signature style. Whether you’re planning a visit to West London or simply want to know a little more about the area, our lovely team in our Elgin Crescent store have shared their favourite local haunts…
You can’t mention Notting Hill without talking about Portobello Market. The world’s largest antiques market consists of a whole host of wonderful stalls; from fruit and veg to fashion and clothing, vintage pieces and bric-a-brac galore. Open every day (excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays), Saturdays are by far the biggest and busiest but we recommend visiting on Fridays when the stalls are ready for the weekend but the crowds are quieter.
An iconic part of Portobello Road, the Electric Cinema first opened its doors as a playhouse in 1911. A strong part of the local community that was once run by local film buffs, Electric had a reputation for showcasing films which break boundaries and has a vibrant history of ownership and closures. Today, it’s the whole package; great films, a diner and fantastic cocktails. We think it’s the perfect place to visit for an afternoon escape on a rainy day in the city.
Visit electriccinema.co.uk for film times and more details.
Notting Hill is known for its eclectic, indie stores and The Cloth Shop is one of our favourites. First opened on Portobello Road in 1992, this emporium is filled to the rafters with vibrant textiles and the finest fabrics, enough to inspire that next craft or re-upholstery project!
Find The Cloth Shop at 290 Portobello Road Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.
One of the area’s newest additions, Natoora can be found across the street from our store on Elgin Crescent. An innovative and contemporary grocery store, deli and café rolled into one inviting space, Natoora has some of the best seasonal fruit and veg around, and is completely traceable to its original source. One of our favourite spots for a late lunch and afternoon of people watching.
Find Natoora at 5 Elgin Crescent Monday to Saturday 7.30am- 8pm and Sunday 8am- 7pm.
Our favourite bookshop in the city, the friendly team in Lutyens and Rubinstein are always on hand with recommendations for your next read and offer brilliant ideas for gifts. If you’re thinking of taking a trip to the area, we highly recommend planning your visit when one of their brilliant events are on. Coming up soon, they are hosting Meera Sodha and Ruby Tandoh in conversation on 4th September, and the brilliant Clemmie Hooper and Francesca Segal on 18th September. For more information click here.
You can find out more about visiting Graham & Green in Notting Hill by clicking here.