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Notting Hill
The Baynards Local Area
A Quick Guide

The Baynards local area is Notting Hill, just to the west of central London it is one of the city’s most fashionable areas. Notting Hill is particularly famed for its alternative artistic culture, its eclectic shops, restaurants and bars, and its diverse residents – from families and young professionals, to film-stars and musicians. This exciting atmosphere, combined with some of the most stunning properties in London, makes Notting Hill a highly desirable place to live.

Dining Out

The local area around The Baynards is host to an exciting and eclectic range of restaurants. At one extreme is the height of fine dining, while at the other there is the cosy and local. Everything from exciting Moroccan cuisine to traditional British pub food is on offer. Notting Hill is where the most imaginative chefs and restaurateurs do it for themselves, experimenting with and establishing new ideas in cuisine and entertainment that redefine eating out in London. Too numerous to mention this page might be a good start as a review of 15 good restaurants)

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“I’ve loved living in The Baynards building. You can’t get a better location, and The Baynards management team does a great job keeping the building looking great. They really care about making sure the residents are happy.”

a resident at The Baynards

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Shopping

Notting Hill and the area around The Baynards has a particular reputation for shopping, with the presence of the Portobello Road Market, which has been in the area since 1837. Join the throngs of antique hunters! The market (Saturdays and Wednesdays) and shops are especially known for stocking exciting vintage items, including second-hand books and CDs, antiques and vintage clothing. There are also numerous boutiques and antique shops. If your taste is mainstream, then the famous Whiteleys shopping mall is just 10 minutes walk away.

The Arts

Notting Hill provides access to a plethora of art centres and events, including cinemas, theatres, galleries and festivals. The cinemas include the Electric Cinema, and The Gate Picturehouse. Amongst the theatres are: The Gate Theatre and the Coronet Theatre (pictured). Also, there are numerous fine art galleries are in the area, of which a few are The Graffik Gallery on Portobello Road, Contini Art UK, and Maddox Gallery opposite The Baynards.  The Portobello Film Festival – the UK’s largest independent film competition, takes places annually in various locations around Notting Hill.

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“I would not want to live anywhere else in London. Perfect location, safe, really well looked after and serviced.”

a resident at The Baynards

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Nightlife

The area’s vibrant nightlife provides a range of entertainment opportunities, with a variety to suit any taste. From traditional pubs, which provide a cozy, relaxed drink and a bite to eat, to more trendy bars, for those looking for a more exciting night out. The area also hosts a number of nightclubs and live music venues. Famous amongst these is the Notting Hill Arts Club. Amazingly, the club often features famous artists that cut their teeth at the venue and since went on to become internationally renowned.

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Transport

The Baynards is a short walk from Notting Hill Gate, Royal Oak and Bayswater tube stations (as the London metro is called). From these stations you can catch the Hammersmith and City line and the Central, District,  and Circle lines.  The City (London’s CBD) can be reached in 35 minutes and the West End in 25 minutes from The Baynards Door. The area is also well-served by local bus routes, including the 27, 28, 31, 52, 70, 94, 328 and 452 routes. Heathrow Airport can be reached from The Baynards in under an hour.

The Baynards and the London Underground

Nearest Tube Stations:

station iconNotting Hill Gate (0.4mi.)
District
Circle
Central
station iconRoyal Oak (0.4mi.)
Hammersmith & City
Circle
station iconBayswater (0.3mi.)
District
Circle

The Baynards Local Area Map

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