London is definitely becoming one of my favorite cities and I can’t help but dream about living their myself one day (hopefully in the nearest future). After my visit in February I made a guide to the city but I thought it was a great idea to update it after my recent visit in July.
I wasn’t lucky enough to visit the area last time I went to London but this time I thought it should be. And oh my words it is beautiful. It has an endless amount of great restaurants and cafés, some of the best shops and most importantly lots of beautiful streets. My favorite is definitely Bywater Street with all of its colorful houses.
2. Gail’s Artisan Bakery, 209 King’s Road
This bakery has some of the best bread I have ever tasted. It is a great place to pop by for a quick bite to eat. They have great sandwiches and amazing sourdough bread. Their bakeries are spread all over London but we visited the one in King’s Road.
3. Hally’s, 60 New Kings Road
This Californian-inspired café is a new favorite of mine. The interior reminded me of a beach house and the café has a very relaxed vibe. All their food is incredibly fresh and they have lots of healthy dishes on the menu. Perfect spot for a healthy lunch or dinner.
4. Shopping in Notting Hill
Notting Hill has some great areas for shopping and it is much more relaxed than in the city center. The area around Westbourne Grove and Ledbury Road is particularly great with shops such as A.P.C., Diptyque, Aesop, Sandro, American Vintage amongst others.
5. Primrose Hill
If you haven’t been on the top of Primrose Hill, you owe yourself to walk up there. The view from the top is amazing and you can see all of London.
6. Granger & Co., 175 Westbourne Grove
I have already mentioned this place in my previous guide, but this place is so damn good that it deserves to be featured again. I will dare to say that this place might be the best place for breakfast in the Notting Hill area.
7. The Ivy Chelsea Garden, 195-197 King’s Road
This restaurant is both very relaxed but at the same time very sophisticated and a bit posh. The food is great and the garden is so beautiful. We got the ‘Cream Tea’ and the scones were absolutely incredible.
8. The British Museum
One thing I love about London is that most museums are for free. There is no better time to walk around the museums than on one of the many rainy days this city has to offer. The British Museum is humongous and the architecture is a class of its own.