One of our favourite moments of this year was re-opening the door of our Ledbury Road store. As the brightly painted facades shook off their shutters for good, the cherry trees came out to bloom and the street finally looked itself again - a colourful homage to our renewed lease of life...
Notting Hill is a eccentric village of its own nestled within the city of London — it's filled with lots of smaller, independent retailers, beautiful antique shops and wonderful restaurants and bars. So to celebrate the people who make our neighbourhood and the businesses they've built, we’ve put together a little guide for an ideal day in the area.
The imagery for this piece comes from our favourite Spring collection looks - offering tips and ideas for styling your PCs whatever the occasion, and inspiring us all to feel excited about getting dressed to go out once again.
Start the Day well It’s nice to begin the day with a bit of luxury. We recommend a facial from Ledbury Road's FaceGym. Consciously created to be 100% natural, this facial is a workout for your face and neck. The masseuse simply kneads the muscles that are so often left forgotten, leaving you feeling bright, energised and rejuvenated.
Coffee Spot A firm favourite amongst locals, Westbourne Grove's Daylesford was a pioneer of all things organic before it became de rigueur. Their passion for seasonal produce, great flavours, and stylish interiors means dropping in here for coffee is always a pleasure. If the weather is good, grab one of the tables out the front and watch the world go by — it’s a magical spot to spend a sunlit morning.
Wanderlust Golborne Road is one of the few pockets of Notting Hill that remains quietly under the radar and a bit of a haven for those in the know. The ideal street for a mid-morning stroll, we recommend Aesop for its stylish beauty essentials and Folk for well-made signature staples with clean lines and lots of linen. Finish your stroll with a visit to Trove, a great spot filled with beautiful homewares and antique pieces, perfect for easy mid-morning browsing.
Lunch Spot With our neighbour Ottolenghi, this Ledbury Road restaurant is an ideal place to pause and relax, with an incredible selection of well-made dishes and amazing local produce, all brought together with that signature Middle Eastern style. What’s more, you’re then perfectly placed to come and drop in, as our Penelope Chilvers store is on the opposite side of the road – the perfect digestif…
Treasure Hunting No trip to Notting Hill is complete without a visit to Portobello Market, one of the most famous markets in the world and a veritable trove of vintage treasure. The market has a special place in our heart. As big believers in sustainable shopping, we feature pieces that are sourced and borrowed from the stalls here in lots of our campaign shoots, and many of the businesses know us all by name! We recommend heading for the stalls under the canopy and working your way back from there.
Golden Hour Perfectly placed for a post Portobello browse is our dinner and drinks recommendation, Gold. The food has a European feel, but all served with a modern, exciting twist and incredible flavours. Whilst the stylish plant-filled interiors feel elegant and easy, and the cocktail menu is filled with fresh, original signatures to keep it interesting well into the night…