When I finally got settled in London I lived in Notting Hill. Not only did I live in Notting Hill but I lived in a flat that backed onto one of the communal gardens like in the movie Notting Hill, one garden down from the one in the movie. As well I lived on a street that Robbie Williams owned/has owned a house. After a shaky start I seemed to have finally got a lucky break.
Living in Notting Hill was great, it had lovely pubs, lots of great Thai, good transport, central, great shops. Then there were the tourists, they come in droves, and heaven forbid I try to do a shop at my local Tesco’s on Portabello Road after 1030am on a Saturday! However that was the trade off for living in such a great neighbourhood. One that was easily handled, and luckily mostly contained to Saturdays.
Here are some shots of the area I lived in Notting Hill when I first moved to London.
[![Big House Notting Hill](http://res.cloudinary.com/bluenose-girl/image/upload/h_300,w_400/v1420455088/P1010892_ru0n8n.jpg "big house notting hill")](http://bluenosegirl.com/notting-hill/p1010892/)
[![Shops Notting Hill area](http://res.cloudinary.com/bluenose-girl/image/upload/h_300,w_400/v1420455089/P1010882_ajqcah.jpg "Shops Notting HIll")](http://bluenosegirl.com/notting-hill/p1010882-2/)
This is part of the street I live on. I love the colors of the houses along this section.
[![Notting Hill](http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_V5XXRON3lMc/RyS3dZ3KH-I/AAAAAAAAAYg/4jOfJO3eFs8/s320/P1010893.JPG "Notting Hill")](http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_V5XXRON3lMc/RyS3dZ3KH-I/AAAAAAAAAYg/4jOfJO3eFs8/s1600-h/P1010893.JPG)
![Notting Hill](http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_V5XXRON3lMc/RyS4ZJ3KH_I/AAAAAAAAAYo/t7YBCAjVIog/s320/P1010894b.JPG "Notting Hill")
Just a couple random cute houses.
![House](http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_V5XXRON3lMc/RyS9tp3KIBI/AAAAAAAAAY4/wsJhu4kg4k0/s200/P1010888.JPG "House") [![Notting Hill](http://res.cloudinary.com/bluenose-girl/image/upload/h_400,w_267/v1420455086/P1020017_fsarqz.jpg "Notting HIll")](http://bluenosegirl.com/notting-hill/p1020017/)