London Area Guides
Notting Hill Area Guide
Our area guide to Notting Hill gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include W11, W10
A cosmopolitan district known as the location for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, the setting for the 1999 film Notting Hill starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, and for being home to the Portobello Road Market
Property Types & Architecture
The Ladbroke Grove side of Notting Hill boasts the large Victorian houses and leafy private gardens and squares. Most of the larger properties have remained intact. The Bayswater side offers much more modest properties.
Shopping & Entertainment
Notting Hill Gate, Pembridge Road and Portobello Road offer a large variety of Shopping facilities. Portobello Road is made famous by its street market.
A large number of restaurants and bars along Holland Park Avenue and Portobello Road. There is also the Gate theatre and several cinemas.
Parks & Commons
No large open spaces but still feels leafy and green because of the private squares and gardens.
Who lives here?
Quite a cosmopolitan feel to W11, but mainly wealthy professionals and families.
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Schools in Notting Hill & Exam Results
Schools in Notting Hill fall under the Westminster Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Notting Hill by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Notting Hill
Notting Hill Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Notting Hill area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
|Kensington and Chelsea||£836||£975||£1,115||£1,254||£1,533||£1,811||£2,090||£2,508|
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Notting Hill Local Authorities
Notting Hill is is represented by Kensington and Chelsea Council, Westminster Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Kensington and Chelsea Council Website
Westminster Council Website
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