Festivities, Feathers and Fun: The First-Timer’s Guide to Notting Hill Carnival

Festivities, Feathers and Fun: The First-Timer’s Guide to Notting Hill Carnival

Each summer at the end of August, the usually quiet, aristocratic neighborhood of Notting Hill transforms into a high-energy hotbed of revelry and becomes the site of London’s biggest celebration and outdoor party: It’s time to celebrate Notting Hill Carnival. Here’s everything you need to know to have a wild first-time experience at this epic, weekend-long street party. ... Read More

Bright and Brilliant: 7 Sun-Drenched London Vacation Apartment Rentals

Bright and Brilliant: 7 Sun-Drenched London Vacation Apartment Rentals

Most tourists don’t realize that the cold rainy London that everyone loves to complain about is a bit of a myth. London is actually drier (and warmer) than a lot of American cities—through it is often overcast. However, when the sun does make an appearance, the city shines like no other. With big windows, south-facing exposures and high ceilings, these are a few of our favorite London vacation apartment rentals that shine on sunny days. ... Read More

A Guide to Notting Hill’s Most Colorful Streets

A Guide to Notting Hill’s Most Colorful Streets

Notting Hill may be London’s most popular neighborhood. (Thank you, Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant!) But it really does live up to the cinematic hype. The whole West London neighborhood is abounding with creative, bohemian energy that’s no doubt fostered in part by the neighborhood’s iconic painted houses. Here’s where to go to discover Notting Hill’s most colorful streets. ... Read More

Where to Sip on your Trip: The Best Cafés in Notting Hill

Where to Sip on your Trip: The Best Cafés in Notting Hill

The lively, bohemian neighborhood of Notting Hill is just full of cute little cafés and quaint neighborhood coffee shops run by locals. On nearly every corner, you can find a picture-perfect setting to recharge with a hit of freshly brewed coffee and a delicious sugary treat. No matter what you’re after, these are a few of the very best cafés in Notting Hill guaranteed to please. ... Read More

Guide to Shopping on Portobello Road in London’s Notting Hill

Guide to Shopping on Portobello Road in London’s Notting Hill

Who’s ready for some shopping? Portobello Road, in the character-filled neighborhood of Notting Hill, is one of the best shopping destinations in all of London—especially on market days when the street is packed with stalls. From priceless antiques to fun vintage garb and everything in between, here’s how to go shopping on Portobello Road like a seasoned pro and an in-the-know local. ... Read More

A Luxurious Notting Hill Stay at the Danebury

A Luxurious Notting Hill Stay at the Danebury

At London Perfect, we specialize in finding those exceptional properties where we know our guests will experience the finest of London living. The Danebury vacation rental in Notting Hill has pulled out all of the stops. This remarkable two bedroom property is situated in a charming mews right in the heart of Notting Hill. Step inside to find three floors of impeccably decorated living space, along with a one-of-a-kind feature in central London – a private rooftop terrace. ... Read More

A Guide To Healthy Things To Do In London

A Guide To Healthy Things To Do In London

London offers a multitude of activities for the health savvy, and there are many ways to keep fit and active as the new year begins. London’s restaurants and cafes offer the very best healthy dishes which will tantalize your taste buds. You can work off the calories at some of London’s most intense fitness classes. We’ve also added some of the top places to shop for quality provisions, as well as the best treatment rooms to indulge in a spot of pampering. Read our list of healthy things to do in London. ... Read More

Celebrate Thanksgiving In London

Celebrate Thanksgiving In London

If you’re vacationing with us over the Thanksgiving weekend, there are plenty of wonderful ways to celebrate the holiday. At this time of showing gratitude and spending time with family, there’s no need to forego your traditional turkey meal either. Some of London’s top restaurants are putting on the most luxurious Thanksgiving menus – we’ve done the research for you. ... Read More

The Perfect Long Weekend In London

The Perfect Long Weekend In London

There’s so much to see and do in London that a weekend isn’t enough to let you take in all the fantastic sights! However, we’ve put together the ultimate guide for our London Perfect Guests to get a real taste of the capital city. Between the Royal Parks, the amazing eateries, the Natural History Museum, and places to stay and see, we’ve got you covered! ... Read More

7 Photo-Worthy Spots In London Only Locals Know About

7 Photo-Worthy Spots In London Only Locals Know About

London is full of photo opportunities, whether you’re a professional photographer or an avid amateur, the city is the perfect place to capture the most memorable images of your vacation. You can snap the city skyline from the London Eye, or even capture the sunset from picturesque Waterloo Bridge. Here’s an insider list of the best photo-worthy spots in the capital! ... Read More

The Most Exclusive Neighborhoods in London

The Most Exclusive Neighborhoods in London

London is known for its privileged postcodes. The most exclusive neighbourhoods in London are a whole other world of luxe-living, from 1 Hyde Park in Knightsbridge and the apex of affluent real estate to Princess Diana’s Kensington or upmarket yet trend-led Notting Hill; its all part of the big picture. Read our guide to the cream of the crop. ... Read More

London’s Must-See Events in August & September!

London’s Must-See Events in August & September!

London has some of the most exciting must-see events during the months of August and September! From spectacular theater performances in beautiful Regent’s Park to special exhibits you won’t want to miss, we’ve listed some of the top events so your time in London is filled with the most enjoyable activities that the city has to offer. ... Read More

Here’s Why You Want to Stay in a London Mews

Here’s Why You Want to Stay in a London Mews

A stay in one of our luxurious ‘mews’ properties is like taking a vacation into London’s historical past! Find out about the history of mews houses and how they have become some of the most desirable homes in all of London. ... Read More

London Perfect Sits Down With Charlie Marshall, Founder of Loaf in Notting Hill

London Perfect Sits Down With Charlie Marshall, Founder of Loaf in Notting Hill

Find out more about the design inspiration behind Loaf, one of London’s most charming furniture and home decor shops. We’ve asked founder Charlie Marshall to share about the spark for creating Loaf, as well as his insider tips for Notting Hill. ... Read More

Discovering the Culinary Delights of Notting Hill

Discovering the Culinary Delights of Notting Hill

Join us on a culinary walk around beautiful Notting Hill and Westbourne Grove. This fashionable enclave is one of the top foodie destinations in London, and we’re sharing some of our favorite addresses! ... Read More

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