Notting Hill has been more popular than ever since the release of the namesake movie. Don’t come here for culture, but rather to enjoy the great atmosphere. The neighborhood is full of charming shops and restaurants, such as those on Westbourne Grove, popular with the celebrity set, models and “yummy mummies”. Also check out the Portobello Road Market. You won’t find any bargains here, but it’s a unique experience. There are different goods on offer every day, and on Saturdays the market is expanded with antiques. The farther down the street you go, the more unique the offerings become, so don’t be put off by the somewhat-shabby overpass.