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Notting Hill + Travel, London

Notting HillThe neighborhood of Notting Hill in London is cutting edge, it’s well to do, it’s historical and cinematic. The setting for the renowned 1999 film of the same name, Notting Hill is a neighborhood that has seen political upheavals and gentrification on an enormous scale, turning from slum into highly sought after real estate.
 
The Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts movie chronicles the love affair of a Travel bookstore owner (a man after our own heart) and a world famous actress was filmed in many actual Notting Hill locations. The opening scene takes place on Portobello Road at the Saturday antique market, which stretches from Golborne Road in the north to Westbourne Grove in the south. Film fanatics might also recognize the name Portobello Road from the song of the same name in the 1971 Disney classic, Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
 
Portobello Road
Portobello Rd, London W11, United Kingdom
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The House with the Blue Door is a well-known term for lovers of Notting Hill. It is where Hugh Grant’s character, William, lives with his inappropriate roommate, Spike. The actual house that at one time was home to The Blue Door is still there but alas, the door is not. After the homeowners received one too many callers from fans of the film, they decided to repaint their door and change the molding around the outside.
 
The House with the Blue Door
280 Westbourne Park Road, Notting Hill, London, England, United Kingdom
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The Ritz is the scene for many embarrassing moments for our hero. It is here where William is forced to interview the actors from love interest Anna Scott’s new film, telling her publicist he is from Horse and Hound magazine. It is also at The Ritz where William comes face to face with Anna’s on again, off again, boyfriend played by Alec Baldwin.
 
The Ritz, London
150 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom W1J 9BR, United Kingdom - 020 7493 8181
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Anna and William go on their first date to the trendy Nobu Restaurant in the Metropolitan Hotel. It is here where Anna tells off a group of men making rude comments at her expense.
 
Nobu, Metropolitan Hotel
19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London, England, UK
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Pining for Anna, William goes to see her newest sci-fi film at Coronet Cinema.
 
Coronet Cinema
103 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LB, United Kingdom‎ - 020 7727 6705
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Anna returns to London after spurning William to film a Henry James novel at Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath. Hampstead Heath is a large park in the north of London, in a much-coveted postcode.
 
Kenwood House
Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, London NW3 7JR, United Kingdom – 020 8348 1286
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The famous Savoy Hotel is where the third to last scene takes place in the film, where William and his gang of friends hunt down Anna after William turns her down telling her, his heart couldn’t take her leaving again. It is here during a press conference that William professes his love.
 
The Savoy
91-92 Strand, London WC2R 0EU, United Kingdom - 020 7836 4343
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