Or as we like to call it… Expat Retail Therapy!
London lovelies, today I simply have to take the opportunity to highlight some of our favorite shops in Notting Hill. Also, one of the nicest neighborhoods to choose as your new address in London. The process of finding an apartment in London is messy and frustrating; you can easily end up in a neighborhood you don’t like.
Luckily London Relocation can take care of the madness for you; we help you to decide where you’d like to live so that you find a flat in a London neighborhood you love, not in a neighborhood you are settling for.
One of our favorite London neighborhoods is the relaxed and beautiful Notting Hill. It’s no surprise that over 30% of our clients decide to live here. Sarah Lyall of the New York Times, says that Notting Hill is “all the charm of Greenwich Village, without the crowds.” We agree!
The area is enchanting for many reasons, one of which is the fact that it hosts some of the city’s best high-end, boutique shopping. We like to think of London Relocations as being here for all expats: From flats to fashion, and everything in between.
It’s time to engage in some good, old-fashioned, American retail therapy!
5 Top Shops in Notting Hill – Loving London Life!
302 Westbourne Grove
Primarily known for their incredibly well made boots (I’ve been wearing the same pair for three years now), this brand is loved everywhere. Their footwear is chic and comfortable so the boots are perfect to wear around the city. If you don’t trust my love for these boots, trust stylish celebrities Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mary-Kate Olsen, who all own a pair. One of my favorite shops in Notting Hill!
180 Westbourne Grove
The Parisian brand Sandro is the perfect place to revitalize your professional wardrobe. Their sleek and cool creations will help you to feel sophisticated in your new London office.
290 Portobello Rd
As you could’ve guessed, this store predominately sells gorgeous, high-quality fabrics. But it’s also a great place to find furnishings and antiques. We recommend you visit The Cloth Shop whether you intend to buy or not!
236 Westbourne Grove
This store is the largest and the most eclectic on the list! It is home to an extensive number of brands from Emilio Pucci to Helmut Lang. Worth spending a morning in Joseph just browsing!
32 Ledbury Rd
Not only is this boutique stocked with almost every high-end, contemporary French designer it’s also a great place to find goods for your new Notting Hill flat. It sells candles, incense, ceramics and other housewarming necessities. Don’t forget to check out its adorable children’s counterpart Petit Aimé right next store.