NottingHillis located in the district ofKensingtonandChelsea, near thenorthwest cornerofHyde Park.
NottingHillhasa reputation of being a borough for therichand fashionable,and is knownfor its largeVictoriantownhousesand restaurants(particularly aroundWestbourneGrove).The manymusic storesaround NottingHill Gateare also a home for "alternative"cultures.
It is acosmopolitan area, all the more during the famousNotting Hill Carnival,which takes placein August.Thisisa street festival, ahuge celebrationof the Caribbean cultures,with parades costumed dancers.
The Portobello Roadflea market has becomea major tourist attractionin Londonand issurroundedby manyantique shops.The market is heldeachSaturdayandattracts buyers, sellersand tourists alike.
Notting Hill gainedinternational attentionwith theHollywood movie:Maid inNottingHill(1999)whereyou can see theantique market of Portobello Road.