Internationally renowned for its theatre, artistry, carnivals and football, West London has gone through multiple reincarnations throughout its history. Multicultural, energetic and effortlessly stylish, the area is incredibly diverse and has always retained its allure to the fashionable, creative and affluent members of London society.
Marrying high fashion and modern dining, an afternoon at 202 is a true West London experience. Stroll to the centre of Westbourne Grove, take a seat at one of the charming outdoor tables and prepare for some prime people-watching. After delighting in a delicious lunch, head downstairs to the expertly edited boutique for an exquisite retail experience.
In the heart of Notting Hill, nestled in a row of picturesque Victorian town houses is The Laslett. The boutique hotel oozes with a vibrant West London spirit and with curated eclectic artwork from British artists scattered on the walls, and a selection of iconic Penguin Classics in every room, The Laslett is truly your dream home away from home. With expert local knowledge of the Notting Hill area, the staff also promise to ensure a tailor-made experience by offering their personal recommendations.
At first sight, The Design Museum is an immediate showstopper. The museum has recently found a new home in a restored Grade II listed building overlooking Holland Park and features an impressive copper-covered, saddle-like roof. It is one of a select few UK galleries devoted to contemporary design and architecture and features numerous temporary exhibitions, alongside a stunning permanent display on its parabola-shaped top floor.