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. Our travel guide to West London takes you to our favourite hotspots in the region, loved by locals and visitors alike.
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 boasts quirky features such as curated eclectic artwork from British artists scattered on the walls, and a selection of iconic Penguin Classics in every room. One of the best hotels in West London, 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.
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.
Spring: An airy and elegant dining space located in Somerset house championing a wholesome, produce-focused menu.
The Game Bird: Supporting award-winning, family owned farms, the contemporary and relaxed restaurant offers a menu of excellent traditional British classics. Perfect for a hearty Sunday roast.
108 Garage: Eccentric and lively restaurant located on Golborne Road serving an ever-changing menu focused on exceptional ingredients and intelligent cooking.
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.
Winston Churchill War Rooms: Take a step back into the mid 21st Century and discover the underground labyrinth where Churchill and his war cabinet directed the Second World War.
Chelsea Physic Garden: The oldest botanic garden in London and home to around 5,000 unique plants with medicinal, herbal and nutritional uses.
Jason’s Little Venice Canal Tour: Operating since 1951, hop on Jason’s 108 year-old canal boat and hear about the history of this canal from 1800 as you cruise from Little Venice to Camden lock.