At the heart of London’s fashionable Notting Hill district, and just around the corner from Portobello Road and market, Westbourne Grove is a popular area for shopping and socialising.
While Portobello Road is best known for antiques and vintage fashion, Westbourne Grove is a haven of designer boutiques and upmarket lifestyle and gift shops. It’s also home to some excellent coffee shops and cafes, perfect for a Sunday brunch or mid-shopping refreshment stop.
1. Heidi Klein
Step inside this whitewashed boutique and you’ll instantly be transported to a tropical beach holiday, even in the middle of winter. Heidi Klein specialises in swimwear and resortwear with the aim to provide everything you need to look gorgeous on holiday under one roof. There’s also a kids collection, a wide selection of accessories, and coconut-scented candles and beauty products to bring a little sunshine into even the gloomiest of London days.
Open 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday and 12 – 5pm on Sunday.
174 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW
2. Granger & Co
Australian cafe Granger & Co is one of the most popular choices in the area and is consistently busy, so be prepared to wait for a table during peak times (they don’t take bookings). Most famous for their breakfasts and brunches (particularly the ricotta hotcakes), it’s also a great spot for a casual lunch or dinner in a bright and airy setting.
Open 7am – 12am Monday to Saturday and 8am – 12am on Sunday.
175 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2SB
Luxury lifestyle brand WtR sells elegant womenswear and homeware from its flagship branch on Westbourne Grove. Each collection is inspired by a different city (the spring summer 2017 inspiration is Sydney) and the clothing including dresses, tops, trousers, skirts, jumpsuits, and outerwear, is particularly suitable for workwear. There’s also a decent selection of shoes, bags, and accessories, and homewares include ceramics and textiles.
Open 10am – 7pm Monday to Saturday and 12 – 6pm on Sunday.
188 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH
Multi-brand menswear boutique Woodhouse offers not only clothing, but also an in-house hair styling and grooming salon. Stocked brands include Aquascutum, Barbour, Fred Perry, Hackett, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and more. As well as the latest season collections, you’ll find a few exclusive items that are only available from Woodhouse.
Open 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday, 10am – 6.30pm Saturday, and 12 – 5pm on Sunday.
189 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2SB
202 is part fashion boutique and part modern bistro, meaning you could happily spend most of the day here. The cafe is popular with locals for breakfast and brunch and is also a great place to stop for a quick coffee or juice. The boutique offers a curated collection of designer womenswear – the perfect match for the yummy mummies who frequent the cafe.
Open 10am – 6pm Monday, 8.30am – 6pm Tuesday to Thursday, 8.30am – 10pm Friday to Saturday, and 10am – 5pm on Sunday.
202 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH
6. Daylesford Organic
This organic cafe and farm shop is rated one of the best in the area and is a good option for all-day dining with a wide choice of fresh and tasty food. The deli shop has a nice selection of products to take home including freshly baked bread, cheeses, organic meat, and items for the home.
Open 8am – 7pm Monday, 8am – 9.30pm Tuesday to Saturday, and 10am – 4pm on Sunday
208-212 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH
Luxury leather accessories store and stationers, Smythson, is based out of Bond Street but also has a small shop on Westbourne Grove. The company was founded in 1887 and has historically been a favourite of members of parliament and the Royal family. Goods on offer include bags, leather-bound diaries, stationery, and jewellery boxes.
Open 10am – 6pm Monday to Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10am – 7pm Thursday, and closed on Sunday.
214 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH
8. Clean & Lean Cafe @ Bodyism
Bodyism is a mecca for the health-conscious of Notting Hill, with a gym that boasts David Beckham and Pippa Middleton as clients. The team offers a holistic health program for clients with specialists including nutritionists, performance coaches, and fascial stretch therapists. If that all sounds a bit too full on, you’re welcome to pop into the cafe for the nutritionally-balanced clean eating menu, or a bulletproof coffee.
Open 7am – 6pm Monday to Friday, and 8am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday
222-224 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH
Multi-brand boutique Joseph offers men’s and womenswear from a selection of designer labels. It’s especially worth checking out during the twice-yearly sales, when there are some good bargains to be found.
Open 10am – 6.30pm Monday to Thursday, and Saturday, 12 – 7pm Saturday, and 12 – 6pm Sunday.
236 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2RH
10. Fiorentini + Baker
The tiny London flagship boutique of Fiorentini + Baker is a shoe-lover’s dream with the entire brand collection on display alongside handmade accessories, vintage clothing, and jewellery.
Open 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday, and closed on Sunday
302 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2PS