Urbany London Hostel
Near Bayswater tube station and walking distance to Portobello Market.
You can enjoy free activities and dinner as a family with our fantastic staff.
50 Mb free WIFI available everywhere, even in your room.
Electronic access at the entrance, room and locker. No need to bring your old padlock, your stuff will be always secured! 24 hours CCTV.
24 hours reception
Reception open 24/7. No curfew, you can get in and out as you please.
Visit Notting Hill
Notting Hill is a multicultural and bohemian neighborhood. It’s well known for its Carnival celebration on August, considered the biggest Carnival in Europe. The celebration fills Notting Hill streets with music and colours in a Caribbean flavour. It was around the 60’s that the celebration begun, as a welcoming gesture to the immigrants that were coming to London looking for a better life. It’s gone through difficult times though, with the threat of being banned because of the riots.
Portobello market has become one of the main tourist attractions of the city, and it’s also in Notting Hill. It takes place every day, however Saturday is the best day to visit it. Not only tourists are poking around, you can also see locals trying to buy and sell antiquities.
The actual “hill” that names the neighborhood is probably the one that is crossed by Ladbroke Grove. The top is marked at the location of the Saint John church. Some authors suggest that Notting Hill may refer to the nearby Campden Hill, but it’s just a theory. The name of the district is really old, it comes from the “Cnotta sons”, an old Saxon tribe.