Notting Hill Gate
One of the main roads through Notting Hill, this east-west street is home to an ever-increasing number of restaurants, coffeeshops and fast-food joints, as well as the Coronet Cinema and the Gate Cinema, bookshops, record shops and the [Notting Hill Arts Club]?. The buildings on the street are half Victorian, half 50s/60s concrete monstrosities built during an unfortunate spate of modernism at that time.
Progressing northwards up the Portobello Road will take you to Notting Hill proper. To the west the road becomes Holland Park Avenue, and to the east it becomes the Bayswater Road, from where it changes name several times, eventually terminating in the City of London. Going south from here, perhaps via Kensington Church Street, will bring you to Kensington.