What you'll do
We will explore Notting Hill taking in the iconic sights and secret addresses like the Blue Door; the real Travel Bookshop; Rough Trade Records; the flat where Hendrix died; the venue where Pink Floyd got started; a Banksy mural and much more besides. You will learn how Portobello Road was the epicentre of countercultural London for over 40 years. We will learn how how the area changed from a slum in the 1950s to become one of the most desirable and expensive places to live in the capital today. Your host Julian Mash has written an award-winning book on the area 'Portobello Road: Lives of a Neighbourhood' interviewing everyone from Damon Albarn to Rhys Ifans, join him whilst he brings his book to life.
I am an author, journalist and DJ and have lived in Notting Hill for fifteen years. My book about the area Portobello Road: Lives of a Neighbourhood was published in 2015 to critical acclaim. I enjoy nothing more than to stroll around the market at weekends chatting to friends and neighbours. The area is full of history and charm and I love sharing this with others.
A signed copy of my book
Where you'll be
We will explore Portobello Road market taking in the famous Blue Door; the real Travel Bookshop; the world famous vintage clothes market; the original Rough Trade shop; the flat where Hendrix o'd and the spot where Pink Floyd started out.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Bring an umbrella or a waterproof if it looks like rain. Comfortable footwear is also advised.
Notting Hill Uncovered
€38 / personNew experience
€38 / person