Amanda Waggott is the co-founder of the Notting Hill Post, a webzine for Notting Hill locals with news and views on what’s going on in the area. It started life around 6 years ago as Pavlova Diaries and re-branded last year. It’s a fantastically entertaining read written by ex-journalists who have lived in the area for more years than they care to mention!
Here Amanda shares her favourite things to do in Notting Hill in the winter.
- Eat avocado on toast in Pedlars café (pictured) on Talbot Road which has the most amazing coffee and is also dog friendly so I can take my very small dog too.
- Walk across Kensington Gardens on a brisk and sunny day for a vitamin D boost and to see what’s on in the Serpentine Galleries. Kensington Gardens has to be one of the most beautiful parks in London and it’s a joy to stroll through.
- Pop into Video City on Notting Hill Gate and ask Simon what I should watch – then rent four DVDs, shut the door, draw the curtains and have a movie fest. I just watched Human Capital on his recommendation and it was excellent.
- Drop into the Print Room Theatre which has moved to the old Coronet Cinema and have mulled wine and mince pies while watching a one man show of A Christmas Carol.
- Pop into Melt on Ledbury Road and treat myself and my family to the most amazing selection of chocolates anything with salt or praline gets my lips smacking.
- On a sunny winter Friday morning at around 9ish I love walking up the Portobello market, then right onto Golborne Road as far as Rellik and then back for a lovely gander. There is always something new, odd or wonderful. If nothing else I always come home with amazing olives from Garcia.
8 December 2014