If you’re looking to rent premium office space, Notting Hill is an excellent location for both start-up and established businesses. Situated at the north-west corner of Hyde Park, this is a neighbourhood noted for its cultural diversity, lively community feel and prosperous inhabitants.
The whole area is readily accessible through the many Underground stations, including at Holland Park, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park. Mainline trains are available at Shepherd’s Bush and Paddington, both a short distance away, and regular bus services provide easy commutes into and out of the city centre. There are also proposals to build a Crossrail station at the western end, further boosting transport links as well as the local economy.
The district is probably most well-known for the Portobello Road Market, which is a haven for artisan and boutique shops, such as the Hummingbird Café, as well as standard market traders. The Carnival takes place every year to celebrate the diverse nature of the region, and of course the area was immortalised in the Richard Curtis film of the same name in 1999.
In the early nineteenth century the area around Pottery Lane was used for the production of bricks and tiles, and indeed one original kiln still exists on Walmer Road. Around this time the local landowner, James Weller Ladbroke, began to develop the region with the help of architect Thomas Allason. The latter planned out the streets with meticulous care, designing them to be as elegant and fashionable as the townhouses of Mayfair, and quickly hit upon the layout that is now synonymous with the neighbourhood: the garden square, surrounded on all sides by stylish terraced houses boasting private access to these hidden pockets of greenery.
Rented office space in Notting Hill is relatively scarce, with the majority of properties used for residential purposes and retail. Locations that do become available are often quickly leased due to the high tourist footfall the district attracts, as well as the affluent nature of its citizens. That said, local premises to let come in all shapes and sizes, at all prices, from modern to traditional, with floor space ranging from modest to immense, so we can be sure of accommodating all your business needs.
Thanks to extensive redevelopment in the 1980s, the district now also has a reputation for high-end shopping and restaurants, especially along Ledbury Road, while other main thoroughfares include Queensway and Campden Hill Rd. Many of the traditional Victorian houses have been revamped, split into apartments or converted into stylish commercial spaces. The villas around Pembridge Square are some of the most exclusive, though these remain purely residential.
If you think that renting an office in Notting Hill is the next step for your company, get in touch with Stuart Neils today for further details.