The Easter weekend brings us a blissful 4-day weekend and in London, there is no shortage of ways to fill your time. Here at The Distillery, we’re lucky to call Notting Hill home so we’ve put together a list of things to do and see in our lovely neighbourhood over the long weekend.
Synonymous with the celebration of Easter, get your chocolate fix at the luxurious chocolatier, ‘Melt’ on Ledbury Road. They freshly make and sell their chocolate in store as well as hosting chocolate making courses.
59 Ledbury Road W11 2AA
Phoenix on Golborne
Notting Hill has no shortage of vintage shops but if you’re looking for the perfect mix of gorgeous antique furniture, homeware and vintage clothing, look no further. Carefully curated pieces in abundance, without the crazy price tags, it is your one stop shop to find a special piece to treasure.
67 Golborne Rd, Notting Hill, London W10 5NP
Gin is the spirit of London so what better way to get in to the spirit than by making your very own personal blend of craft gin? On the iconic Portobello Road, you’ll find The Distillery, a four-story emporium for the discerning drinker and home to The Ginstitute. Learn about the history of gin, how it is made and of course, make your own special blend to take home.
186 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LA
Books for Cooks
Not only is Books for Cooks home to thousands of eclectic cook books to browse and buy but they also have a café that cooks recipes from the books. A new, limited menu each day, keep an eye on their twitter (@Booksforcooks) for the day’s menu. Be aware that they will only be open on Saturday 20thApril, you can’t pre-book a table and this great concept is a big hit with locals and tourists alike, so be prepared to queue.
4 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill, London W11 1NN
One of London’s oldest cinemas, The Electric Cinema is a Portobello Road institution. Steeped in as much luxury as history, enjoy films in the comfort of luxe armchairs, sofas and even, beds. Certainly not your average cinema experience, you can enjoy cocktails in front of a special viewing of Mont Python’s ‘Life of Brian’ to celebrate its 40thanniversary, this Easter weekend.
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2ED
In an area known for its street art, Graffik is a prime destination for urban art where you can see the likes of Banksy originals alongside up and coming artists. If you fancy having a go at your own street art, they hold graffiti workshops at weekends where you’re taught by artists and get to take your masterpiece home.
284 Portobello Rd, Notting Hill, London W10 5TE