Visitors to London looking for things to do in the vicinity of Ladbroke Grove Station in the happening district of Notting Hill could grab a great bite to eat, indulge in the latest cultural pursuits or simply sit back, relax and watch the world go by at one of the area’s many fine bars.
Reached via the London Underground lines of Circle and Hammersmith & City, Ladbroke Grove Station is in easy walking distance of some standout attractions of the local area, including:
Muse at 269
A gallery and studio showcasing exhibitions of contemporary artists from around the world, The Muse also offers a space for community projects to highlight the best local talents in art, music and culture.
Open Thursdays to Sundays between 12pm and 6pm, the gallery and studios offer the chance for visitors to the area to enjoy a spot of culture before heading on to Notting Hill’s other varied attractions.
Set on the edge of the iconic Portobello Market, the KPH is a property steeped in history, having been a favourite watering hole for politician Oswald Mosely, as well as holding the dubious accolade of being one of the first venues in London to have hosted acclaimed Welsh crooner Tom Jones.
Open late into the evening, the KPH is spread over three floors and offers a wide selection of attractions for guests, including a fine dining restaurant, bar, live music, regular DJ sets, a retro gaming room and even its own cinema.
London Playback Theatre
The London Playback Theatre is a venue renowned for its commitment to showcasing the best in improvised, spontaneous theatre, with the resident company bringing the audience into each and every one of their performances.
Formed in 1991, the group continues to welcome award-winning and esteemed actors and actresses, with the shows tackling a whole host of topics and encouraging everyone to get involved.
Guests then have the chance to talk through their experiences after the event at workshops designed to examine the many themes of each performance in-depth.
This Victorian-style gastropub in the heart of Notting Hill offers the chance for visitors to just sit back and watch the world go by, all with a cold pint and a hot meal to help satisfy the cravings of weary capital explorers.
Open daily from 11am until 11pm Mondays to Thursdays and until midnight at weekends, the establishment can be found at 96 Ladbroke Grove, just a few minutes’ walk from the Underground.