The most prominent part in West London is undeniably Notting Hill, due to its proximity to Central London. It is considered one of the most fashionable and expensive residential areas in the city. Travelers who have seen the movie by the same name, starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, will recognize many of the picturesque parks and streets shown in the movie.
Sometimes considered part of Central London, neighborhoods of Kensington and Chelsea are also reputed to be the most posh places to live in the country. The most popular spot in this area is Kings Road, which is speckled with distinguished and attractive shopping streets and thoroughfares. The shops along Sloane Street are dominated by global fashion names. Find more charm in Chelsea at Walton Street, Beauchamp Place or Pont Street.
South of Notting Hill is the chic and expensive area of Holland Park. It is located near Kensington High Street and contains something of interests for everyone. Visitors can enjoy activities like sports and opera performances here.
Mayfair is the ultimate destination for the affluent foreigners due to its refined hotels. The wealthy Arabs, Americans and East Asians outnumber the local aristocrats here. Bond Street is known for its upscale shopping, particularly gem shopping at Sotheby's.
Regent Street, Bond Street, Piccadilly and Oxford Street seem full of energy. Most of the shops, auction houses and galleries, restaurants and bars in the area have a very high-end clientele.