Notting Hill, made famous by the film of the same name, has always been fashionable, even when it was the home of the black immigrants of the 1950s, who displaced earlier Italian immigrants, who displaced...and it retains an odd mixture of genteel and funky. Strangely (and controversially) all the black population were erased from the film of the same name - it's a very ethnically diverse area. Full of restaurants and pubs, it's mostly visited for the famous Portobello Road market on Saturdays (very crowded in summer) - see our markets section for further details. Rows of beautiful stucco'd houses - lots of pop stars and other cultural icons live here and together with the more sedate Holland Park area next door it's good for celeb spotting in the evenings. Bridget Jones eats here which says a lot about the area. Tube: Notting Hill Gate, Ladbroke Grove.