Enjoy a welcoming and comfortable stay in London at the Leicester, a one-bedroom and one-bathroom vacation rental with a dreamy location right in the heart of Notting Hill, one of the most popular neighborhoods in London. It is home to the excellent London food scene with many trendy new restaurants as well as the famous Portobello Road Antiques Market on Saturdays. Best of all you’re walking distance to Kensington Gardens, where Peter Pan was written, where you can play in the beautiful Princess Diana fountain at the Diana Memorial Playground – and visit Kensington Palace on our tour. Besides being home to Will and Kate, you can visit some of the rooms and enjoy tea at the wonderful gift shop.
The cheerful living room is filled with light from the large picture window and features handsome greyed oak herringbone flooring with matching mirrored greyed oak sideboard with ample storage. You’ll enjoy relaxing on the sofa which is upholstered in the softest velvet. The sofa converts into two comfortable single beds. The bedroom has a luxurious bed and soothing decor plus a writing table if you need to catch up on work.
Notting Hill is the perfect base with its pastel-pretty buildings and plethora of upmarket shops including the incredible Portobello Road Market. Enjoy a vibrant carnival atmosphere when the flamboyant and fun Notting Hill Carnival hits town. For eats, Daylesford Farm Shop is excellent for locally sourced food shopping and eating on-the-go. If you’re feeling fancy, book a table for dinner at a Michelin-starred outpost, The Ledbury. Click here to see why Notting Hill is the perfect neighborhood and read more on family-friendly events over on our blog.
Things To Note
Neighborhood: Notting Hill
Size: 625 sq ft/60 sq m
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March 24, 2022 - Manual Entry
by Robin Tucker
Great apartment in a nice location, beautifully decorated. We had a wonderful stay
November 29, 2021 - Manual Entry
This was a perfect flat for us and we loved our stay. It is centrally located and easy to get everywhere and of course Notting Hill is a perfect, fun neighborhood. We can't wait to return.
November 20, 2021 - Manual Entry
by Sebastian P
Cozy flat, but it had everything I needed and nothing I didn’t. There was weekly service that kept it spotless. Everything about the flat was as advertised. Great location.
September 7, 2020 - Website
by Juliet K.
The Leicester was perfect. I stayed their with my teenage daughter for 2 weeks. The location in Notting Hill was great. Close to Portobello Road as well as all the other shopping streets. The flat was impeccably maintained, decor was lovely and it was very well equipped. My daughter slept in the living room on the sofa bed which was very comfortable. We arrived on an early flight and Valentin from London perfect met us which was fabulous. We appreciated the bottle of wine as well as coffee/tea/snacks that were supplied. Really a lovely visit from start to finish.
October 31, 2019 - Website
by Christa R
Perfect spot! Perfect location! Lovely staff! Fantastic flat! Thank you
October 28, 2019 - Website
by Deborah S
The apartment was perfect for a two-week stay by my husband and me. It is attractive and comfortable and in a good location. It is near the Underground and there are restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance.
September 3, 2019 - Website
by Robert P
Leicester was a fine choice of an apartment. The location is perfect, close by activities but quiet. The apartment was outfitted nicely and well kept. It was a very comfortable place to which to return. On the really picky side of things, it would have been nice to have a radio to listen to classical music, but that is not a major issue. We were gone much of the time. The issue I would seriously consider addressing is the bed in the master bedroom. It is quite soft and difficult for anyone with any back, hip, knee, shoulder, etc. issues. A good bed often defines an enjoyable next day, so making an adjustment toward a firmer mattress would be wise and appreciated by every renter, I would think. Overall, London Perfect was responsive and kind. The apartment allowed us to live comfortably and pleasantly. The Notting Hill setting is ideal, and the proximity of the Tube is very convenient. We were delighted and hope to return. Anyone staying there is set up to have a grand time in London!
December 26, 2018 - Website
by Amanda B
The location was perfect and the living areas were nicely furnished and had everything we needed. The bathroom was quite big and worked well for us. However the bed was very soft, the sheets did not fit properly and were a polyester/cotton mix so not what we expected at all!
December 10, 2018 - Website
by Laurence D
It was perfect for us. Close to Portobello, pubs, restaurants and grocery stores. Also convenient for Tube Station. Flat is nicely furnished and well equipped. The welcome process was excellent. Shall be back!
December 5, 2018 - Website
by Andre S
We had a wonderful time during our stay, The apartment is better than pictured - it is perfect. It is spacious so we were able to place our suitcases out the way, it was so cosy and is in the most perfect location. A beautiful way to finish our European Honeymoon. We will definitely be back!
by Pat and Tim
We have had wonderful experiences with Paris Perfect and had high expectations for London, all of which were met. The Leicester flat is very well located thanks to the short walk to Notting Hill Gate tube (from which all of London is readily accessible) and the multiple restaurants, cafes, pubs and services available in Notting Hill and, with a 10-20 minute walk, Kensington. Like the Paris Perfect siblings, Leicester is beautifully renovated and very well equipped. We easily prepared breakfast every day and, given the M&S Simply Food and the Tesco around the corner, dinner on a few nights when we were too tired to go out. Four of us stayed comfortably thanks to Madelyn's famous Italian sofas that are actually two twin beds. We found the chauffeur service to be excellent and booked tickets to the just opened blockbuster production of "The King and I" through London Perfect's agent - fabulous main floor center seats we could never have gotten at the Leicester Square ticket outlet. We would happily book Leicester again - I very highly recommend it.
by Lynna Alvarado
The Leicester flat was a great place to stay during our first visit to London. It was located in a neighborhood very close to major a subway. Beautiful flats, antique shopping and restaurants were all close by. The flat was beautifully decorated and had all one needs for a vacation including a nice welcome basket with expresso capsules.
by Catherine Greene
The apartment was perfect for our needs. We rented previously from London Perfect and they did not disappoint. Everything was very well organized from our arrival to our departure 10 days later. The location of the flat is great - close to shopping, the tube and, of course, Portobello Road. The beds were comfortable and the flat is bright and cheerful. The building is quiet but the sounds of life hum outside. I would not hesitate to recommend this flat or the services of London Perfect!
August 15, 2017 - Website
by Cristina Cavalli
This is the 3rd time we choose LondonPerfect and we are very happy with it. We even suggested to some friends who goes to London often and they're very happy too. Clean, elegant provided with everything you might need, also a good bottle of Italian prosecco in the fridge!! Thank you
January 30, 2017 - Website
by robert walters
London Perfect runs a first class operation. Used Lushi their limo company. On time with terrific sedans. Flat was better than advertised. Super clean and well provisioned. Administrative matters well automated. will definitely use them again.
December 28, 2016 - Website
by Barbara Benisch
The apartment was perfect! Spacious, well appointed, great location, comfortable bed! The greeter was helpful and there was a book of useful information provided about the apartment, neighborhood, and city. We arrived to a fridge stocked with milk, orange juice and champagne and there was coffee, shortbread cookies, sugar, jam. Everything we needed. Thank you London Perfect for a relaxing and comfortable place to stay in London.
by Marcie Palenbaum
Really nice apartment in charming Notting Hill. Greeter was nice. Apartment was clean and comfortable. Great location close restaurants, Starbucks and Metro station.
by Martin Joel
This apartment is in a very central location, in a very safe neighborhood, close to tube stops and shopping. It's also next to a school, so you can hear children playing in the school yard early in the morning during weekdays. Otherwise, it's a very quiet apartment. The kitchen is very well appointed, and all the appliances we used worked well. The London Perfect representative, Sax, was there to meet us when we arrived (a little late, because we took a wrong turn from the Tube stop and took the scenic route!), and to get us acquainted with the apartment. The sofa was a little too firm for our taste, but the side chairs were more to our liking. This isn't the first time we've stayed in a London Perfect/Paris Perfect property, and it reflected the quality of the brand: well-appointed kitchen and well-decorated spaces.
by Christina L.
We absolutely loved our time in the Leicester apartment in Notting Hill. The apartment is conveniently located within walking distance to the Notting Hill Gate station and to the many wonderful shops along Portobello Road and the Notting Hill neighborhood (our favorite neighborhood). Our two teenagers slept very comfortably on the pull-out sofa in the living room. The apartment is beautifully appointed and was perfect for our 11 night stay. We have stayed in a Paris Perfect apartment as well and we hope to return to London and Paris soon and to stay in a "Perfect" apartment again.
February 29, 2016 - Website
by Heather Thomas
Had a wonderful stay at the Leicester with my 2 children. Super convenient location near 3 tube lines. London Perfect staff and Lushi terrific. Tesco and Marks and Spencers around the corner. Can't wait to come back!
October 19, 2015 - Website
by Kim Doyle
The Leicester was perfect for a recent trip to London with a friend. It's beautifully decorated, well located and very comfortable. It had everything we needed and was a wonderful place to return to after a day of seeing London's spectacular sites. We only cooked breakfast, but the kitchen looked to be very well appointed. I can't say enough about what a great apartment it is.
September 25, 2015 - Website
by Barbara Hepburn
Great apartment in wonderful neighbourhood. Staff on site were very helpful. All in all a great experience.
by Jeanne S
We had a lovely stay this week. The flat was everything promised and the weather was spectacular. Thank you for all of the tea, sugar, coffee, biscuits, milk and other necessities that helped us get off to a good start. Everything was really perfect, as advertised. Thank you and your team so much!
by Rina D
My husband, my son and I stayed at this wonderful apartment at the end of July. It was a quiet location and very well appointed. I would highly recommend this to a couple or a family with up to two small children. Very nice neighborhood.
January 12, 2015 - Website
Leicester was really a nice surprise. The photo's does not do this apartment justice. It is beautifully decorated and very spacious. What a treat to stay in the well known Notting Hill neighborhood and visit the markets. This apartment is centrally located and it's easy to get around the city from here. Again, the greeters were very professional and only a pleasure to deal with. The bed was extremely comfortable and we even used the equally comfortable sleeping couch while watching movies.
by Kristiane G
Loved the Leicester. I love the Knotting Hill area and this flat was convenient to everything. Only about a 3 minute walk to the Tube and bus stops. Portobello Road, which is always full of surprises is just 3 minutes the other way - perfect. We could walk down early or late and miss the rush. LOVED the fan as I like to have white noise for sleeping and because it was quite warm during our stay. Bed and linens were great - huge towels a real plus. The flat has great JuJu (feel) to it, though it was a bit hard to find for the taxi as the building number is not evident. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.
by Carol R
My husband and I spent two weeks at the Leicester in May. We loved the newly renovated flat and the location is fabulous. We have spent a lot of time in London and Notting Hill is definitely our preferred location. Portobello Market is around the corner - easy access, but you don't hear the associated noise. Kensington Gardens and Palace are a short walk from the flat. (We heard from locals that you may see Kate walking George or the dog in the park.) There are restaurants all over the place and they range from 2-star Michelin rated places to great local pizza joints. The Notting Hill Gate tube station is a 2 block walk and provides access to 3 tube lines. For example, we went to the theater in the West End one evening. It was 30 minutes from the time the performance ended to walk into the flat. That is remarkable for London. Can't wait to come back.
by Anthony M
This beautifully decorated and quiet flat has a wonderful layout and is well equipped with all the modern amenities. Its location in Notting Hill is an easy stroll to Notting Hill Gate Underground station that puts you in reach of all London for just two pounds a day. Wonderful restaurants, pubs and shops surround the apartment, and don't miss the nearby famous Portebello market!
December 19, 2013 - Website
by Rachel Etheridge
We stayed at The Leicester with our two children the week of Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time. The flat is gorgeous - beautiful new kitchen with everything we needed, incredible designer living room, luxurious bedroom, and spa bath - and a bargain compared to Notting Hill hotel rates. Everything felt very English but very modern at the same time - plenty of outlets, fast free Internet, great water pressure, and all new appliances - dishwasher, washer/dryer, etc - with beautiful period woodwork, classic Art Deco building, great windows with lots of light, etc. Views from the flat were beautiful and the Ladbroke Square Garden (keys included!) was a wonderful treat. Unmatched location - Michelin restaurants and cozy pubs all minutes walk away, incredible high end shopping on Westborne Grove and Ledbury Road - a block from Portobello Road Market with wonderful antiques and a fabulous vibe. We saw three shows (flat is two blocks from the tube - straight shot to the West End), shopped Knightsbridge and huge local Whole Foods, hosted a cocktail party and a brunch for local friends - all with ease and convenience. We plan to go back to a The Leicester for January sales and to try more restaurants, see more theatre, and walk more of Notting Hill. Can't wait.
December 19, 2013 - Website
by Adam Wilson
After having lived in London for a few years, I and my two children have returned many times to visit friends and enjoy our favorite city. Usually we stay at one of the hotels on Park Lane in Mayfair, but decided this time to try London Perfect after a recommendation from a work colleague. We were intrigued by the new listing for The Leicester and so gave it a try and will never stay anywhere else again - the location is truly perfect. The flat is beautifully furnished with high end furniture throughout and is ideal for a couple, two couples, or a family of four - far more spacious and comfortable than a hotel. My kids slept wonderfully in the sofa trundle bed (amazing design), we ate in for breakfast every morning, and spent our days exploring the local shops, Hyde Park (Winter Wonderland!) and Kensington Gardens, and Christmas shopping on a Regent Street and Covent Garden. The kids loved the open space and playgrounds in private Ladbroke Square Gardens and the war memorabilia in the local Churchill Arms pub. We braved the crowds of Portobello Road and found some great Christmas gifts - they were filming the new Paddington Bear movie while we were there! From traditional fish and chips to internationally ranked cuisine at The Ledbury, from beautiful neighborhoods and private gardens to amazing shopping, I now see why Americans flock to Notting Hill. And the flat made it perfect - a special place - comfortable, elegant, the pied a terre in fashionable Notting Hill you wish you owned.
Things to See & Do
Portobello Market (4 mins Walking)
Famous antiques market in Notting Hill Gate; be sure to go early on Saturday
Notting Hill (7 mins Walking)
Trendy area famous for the Hugh Grant movie of the same name and the Notting Hill carnival. You'll also find a plethora of shops, antique stores, cafes and restaurants.
Kensington Gardens (15 mins Walking)
This beautiful Royal Park is home to Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue, the Serpentine Galleries and the Princess Diana Memorial playground and fountain
Kensington Palace (15 mins Walking)
Official residence of Prince William and Duchess Kate. The State Rooms are open to the public and feature antiques, memorabilia and fashions from Queen Elizabeth through to Princess Diana.
Hyde Park (25 mins Walking)
One of the greatest city parks in the world and home to many famous landmarks including Serpentine Lake and Speakers' Corner
Museum Row (30 mins Walking)
Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum
Bus (2 mins Walking)
Take the 52 Bus to Portobello Market, Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, and Buckingham Palace.
London Underground (4 mins Walking)
Notting Hill Gate station: Take the Central line to White City (Westfield London), Marble Arch, Bond Street, Oxford Street and St Paul's. Or take the District and Circle line to South Kensington, Victoria, St James's Park, and Westminster (for Big Ben, Thames River, and London Eye).