Posts Tagged Notting Hill

Notting Hill Carnival 2011

The riots in London and elsewhere in the UK almost got the Notting Hill Carnival cancelled. Luckily, the organisers after consultation with Mayor Boris Johnson, the police and other officials decided to move forward. The compromise was that the event would end slightly earlier. Now even before the possible cancellation, friends had tried to talk me into joining a troupe. I resisted. Not because I didn’t think it would be fun; mores because I knew that parading through Notting Hill for 8+ hours would be exhausting. And yeah, there is the question of facilities; toilet facilities to be exact. I […]

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The Travel Bookshop

There is so much in London I’d like to do and see. However, time doesn’t always seem to be on my side. Or perhaps its more my thinking that I’ll be here for a while and so will eventually get around to doing everything on my checklist! One activity on my list that I need to get around to real fast is visiting The Travel Bookshop. Founded in 1979, the store came to prominence in the late 90s after being featured in the hit romantic comedy Notting Hill starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. This movie is partly to blame […]

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