Let’s Share

Residents Enjoy Themselves At the Vincent House Annual Summer Party

  Let’s Share Living in ‘shared accommodation’ might trigger images of student digs or being a lodger in a house owned by a live-in landlord (or landlady!), but another more appealing option is a ‘residence’ where you have your own private room with an en-suite bathroom but share facilities and services. It may sound a […]


The Big Sleep Out 2017

Every One Deserves A Home The Big Sleep Out is an annual event organised by Trinity Homeless (one of Vincent Housing Association’s partners – see more below) which sees a wide range of people of all ages and from all walks of life come together to ‘sleep rough’ in a cardboard box for just one […]


September, a Time of Change

September is usually a busy month as people return from their summer vacations.  The changes in London are easy to spot as the trees that line many streets and adorn many gardens start to turn colour and there are more people out and about and in the shops.  The trend builds throughout the Autumn with […]


Five Key Factors at a Time of Change

Summer is the time of year when many are moving on from school, vocational training or university and facing a time of great change in their lives.  With lots of career advice available and many different sources of information, there’s less guidance on where and how to live and how to adjust to leaving education […]



Notting Hill Gate Tube Sign

Having been brought up in the Notting Hill area until my parents moved south of the river when I was 13 and then moving back to the area to live in Linden Gardens throughout the 80s and in to the early 90s I can personally testify how much the area has changed in recent decades! […]


A Double Mother’s Day

Coming from the US I must admit I am a little confused about Mother’s Day here in the UK.  Strictly speaking it is called Mothering Sunday here and this year it takes place this Sunday, 26th March – in the US, however, we celebrate Mother’s Day in May. The differing dates made me ask several […]


Painting London Green

St Patrick’s Day – celebrating national days in style. There is never a dull moment in London!  I do love this city, especially living in leafy Notting Hill.  Every month seems to bring a different event or another public holiday and I am taking the opportunity to celebrate as many as possible. It’s St. Patrick’s […]


Love is All Around Notting Hill

My first Valentine’s Day in London is quickly approaching and I am busy researching all the romantic things there are to do.  Judging by what I’ve seen so far, it seems we don’t have to venture very far from Vincent House and Notting Hill for a perfect Valentine’s experience. I am hoping to make a […]


Moverse a Notting Hill en Londres: 5 Grandes Razones

Una vista que mira abajo en el carnaval de Notting Hill

Notting Hill Londres es inmediatamente asociado con la famosa película con el mismo nombre y protagonizada por Hugh Grant y Julia Roberts. Esta clásica película de los noventa captura el ambiente intelectual y artístico que recorre todos los rincones de Notting Hill. Filas de casas victorianas, jardines privados bellamente cuidados y una cantidad considerable de […]


Move to Notting Hill London: 5 Great Reasons

A view looking down on the Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill London immediately conjures images of the famous film with the same name starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. This nineties classic captured the intellectual and artistic streak that runs through Notting Hill. Rows of Victorian terraced houses, beautifully tended private gardens and sizeable amounts of open space have made today’s Notting Hill a […]