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 […]


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 […]


We Have a Winner!

Notting Hill movie poster

Thank you to everyone who entered our Notting Hill Film quiz.  Out of the many entries we received we only had three entrants who got 10 out of 10!  There were a couple of particular questions that a lot of people got wrong – but we aren’t going to say what they are because some […]


Notting Hill Movie Quiz

Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts walking in Notting Hill, London

Since the success of Notting Hill, the film starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, the area has become known worldwide and, many years after its release, the film’s popularity continues to attract visitors to many of the locations featured in the movie. You can read about those in our blog post ’15 Notting Hill Film Locations: Relive the Romance’ – which may help you with some of the answers to this quiz!



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 […]


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 […]