Notting Hill


My visit to Notting Hill is best described by the lovely little novel ‘Portobello Road’ by Julian Mash.

“They spill out of Notting Hill Gate Tube from early on Saturday morning.”

“Emerging blinking into the daylight…”
“…whatever corner of the globe they may have come from, one common goal unites them.”

“They are here to find the blue door, and the bookshop from Richard Curtis’s 1999 film Notting Hill.

If successful, find themselves outside 13-15 Blenheim Crescent where…”

…one dim witted Australian girl asks the age old question: Do you think Huge Grant is in there somewhere?

Unfortunately he was no where to be seen, I thought perhaps he might be at another bookstore, in the classic literature section reading Pride and Prejudice with Mr Darcy.

Your mind can’t help but run wild in Notting Hill. It’s something about the stunning architecture, the cobblestone streets and the high end boutiques mixed with pricey tourist eateries.

As the wind picked up and swept through the Portobello Markets we all took it as the perfect reason to escape from the cold to the pub where I stayed all afternoon.

How very English of me.

Portobello Road by Julian Mash is available at all good bookstores.
The Notting Hill Bookshop was only inspiration for the 1992 film and not exactly as seen in the movie.
The whereabouts of Huge Grant still remains unknown, if you spot him let me know immediately.


Miss P
About me

Heaven on Bourke is a lifestyle blog created by Miss P, a twenty-something author of a Pleasure Guide pamphlet most commonly found in luxe vibrator boxes. True story! She loves to travel between her beachy hometown of Noosa and London's upmarket Notting Hill, where she writes a smut column for a lingerie empire. Off duty, Miss P brunches in the city and dates many interesting characters. All findings on real life, sex and love are recorded in this honest lifestyle blog for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy gorgeous!

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