18 Black and White Photos That Capture Everyday Life of Notting Hill, London in 1971

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Notting Hill is a district in West London, located north of Kensington within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (with eastern sections of Westbourne Grove merging into the City of Westminster). It is a vibrant, trendy area. Casual cafes line bohemian Portobello Road, famed for its busy market selling antiques and vintage fashion. Filmgoers relax in posh armchairs at the Electric Cinema. High-end restaurants, brunch spots and upscale boutiques cluster around Westbourne Grove.

Notting Hill is also known for being a cosmopolitan neighbourhood, hosting the annual Notting Hill Carnival and Portobello Road Market where huge crowds whose parades and calypso music reflect the area’s Caribbean roots.

These amazing photographs were taken by serious but unabashed that documented everyday life of Notting Hill, London in 1971.

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