Portobello Road, Portobello Road! Street where the riches of ages are stowed…
Just round the corner from the infamous Notting Hill road is a street named one of the prettiest- and it’s not hard to see why.
St Luke’s Mews is an absolutely idyllic street nestled away in the West London neighbourhood.
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Before we discuss the beauty of St Luke’s you might be wondering what exactly a mews is; usually, it’s a street or courtyard converted from old stables and carriages houses into pretty little homes.
There are many mews around the city, but this one stands out for being totally picture-perfect.
(Image: Darren Pepe)
Popular with Instagrammers and tourists alike and typical of Notting Hill, the houses on St Luke’s Mews are different colours.
The street is simply beautiful, with its array of pastel colours, flower boxes and charming cobblestone.
One of the most-photographed is the house at 27, you can’t miss it. The spot is a bright shade of pink and tends to be snapped all over social media.
And for those not necessarily interested in pretty pictures, but a lover of good old British rom-coms, you might recognise St Luke’s Mews from the 2003 beloved Christmas film, Love Actually.
The popular number 27 and the rest of the street features in THAT scene that sees Mark (Andrew Lincoln) confess his love to Juliet (Keira Knightley) with cards.
So why not take your own card to hold up in the street and pretend to be a Hollywood star?
But, if you do visit the street to get some of those postcard-like snaps or to pretend to be Keira Knightley, do remember people actually live in these homes!
Those living there actually pay a small fortune to do so. According to Rightmove, properties in St Luke’s Mews sold for an overall average price of £2,550,000 over the last year.
That’s an awful lot of pay to be splashed all over Instagram.
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Closely located by Portobello Road, you could make a whole day of it by heading to the famous Portobello Market, where the main day is on a Saturday.
You could even go movie-spot hopping, as of course the area was infamously walked around by Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in Notting Hill.
You can find St Lukes Mews in between both Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.
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