The alternative Notting Hill experience

This experience will plunge you into the history and people who shaped Portobello road and beyond. I had a wonderful time on a genuine experience that I will never forget.


At a Glance

About our Alternative Notting Hill Experience

To most people Notting Hill is just Portobello Road, its market, the renowned Notting Hill film and some pretty coloured houses. To us Notting Hill is a magic blend of local markets, incredible history, world-famous music, stunning street art, beautiful residential areas, renowned film locations and quirky and friendly locals. With a maximum of 6 people per experience this is a truly immersive tour, where we will access very tiny little local places where bigger groups could never access. Get ready for an intimate, immersive and interactive experience that will make you fall in love with the most intimate and authentic side of this neighbourhood!

Tour Details


We are very honoured to rank 14th out of over 1,230 tours in London with an average of 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor and Google and having been awarded the certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for the second year running. We are also finalists for Best Activity of the Year at the iNews Staycation Awards.

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    Quite interesting neighbourhood Excellent guide, very enthusiastic and passionate by the subject - Brixton and their best representatives - a good walk to learn interesting facts and places with a lot of particular... read more

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    The alternative Notting Hill experience Savio gave us a full immersion experience of Notting Hill! I learned so much about this neighborhood that I never would have known just walking around on my own. Of... read more

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    We really unexpected London!! Many thanks Savio for your enthusiasm and to let us discover London in a different way, have been a lovely experience and for sure we will join a new tour... read more

  • Graciela F11/18/2019
    5 star rating

    Great experience All I can say about the tour is that I just loved it from beginning to end! Savio is much more than a tour guide and the experience is not... read more

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    Another wonderful experience by Unexpected London I had such a great time doing the Shoreditch tour, I've decided to book this tour as well. And again, it was an absolutely Unexpected experience! Savio is very connected... read more

  • imogenflora10/30/2019
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    Superb Tour Savio's genuine curiosity and passion was truly palpable and it was contagious. He introduced himself as a knowledgeable friend, as opposed to a guide which felt like an enormous relief.... read more

    Nicole G10/28/2019
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  • TeeC7410/28/2019
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    To be done again! I had the pleasure of going on 2 tours with Savio from Unexpected London in September. I did both the Canary Wharf and the Secrets of London. Both truly unique... read more

  • 22edwinn10/26/2019
    5 star rating

    Amazing alternative experience in Notting Hill It was more than great, I liked every second of it. Was different from everything I’ve done before, it truly is an experience. I hope many people get the chance... read more

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    Really good, very different Our own private tour. Really, really liked it. Savio is so knowledgeable and has designed such an enjoyable tour. Very different

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    A 'one of a kind' 'Immersive', 'Experience'!!! :-) Before turning 30, I decided to try out 30 things I have never done before. Like many Londoners, I felt there are areas in my own city of London that... read more

  • lswann200010/18/2019
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  • Marle S10/07/2019
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  • _noellekatherine10/02/2019
    5 star rating

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    Lucinda W10/02/2019
    5 star rating

    * This was a fantastic experience. I am already recommending it to other people. Savio is so engaging, informative and well, he makes it fun. I loved the use of music... read more

  • Ruth K9/26/2019
    5 star rating

    Unexpected Notting Hill Wow! What a fabulous morning we had learning the history of this are through music and street art. Totally recommend this tour with a difference!!