A guide to the Notting Hill Arts Club


Address: 21 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JQ

Located in west London, Notting Hill has always been a haven for artists and musicians due to its association with alternative culture.

The cosmopolitan district attracts droves of tourists each year because of its unique charms and the diversity it has to offer. The Notting Hill Carnival, which draws one million people annually, is an example of the smorgasbord of culture and history that combines music, food and dance to keep people entertained.

Notting Hill itself is one of London’s desirable areas to live, which is a far cry from its reputation in the 1980s, when it was often viewed to be run down and unattractive. These days, it’s home to some of the world’s most famous restaurants, the renowned Portobello Markets, cutting-edge galleries and popular theatres.

On Notting Hill Gate lies one of the London’s most talked about clubs, the Notting Hill Arts Club.

Launched almost a decade ago, this hotspot is a specialist, pioneering music and arts venue that has put itself firmly on the map as an important part of London’s alternative scene.

Art Gallery

The Notting Hill Arts Club has created niche and concept based nights that cater to specific tastes, while appealing to those with a love of music and the obscure. It regular nights include YoYo, Radio 4, Beachclub, Brazilian Love Affair, Lazy Dog, One World Live, Inspiration Information, RoTa and Futuro Flamenco, among others.

It has spent the last nine years cultivating a programme of hip hop, garage/grime, dubstep and bassline-heavy acts and has achieved the perfect musical mix to delight and entertain the crowds of people that swarm to the club almost every night of the week.

All the Notting Hill Arts Club requires from its patrons is to stick to its dress code: wear what you want, but don’t come in a suit and tie.

Opening times and admission

The club’s opening hours depend on what event is on, so anyone heading there would be wise to check the website beforehand or risk missing out on entry. The cost of entry also depends on what tickets are being purchased and for what dates, again this is something that will be stated clearly on the website.

Underground travel options

If you intend to make a night of it and party until the early hours of the morning, the London Underground is probably the best way to and from the Notting Hill Arts Club. The nearest tube stops is Notting Hill Gate (Central, Circle and District lines).

There are also several buses that stop nearby, including the 27, 28, 52, 328, 452, N28 and N31. Check Transport for London’s website to see if catching a bus is the best option for you.

Travelling by car

If you are the designated driver for the evening, you’re in luck, as there are plenty of places to park the car while you party the night away. The closest are:

    • Notting Hill Gate Underground Station (308 feet, one minute on foot)
    • Q-Park Queensway (0.4 miles, eight minutes)
    • Arthur Court Car Park (0.8 miles, 15 minutes)
    • Bayswater Road Car Park (0.8 miles, 16 minutes)