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Notting Hill Mayfest in Ladbroke Grove, London W11

With plenty of green spaces, classy wining, dining and retail opportunities and superb family focused annual events like the Notting Hill Mayfest, it is little wonder that luxury properties in Ladbroke Grove are snapped up as soon as they come onto the market.

Held in May, the month long Notting Hill Mayfest is a spectacular multi-faceted Arts festival which offers its visitors a heady mix of cultural events, children’s activities, fascinating lectures, concerts and tours of the area around Lansdowne Crescent.

Run by volunteers, this eagerly anticipated festival draws huge crowds and has something for everyone. Since the programme changes annually, locals advise that you check the website well in advance and purchase your tickets (if required).

One of the events - the Mayfair, a traditional village fair held in the grounds of the 19th century St. John’s church - is a regular fixture every year. Packed with entertainment options for the entire family, the fair is well worth visiting.

Come early to beat the queues at the fascinating bric-a-brac, vintage jewellery and other stalls. When you have finished shopping, order a Pimm’s and watch the local children Maypole dancing.

If you are bringing the children, dress them in a quirky or creative costume so that they can take part in the Fancy Dress Parade. There is also a dog show, so you can bring along your dog too. Spend some time playing traditional games like Tombola and wind down over a traditional cream tea before heading homeward.

Opening times: Check the programme on the website for information on the dates and timings of the events you wish to attend.

http://www.nottinghillmayfest.org.uk/

Getting there: The nearest tube station to St. John’s church grounds, host to several of the Mayfest events and the Mayfair is Holland Park Tube station, which is approximately five minutes away.

Also close at hand (less than ten minutes away) is Notting Hill Gate Tube station and Ladbroke Grove Tube station.

For information on property for sale or to rent near Lansdowne Crescent in Ladbroke Grove, please contact CityWest Residential, leading estate agents in Westminster.

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