After visting Hyde Park, we went on a old double decker to see Bayswater, Paddington, Kensington and Notting Hill from above. It was very nice because there was many trees along some of the streets and the houses and the stores looked very good. These districts are situated west of London's city center and northwest of Hyde Park.
This is the district is situated right north of Hyde Park and Bayswater, famous for its Paddington Station. This part of London reminded me of the outskirts of some large American city. I think this part was both nice and interesting, because it shows the common day life of London, a bit away from the tourist attractions.
Notting Hill became famous when the movie with the same name (starring Julia Roberts and Huge Grant) got famous. But when we was there, we hadn't seen it yet (but now we have), so we didn't know that we sat right outside the same gate to Holland Park as the actors in the movie when we were there. We missed Portobello Road and Notting Hill's famous market, but we captured the great atmosphere and looked on the typical expensiveNotting Hill townhouses.