On my recent trip to London I visited a place that I should have a long time ago. It’s located at 280 Westbourne Park Road in Notting Hill. The location I’m writing about has been made popular by appearing in the movie Notting Hill, Hugh Grant’s highest grossing movie.

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In Notting Hill Hugh was a bookshop owner whose life changed when he met the most famous film star in the world (Julia Roberts). Hugh lived in a house with blue door in Notting Hill.

Famous blue door from the movie Notting Hill (1999, Universal, screen capture)


The house became hugely popular, but according to website Movie Locations the owners didn’t like the attention that came from having their home featured in a high-grossing movie and painted the door black.

Blue door in Notting Hill (photo by Erik R.)


However, in 2013 the doors are in the blue color again. On a gloomy Saturday morning in May 2013 there were a handful of tourists that found the door and took a picture of them in front of the entrance. After 14 years the famous blue door still attracts tourists from all over the world.

A classic example of set-jetting.


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