James Bond’s flat from Spectre is situated in Notting Hill, 1 Stanley Gardens. It’s an easy enough location to find if you follow the sat nav, 5 minute walk from Notting Hill Tube.
I asked the girl’s who entered the building if they get people there like me taking pictures and they said ‘we get a fair few’.
For some reason I was without my rambunctious cavalier attitude that got me into the James Bond location in Bilbao. Although similar to that film they didn’t film any of the interiors of James Bond’s flat in Stanley Garden’s, but in Pinewood.
How much is James Bond’s Flat in Notting Hill Worth?
I can tell you with a tiny finger in the corner of my mouth, £1,000,000. There is a one bedroom flat currently for sale at the bottom of the street by St Peter’s Church.
James Bond has a rather nice flat by all accounts.
The prices in Notting Hill have spiralled since the gentrification that started in the late sixties.
According to the Movie Locations site:
‘During the Fifties, Notting Hill in West London was bedsit-land – cheap, rundown accommodation for immigrants mainly from the West Indies, and became the site of notorious race riots when locals clashed with racist Teddy Boys.’
The prices have also escalated since the film Notting Hill. I have included some images from that movie at the bottom of the blog.
Notting Hill is a fun place to visit and a great way to kill a weekend in London.
The vintage and antique market stalls are out mainly on Saturday.
I ventured into a book shop down Notting Hill. There was a sign on the desk that says:
“This is not the book shop that was featured in the rubbish film, NOTTING HILL, so don’t even ask”.
It seems that people are keen to divorce themselves from the film. Maybe they’re just tired of the constant questions.
However, they can’t begrudge the drive in commercialism the film has brought to the area of Portobello Road. It’s jam packed with people on a Saturday.
A real energy. Great for shopping for vinyl, although not as cheap as the Brick Lane Vintage market.
If you’re looking for places to eat on Portobello Road then try Lisa’s Kitchen. Although if you like a little heft in your sausage, don’t order the sausage. Those Scandinavians apply minimalism to all areas.
Joe & the Juice is decent enough for a coffee stop, right opposite is Rough Trade for more vinyl shopping.
Apparently Hugh Grant himself was in Joe & the Juice just a day before, again they can’t shake the stereotype that easily.
You can also see plenty of vintage cars dotted about around the affluent areas of Notting Hill. I’m not much of a car guy but I do love the classic cars.
There are some walls of graffiti, but again not in abundance like Brick Lane. But generally Notting Hill is cleaner and more upmarket than Brick Lane. This is reflected in the house prices.
What are the people like in Notting Hill?
The people are friendly and will stop and talk to you. I caught this couple pulling their dog on the cart and they chatted to us for a bit. The poor dog is blind but she was clearly enjoying being outside.
I also stopped and talked at length to a market vendor that was selling 1st edition James Bond novels starting from £250. Very cordial and approachable people.
The Notting Hill film locations
I’d say you should really check out the Movie Locations website for more information on these. Very interesting facts about the door being auctioned off and how the Travel Book shop sign has been created for tourists.
That’s about all I have for this article on James Bond’s flat. If Bond locations are your thing then I’ve also started a James Bond Pinterest page for you. (Click on image). Don’t call me a hero.