The Establishing Shot: Notting Hill Film Location

Friday, September 11, 2009 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Notting Hill Film LocationBeing obsessed with film, everything film related especially the more tactile aspects of filmmaking - I have loads of film related trivia to offer that will be of interest. One of my low maintenance hopefully high interest ideas is Friday Film Location. Every Friday I am going to put the spotlight on a location used in a film.

For the premiere Friday Film Location post I'm playing it slightly low key and bringing you a much loved local London location. This location has many, many fans and seems particulary popular with Japanese fans, or so my Flickr stats tell me.

Notting Hill Film LocationCan the most famous film star in the world fall for just an ordinary guy?

Notting Hill is a classic; boy meets vey famous girl and romance kind of follows. It's probably one of the most liked romantic films of the 90s. Notting Hill is the highest grossing British film yet released.

One of the characters in the film is Will's house at 280 Westbourne Park Rd which plays a pivotal role in Will & Anna's relationship. Many recognise the Blue Door as the entrace to Will's house. As seen in the scene where Spike is papped outside the door in his underwear.

The house behind the door is actually not used in the film and the house we see on screen is writer Richard Curtis's home.

The door has subsequently been sold to deter fans (and others) from mobbing or damaging it. The new door has been painted black and the entrance is no longer blue but cream.

Notting Hill Film LocationNotting Hill Film Location

280 Westbourne Park Rd, London, W11

Notting Hill Film Location
Director: Roger Michell
Writer: Richard Curtis
Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans, Dylan Moran