JBJ Studio is located in the middle of Portobello Road, London. Famed for its vibrancy, culture and a daily market, you can be sure that there's always something exciting going on. Whether you want to take in the colourful sights of Notting Hill or stroll through Kensington Park, during your stay you'll find no shortages of things to take up your downtime.
A walk ok Portobello Road will place you straight into the sets of London's biggest movies. The famous Blue door in the film Notting Hill (Hugh Grants house), Alice antiques shop (Paddington) and the idyllic Lukes Mews (Love Actually) are all just a stones throw from our studio.
Notting Hill has over 300 restaurants and most of which are seriously good. One day you'll find yourself eating the best jerk chicken from an unassuming grubby shack and the next an incredible vegan cuisine from a high end restaurant. Put simply, bad restaurants don't survive here.
For those looking to sink into a proper English pint of beer won't have to go far. We're surrounded by proper pubs and have 2 within 20 metres of the studio.
Vinyl and music collectors will have hours to kill at one of the many music / record shops dotted around Notting Hill.
A short walk to Ladbroke Grove underground station
Will have you in Leicester Square in 20 mins.
Portobello Road Market is the world's largest antiques market, literally on the doorstep of our studio! On Saturdays, the busiest day, the market has over 1000 vendors each selling something different. You're bound to find something that interests you, including one of the incredible food stalls, selling food from almost every culture you can think of, arguably the best street food in London. Also a firm favourite of ours is the vintage area, where you can pick up an array of oddities from retro cameras to clothing once worn by Freddie Mercury.
A real piece of British film history. Famed as Hugh Grants front door in "Notting Hill", the blue door has become a popular tourist attraction which from all corners of the world come and see. The back of the door and what lies behind it can even be seen from the balcony of our studio. A photo outside this door and a walk up to the Notting Hill bookshop will slot you firmly into most Richard Curtis films.
Rough trade is possibily the most iconic record shop in London and if you're not careful you can literally spend days gazing through some of the most obscure limited editions of your favourite albums. The owners will gladly let you play things in store so you can check them out before purchasing! Bring your wallet!
First used as a hunting ground for King Henry VIII in 1536, Hyde Park now is a 350 acre green wonderland home to world class concerts, beautiful scenery and even some exotic wildlife! Whether you're looking for a quiet place to relax or a great show from the worlds best musicians, Hyde Park has you covered. The park is less than 2 miles from the studio and is a great place to enjoy the sun after a long day.
The Electric is a French-style American Diner with a great bar and plenty of comfy booths, as well as being next door to the Electric Cinema, one of the oldest, operating film theatres in Britain. If big, extravagant sofas, and lavish decor are your thing then a dinner and film at The Electric are a must!
Trailer Happiness is an award winning cocktail bar on Portobello Road serving the finest classic and original cocktails with a Tiki twist since 2003. The underground, dim lit atmosphere of this unique cocktail bar provides and excellent place to unwind after a busy day, or celebrate at the end of a project!
A famous traditional British pub, full of friendliness and cheer. The Cow is an essential destination to visit after a long day in the studio. Prime pub fare, with Northern European influences through their dishes. The Cow's specialities are meats, seafood and oysters. We rarely leave without making a great new friend or sharing pints with a Hollywood A-lister. Crakin' pint of lager!
The Pizza lovers dream. Cinquecento has been voted London's best pizza twice in a row. All pizzas are completely fresh, and are cooked in their woodfired oven. They're our immediate neighbours and offer clients from the studio a very favourable experience. If requested, you can utilise their private upstairs area or crack on with the locals downstairs. They also make some amzing cocktails. It really is a slice of Italy on our doorsep.