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The Blue Door (Notting Hill)

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Notting Hill (Dir: Richard Curtis, 1999).

280 Westbourne Park Road, Notting Hill, London, England.

This is the location of William Thacker’s (Hugh Grant’s) famous blue door and for once what lies behind it was grander than what you see on screen (it was actually the screenwriters house - sorry converted abbey.). William’s travel bookshop was based on one at 13 Blenheim Cresent, ’The Travel Bookshop’, but was actually filmed around the corner at 142 Portobello Road which is now an antique shop. 'Coffee Shop', where William gets the coffee (No!) at the beginning of the film - is a coffee shop (No!) on Westbourne Park Road. The park William and Anna break into is Rosemead Gardens, Rosemead Road, W11, but don’t even think about it - the fence is high and spikey.

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We absolutely loved the buzz of the area and market on Saturday 19th March 2011. The door at 280 Westbourne Park Road is now black with the smallest number 280 hand written in white. As fans of the film we still had our photos taken but have to say, that the door is really looking scruffy at the moment. There is also a gift shop on Portobello Road cashing in by calling itself 'The Blue Door' and even has a mini size door hanging at their entrance. We asked the staff if the shop had been used in the actual film and found them to be a little bid rude and quite reluctant to say that it wasn't and also said that the real blue door was in Holland. The last I heard, it had been auctioned and was now down in the South of England. Cornwall if I remember correctly. Maybe someone out there knows of it's final resting place.

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I heard it was in Cornwall as well. But the address is correct. Sold by Richard Curtis after the film. The shop you mention definitely wasn't used.

The blue door in the picture is not William Thacker's flat. That is incorrect. The actual blue door used to be at 280 Westbourne Park Road. It was later removed and auctioned for charity. Now there is a black door instead. Nuria (Notting Hill)

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