The Notting Hill Hotel remains a prominent landmark, being established in 1891; it is frequented by nearby university students and locals of Notting Hill.
The heart of the suburb is the residential estate. The community here has been renewed in recent years by the arrival of many young families and students. A comparison of the 2001 and 2006 Census returns for Notting Hill shows a rapid increase in the young adult population, and an increasingly diverse population in ethnic terms.
Residents have been brought together as a community by their collective opposition to the closure of all of the educational facilities in and around the estate: the Rusden campus in 2002, followed by the kindergarten in 2004, and then both state schools in 2005 and 2006.