The team here at nottinghillgate.co.uk want to wish all residents and local businesses a safe couple of days and hope everything returns to normal soon, as the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council has condemned the attacks in Notting Hill and other parts of the Borough last night.
Youths attacked the police force, residents and local businesses, with shops windows smashed and shoe shop Office on Portobello Road looted as well.
Diners at restaurant The Ledbury, recently named as one of the best restaurants in London by TripAdvisor and has two Michelin Stars, was also attacked, where rioters stole jewellery and credit cards. Staff eventually drove the gang off.
Councillor Sir Merrick Cockell said: "The behaviour seen last night is utterly intolerable. I, like many others, look forward to a day in the not too distant future when the courts send a clear message to these thugs and thieves that the streets belong to us, not them.
He also paid tribute to the Met, saluting "police for their courage."
Despite the lootings, residents and businesses demonstrated their solidarity by cleaning up the streets together this morning using the Twitter hashtag #riotcleanup.
Twitter user and local @emmy_the_great tweeted: "Loads of people just walking around with brooms and binbags etc. Go London."
And presenter Kirstie Allsopp showed her support of local businesses by dining out in Bayswater tonight.
We all hope you have safe and normal evening in Notting Hill.