Notting Hill Gate
Notting Hill Gate was the name of a turnpike (or toll) gate which was placed on the road between London and Oxford. The gate was there to prevent anybody passing without paying. The money was used to maintain the upkeep of the road. The gate was removed in the 19th century, but the name stuck.
Nowadays the name is used for one of the many tube stations. And you again have to pay to pass. Either by buying a ticket or by using your Oyster card. The area is now mostly known for the film Notting Hill (with Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts) and for the August carnaval taking place there.
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