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Notting Hill fans have been left fuming over the graffitied state of the famous blue door from the hit 1999 film.
Thousands of tourists make the trip each year to see the iconic door in London which featured in the film starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.
But locals say it has regularly been the subject of vandalism with tags scrawled across it - ruining the picture for visitors.
Dozens of moaning comments have been left on Google Reviews, where the site has been given a score of 3.6 out of 5 thanks to its sorry appearance.
One visitor wrote: 'William Thacker needs to take more pride in his house.'
Six months ago visitor Jonathan Lau posted an image of the famous portal covered in graffiti, saying it 'has seen some better days.'
Thousands visit the iconic door each year which appears in the film starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts
Locals say it has regularly been the subject of vandalism with tags scrawled across it - ruining the picture for visitors
Its most famous appearance was perhaps when William's hapless flatmate Spike - played by Rhys Ifans - appeared to paparazzi waiting outside it in his pants
Hugh Grant is seen filming at the blue door in London made famous in the film Notting Hill
'It is now heavily graffitied,' he added. 'Obviously the hooligans responsible aren't fans of the movie.'
Valentino Odasso said: 'It should be restored and bring back the conditions for a proper door.
'If you're thinking to come only for the door, not worth it.'
Adriana Couto said those visiting the door would find it a 'disappointment', adding: 'It is possibly the dullest house on the street, now bearing the stamp of some brand that uses it for free advertising.
'I saw more people taking photos next door than in the 'official' one.'
Others described the vandalism as 'heartbreaking.'
Hannah Lightfoot said: 'I know it's just a door but as someone who loves the film, it was heartbreaking to see the graffiti. It's not hard to repaint it. Wish I saw these reviews before I went there.'
Emerson Loureiro added: 'The door is badly kept and has graffiti all over.'
A still from the 1999 film Notting Hill showing the famous blue door
A visitor pictured next to the door which has been grafitied
White paint is seen on the door - the picture shows one fan looking up at the well-known site
Hugh Grant stood at the famous blue door of his character William Thacker's flat
Another, named John, said: 'It's a bit shocking how badly taken care of this door is,' while Noémi Elizabeth added: 'Not very special as the door is not well maintained with lots of graffiti and very different to film.'