Portobello Road Market Updated: 2 months ago

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Portobello Road is in the picturesque Notting Hill, with colourful Victorian and Edwardian houses lining the street. It is renowned for its vibrant market, unique antique shops, and colourful history, making it a must-visit destination for tourists.

Portobello Road Market is one of the world’s most famous street markets, known especially for its antiques. The market is open daily, while specific markets have their own opening times. The street comes alive with vendors selling everything from vintage clothes and rare finds to handmade jewellery and unique souvenirs. The market is segmented into different sections, including antiques, food, new goods, and second-hand goods, ensuring there’s something for everyone. The markets have specific opening times; for example, the popular Antiques Arcade is open only on Saturdays. Saturday is the most popular day at the markets with all the areas open, and you should expect the streets to be full of people looking for great finds. Friday is the second busiest day, with several additional areas with markets open.

Portobello Road has shops offering a mix of antiques, collectables and vintage items. You might find unique pieces for your collection or nice memorabilia for your trip.

Some of the categories of products sold on the markets are:

  • antiques
  • fashion
  • vintage clothing
  • accessories
  • collectables
  • many types of small items
  • food

In addition to finding things to buy, the area also has plenty of restaurants and cafes where you can stop and enjoy the visit. Portobello Road also has many food stalls offering a variety of foods from around the world.

Portobello Road is a popular place for photography with its colourful houses, and there are many pictures on social media. However, remember to respect the privacy of the people living in the houses when taking pictures.

Getting there

Portobello Road starts ten minutes walking distance away from Notting Hill Gate (Central, District, Circle) underground station and continues for a few kilometres. It is a good place to start if you want to visit the whole street from one end to the other. Going straight to the markets, the nearest station is Ladbroke Grove (Circle, Hammersmith & City).

Nearby

Portobello Road is in Notting Hill so you should consider visiting the surrounding area too.

Nearest Stations

Ladbroke Grove - 5 min

Hammersmith & City Circle London Underground Zone: 2

Westbourne Park - 9 min

Hammersmith & City Circle London Underground Zone: 2

Latimer Road - 12 min

Hammersmith & City Circle London Underground Zone: 2

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