Portobello Road

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Portobello Road, Notting Hill

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Looking for second-hand junk, sixties fashions and fabulous antiques? Then catch a tube to Portobello Road and peruse the shops and stalls in London’s longest market. You might even spot a famous face!

The street market dates from 1870 when traders gathered to sell their horses. By 1929 it had grown so large that London’s authorities were obliged to grant it a street trading licence.

Portobello Road’s antique market

Portobello Road market gained worldwide fame after World War II when an antiques fair set up stalls near Westbourne Grove. It is reportedly the largest antiques market in the world – with over 1,500 traders on any given day.

There is always a very broad range of goods on display – from cheap and cheerful knick-knacks, to items costing many thousands of pounds.

If you’re looking for fruit and veg, then travel north to Elgin Crescent. Second-hand clothes and off-beat items can be found beyond the Westway.

Jewellery, paintings and ethnic clothing can be found near Notting Hill Gate. But generally speaking, the further north you go, the worse the stalls become.

Here is a list of some of London’s most popular markets:

Popular street markets in London
LocationWaresDays of the week
Brick LaneFlea marketSun
Columbia RoadFlowers, plants and garden equipmentSun
GreenwichAntiques, bric-a-brac, clothes and foodSat–Sun
Northcote RoadFoodThu–Sat
Portobello RoadAntiquesSat
SpitalfieldsOrganic foods, gifts, crafts and clothesAll but Sat
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  • queenie – “Good if you know which bit to go to because a lot of the stuff is really expensive because all the tourists go, and lots of it is aimed at them. But if you keep going north then its more like a normal market, with cheap good quality stuff like clothes and dvds and music. Bit busy though because of all the millions of tourists. I prefer to go to camden.”

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