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Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road, London W11 1LU, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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Ranked #29 of 453 shopping in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping, Antiquing
Traveler Description: Portobello Road itself plays host to one of London 's largest and most interesting street markets, which really springs into life on a Friday and... more »
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Uppsala, Sweden
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Portoblello is a must-see for the London traveller. Just strolling the area and looking at things is enough, and if you are interested in crafts, arts, clothing or hte normal souvenirs, it does not let you down either.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This has just become our favourite way to spend a summer's afternoon in London! It has all you want - vintage stores, trendy vibe, pubs, cafes and more. You can find bargains too! There is plenty to do, so take a stroll down Portobello Road and be prepared to walk away with some great finds :)

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Geelong, AUSTRALIA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Got there early.... That is the key!! By the time it was 12.30/1.00pm.... It was shoulder to shoulder hustle and bustle.... Loved the food available.... Shops behind the stalls... Don't forget! Was overall a great experience, my wife and I loved it..... 3-4 hours was enough to see and do the lot.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This indeed is the best open air market on the planet. A visitor can practically find anything and everything under the sun. From Antiques to zebra skins, name it and it is there. We became hungry just by seeing the sea of food, spread across this enormous place. We indulged in the best fried cod fillets and chips we have... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Start early on because the stalls all close in the early afternoon, between 3 and 4 p.m. Wonderful antiques and vintage clothes and artifacts. It's very crowded but well worth the trouble.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere, loved it all. Nice vegan eaterie at the end. Bought fresh truffles and mushrooms, clothes. Buskers livened it all up too. Loads to see, we didn't see half of it, had mushroomed everywhere since I came on a weekday.

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New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

One 2 mile long flea market crowded with people and not much of anything worth seeing or buying. Don't waste a Saturday or any other day in London for that matter.

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perth wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

wear your walking shoes as it's a long walk from one end to the other. an interesting day out with plenty to look at. lots of choices for food and drink

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Several years ago, a good friend introduced me to Portobello Market. He's in the antique trade and has been finding Victorian and Georgian items there for over ten years, e.g. inkwells, tipstaffs, pens, arms, etc. While I am more of a collector, I have made this a recurring destination for all my trips. Pros: huge variety of products (everything from... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

There are stacks of food choices which is great. Stalls are just like any other markets though and you have to deal with a bizillion people!

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