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Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road, London W11 1LU, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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Ranked #32 of 461 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

There's lots to look at and lots to eat! Don't miss the crepes, but save room for fresh fruit, vegetables, and pastries. If you want beautiful earrings, look for Guergana Sabkova's Reflexion Glass booth. If you're in the area on a Saturday, there's great entertainment and "bargains" on Portobello Road!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A very big market (on a street). Dont expect for surprising priced because its a very touristic place, but still, a market, variety of souvenirs and products, dont miss, a lovely 4 hour walk (with a lot of stops).

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing road market on london streets on Saturdays (it closed around 5pm). make sure you have sufficient time i hand as market is quite big. its fascinating to roam around the streets, to look and shop beautiful stuff (make sure to bargain) and eat some amazing road side food. good place to pick up some souvenirs, tops, purses, etc.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What a great experience to wander down through the hubbub of this market. Look out for George Orwell's birthplace if you are into literature. The variety and amount of good for sale is amazing! There is variety in the quality of course, but shop around and you will pick up something you like for sure! All part of the Portobello... More

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were there by 8:30 and it was fascinating to watch the stall-holders get ready and see the whole street change in character as it gets busy. Super speciality stalls, the freshest fruit, different merchandise. Don't forget to take a photo of Hugh Grant's front door from Notting Hill at 280 Westbourne Park Rd just off Portobello Rd.

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Dewsbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A feast for antique hunters,dealers,collectors and bargain seekers.Almost too much to see..if you're looking for something specific,you'll find it here...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

There were many variety of stalls and side shops to browse through. Found many gems, from old maps to trinkets and unique jewelry pieces. A wonderful way to spend a weekend shopping. Recommend to arrive there early when it is less crowded.

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have been coming here for nearly 40 years and the character has changed completely. What used to be a daily fruit and vegetable market with antiques on Saturdays only is now open every day as a tourist trap. A lot of the proper market traders have gone and many of the arcades seem to have been turned into high... More

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Breda, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Since we wasn't able to spend the weekend there in London, we visited this market on a Wednesday. Turned out that there was not much to see. A couple of stands in combination with some fixed stores, that's pretty much it. I hope to visit it again in a weekend. Recommend whoever is planning to visit this market to go... More

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went here cos I thought it might be a nice day out but it wasn't. The weather was good but it took us about an hour to get from south east London to west London. Spitalfields and Dalston are nearer and much better markets. We walked from Ladbroke Grove to Portobello Road. The market was narrow around Ladbroke Grove... More

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