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Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road, London W11 1LU, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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Ranked #25 of 448 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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Louisville, KY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of the largest flea market/festival market events I have ever been to. It takes place on Saturdays. You can find better bargains there than at some of the stores and tourists traps in London if you look hard enough. Go early before the crowds overrun the place. Great for people watching and doing something different rather than... More

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Cork, Ireland, Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you happen to be in London during the weekend go here! The market is so much fun, full of everything you can imagine. It is very busy so do try and get there early and try to get out before it gets to packed. But definitely go and see what treasure you can find.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was a great Sunday afternoon treat and if you have half a day to spare and need to step off the tourist attraction grid then this is for you. Its still crowded, but allow yourself to immerse your mind in the interesting mix of shops, stalls, and quaint houses in this area. Just for pure enjoyment...do it. Easy to... More

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Pasadena
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I happened upon this gallery and almost didn't go in but I'm so very happy that I did. The owner, Mr. Ron Best just happened to be in and he's absolutely the best. He have me a personal tour if his gallery and showed me some of his favorite pieces. His a hint - if you want a guided tour... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the Portobello market more than the Borough market - it has a fantastic range of things from food to fresh produce to clothing to antique cameras, silverware, and everything you can imagine really. There are also a couple of really cool shops that you should definitely check out like the Nottinghill Bookshop. Recommend going on a saturday to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was so much bigger than I imagined in my head. Everything you could want, everything you didn't know you wanted...lots of tasty food and drinks. It was phenomenal!!! You have to visit while in London!

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

A great way to spend a few hours searching through stalls of old and antique items. The street gets busy by 12 so worth getting there at 10.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After watching 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' when I was very young I have always wanted to visit Portobello Road, and at long last I have been there! (3rd trip to London, first to Portobello Road) Portobello Road consists of an open street market with stores lining both sides of the road (on which cars DO pass by). I was there on... More

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you love antiques, unique finds, walking historic streets and farmers markets - then this is the perfect place to visit. The market starts at 8am and vendors start packing up around 5pm. You can find fresh food from local farms, jewelry, clothes, an art exhibit, street performers, and so much more. And if that's not enough it's a marvelous... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I visited here on Saturday afternoon on a bright sunny day. It was rammed!! This place is vast. I mean it's seriously huge. Several streets of shops and then some more streets with covered stalls. This seems the place to be if you want to buy vintage clothing, quirky jewellery, nics nacs and bric-à-brac! There are street food vendors. There... More

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