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Portobello Road Market

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Address: Portobello Road, London W11 1LU, England
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Activities: Shopping, Antiquing
Description: Portobello Road is probably the world’s best known market. Though famous...
Portobello Road is probably the world’s best known market. Though famous for antiques, that’s not all there is. It’s a haven for lovers of fashion, food, books and music; anyone who wants to find something unique or loves a bargain. It’s real London with real people, loads of character and treasure and bargains to discover. We hope you’ll visit soon.
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Although the market I suspect is not like its original version (tourism has influenced it) it still has atmosphere. For the discerning collector of antiques this is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went mid morning when it was less crowded. Great food stalls. Not interested in tat - was an ok tourist wander.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Arrived at 10, heaving by 12:30 when we left. Lots of interesting stalls, especially if you like flea market type places and street food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On market days Portobello really comes to life. The crowds make for a very vibrant atmosphere and great interactions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Although the market I suspect is not like its original version (tourism has influenced it) it still has atmosphere. For the discerning collector of antiques this is a legitimate source of objects of desire. For the unwitting novice – you can be parted from your money for valueless tat. Buyer beware. That said take your time, in one small display... More 

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I visited this market the second time I was in London and I'm really sad i didn't go there the first time too. Whole neighborhood is so beautiful, full of colorful houses and all kinds of shop. You can find anything you want, and stop for a perfect cup of tea :)

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cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Its busy. lots of people, great street food and atmosphere well worth a few hours of your time, take cash though as the street traders don't take plastic

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Alzey, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Come early so you can really look at the stalls, later the street will be packed. Prices differ a lot, so check several stalls before buying.

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Melbourne, Australia
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beautiful stroll in a coloured street. Also the market is situated in Notting Hill which is a beautiful area

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Stephenville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Street vendors, street food and the crowds are in ample supply at this amazing market. Very, very crowded on the weekend but totally worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Travelling to nottinghill gate station take a short walk to portobello road market via some wonderful architecture and garden squares. The market itself is vast with an array of stalls and food outlets. Wander down the side of shops and find cafes with great atmosphere. Wandering back to the station look out for the multi coloured flower strewn houses but... More 

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Address: Portobello Road, London W11 1LU, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill

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As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighborhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
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