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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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First visit to the market, great atmosphere. Lots of collectors stalls and antiques, quite expensive. Really busy on a Saturday morning. Plenty to eat and drink, fresh flower... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It depends on your taste. Maybe you will love it, or you will get bored. Either way, it is a special market and a beautiful street with colourful houses and overall well worth a visit. You have to go on the weekend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

First visit to the market, great atmosphere. Lots of collectors stalls and antiques, quite expensive. Really busy on a Saturday morning. Plenty to eat and drink, fresh flower stalls, fresh veg and fruit stalls, the strawberries were huge! handmade things, there was everything! well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a great market and shopping area. We started at Notting Hill and then walked down the road. There are many individual unique shops around as well as all the stalls. I personally believe that there is something for everyone and providing the weather is fine it is a good place to go

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to visit on a nice day. Market is great, lots of good food, art and music around. The area is beautiful. Lots of tourists though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Went here on a Saturday although it was crowded we loved the atmosphere and all the various stalls you can find anything here. The neighborhood is beautiful .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

You don't go there to shop. You go there to experience a local market or fair. Portobello Road was closed on the Saturday that we visited. Portobello Street was lined with people selling fruits, pillows, antiques (or not) food stalls etc. Go early and eat lunch in the area as there are restaurants and food stalls (even groceries) for all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

No visit to London wouldn't be complete without a wander down Portobello road market. Has everything you can ever think of down there. Antiques, prints, brickabrac and even street food for a nibble. Gets very very busy on market days as you would expect so allow yourself plenty of time to walk end to end Essential if your a tourist... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Always a treat being able to visit good old portobello road on a saturday, if you are in to nic nac`s,art deco or than antique`s this is your place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I went along to these famous markets and had a lovely afternoon. Browsing and buying from the many stalls and finished off with some street food- I had a burrito and a beer and it was perfect to take a load off and do some people watching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visited here in April 2015. A great atmosphere with a mix of antique and modern. Lots of exciting little shops and stalls. Something for everyone here. Great eatery places and coffee shops. A brilliant place to visit.

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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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