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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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On Saturday morning (around 10 am) my husband and I walked from our hotel, The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London - Hyde Park up to Portobello Road Market. It took us about 12-15... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I would highly recommend to go to the Portobello Market on a Saturday. The street food is impressive and you can find all sort of stores (antiques, food, clothes, tourists stuff, etc).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped here to see Notting Hill landmarks, but very fun and busy marketplace with everything under the sun! Great place to eat, shop, people watch, or catch live music. Definitely fit it in your plans!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What Carnaby Street lost, Portobello Road still has - lots of nice shops and eating places. Stands on the market with lots of different things. Had lunch in the Castle Pub, which is to be recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

On Saturday morning (around 10 am) my husband and I walked from our hotel, The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London - Hyde Park up to Portobello Road Market. It took us about 12-15 minutes through the beautiful residential back roads. I learned later these townhouses started about $1.5 US. The marketplace consisted of small stores, and outside vendors set up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Usually a very busy and buzzy market during the weekends, this road offers all sort of items for sale which is differently sectioned throughout the market, a great place to have a wonder!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Yes it was raining, yes it was a week day, but the quality and numbers of stores has declined in recent years. A lot of the quirky little outlets seem to have gone and been replace by tack. Visited here 3 yrs ago and was disappointed upon our return. I hope it was only due to the rain and again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

If you are able to make it to Portobello Road Market, you will experience a hectic and fun stretch of antique stores and tables hawking a bewildering variety of treasures in a cool and vibrant part of London. We visited on a Saturday and the vibe was great. If you can fit it into your London itinerary, do so.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I don't know what the fuss is about. The Saturday market is just a big professional "flea market". Lots of stalls with arts and crafts, and food too, but nothing special. Nice area though with good restaurants. Very full on a sunny day, with crowds pouring out of the Notting Hill Gate tube station-so come early, best before 10 am.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It is for people who are fit and do not mind crowded places. Market is not overwhelmingly for antiques, as it used to be. However still plenty of "antiques" at the southern end, but the fruit and vegetable part has shrunk even more. Food is mostly to eat there and then. Hardly any kind of food is missing. Most of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Antiques, flea market, clothing, fruit/veg and on and on down the road for probably 8 different categories. Stores in buildings, booths filling the sidewalks, check down alleyways, buskers performing, stay hydrated, cash is best. If you don't see what you want ask the shopkeepers....they may know who does.

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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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