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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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Place to find souvenirs, second hand clothing, self made jewelry, antique and lot more. On Saturday just after opening the place was crowded already!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Vantaa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If you are lucky enough to be able to attend this Saturday attraction make sure you have space in your cases to take home something you'll surely buy. Filled with unusual antiques and unusual finds this market is sure to have something for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place to visit - food, music and a wide range of stalls. Make sure you go the full length of the road and see it all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We have never been to such a market on all our travels. the scale and diversity of the things on sale is amazing. we traveled on the tube and the market is just a short walk from the station.Which is a good job, because the walk around the market is an all day job.

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Place to find souvenirs, second hand clothing, self made jewelry, antique and lot more. On Saturday just after opening the place was crowded already!

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

every time im in london this is one market i go you can anything from quirky stuff to antigues collectables unique when it comes to markets saturdays can be busy choice of places to eat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Everything from antiques to modern, music too. And, if you're tired of the street vendors, the stores behind them are also marvelous. It is crowded so you want to go early. Also, make sure to go to the very end for the carts and live music (at the bottom of the hill and under the overpass).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is really a delightful place to visit if you are into shopping at all! a great variety of tiny shops and street vendors where one can shop anything! The people are very friendly and the atmosphere is great! Truly a must if you go to London!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I went here because I heard you could find some unusual gifts and I wasn't disappointed.i picked up a Buddha for £5 and some old postcards for 10. I would really recommend this market to everybody

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If your visiting London this is the place to go. Antiques, souvenirs, gifts, accessories, memorabilia, amazing food, desserts, coffees from the food stalls what else can you ask for

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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Honestly I was expecting something quite commercial and old hat. But I was wrong - the market is just as quirky and interesting as it should be. Still very much independent, a lot of different stuff you can't find elsewhere, hip people and lovely neighborhood and cafe, restaurants to pass by. I real treat! Especially for our teenage children!

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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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