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Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road, London W11 1LU, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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Ranked #21 of 437 shopping in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

An open air market that is always crowded with tourists from all over the world. You can find antiques and collectibles, very good street food, second-hand clothes and shoes, cosmetics, etc. It´s definitely a fun place to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I don't know if it's the world economy or changing tastes but it seems that the road is packed full of tourists who have no interest in antiques or rare and interesting things. The antique dealers are at their wits end, many businesses are going bust to make way for cheap new rubbish sellers. There are hoards of people,but just... More

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

I have been a fan and regular visitor to Portobello Market for 30 years.It is more than antiques and collectibles with food, fashion and lifestyle outlets.A real open air market that is really crowded with tourists from all over the world.Lots of unique goods for sale.The stall operators are friendly and knowledgeable and ever willing to describe their wares. For... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Everybody knows it and yes it gets crowded but it´s still fun and you can buy interesting things fro touristy (what we all are ;-) phone-cases from china to real antique...

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Staten Island, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Had teh best Bruscetta at this market. Enjoyed the afternoon walking around this quaint neighborhood.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This place is really busy. A lot of second hand stalls and a few really good eating places. Definitely worth a visit if in London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We visited Portabello last weekend as my girlfriend was after some jewellery. I really enjoyed the walk to get there from the Underground, passing all the colourful terraced houses. The market itself is a real mixed bag, I was surprised at how much tat there was. There's also some fantastic stalls if you look hard enough. Worth a visit, it... More

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West Chester, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I am surprised how bad this area is. The outdoor stalls are filled with fake merchandise and imported crappy Asian jewelry. A dealer became very ugly with me when I asked if his fake Bakelite jewelry was old. Hint: new shiny hinges, several same pieces in different colors. They didn't need the Simachrone test either for authenticity. There were some... More

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gosport
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A very enjoyable afternoon spent looking at the stalls in the market and the shops a wide range of products on sale Towards the top end of the road there is the portobello gin ship and bar well worth a visit for a sit down and a cocktail I can recommend the Guinness punch, for some unknown reason the wife... More

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MALTA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I must have been to London about 15 times before but I must confess that this was my first ever visit to Portobello Road Market. The only London market I had ever visited prior to this was Petticoat Lane many years ago. I stopped at Notting Hill gate underground - it was a Saturday morning around 9am by the way... More

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