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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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great market

Is near Notting hill gate station. I love the quiet street and beautiful tress and flower in spring! Interesting spread of little stores with antiques and food. Charge your camera... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Is near Notting hill gate station. I love the quiet street and beautiful tress and flower in spring! Interesting spread of little stores with antiques and food. Charge your camera and bring extra cash!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you are an antiques freak, this ia a must-see when you are in London. They close Portobello Road to traffic and antiques stalls are set up on the sidewalks. It is very crowded, so get there early. All sorts of stuff is available from designer costume jewelry to antique cameras. And prices are reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun and interesting to explore, but it definitely had the air of a place that was no longer the latest, coolest thing. It seemed fairly quiet when I went but that made it all the more fun to explore the mess of things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As I get older I am revisitng more and more places that I have been to before I visited Portobello recently with my teenage son as I wanted to show him all the old flea market type shops..most of them were gone and the whole of the secondhand part of the market at the bottom end was non existent.. what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

My last review on these markets was one of a little disappointment. However this time around I had a completely different experience and really enjoyed it. You must get there really early to beat the crowds and the best stalls are in the little arcades. My mother and I were glad to get out of there because the crowds are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

There is something for everyone at this vibrant Saturday market starting with antiques through to a fabulous selection of street cuisine and street cafes to watch the crowds go by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

On a weekend get out of Notting hill gate station and the crowds will automatically take you to the market that's only 10 minutes away. Portobello is a flea, antique and a weekend market that has something to offer for everyone. The antiques and goods from a different age are all over the place. Just to give you an idea,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Saturday is market day, and our experience started at Notting Hill Gate Station, which is a convenient jumping-off point if you are coming from central London (Circle and Central Line). From the station, just follow the crowd. Portobello Road proper is perhaps a 10 minute walk from the station, but market-esque shops begin to appear on the approaches; many selling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Be sure to take cash. It can get packed but there's plenty of antiques, as well as good food. Went with my wife. She had a blast shopping around. There's some cool stuff but not a whole lot for me besides taking it all in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I had not visited Portobello Market for at least 20 years, even though I had lived in London. It was a lot of fun, although half of Italy and Spain were also present. The stalls have many curiosities, the shops are cool to enter and for sure one will find something to buy. There are also some nice little restaurants... More 

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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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