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Portobello Road Market

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Address: Portobello Road, London W11 1LU, England
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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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Independent London Markets Tour with Private Driver

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It is a very busy market, but it was worth the visit. Lots of really cheap products. Make sure not to go on a hot day. You can also enjoy different snacks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Binyamina, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This market is really nice and has a great atmosphere. It's a very long street with hundreds of stands. The variety of goods sold there is enormous from old and vintage stuff to new things from all around the world. It is very crowded but it's part of the experience. I really recommend visiting this market.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a very busy market, but it was worth the visit. Lots of really cheap products. Make sure not to go on a hot day. You can also enjoy different snacks.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just love this market. all the buyers are friendly , have not ever met one of them not. They sell lots of antics and stuff from their own collection. prices are really good and you can get a good bargain. just negotiate with them. some of the shops (not the people on streets) are expensive and using their location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved the atmosphere here at Portobello market. There are so many vintage finds here: cameras, letterpress, comic books, vinyls, maps, teapots, watches etc. Each antique stalls along the roadside tells a story with their collection. It's really like walking down a memory lane. Do note that it's better to visit on Saturday as the street stalls are only out on... More 

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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting stalls though at tourist prices. Can be extremely busy with movement down the road slow and not much fun. I recommend visiting at the end of the day when it is much quieter and many of the food stalls are selling off food at cut prices.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and my husband visited the Portobello market this year, i have to say this was an amazing experience! we've arrived at the marked around noon and spent the whole day there! Lots of great shops, book stands and old records stands. Very authentic and fun to visit. It is one of those places when you can purchase and old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wandering down Portobello Road is a really nice way to spend a few hours. There is a good busy atmosphere and a range of stalls and shops - some good, some not so good but something for everyone. Make sure you do end to end so you don't miss anything. There is a food area in the middle with a... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled some distance to visit Portobello Market on Saturday. Sorry but I can't agree with posters saying it's good; I can't say we were overwhelming impressed and I so wanted to be! I like markets but this one missed the spot somehow. It's definitely very crowded (no problem with that), and some of the food is interesting but on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A definite must see on a Friday or Saturday. We stayed in Earl's Court & enjoyed a pleasant walk to Notting Hill but got the tube back to Earl's court having walked for hours around the market. We loved the street food and buzzing atmosphere from a wide variety of different stalls - vintage clothes, antiques, fruit, veg, lots of... More 

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Thank you so much for the 5* review! Hope to see you again soon :) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Portobello Road Market is a lot of fun if you want to get out and about where there is a large, fun crowd of happy people. Any cuisine you can think of is somewhere in this market at one of the lovely food stalls, and you will enjoy the atmosphere a lot with good music, nice food and a great... 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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