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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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Full of colour and energy - amalgamation of several markets in one

Portobello Road has been a market for a loooong time but became particularly famous for its antiques in the 1950s. Now there are numerous stalls that offer everything from fruit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This market is a riot of different colours, cultures, food, smells, styles, antiques... it is brilliant! I read some of the reviews on here and was disappointed as I would hate to think that some people would avoid visiting this market. Yes, some of the antiques are expensive but they're antiques! It can be very busy but all areas of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So busy! People everywhere, making it difficult to see the stalls. The antiques are very over-priced, and not all genuine 'antiques'. Was very underwhelmed. Didn't have the community market vibe I was expecting. Give it a miss.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Portobello Road has been a market for a loooong time but became particularly famous for its antiques in the 1950s. Now there are numerous stalls that offer everything from fruit and bread to posters, clothes, ceramics and music. It has really nice pubs. I had a great time with my friends in this amazing pub called Portobello Gold (It's got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A visit to Portobello Road is something you must experience if in London, particularly on a Saturday. There are several blocks of food stands - fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, cheese, pastries, ethnic foods of all descriptions. Many more blocks of stalls selling the exotic, the mundane, kitsch, and junk. On Saturdays the true antique shops and stalls open. Some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love it and so my family does whenever we visit London.Definitely a must see!!I love all the vintage stuff they have on Sundays!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Uninteresting, not worth the trip from central London, if that's where you are. The Joe Strummer mural is damaged and covered, which was a bit of a letdown.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Saturday morning getting a 52 bus from near Knightsbridgre Station. Be prepared to walk a lot as the road in question goes on for a long way. It was very busy and you spend a lot of time going at the chosen speed of the person in front of you, but there is a lot to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the whole length of Portobello road and it was an experience in and of itself. Whether you buy anything or not it is an interesting place. I am sure there are things that you can't find here it is hard to think of what they may be. In addition, there are plenty of places to eat and or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The market makes a fun and interesting outing for friends or families. For families with young children, do note that the market can get really crowded so moving around with a pram is possible but not friendly. There are antique, handicraft, touristy shops, food stalls, cafes etc. Plenty to see and do.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I start to get disinterested in Portobello: 20 years ago it was fun and I managed to buy great pieces at bargain prices (silver and Sheffield plate and jewellery) but nowadays everything is expensive and not very interesting! Now if you try to sell Silver pieces, unless they are really collectable, people buy at weight price, but here the price... 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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