Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market, London: Hours, Address, Portobello Road Market Reviews: 4/5

Portobello Road Market
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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TheNextDay
Sydney, Australia399 contributions
Aug 2019
We arrived here late afternoon on a Friday in August and the market was still alive but the crowds had disappeared so it was pleasant to walk around without bumping into numerous tourists. (The Notting Hill Carnival was happening the following day so perhaps this accounted for the lack of a crowd?)
Many of the shops appeared to be on the expensive side but the stalls are where the real bargains are at.
It is certainly more on the antique side but there is enough on offer to interest the browsing visitor. The walk down the road is predominantly downhill and just as you think it's ending more shops and stalls appear.
Plenty of quirky bars and restaurants to pull into if you are feeling the pinch of tiredness.
We had been to Camden Market in the morning but if I were to do it again I would do Portabello Road first. It does take a while to walk from Notting Hill tube station to get to the market. And at the other end Ladbroke Grove station is not a station one would call direct as you have to change a couple of times to get back to major rail stations like Victoria, London Bridge and Kings Cross.
However, this is a London icon that should still be on the pathway for those visiting London.
Written March 11, 2020
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Carlene P
Las Vegas, NV88 contributions
Feb 2020
I really enjoyed my first visit to this market. This market extends for blocks and the booths contain everything from old books to vintage clothes to baked goods. You'll want to allow yourself a couple of hours to explore all the stands. Make sure to stop by the "Travel Book Shop" from the movie Notting Hill! Most sites recommend that you get their early, but I arrived at 9am and a lot of booths hadn't even finished setting up. I'd recommend aiming for 9:30am.
Written February 13, 2020
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oHaus
Montreal, Canada193 contributions
Apr 2021
A labyrinth of surprises and joie de vivre. Notting Hill carnival is one of the few events worthy of hiring a wardrobe designer for . They shut it down last year . They're going to have to work for their prohibition on Notting Hill Carnival this year. It isn't over yet ;)
Written July 6, 2021
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creativestartravel
London, UK1,577 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Good vibes along Portobello Market, the famous street in London most recognised for the movie Nottinghill. Besides that Portobello is really several markets in one, we visited on Saturday afternoon and this place was very busy!

I haven’t been to area for a number of years and known for the Arcades and Stalls selling Antiques, Collectibles and Bric-a-Brac.

Just off the streets of Portobello lies quainter streets of colourful houses and probably most popular to Instagramers. Would recommend a visit if you haven’t been before
Written August 29, 2021
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Vassiliki G
Greece60 contributions
Mar 2020
when in London everybody should experience the long walks ,various tastes and the crowded streets full of life and laughter that Portobello Market offers.
10’ minutes on foot from Bayswater where we were staying.
The whole mood and the atmosphere in this area is like of another era ..shops with antiques,paintings,secondhand clothes, vinyl records from all over the world, international cuisine stalls, fresh fruit and vegetables, excellent pastry shops...all of them superb.
There is a south African man cooking and selling delicious paella, made in front of your eyes. We all enjoyed it a lot !
It’s the place where you can eat, love and enjoy yourself. Don’t miss it.
Written March 19, 2020
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Thanks so much for the five star review :) @visitportobello
Written March 30, 2020
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ziggy_camp
Memphis, TN595 contributions
Jan 2020
Portobello Road was my favorite market in London. It is a mile long booth-market that sold antique rings, clocks, hats, records, and food. I was able to spend an hour at the market, but it was not enough time because of how big the markets is. I would suggest planning to spend the entire morning here.
Written March 17, 2020
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Thanks so much for the five star review :) @visitportobello
Written March 30, 2020
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Neil B
Montreal, Canada169 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Four of us visited the Portobello markets and I was once again blown away with the variety and sheer size of the market. Almost anything one can expect from a market is at Portobello. The Notting Hill Gate UG station provides easy access The the market area. Highly recommend.
Written January 1, 2020
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lisagriggs1
Essex, UK87 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Loved the market. Especially trying bits of food from the street food people it was very vibrant and I loved watching the pasta cheese stall. Loads of bits and bobs to look at and plenty of quirky mess throughout the market.
Written September 5, 2021
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flsarahs
Port Saint Lucie, FL252 contributions
Aug 2019
I was really disappointed and wish we had skipped this. The market has like limited hours for certain areas especially on weekdays and we had the bad luck to visit during carnival so we wanted to visit before the weekend mayhem. This meant we saw nothing interesting. I am not sure if it is different on weekends but basically we walked down a dirty London street with no operational bathrooms for like an hour and saw a bunch of stores selling garbage on the sidewalk. It is also very confusing as far as where the actual touristy market part is. Absolutely do not recommend wasting time here.
Written March 5, 2020
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Sytra Phelen
Montreal, Canada108 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We went there on a Saturday and were quite disappointed. It feels like the movie has ruined the neighborhood, not worth the hype and way overcrowded. It feels like maybe we should let the locals enjoy this place.
Written March 9, 2020
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Portobello Road Market is open:
  • Sun - Thu 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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