Here is the main reason why I chose to live in Notting Hill during my weekend in London in May – The Portobello Road Market!
The Portobello Road was only a 5 minutes walk from where I was living and it starts at Golborne Road and ends at Westbourne Grove, 940 m long…and the market is filled up with EVERYTHING you can imagine…
The Portobello Road Market in London is claimed to be the World’s Largest Antiques Market.…but so is the fleamarket (Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt ) in Paris and even though I’ve been to both of them I can’t say which one is bigger but I love both of them :-)
The market is open every Saturday and that is also the day when it’s supercrowded..as you can see in my photos. The shops are open everyday.
The Portobello Road Market is divided into following sectors: New Goods, Golborne Market, Flea Market, New Goods, Fruit & Veg, New Goods and Antiques. And there is a sign in each sector telling you where you are ;-)
Here is a link to a great site about the Portobello Road Market where you can find more information about the market, the antiques dealers and the shops – Portobello Antiques Dealers Association.