In operation since the 19th century, Portobello Market is one of the most famous in London.
And, definitely, one of the busiest and busiest.
Especially on Saturdays.
A lively and colorful market that has kept its charm intact over the decades.
Above all because it is linked to Notting Hill, one of the districts that has rightfully entered the collective imagination.
It stretches for just under 3 kilometres, starting at the crossroads with Chepstow Road, where there are many valuable antique shops, alternating with stalls selling trinkets and souvenirs.
And, of course, many gastronomic stalls offering fish, fruit and vegetables. You can also enjoy excellent crepes.
Although it is now a purely touristic place, it still offers pleasant starting points, even for a simple walk.
Even just to listen to the numerous street artists who alternate along the narrow streets.
Underground stops at Notting Hill Gate (red line) and Ladbroke Grove (pink line) are just minutes from Portobello. If you are in Kensington Garden, you can walk to Portobello in about 20 minutes from the North Queensway exit. The walk is quite pleasant.
Portobello Market London is open on Fridays and Saturdays from approximately 07:00 to 19:00.
From Monday to Thursday, from 08:00 to 18:00, it takes place in a reduced form without the presence of numerous stalls.
Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Saturday morning is the ideal time to visit Portobello Market.
It is preferable to arrive before 10 because after this time you will find a real crowd (as happened to us!!): even just looking will become a feat!
If you want to buy something really “vintage and London” take a tour of the stalls on the Westway flyover, at the end of Portobello, among records, books, jewellery.
Antiques are one of the reasons for visiting this market.
If you intend to buy your souvenirs in Portobello, keep in mind that the prices here are on average higher. The same souvenirs in Camden cost less than half!