Portobello Road Market
Type: Antique Shops, Markets, Shopping Districts
Three times a week, Portobello Road becomes packed with market traders selling everything from 19th century silver candelabras to retro seventies platforms, or first edition Charles Dickens tomes to... Read More
Three times a week, Portobello Road becomes packed with market traders selling everything from 19th century silver candelabras to retro seventies platforms, or first edition Charles Dickens tomes to cheaply made logo tees. Starting at the intersection with Chepstow Villas, the world famous and historic market runs for over a mile right up to Golborne Road. The more southern section has higher quality antiques and is home to the antiques covered arcade while the further north you go, the less expensive. Under the Westway you'll find the greatest concentration of vintage fashion, and beyond that a number of bric-a-brac street sellers, which often harbour great finds. The full market runs on Friday, Saturday and Wednesday, the latter being the quietest day to explore.
- Best Shopping: "If there's too much to digest, try the quieter antiques market on the pretty shopping street of Golborne Road."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: With fruit stalls here since the 1800s, by the forties it specialised in antiques, and is now the largest antiques market in the world.
- Kensington's Best Shopping: "Portobello road is a shopping mecca in London, everything from vintage and antiques, food to current fashions."
- Best for Kensington's Best Shopping Because: Portobello and Kensington markets are great places to spend hours browsing and take home something fun and original.