Portobello Road Market
Flea & Street Markets
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08:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
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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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  • Ladbroke Grove • 5 min walk
  • Westbourne Park • 8 min walk
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catkid3
Victoria, Australia42 contributions
Nov 2022
Bedknobs and Broomsticks says it best: "Anything and everything a chap can unload is sold off the barrow in Portobello Road."
The market is MUCH larger than we initially thought, and as we were on a time crunch we didn't get to see all of it, but you could easily spend 3-4 hours exploring; we visited on a Saturday, which is the busiest day of the week and best time to see everything. Some items were overpriced and some stalls were full of rubbish, but that's to be expected at any market. We found some great bargains and came away satisfied.
If you're not a fan of giant crowds, try to get here when the market opens at 9 and start making your way through; the large crowds didn't really start to form until after 10:30-11am. There are a couple of public toilets available that are free to use and various ATMs scattered around, though there were always big queues for these, so only use if desperately needed. There are signs everywhere warning of pickpockets, so make sure you've always got a grip on your bag and keep your phone/wallet away when not needed!
Written 30 November 2022
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Frank S
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Fun to walk around. The food stalls are good, and the colorful houses of Nottinghill are cute. I’d say the Cambon market was more my speed, but this one is still a must. But all the “vintage clothes” from both markets are very over priced. A shirt that would be $1 in an American thrift store is $30 at these markets lol.
Written 19 November 2022
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Padytr
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India172 contributions
Oct 2022
Don't miss a visit to Portobello Road Market when you are in London. Visit it on a Saturday for a lively experience. The street market stretching from one end of the road to the other is packed with street side stalls selling an amazing collection of goods - antique cameras, clothes, antiques, novelties......... Half the length of the street is reserved for food, and I found that the best part of our visit!
Written 13 November 2022
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Anna Haque
3 contributions
Sep 2022
Its very lively, full to the brim with every kind of street food imaginable(a lot of them halal), knick knacks, first hand and second hand clothes, bags etc. and antique shops line the street ..plus its situated in the heart of London.. that too the gorgeous Notting hill residences. Go there on a sunny day ,slightly early to avoid being crushed by crowds.
Written 13 November 2022
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK4,003 contributions
Oct 2022
Never visited before and went on a Saturday. Very long street that was heaving with people. We walked the length of the market but most of it was rubbish so hardly anything decent to buy unless you wanted to trawl through the tat to try and find something decent.
There was plenty of food trucks to try and the Greek wrap we had was delicious, as were the box of cannolis! There was loud music blaring out from some of the stalls - some good, some horrendous, but the atmosphere was really good and it was worth a visit.
Written 9 November 2022
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LisaEstella71
Adelaide, Australia834 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Hubby and I went on a weekday morning and there was just a few junk stalls of cheap clothing that were setting up. Empty streets. I bought a scarf because it was cold. Saw the Notting hill book shop which is now a souvenir shop. I wouldn’t bother unless you are passing through anyway. The nice surrounding neighbourhoods are sweet.
Written 3 November 2022
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Richard T
Lake Macquarie, Australia728 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
The many dozen market stalls are generally excellent as are the pickpockets. We visited one Saturday and the street was, literally, full of visitors. Thousands of them. So many that at times it was necessary to stand still for several seconds before being able to proceed. My wife’s security bag was opened and her purse stolen. She did not notice as , after a few minutes, you get used to being bumped into by others.
Reported to police who stated the market was one of the worst places in London for theft, especially as Christmas approaching and the crowds getting bigger.
This is a shame but it’s a fact… only carry what you can afford to lose. Do not carry valuables in one place and preferably in inner pockets with jacket fully buttoned, if possible.
If this has not happened to us, five stars would apply.
Be prepared for crowds and take very good care. Think about what you must take before going and leave valuables behind.
Written 2 November 2022
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Bluebellknoll000
Edinburgh, UK409 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
A great experience, if you haven’t been before, but not sure if I’d go twice. It is very busy on a Saturday and, while there are some nice stalls, there is also a lot of over-priced tat. The second hand clothes shops that line the market are astoundingly expensive for clothes you could get in a normal charity shop for under £20-30. 345 Portobello Road is a fab vegetarian cafe that’s not on here. That saved the day, because the food was amazing!
Written 25 September 2022
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Ian J
St Ives, UK404 contributions
Sep 2022
I grew up around this area and it's definitely not the place it once was. No longer is there the buzz of local character nor the eager search by visitors looking for the untold bargain. The numerous antique galleries are now half-empty and run down whilst those that are occupied, are focused on ripping-off any gullible tourist with general tat and dodgy, so-called antiques, that can generally be sourced elsewhere at much cheaper prices.
Written 20 September 2022
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Alison W
Mountain Brook, AL43 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
This looked so “ romantic” and cool before I actually took an rented room in this area bc I had heard it had great antiques etc .
No it was a bunch of used clothes mostly ! I spent 1.5 hours every am & pm just taking trains and buses from London ( to see the real sites ) I was exhausted daily - I learned then to only stay in Victoria or Westminster if you’re doing the London sightseeing! You’ll save hours daily and won’t be wasting energy trying to navigate your way places !
Written 18 September 2022
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