Portobello Antiques Market
Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill is one of the most famous street markets in the world. The Saturday antiques market is the most popular but there is a street market six days a week. Portobello Road itself is a long, narrow street which stretches over two miles.
Portobello Road is lined with well-established shops and is not the average 'High Street' as most are independent stores. There has been a market on this street since around 1870. As well as the antique stalls there are a whole host of arcades, galleries, shops and cafes.
At the top of Portobello Road, nearest to Notting Hill tube station, is the antiques market. Walk down past the wonderful Mews houses till you reach where Chepstow Villas crosses Portobello Road. This is the start of the antiques section. It carries on down Portobello Road for about half a mile to Elgin Crescent. This may not seem far but it can take ages to walk with the Saturday crowds. And with hundreds of market stalls, shops and arcades to see you could spend a fair few hours here alone. There are also cafes and restaurants so do stop and enjoy your day. Expect to see a variety of antiques and collectables from all around the world and dating from Roman times to the 1960s.