Internationally recognized for its role in the film Notting Hill, Portobello Road Market is much less offensive in real life—actually quite charming. Virtually 300 years of existence means that each week brings new goods and curios to be discovered by new visitors and regulars alike.
During the week, the local community gathers for the mix of fruit and vegetable stands, prepared goods and hot food stalls. On Fridays the secondhand market opens, and on Saturday the famous antiques market is held towards the Southern end of Portobello Road, near Notting Hill Gate. Permanent antique shops, grocers, clothing boutiques and butcher shops also line Portobello Road, adding extra options for your shopping pleasure. Here’s where the fashion flaneur get their cop on.