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Found Along Portobello Road (Photo Essay)

This trip to London was my fourth and I am determined to check out new parts of the city each time I go. This visit we headed to Notting Hill and took a nice long stroll along its famed Portobello Road. On Saturdays the UK's largest antiques market is in full swing but we were just there on a regular weekday when things are a bit quieter. One can find all sorts of things along this vibrant, colourful shopping strip...

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Getting there: The best way to get to Portobello Road is via the underground (tube): Notting Hill Gate or Ladbroke Grove. Alternatively you can catch buses 7, 12, 23, 27, 28, 31, 52, 70, 94, 328 or 452 and ask the driver for the best stop. The full market is only open on Saturdays, so if you're coming for antiques, this is the best time. Otherwise you can visit after 9am until 6pm Monday through Wednesday or until 1pm Thursday.

While in London we stayed at the gorgeous Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge. If you're after a luxurious boutique hotel experience during your stay, be sure to check it out.


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6 years ago

This market is such a treat, and your photos do it justice! I was there just a few months ago, and made a photo essay about it myself!

8 years ago

My kind of place. Another reason to go again. I wish I spend more than a day or two in this city. Everyone seems to love it so much. I’m targeting this area the next time I land here.

8 years ago
Reply to  Sherry

I think you need a week or two in London to see it all properly – we’ve been visiting on short trips for awhile now and I try to pick somewhere new to explore each time.

So quirky and colorful! I would love shopping in this market! 😀

8 years ago

I was so busy taking photos that we didn’t buy anything but cupcakes, haha – but definitely a great place to shop!

8 years ago

Fun photos. I would definitely stop for a cup of mulled wine!

8 years ago
Reply to  Penny Sadler

Cheers, Penny! =)

8 years ago

Oh gosh! This looks like a heck of a lot of fun. I’d love to check out this market someday. 🙂

8 years ago
Reply to  Cheryl

So much fun to explore there! =)

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