Portobello Market is the world famous street market and attracts tourist and Londoners alike.
Portobello Market is located in Notting Hill in West London. The market contains several markets in one, where you can experience a mile of hustle, haggle, colour and energy. Since its ancient time,Portobello Market has been a remarkable tourist destination for its unique service and things to buy.Having stretched for around two miles, it is also called Portobello Road. Portobello Market Being famous mainly for antiques, it is a favourite platform for fashion, food, books and music lovers where you find something really unique. If you’re fond of shopping,you will really love this market for seeing people, foods and products from all over the globe. The Market is open every day but Fridays and Saturdays are the special days for the main antique market
when it is totally crammed with vendors.
Portobello Market consists of several scattered markets with over 2000 specialist dealers and a vast crowd of bargain hunters each having its own attractions. Actually, it is a big tourist resort and certainly values the trip, offering you almost everything from fruits to antiques and handcrafted designs.
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This Market is one of the best street markets in the world for its antique section where you will find the rarest and best gifts from the ancient ones. Being the most important point of attracting visitors and people, it has made a glory in the history of the British Empire.
In this section of the market, you will find vintage clothing, local designers and handcrafted accessories with an array of unique and trendsetting pieces on offer and plenty of incognito celebrities scouring clothing racks.
Fruit & Veg. Section
This fruit and vegetable section of the market comes next after the antiques where the locals from miles away come from fresh fruits and green vegetables.
New Good Section
If you are looking for cheap socks, multi-packs of batteries, laundry bags and all kinds of other swag, you can buy here as well. These traders are scattered all around the market from the fruit and vegetable section to and within the second-hand area.
You will find the Second Hand Section at the tail end of Portobello Market, stretched between Cambridge Gardens and Goldbourne Road. In this part of the market, you will find a group of traders waiting in a queue to be allocated a pitch further down the market. In 1999 Portobello Market has chosen the location for very famous British romantic comedy movie called Notting Hill, where Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant played one of the unforgettable movies. This movie still encourages many tourists to visit number 142 Portobello Road the famous blue door flat, where the movie took place.
Portobello Market is about two miles away from Marble Arch and walking distance from Shepherd’s bush Market.
How to get to the Portobello Market?
Apart from using London Taxis, you can use Underground or London Red Buses to get to Portobello Market. Before everything, what you need to do is getting an Oyster Card for using on London Underground and London Red Buses.
Depends on your location you can use the following lines to get to Portobello market. Notting Hill Gate Station on Central line, Circle and District Lines and Ladbroke Grove Station on Hammersmith & City line are the closest underground stations to Portobello Market.
The following bus routes have stop in or near Portobello Market. Bus number 7, 12, 23, 27, 28, 31, 52, 70, 94, 328 and 452. In addition, you can click on the button below and use the Journey Planner to find most suitable transport to Portobello Market.
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