The Portobello Road Market—a six-day street market in Notting Hill, London and is one of the most famous street markets in the world.,
with every kind of antique and collectable, including watches, furniture, jewellery and stamps.
Portobello Road itself can be traced back to 16th century, when it was known as Green’s Lane. In 1740 a nearby farm was built, known as Protobello Farm (named after the Spanish-ruled, now Panamanian, town of Puerto Bello which was captured by Admiral Edward Vernon).
Thousands of people mill around browsing second-hand clothing stalls or choosing outlandish material. For those who have the patience to search, there are some fantastic bargains. This really is the place to shop-and-eat and then shop some more. It is best to go in the morning, by the afternoon you will find yourself getting a little flustered winding your way through the crowds.
How to get to Portobello Market
Taking the tube is probably the easiest and most used way of getting to Portobello Road.
It is best to take the underground to Notting Hill Gate, this is on the Central (red), Circle (yellow) and District (green) line. So can conveniently be reached from any tube station.
When to visit Portobello?
The main day to visit Portobello Road Market is on Saturdays, and to avoid the crowds, visit the Market in the morning.