Portobello Road Flea Market - London, United Kingdom
The famous Portobello Road antiques and flea market in Notting Hill takes place every Saturday although there are also stalls from Monday to Friday. Running from Chepstow Villas to just under the Westway, it is a colourful, dynamic stretch of London that oozes trendiness and fun. On Saturday, Portobello Road flea market is huge, with over 2,000 stalls, selling everything from books to bric-a-brac, fashion and lace to Limoges porcelain. You will also find fresh produce: fresh fruit and exotic cooking ingredients are also on sale.
Thousands of people mill around, browsing second-hand clothing stalls of this flea market or choosing outlandish material. For those who have the patience to search, there are some fantastic bargains. This flea market is really is the place to shop-and-eat and then shop some more while soaking up the bohemian atmosphere. 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.
And since you are in London, you may also want to pay a visit to the Old Spitalfields Market (one of the most vibrant and diverse places in the whole of London), Camden Passage Flea Market (a selection of market stalls intermingled among antique shops and restaurants), Brick Lane Flea Market (A chaotic, bustling market with second-hand furniture, unusual clothes and curry houses), Greenwich Flea Market (A number of markets offering a variety of hand crafted goods, antiques and food stalls), Bermondsey Market (one of the few markets in London where the majority of items are genuine antiques), or Chatsworth Road Market (a collector’s haven with its own vintage clothing stalls, and high quality antiques).
Where: 65 Portobello Rd, London W11 2QB, UK
When: Monday – Wednesday: 9am – 6pm / Thursday: 9am – 1pm / Friday & Saturday: 9am – 7pm
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