Time Required : 2-3 hours
One of London’s busiest and most colourful places is the Portobello Road Market, located in Notting Hill in the west part of London. The market has 5 different sections- antiques, fashion & clothing, second-hand goods, fruits & vegetables, and household essentials. Different sections are open at different days of the week, with Saturday being the only day with all 5 sections open.
The 940 metre long market has Golborne Road at the northern end and Westbourne Grove at the southern end. Other shops are also open throughout the week, but the main sections are open on different days of the week. The place started off with selling fresh foods and later started dealing with other things such as antiques and collectables, with Saturday eventually becoming the busiest day of the week for selling them, and Friday the second busiest.
Portobello Road Market, being a half-mile long haul, is not only the biggest market for selling antiques in the United Kingdom, but around the world as well. With over 1,000s of stall holders selling stuff dating back to early 20th century, everything from jewellery to watches to furniture is sold here. The best time to visit Portobello Road market is on Saturdays when the place is in full swing, and mornings are a good time to avoid crowds.
|Monday to Wednesday||9 AM – 6 PM|
|Thursday||9 AM – 1 PM|
|Friday & Saturday||9 AM – 7 PM|
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