Portobello Street Market in Notting Hill, the largest collection of antiques in the world

By Renato
Portobello Market, Notting Hill
Portobello Road Londres - Londres (Inglaterra) (W11 1AN)
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7727 7684
Opening Times:
Mo, We - 9:00 - 18:00
Th - 09:00 - 13:00
Fi, Sa - 09:00 - 19:00
Portobello Market, Notting Hill

Portobello Market has been a street market since the 19th century and is considered to be the largest antique market in the world, with more than 1,000 dealers selling all types of antiques and collectibles.

It probably contains the most extensive selection of antiques the sale in the world. The Market became famous for its antiques in the 1950s. Now there are numerous stalls offering everything from fruit and bread to posters, clothes, ceramics and music.

The market runs every day, with a smaller market Monday through Thursday and full on Friday and Saturday on Sunday, only stores open ( all information on days and times ). It is an exciting day in London for the whole family, very close to Notting Hill Gate and Westbourne Park tube station.

We start our tour around the Portobello Market by the northernmost part of the market in the Spanish Restaurant “La Bodega”, the restaurant has a large front garden, where several street artists perform all the time. We were lucky enough to watch a Contortionist street artist with incredible body skills. The Restaurant is great for eating some tapas (only £ 3.50) accompanied by a wine or a coffee.

If you prefer an Italian restaurant, we suggest the Portobelo Garden Arcade. We did not eat at this restaurant, but we love the architecture and the very colorful decor.

Much Object and old to buy, see and admire

Down the main street from the market to Portobello Road, still in the north (Portobello Green) we began to find the most varieties of antiques collection. They are vintage clothes and accessories, collectibles, little old objects and lots of history to be appreciated. [Photogrid ids = “1640,1639,1638,1637,1636,1635” captions = “yes” columns = “four” fullwidth = “yes” ]

Vintage and Contemporary Clothing and Accessories

Going down the Portobelo Road region, several tents spread around the streets selling different clothes with their own styles.
Some very old clothes, others new but with classic style and some stores also have contemporary and modern props.

Accessories, necklaces, bracelets, handbags and shoes can be found of various types and times and prices. A number of charity shops are also in the area, and in many cases, they have better prices. [Photogrid ids = “1508,1657,1506,1647,1648,1649,1512” captions = “yes” columns = “four” fullwidth = “yes”]

Portobello Market also has food

In the region between Elgin Crescent and Talbot Road the Portobello road looks like a traditional English market. The tents offer a lot of good food (from all over the world) as well as fruits and vegetables. You’ll also find some bread stalls, cakes, fishmongers and cheese stalls. Friday and Saturday – along with the above items, baked goods, oils, olives, gourmet cheeses, meats, seafood and other specialty items. [Photogrid ids = “1659,1658,1656,1655” captions = “yes” columns = four “fullwidth =” yes “]

Market Open hours

Saturday – main day

Complete street market (same as Friday) with addition to antique games and arcades, antique shops between Portobello Road and Kensington Park Road in the Portobello Green region – more modern fashion and less vintage than Friday.

Friday–  second main day

Lots of antiques in objects, plaques, clocks and pieces for the home, plus contemporary fashion, accessories, household items, vintage clothing and accessories, collectibles, small objects, furniture and food from around the world.

Monday to Wednesday

The Market is more about to Fruits and vegetables, household items, some clothing stalls, occasional stalls of vintage clothing and small objects and hot food

ThursdayThe Market works part time, with most stores closing at around 1pm

SundayPractically no shops on the street, but the shops in the area are usually open.

Portobello Market in Cinemas

You can feel the taste ans views of being in the Portobello Market and live part of this experience by watching movies that use the Market as scenery.

 Nothing Hill

Nothing Hill One of the most popular and famous films that use the colors and beauties of the market is the well-known “Notting Hill, 1999” with Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. With a soundtrack from Bill Withers, “Is not No Sunshine” “Will” Thacker (Hugh Grant) walks the market streets in snow and shows the richness of the local features.


the bear in love with Paddington’s marmalade (2014) strolls through the streets of Portobello Market and enters the shop of antique dealer Mr. Gruber. The actual store used was the famous Alice on 86 Portobello Road.

More than Vintage and Contemporary

Walk around  the streets adjacent to Portobello Road, it is a show of art, decoration and history. You will find lots of graffiti and street art, including art done by Bansky English Artist.

In some streets you can find old cars standing around giving an air of the 50s to the whole region

Living in Portobello

If you want to get to know the life and daily  of the people who live in the Portobello region, we also suggest 2 short films made by children from local schools in the region who give incredible and unique ideas of the streets and stories of the market .

Stall Stories (2012) take by the children of Colville Elementary School and shows the story and testimonials in the region of Portobello Road with Lonsdale Road.

The children of Portobello and Golborne Road (2015), take with the help of children from Bevington Primary School in the region of Golborne Road and Fox Primary in Notting Hill Gate.


Viajar é conhecer lugares diferentes. Nossa proposta não é apenas viajar para os locais, é ir além. É passar um período maior, interagir com as pessoas da cidade e sentir a cultura e o dia a dia de cada local. Da lista de países que conheci, optei por morar em alguns lugares para vivenciar a experiência com mais profundidade e poder compartilhar com mais detalhes e exatidão além de descobrir os segredos de cada local, não se limitando aos pontos turísticos mais famosos.

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