Portobello and Golborne market changes all the time – no two days are ever quite the same. With different stalls and items on sale, you’re bound to find new and interesting things every time you visit.
Here are some of the new traders who’ve joined the market this summer.
Under the bridge in the centre of Portobello Road on Fridays is Amora Naturals, with natural handmade skincare products including organic shea butter and argan oil.
On Saturdays, just south of the flyover, Big British has classic sportswear and bags in patriotic style with their distinctive British bulldog logo.
For tennis fans, CS Sports has vintage tennis racquets (and offers a re-stringing service), tennis balls, and all kinds of tennis-related emphemera, plus sportswear from classic vintage brands. Find them in the middle of the market on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Also in the centre of Portobello Road, on Fridays and Saturdays, you’ll find Clicloc with snap on watches in a rainbow of 9 snazzy colours.
Menswear designer Jo Hawtree joined the market this summer as one of two winners of the RBKC’s 2011 Market Enterprise Launch Pad competition. Jo sells original printed t-shirts and edgy tailoring under her label Gunsmoke and Lavender. You’ll find Jo on Fridays and Saturdays in the centre of the market.
The second Market Enterprise Launch Pad winner is Emily Ellen Dell, who creates one-off artworks with pen on canvas, each featuring her trademark Girl on a Swing motif hidden within. Emily is in the centre of the market on Fridays, and the Tavistock Square Arts and Crafts space on Saturdays.
On Saturdays in the Art and Craft area in Tavistock Square, Afrique Chic has original clothing in bright cotton wax-print fabrics.
There are also a couple of new shops of note;
At 101 Golborne Road, recently relocated from Kensal Rise, is sophisticated womenswear, jewellery and vintage homeware boutique Lali.
For lovers of all things chocolate, at Casa Nova, 104 Portobello Road, you’ll be tempted with European-style hot chocolate to drink in the cafe, and handmade treats to take home.