From 13 to 27 May 2015 it’s Love Your Local Market fortnight, a nationwide celebration of markets, and all that they offer to their customers and the communities they serve.
Portobello and Golborne Market is so big, so diverse, and so fast-changing, that chances are – even if you’re a frequent visitor – there’ll be stalls you’ve never discovered; arcades, nooks and crannies that you’ve never explored.
During LYLM fortnight you’ll have the chance to learn more about the market from one of the RBKC’s market managers – true market experts who’ll share insider knowledge, insights and a few surprises, as they guide you on a themed walking tour of the market.
Four different themed walks are available over two weekends:
Friday 15th and Friday 22nd May
Many world-famous designers and brands started out on the market, and it’s a favourite hunting ground of the world’s most chic and stylish. Learn where the fashionistas find that exceptional garment or accessory.
A 2014 report found London the most expensive city in the world to live in. So can you still find a bargain? Here you most certainly can. Discover where to find truly amazing prices on all sorts of everything!
Saturday 16th and Saturday 23rd May
Find the ancient, exotic, fascinating, precious, weird and wonderful from days gone by.
With an incredible choice of ingredients and dishes on offer, it’s no accident that so many celebrity chefs shop on the market. Try some new tastes and take home some inspiration.
The 90 minute tours cost £5, which includes a special edition 150th anniversary Portobello and Golborne Market shopping bag and a cup of coffee or tea. Places are limited and need to be booked on Eventbrite via the link below.