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Experience InTRANSIT at Portobello Road market!

Enjoy free public arts and culture this summer! A series of giant sandcastles produced in conjunction with the Museum of Architecture will pop up across the Royal Borough during June as part of the InTRANSIT festival. Market visitors will find one designed by vPPR Architects (inspired by Aldo Rossi’s 1987 Lighthouse Theatre) situated in the […]

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Larry Smart RETRO-spective

Relive the Summer of Love at Muse Gallery! Larry Smart: 1960’s British pop-art icon Larry Smart RETRO-spective is the first ever solo exhibition by iconic 60’s pop artist Larry Smart. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, this exhibition of original paintings and prints is the first time that the artist’s work has […]

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Market video competition

Capture the essence of the market Young people who can capture the essence of Portobello and Golborne Road Market on video could be in with a chance of winning one (or both) of two prizes worth £500 each. The two video competitions are organised by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) and the […]

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Portobello Winter Festival is coming

Starting on Friday December 2nd 2016, Portobello Winter Festival is a weekend Christmas celebration with a unique Portobello Road vibe. Come along to Portobello and Golborne Markets for some Christmas shopping and then join in with the fun! The Festival will feature a Carnival float with steel-pan versions of Christmas favourites, a festive makeover for […]

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Café Society on Portobello and Golborne

Once you’ve strolled along Golborne and Portobello Roads, picking up anything from cutting-edge fashion to fantastic fruit and veg, elegant antiques and vintage bric-a-brac, you might well fancy a decent cup of coffee. Well, you’re in luck because both market streets have an outstanding selection of tempting coffee shops. There are too many to list […]

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Live Theatre at Portobello Road’s Acklam Village

There’s yet another good reason to come to Portobello and Golborne Road markets – three weeks of live theatre starting on Friday, October 21st in the Acklam Village Theatre Bay, just by the junction of Portobello Road and Cambridge Gardens. Come down to Portobello and Golborne for some of Europe’s best shopping, enjoy some excellent […]

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Portobello design company Preen dress royalty

Some of Preen’s designs on the catwalk An independent fashion designer duo that started out in the Portobello Green Arcade, just off Portobello Road under the Westway flyover, has hit the headlines. During her visit to Canada, the Duchess of Cambridge, or Kate Middleton to you and me, wore a glamorous scarlet dress designed by […]

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Three of the best – episode 6

In this month’s episode of Three of the Best we’ve got some of life’s essentials – fruit and veg, shoes and mobile phone accessories. Read on… Cheryl Collins – Fruit & Veg Cheryl Collins is the fourth generation of the Collins family to run one of the best stalls anywhere to buy your beautifully fresh […]

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New Photo Gallery!

We’ve just added a fresh photo gallery to Shopportobello and we hope the pictures will give you a taste of the exuberance and excitement of Portobello and Golborne Markets. To see the photos, click here.

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Portobello & Golborne Stories

You’re more than likely visiting Portobello Road for its world-famous market, but if you keep your eyes open, you’ll see some clues that will tell you a lot about the fascinating stories of this most lively of London neighbourhoods. You’ll see the sights below as you walk north along Portobello Road from Notting Hill Gate. […]

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