2018 Portobello and Golborne Road market Christmas lights switch-on ceremony

7-year-old Sebastian switches on Christmas lights at Portobello Market

Portobello and Golborne Markets are gearing up to the festive season by switching on their Christmas lights – with the help of a special schoolboy. The Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Marie-Therese Rossi was accompanied by winner of the borough art competition, 7-year-old Sebastian Ghebrezadick McBean. The pupil, from St Barnabas and St Philip’s […]

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2017 Portobello Winter Festival

Christmas with a Portobello twist! The second annual Portobello Winter Festival combines family-friendly Christmas festivities with the unique atmosphere of Portobello Road. North Kensington is famous throughout the world for its street market, creative spirit, and Notting Hill Carnival. The Portobello Winter Festival will reflect all this in a unique celebration that will fill the […]

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Paddington™ returns to Portobello and Golborne market!

Paddington™ returns to the market on September 23rd!

Come and see Paddington™ at Portobello and Golborne Market! In the lead-up to the UK release of Paddington 2, the much-loved bear will appear during narrator-led sotry telling sessions at the pedestrian square in Tavistock Road W11 (see diagram below). Story telling sessions start at 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm on Saturday September 23rd 2017. […]

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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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Mandala 1 by Larry Smart

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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Youth video competition

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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