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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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Three of the best – episode 5

In this regular feature we turn the spotlight on three of our favourite Portobello and Golborne Market stalls. Cameras London Cameras London sells a fascinating range of vintage cameras, many over 100 years old, but almost all of them in perfect working order. If you hanker after the pre-digital photography age, this is the place […]

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Pubs of Portobello

Over the years, Portobello Road and around has lost quite a few of its pubs which have become restaurants, apartments or offices. But despair not if you’re looking for a relaxing drink and perhaps a bite to eat while you’re bargain hunting in the market. There’s still a good choice of pubs and bars, and […]

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What will I find at Golborne Road Market?

Golborne Road Market is up at the north end of Portobello Road Market – walk under the Westway flyover then carry on up Portobello Road for 300 metres, and you’re there. Golborne has a fantastic selection of street food, fruit and veg, pavement cafes, bric-a-brac, vintage furniture and lots more. Scroll down to get the […]

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Three of the best – episode 4

In this regular feature we turn the spotlight on three of our favourite Portobello and Golborne Market stalls. Robert’s Vintage Barbours If you’re looking for some quintessentially British vintage clothing, visit Robert’s stall where you’ll find a superb selection of vintage Barbour waxed jackets and hats. Robert, a relative newcomer to the market after four […]

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Arts Festival on Portobello Market

Singer-songwriter Bee Bakare is playing at the Portobello Green Arts Festival on Sunday afternoon. If you’re down Portobello Market on Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th July, as well as the usual fantastic shopping and tempting street food, there’s also an intriguing new Arts Festival launching. The Festival is majoring on new, emerging talent, so come […]

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Magical new art on Portobello Road

Like magic – two photos of the same image taken from different angles Visit the northern end of Portobello Road to see some fascinating works by local artist Albert Kueh – works with a hidden surprise. The surprise? The photographs are made using a clever process called lenticular printing, so that you’ll see a different […]

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Anything for children down the Market?

The answer is that there’s loads! Stalls and shops where you can buy toys and games and children’s clothes are all along Market. So if you’re planning a trip to Portobello and Golborne Market, don’t forget the children – they’ll have a whale of a time. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite traders […]

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Golborne Road Festival 2016

Music at the 2015 edition of the Golborne Road Festival – more pictures below If you’re down Portobello Road Market on Sunday July 10th between 1 to 6 pm, pop along to Golborne Road where you’ll find the annual Golborne Road Festival in full swing. There will be loads of family fun, live entertainment and […]

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Three of the best – episode 3

In this regular feature we turn the spotlight on three of our favourite Portobello and Golborne Market stalls. MARK BARR – PUZZLES Mark Barr has had a stall on Portobello Road for 30 years and he sells an attractive range of wooden and metal puzzles. The wooden puzzles that assemble into everything from trumpets to […]

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