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Paddington Bear comes to Portobello!

Paddington Bear will be making personal appearances at Portobello Market on Saturday June 25th at 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. You’ll find him at Tavistock Plaza just off Portobello Road, opposite the Goode & Wright restaurant at 271 Portobello Road, W11 1AN London. X marks the spot where you’ll find Paddington Each slot will feature […]

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Portobello and Golborne restaurant heaven

Famous for streetfood stalls, Portobello and Golborne Markets also have fantastic restaurants As you meander along Portobello Road and Golborne Road enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the market, you’ll notice there’s a fantastic selection of streetfood stalls. (Read about some of them here.) But if you’re in the mood to sit down and […]

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Market marks the Queen’s 90th

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II actually turned 90 on April 21st, with her official birthday coming up on Saturday June 11th. People around Britain will be celebrating in coming weeks and Portobello and Golborne Road traders also want to show their appreciation of this momentous event. That’s why you’ll notice Union Jacks fluttering above the […]

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Wonderful market tours

There are still some places left on guided market tours next weekend, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th May 2016. The tours are part of the Love Your Local Market fortnight, an international celebration of markets. All tours are a bargain £6 per person and each is led by one of the Royal Borough of Kensington […]

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Three of the best – episode 2

In this regular feature we turn the spotlight on three of our favourite Portobello and Golborne Market stalls. MADWUNZ Madwunz produces quality cotton t-shirts with original designs. Sahara is the force behind Madwunz and she’s been running her Portobello Road stall since 2015. She designs and hand prints the original t-shirts that the stall sells. […]

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The Markets on Film

The colour, character and charisma of Portobello and Golborne Road Markets are undoubtedly best experienced in person. But if you can’t come for whatever reason, or you’re planning to visit, then you can get a taste of the reality through film. Undoubtedly the Portobello-Golborne film that is most famous is the Hugh Grant and Julia […]

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Acklam Village Street Food

What do Vietnam, Venezuela and Namibia all have in common? Well, they’re all countries whose cuisines are on offer at the Acklam Village section of Portobello Road Market. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, Acklam Village is tucked away under the Westway flyover a few steps off Portobello Road. The Westway is a concrete giant that […]

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Three of the best – episode 1

In a new regular feature we spotlight three of Portobello and Golborne Market’s most interesting stalls. The Old Printing Shop stall on Portobello road, near Westbourne Grove, is a father and son enterprise run by Michael and Daniel Fenton. Michael worked in the print business and has been collecting wooden and metal type, illustrative blocks, […]

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Bakers down the ’Bello*

*’Bello is a popular local name for Portobello Road. What with the storming success of the BBC’s Great British Bake Off show, baked goods of all kinds have seen a resurgence in the nation’s shopping lists. Portobello and Golborne Markets have a fantastic selection of shops and stalls selling a tempting choice of cakes, breads, […]

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The Market Canopy: Vintage Fashion Hotspot

The white canopy that floats above the market next to the Westway flyover on the corner of Portobello Road and Cambridge Gardens is recognised as an unrivalled location for shoppers hunting out unique vintage fashion items. As well as individual shoppers, costume designers from film and TV flock to the stalls under the canopy to […]

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