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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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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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