Portobello Market charity Christmas wrap

Winter and Christmas 2012

Winter’s on its way, and we’re getting ready for Christmas. Wrap up warm and come down for real old-fashioned atmosphere; twinkling lights, the scent of pine trees, delicious things to eat, and beautiful gifts to buy. The market is open as usual right up to Christmas, though on Christmas Eve it’ll close by 4pm. There’s […]

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English Apple Festival at Portobello Market

The 2012 English Apple Festival

Autumn’s here and it’s time for the harvest. Join us on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October for the 4th annual Portobello and Golborne Market English Apple Festival. You’ll be able to taste and buy new season’s Bramley, Cox and Egremont Russet apples, plus some rarer varieties from the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale. There’ll […]

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Portobello Market Flash Fashion by Gunwoo Kim

FLASH Fashion photos

FLASH Fashion turned the streets into a catwalk at Portobello and Golborne market last Saturday. Models were styled into four key themes; Dark Romance, English Tradition, Military and Purple Hues. A huge thanks to Ceyda for organising, and all the volunteers who took part – models, stylists, photographers, traders, and many more. We had a […]

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Girl on a Swing original artwork Portobello Market London

New stalls and shops

Portobello and Golborne market changes all the time – no two days are ever quite the same. With different stalls and items on sale, you’re bound to find new and interesting things every time you visit. Here are some of the new traders who’ve joined the market this summer. Under the bridge in the centre […]

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Fashion shoot in Portobello market London for Absolutely Notting Hill magazine

We’re Absolutely Fashionable

While we’re getting ready for our FLASH Fashion event on 22nd September, local magazine Absolutely Notting Hill has been celebrating the colour and energy of the market, using it as the setting for their latest fashion shoot. Several weeks ago, after lots of behind the scenes planning, a team of eight descended on Portobello Road […]

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Portobello market Flash Fashion event map

FLASH Fashion – 22nd September 2012

Our first FLASH Fashion was a blast. Sorry if you missed it, but you can see photos here Fashion lovers, save the date! On Saturday 22 September 2012, following on from London Fashion Week, Portobello and Golborne Road markets will be celebrating their place as a source of inspiration for designers, stylists and fashion lovers […]

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Groovy baby! Swinging 60s Portobello Road

London in the Sixties Swinging wasn’t all about Carnaby Street and the Kings Road. Take a look at this pop promo film for The Spectrum’s 1967 single “Portobello Road” (from the Huntley Film Archives Youtube channel). This is just one of many songs that mention Portobello Road. There’s a great blog piece about ten of […]

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Summer Sundays at Portobello market

2012 Summer Sundays and Olympics hours

More market this summer If you walk down Portobello Road on Sundays this summer you’ll find more to see than usual, with around 40 street stalls selling everything from antiques and art to fashion, accessories, gifts and food, from a mix of new and existing traders. The Summer Sundays street markets will take place on […]

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overhead view Portobello Road 1950s

Portobello market in the 1950s

For our Jubilee Tea Party event on 2nd June, we took a look at how the market was around the time that the Queen came to the throne. Photographs of Portobello Road from the 1950s were displayed in the street at the same spot where they were taken. For those who weren’t able to see […]

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Jubilee event balloons at Portobello market

Our Jubilee event in pictures

Well folks, that was the Jubilee! We had a great time on Saturday, with loads of tea and cake (including awesome home-baking from the WI), balloons and union jacks, and thankfully – no rain. A big thank you to all our volunteers and helpers for making it happen, to Clipper Tea and everyone who donated […]

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