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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In Transit festival of arts dragon performance

The Summer season – events in June, July and August

Here’s what’s coming up in and around Portobello and Golborne market this summer. Love Your Local Market fortnight Love Your Local Market fortnight is a nationwide celebration of local markets from 23rd June to 7th July. Here’s what’s happening here. Try out being a street trader There’ll be 200 one-day slots available over the fortnight, […]

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Portobello Road market viewed from above

Want to try being a street trader?

The Love Your Local Market taster trading scheme has now finished for Summer 2012, but it’ll be happening again in 2013. Sign up for our newsletters or follow us on Twitter to be kept up to date on the next time it’s happening. Calling all entrepreneurs! Have you got a fantastic business idea or new […]

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Minneola tangelo at Portobello market

Bored of broccoli?

If you’re looking for culinary inspiration, here are some tastes to try that you probably won’t get in your supermarket, but you can find on the street market here today. Samphire ( aka glasswort) is a succulent that grows in the tidal zone around estuaries and tidal creeks, with a salty flavour that makes it […]

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