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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vintage greeting cards at Portobello market

Fun for a fiver

Times are tough and we’re all feeling the pinch, but at Portobello and Golborne market you can still get a lot for not much dosh. Here are just a few examples of what you could buy for £5 on the market today:   Read more about bargains on the market here. What’s the best thing […]

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Portobello market on screen

Portobello market might be a bustling street market, but some days you’d be forgiven for thinking you were on a movie lot. Friday was a case in point, with two different TV shows being filmed in the street at the same time. A new series for Sky1, “Food to Market”, featured two artisan food producers […]

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Portobello and Golborne market Jubilee tea party

Come to the Jubilee tea party

We’re celebrating the Diamond Jubilee on Saturday June 2nd in true British style – with a tea-party of course! Serving up tea and cake for a gold coin donation on fundraising stalls throughout the market will be Great British institutions The Salvation Army and the Women’s Institute. (Did you know the Queen herself is a […]

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Notting Hill shopping bags

The Notting Hill Shopping Bag

If you’re visiting Portobello market, you’ll see these printed cotton Notting Hill Shopping Bags for sale on many stalls and in shops. The bags feature designs by local schoolchildren and were created both to help reduce plastic bag use in Notting Hill and to raise money for charity. A share of the £4 cost of […]

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Welcome to our website

Welcome to the new Portobello and Golborne market website. This website has been put together by the Portobello and Golborne Management Committee (PGMC), a non-profit group representing local businesses and residents. The PGMC works in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). We’ve launched this site to provide practical information for visitors, […]

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