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150th anniversary events – September to December 2015

There’s lots going on for the last few months of our 150th anniversary year. Here are the details: 150 Year celebrations in September: Throughout September Market area shopping promotion. Shoppers will receive ‘passports’ in which to collect stickers when they spend money at participating businesses. Businesses wishing to be promoted as part of the event […]

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150 Years – Paddington visit

Paddington™ celebrates Portobello & Golborne Market’s 150th anniversary! Paddington Bear loves a celebration and a good story. Come to Portobello & Golborne Market on Saturday 20th June when the world’s most famous and best loved bear will help celebrate the market’s 150th anniversary. Join Paddington for storytelling and hear some of his legendary adventures. FREE […]

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150th anniversary events – Saturday 30th May

It’s the market’s official 150th anniversary celebration on Saturday 30th May (the 150th day of our 150th year). Market stalls and shops will be festooned with 2km of bespoke 150-year bunting and dozens of market stallholders will be offering exclusive one-day-only promotions, from discounts, multi-buy offers and gifts-with-purchase to limited-edition signed artwork and a raffle […]

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150 years of Portobello Market

Wow, we’re 150 years old. Or rather, 150 years young. Full of life and looking fine! Since starting out in country lane leading to Portobello Farm in the 1860s Portobello market has become renowned the world over as a source of fresh produce, antiques, fashion and so much more. In 2015 we’re celebrating our rich […]

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Love Your Local Market 2014

It’s back for 2014, and it’s bigger and better! Now in its third year, Love Your Local Market fortnight is a nationwide celebration of local markets, large and small. It’s your chance to try out your selling skills with a stall for a day, and see if you’ve got what it takes to be a […]

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Meet the people of Portobello Market in a brand new book

Portobello Voices has just been published by local author Blanche Girouard, who grew up just off Portobello Road and has always loved the market. In the book Blanche presents a collection of the wonderful characters who make Portobello Market the vibrant place it is, capturing the lives and loves of 33 traders, customers and locals […]

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MELP winners join the market this weekend

This weekend three new traders join the market, after winning the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Market Enterprise Launch Pad (MELP) initiative. The MELP scheme gives young entrepreneurs aged 16-24 an opportunity to develop and start up their own business. Each has won £1,000 in start-up funds, a market stall pitch on Portobello Market […]

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Officially the UK’s best street market

Last week Portobello and Golborne Market took the honour of Best Street/Outdoor Market in the national 2013 Market of the Year awards. The awards were presented by Communities Minister Don Foster at a ceremony last Thursday, where the market was cited by judges for its diversity and community involvement. It’s the second award to come […]

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Who comes to the market?

Who comes to Portobello Market to shop? Who doesn’t? You never know who might be standing next to you while you’re buying your fruit and veg. This Saturday morning our Prime Minister, David Cameron was shopping on the market. Also seen here recently have been singer Taylor Swift buying antiques; super-chef Heston Blumenthal, comedian Stephen […]

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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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