Located in the picturesque and bohemian neighbourhood of Notting Hill, in London, Portobello Market is considered to be one of the most famous open air markets in the capital and it is a mandatory stop if you are staying in one of London’s hotels.
The market is located along the two miles of Portobello Road. Opened from Monday to Friday all year round, it is very easy to get there from your hotel in London. The underground stop of Notting Hill Gate connects with the Circle and Yellow Lines of the city centre and there are also buses which take you there from almost anyplace in London. During the weekends there is also a small market, which is not as popular as the other one, in which fresh food is sold. On Saturdays, there is also an antiques market, which is one of the most popular one and tends to be quite crowded.
The market which stated in 1800s became famous after the Notting Hill film and nowadays it is one of the most popular attractions among tourists who visit this fascinating neighbourhood. You can see there some of the places which appear in the film, such as the travel bookshop or the house with the blue door.
Portobello market is absolutely unmissable if you are planning to travel to London. Once there, you will find all kinds of antique styles, galleries, nice cafes and restaurants, as well as some of the international boutiques and shops as the ones you can find in Oxford Street. But the charm of the market is on its picturesque kiosks, where you can find anything you can think of. If you like shopping, this is definitely one of the best places in London for doing so, since real bargains can be found.
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