Shopping in Portobello and Golborne Road

Portobello Road is probably the world’s best known market, and is nearly 150 years old. Though famous for antiques it’s also a haven for lovers of fashion, food, books and music. It’s the place for anyone who wants to find something really unique or just loves a great bargain. Surrounding Portobello market are lots of unique independent shops. It’s real London with loads of character, a melting pot of people from all over the world, treasure and bargains to discover.
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Roccco Newsagent (just next door to the Grocer on Elgin) has all the international papers and magazines you could ever hope to read.

Roccco Newsagent (just next door to the Grocer on Elgin) has all the international papers and magazines you could ever hope to read.

Since dealers began moving into Portobello Road in the late 1940s, Portobello market has been famous for its antiques. It’s still the place to come whether you’re a serious collector or just browsing. On a Saturday, with all the stalls, arcades and shops open, literally hundreds of antique traders have their wares on sale. (There are a few antique street stalls here on Fridays, but most antique dealers sell only on Saturdays.)

Since dealers began moving into Portobello Road in the late 1940s, Portobello market has been famous for its antiques. It’s still the place to come whether you’re a serious collector or just browsing. On a Saturday, with all the stalls, arcades and shops open, literally hundreds of antique traders have their wares on sale. (There are a few antique street stalls here on Fridays, but most antique dealers sell only on Saturdays.)

This is  the place for anyone who wants to find something really unique or just loves a great bargain.  On Saturdays all the antiques arcades open, with literally hundreds of specialist dealers in a maze of kiosks to explore.

This is the place for anyone who wants to find something really unique or just loves a great bargain. On Saturdays all the antiques arcades open, with literally hundreds of specialist dealers in a maze of kiosks to explore.

Blue sky view from walking down Portobello.

Blue sky view from walking down Portobello.

Selling wonderful homewares, bags, stationery and gifts, Pedlars’ varied stock ranges from pieces produced here in Britain to vintage items from across the globe. Now the shop has a small cafe too. Serving the excellent  coffee in , along with amazing bread and viennoiserie from Balthazar Bakery, avocado on toast, bruschetta, and lots more besides.

Selling wonderful homewares, bags, stationery and gifts, Pedlars’ varied stock ranges from pieces produced here in Britain to vintage items from across the globe. Now the shop has a small cafe too. Serving the excellent coffee in , along with amazing bread and viennoiserie from Balthazar Bakery, avocado on toast, bruschetta, and lots more besides.

Bookstall in Portobello.

Bookstall in Portobello.

One of the handful of independently run bookshops left. Wonderful to browse.  Very informed staff. Just across from the Kitchen and Pantry on Kensington Park Road and Elgin Crescent (Portobello).

One of the handful of independently run bookshops left. Wonderful to browse. Very informed staff. Just across from the Kitchen and Pantry on Kensington Park Road and Elgin Crescent (Portobello).

Look who's coming to Westbourne Grove.....

Look who's coming to Westbourne Grove.....

mid-century in Portobello Market - on the section near the Spanish school - just past the flyover on the way to Golborne Road.

mid-century in Portobello Market - on the section near the Spanish school - just past the flyover on the way to Golborne Road.

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