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Portobello Road Market

KidRated’s Portobello Road Market Top Tips:

  • Bring cash as there aren’t many ATMs around and lots of the stalls don’t take card
  • Head there very early on a Saturday morning or later in the afternoon to avoid the crowds
  • The market is outdoors so it’s best to visit on a sunny day

Whether it’s vintage clothes, flowers, or you just want to fill your stomach with some homemade delights, Portobello Road Market offers something for everyone all year round. There are over 1,000 dealers selling every kind of antique and collectible, and visitors flock from all over the world so expect it to be buzzing with activity.


As well as the hidden gems to be found throughout the market, the stall owners themselves are a big draw with their larger than life personalities. You’ll come away having purchased some great stuff and having met some great people!


Just around the corner is the famous blue door featured in the film Notting Hill. If you like spotting movie locations, then see if you can find Mr Gruber’s shop from the Paddington movie.


Crowds and buggies don’t mix well. So don’t visit on a Saturday morning or leave them at home. We’d also advise going to the loo before you arrive as toilets are few and far between and really busy.


Market lovers should also check out Borough Market for food, Greenwich and Camden Market for a bit of everything, Columbia Market for flowers and Old Spitalfields Market. Markets show a different side of London that both tourists and Londoners love.

Booking Advice:

  • The market is, naturally, FREE to visit
  • But we can’t guarantee that you won’t leave with your pockets feeling considerably lighter



Portobello Road
W10 5TA

Phone number:

+44 (0) 207 727 7684


How to get there:

Tube: Notting Hill. Ladbroke Grove
Bus: 7,12, 23, 27, 28, 31, 52, 70, 94, 328 & 452

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About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  • Saturday is the best day and the most crowded so stick together.
  • As with most shopping, this is better for older kids.
  • Ladbroke Grove tube station is nearer to the main market but you see some gorgeous houses if you walk from Notting Hill Gate.
  • If it’s too crowded to move pop out to Kensington Park Road, which runs parallel, to get further along.

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