Every London blogger blogs about Portobello Road Market at least once. It’s like a rite of passage. For me Portobello Road will always remind me of Disney film “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” (and the awesome song.) For other people, the film “Notting Hill”. Portobello Road is a street in Notting Hill in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Notting Hill itself is famous for it’s (expensive) pastel colored buildings. On Saturdays it hosts on of London’s most well-known street markets. I even read that it’s the largest antiques market in the world! (Although I have no assurance of the validity of that statement.)
There are 100s of sellers and stalls, with even more people milling around. I’ve never been there on a market day and not seen a crowd. Even in the rain. It stretches for about 2 miles, but when you are browsing it seems never-ending!
Whilst you can find some amazing and beautiful things at the Portobello Road, I definitely wouldn’t consider it bargain shopping. This isn’t quite the place of cheap trinkets and discount souvenirs. Don’t expect car boot sale prices. Thus the junk hunter in me rejoices, the bargain hunter does not.