Portobello Road, immortalised in the film Notting Hill (and earlier in Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks), is the main artery of London's hip suburb. Lined with plenty of gastro pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques it is perfect for the borough's latte supping residents.
The street is also home to one of the most famous markets in the world, the Portobello Road Market, and every weekend thousands pour into the borough to pore over antiques, second hand furniture, clothes, bric-a-brac and that elusive hidden master that will net them a fortune.
This is where stylists and designers trawl the rails for the ultimate fashion find. Shoes, accessories, dresses, leathers and denim from every decade, share space with must-have retro home-wares. Markets require a bit of patience, and if you haven’t the stomach for some hustling and haggling, this may not be for you.
When the weekend passes, the market sheds its eclectic cloak for the simplicity of honest working overalls - fruit and veg are its main fare and this is what you'll find from Monday to Friday. The antique shops that line Portobello Road are open every day except Sunday however.
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