Portobello Road

Address: Portobello Road, London, W11, United Kingdom

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Explore a cosmopolitan West London neighbourhood with character.

While best known for its long-running antiques market, I think Portbello Road and its surrounding streets are worth visiting for many more reasons. With its neat stucco terraces, well-kept communal gardens and sudden blazes of houses painted up in vivid colours, this neighbourhood has a commendably lived-in elegance. Served by a wealth of small shops, boho pubs and ethnic restaurants, its residents are an assured lot, tolerant, easygoing and cosmopolitan – in many ways, London at its best. The main gateway is Notting Hill Underground station - head north up Pembridge Road, veer left into Portobello Road, then continue as far as Golborne Road. The market is at its busiest on Saturdays.

Value for money

Expert tips

Don't take a picnic - Portobello's full of great eateries!

Consider stopping off at the nostalgic Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising (www.museumofbrands.com).

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Singles
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing