Iconic Portobello Market: A London Must-See

Portobello Market in London is one of the most iconic and popular markets in Europe. It is the largest antique market in the United Kingdom, with more than 1000 merchants based here. It is known for its abundance of fruits, vegetables, global street food, clothing (both old and new) and lots of authentic British souvenirs. On Fridays, the stalls sell vintage clothing and household items.

Saturday is reserved for clothing by young designers and handmade crafts. On Sunday, head to the Westway for a traditional flea market. This is the only section of the market that is open on Sundays, apart from the stores and food vendors along the street. The market is full of stalls from Westbourne Grove to Golborne Road and crossing under Westway to Ladbroke Grove.

The Portobello Antique Dealers Association (founded more than 20 years ago) promotes the Portobello Road and Westbourne Grove antique shopping area and ensures fair trade between its members and the public. The new items section is more typical of other London markets: clothing, cheap jewelry, books and the like. Under the Westway (an elevated section of the highway), you'll find second-hand clothing, jewelry, books and music. While this section of the market seems a bit sleazy, don't worry, it's safe and worth a look if you like bargains.

Portobello Green has a market that sells mostly vintage clothing and, of course, there's no street market in Portobello or Golborne Roads. The Portobello Road Market is mainly known for its second-hand clothing and antiques, but it's also a paradise for seekers, with stores after stores, corridors and aisles full of products for sale. When the sun starts to set, it's time to go to Portobello Star (the origin of Portobello gin) and Negozio Classica for wine and authentic Italian food. From time to time antique dealers open earlier on Saturdays, as this is usually the busiest day of the week for the Portobello Road market.

Portobello Market in London is an iconic destination for tourists from all over the world who come to explore its unique offerings. With more than 1000 stalls selling everything from fruits and vegetables to vintage clothing and handmade crafts, it's no wonder why this bustling market has become one of London's most popular attractions. Whether you're looking for antiques or bargains on new items, there's something for everyone at Portobello Market.