On Fridays and Saturdays, the stretch between Talbot Road and the elevated Westway highway in London transforms into one of the most renowned flea markets in the world. Here, you can find a variety of new household items at discounted prices, as well as second-hand household items, designer and vintage clothing, jewelry, custom t-shirts, and more. On the holiday weekend at the end of August, a Trinidadian style carnival is held on Portobello Road in homage to the area's past as a center of the West Indian community. Food lovers should also make sure to visit Borough Market for its delicious creations.
With enough variety for you to try something new every time you go, this London food market is well worth a visit. The Portobello Market is also known as the place where teenagers, punks and eager creatives hang out. It is made up of several adjoining markets, where you can find iconic band t-shirts, sterling silver jewelry, tattoo parlours and bespoke boutiques selling clothing from the '50s and serious rock outfits. It is one of the most famous street markets in the world and is home to one of the most diverse communities in the United Kingdom.
With more than 1000 merchants selling antiques and assortments, Portobello Market is the largest antique market in the world. Although the shops and restaurants on Brick Lane are open every day, this is one of the best Sunday markets in London. Here you can find iconic band t-shirts, sterling silver jewelry, tattoo parlours and bespoke boutiques selling clothing from the '50s and serious rock outfits. The new fashion items section is more typical of London, with stalls selling cheap socks, toys, batteries, etc.
The market stretches for about two miles along Portobello Street and is busiest on Saturday afternoons. It has remained practically unchanged over the years with a clear hipster influence in recent times. Visit the Saturday Style Market for your dose of indie fashion or get a bargain at the Spitalfields art market. So if you're looking for an authentic London market experience full of English character, energy and attractive counterculture, then Portobello Market is a must-see destination.