The iconic Portobello Road Market in London is a paradise for seekers, with stores after stores, corridors and aisles full of products for sale. It is the largest antique market in the entire United Kingdom, with more than 1000 merchants based here, and it is one of the busiest tourist spots in London. The market is packed with stalls from Westbourne Grove to Golborne Road and crossing under Westway to Ladbroke Grove. Here you will find stalls typical of other London markets: clothing, cheap jewelry, books and the like.
The iconic London market stalls, as full of English character as they are full of fruit and vegetables, come after the antiques section. 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. Southern Portobello Road — antiques In the middle of the market: food, new fashion, accessories, household items Portobello Green, North Portobello — vintage clothing & accessories, collectibles, bric-a-brac Golborne Road — bric-a-brac, furniture, food.The Portobello Road market section generally runs in a direction between the north-northwest and the south-southeast. It began like many other markets in London and sold mainly fresh food in the 19th century; antique and object dealers arrived in the late 1940s and 1950s, and little by little antiques have become the main attraction of this market, since a significant number of them sell mainly on Saturday mornings.
On Saturdays, it hosts the Portobello Road Market, one of the most important street markets in London.Today, Portobello Road thrives both economically and with the tourist trade as home to one of the most famous markets in Europe. In Muriel Spark's story The Portobello Road, a murderer visited by the ghost of his victim tends to go constantly to the market to meet her. In Michael Moorcock's novel The Chinese Agent, a world-famous jewelry thief more than meets his partner when he tries to steal a brooch from a market stall on Portobello Road. In Cathy Hopkins' book Mates, Dates and Portobello Princess, Nesta Williams struggles to fit in when she starts dating the wealthy Simon Peddington-Lee.
And in China Miéville's Different Skies, the protagonist buys spooky glass from a colored window at the market.The Portobello Road Market is an iconic destination for tourists and locals alike. It is known for its second-hand clothing and antiques but also offers new fashion items, accessories and household items. Visitors can find vintage clothing & accessories as well as collectibles and bric-a-brac at Portobello Green. Golborne Road is home to bric-a-brac furniture and food stalls.
The market runs from Westbourne Grove to Golborne Road and crossing under Westway to Ladbroke Grove. It is an incredible place to shop below Westway along Thorpe Close. Acklam Village is open to the public but there is no street market in Portobello or Golborne Roads.