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Portobello Road Market

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Portobello Road Market

I am travelling to London at the end of march for a weekend with my daughter. She has read about and is keen to visit Portobello Road Market for the fashion stalls. Any advise re Tube station and thoughts in the market would be helpful.

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1. Re: Portobello Road Market

Not sure how old your daughter is but my 14 year old daughter loves London, Covent Garden was a popular choice with restaurants and flea market, as was Carnaby Street at the weekend when the teens are expressing themselves using fashion/hair to make statements. Top shop is a great teenage shop and Harrods is fun as long as you don't open your wallet!

We are going to London again this summer and are heading for the Camden lock markets/area, very picturesque with canals and flea markets/antiques.

Try this website for market info in London http://www.londontourist.org/markets.html

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Nearest Tube stations are Notting Hill Gate and Ladbroke Grove.

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Portobello Road Market is one of the most famous markets in the world and is internationally recognised for its second-hand and antique sections. Statistically it features in the top ten rankings as the most visited tourist site in London. It is regularly the focus of press and media attention and mostly remembered from the Disney film "Bed knobs and Broomsticks" and more recently the film "Notting Hill". Its history and culture span approximately 300 years.

The market is open from 8.00am until 6.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Thursday is a half day closing at 1.00pm

Saturday it is open from 8.00am to 6.30 pm.

The Market is closed on Bank Holidays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

During the week the market is used mainly by the local community and has a mix of fruit and vegetable produce, new goods and hot food stalls. Friday the second hand market is open and on Saturday the famous antiques market is held towards the Southern end of Portobello Road, near Notting Hill Gate. In addition to the antique stalls there are a whole host of arcades, galleries, shops and cafes open to cater for the flocks of tourists and visitors. A recent addition to the Saturday market is the Arts & Crafts section which is located just off Portobello Road on the Tavistock Piazza. This was created to encourage a range of unique trades and handicrafts.

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3. Re: Portobello Road Market

Just returned from London and stayed in a flat directly across from Portobello market. My observation was that the fashion and food stalls are in the area closer to the Ladbroke Grove tube station, while the jewelry and antique stalls are closer to Notting Hill.

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