It is one of the most famous streets in the Notting Hill neighborhood, we can even see it on the big screen in films like El Diario de Bridget Jones or Notting Hill. We are talking about Portobello Road, a cosmopolitan street full of movement. To situate ourselves Portobello Road crosses Notting Hill from north to south parallel with Ladbroke Grove, for approximately 3 kilometers in length.
The market of Portobello
If there is something characteristic of this street is the market of Portobello, we recommend you go on a Saturday that is when there are more stands and variety. This market has its origins in the 50s when the first immigrants from the Caribbean arrived in the city. The name precisely, comes from Puerto Bello, a city in the Caribbean. It is currently one of the most famous and tourist markets worldwide. The market is famous, especially for the large number of stores dedicated to vintage and antiques, from clothing to kitchen products. It also has an area specializing in second-hand clothes that is located near Cambridge Gardens.
It is also a place to have a coffee because the bars and pubs stretch picturesquely along the entire street.
The market opens from Monday to Wednesday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 07:00 to 19:00. We recommend going early in the morning, which is when there is less bustle of people.