in the city ::

Portobello Road in Notting Hill is one of the most famous street markets in the world with their busiest day being Saturday where you can visit approx. 1500 stalls + shops in one day (antiques, clothing, homewares, fruit + veg, etc.). This area is beautiful with it’s tree lined streets and colourful houses, but we rarely visit due to the number of people that come through on the weekends. I’m just not a fan of walking in a crowd of people for blocks upon blocks nor tripping over luggage! This was until I saw a message on Twitter recommending people visit Portobello on a Friday to enjoy the street without the crowds. Bingo!

Much like the Columbia Road Flower Market, if you want to experience the same place from a different perspective, head there on a “non typical market day”. With the sun shining, we walked from end to end exploring side streets, enjoying a cup of coffee from the Coffee Plant, and then visited the Museum of Brands.

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