Nestled in the trendy London district of Notting Hill, Portobello Road is home to one London’s (and the world’s) most iconic and famous markets. Today buzzing with pubs, restaurants and a diverse range of communities, nearly 300 years ago it was a very different place. Portobello Market began as a fresh-food market in the 19th century; antiques dealers arrived in the late 1940s and 1950s, and now have a substantial number of them trading mainly on Saturday mornings. It is the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom and one of London’s ‘must-see’ destinations.
Portobello Road was also the setting for the 1999 film Notting Hill, with much of the filming taking place on the street. The famed blue door, however, no longer exists, it was sold. I’m hoping to give you a glimpse into the mood of this place with my travel pics 🙂 .