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Portobello Road Market, London

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Find something old and something new at Portobello Road Market, where stalls loaded with fresh fruit and vegetables eclipse colorful storefronts. Every Saturday morning the fresh edibles confine themselves to the northern section of the market to make way for valuable antiques, which attract locals and visitors alike with their one-of-a-kind value. Near the north end of the market and the Hammersmith and City Tube station, you'll also find secondhand clothes and new apparel in all the latest styles. Plan your visit to Portobello Road Market and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our London trip itinerary planner .
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  • Definitely a must visit for anyone interested in vintage.... be prepared to sort through lots of touristy tchotchkes mixed in with lovely antiques and vintage clothing. Saturday is the day recommended...  more »
  • Lots to see and buy if it suits your taste. Best part is the food! The aroma hits you first and then you see the stalls with food from so many different cultures it is really hard to choose what to ea...  more »
  • Open on Saturdays full of all sorts of old and not so old bric a brac. There are lots of shops and stalls selling cheap London tourist items that we all need to buy for the family back home so this is...  more »
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  • I love this market! I live in the neighbourhood, and I always shop here locally for groceries. It's also a great place to show my friends and family from out of town. If you can make it on a weekday, you might find a vendor that sells near perished produce by the bowl for just £1 each! A local favourite and the stand is always busy.
  • Good place to go if you are new to London and want to see a busy market. But beware it is a Tourist Trap and bargin's are few and far between. The good stuff is priced accordingly, as the dealers know the values of things and are expensive. There are better markets to go too if you want more realistic prices. Some items are to coin a phrase, 'TAT' and expensive tat at that. Just be aware. Food, pretty hit and miss, coffee chains outlets abound serving the usual 'Brown' coloured water pretending to be coffee.In saying that there are a few good places where you can get a decent coffee, you just have to look and taste. Good photo opportunities but keep cameras and wallets close to you as there are pickpockets around places like this but you get that in any city.
  • Lovely place to visit many stalls lots of food to eat and choose from, there's plenty Moroccan food I love it.
  • Really awesome market! There is something for everyone here. Everything is really reasonably priced.
  • This place is wonderful! You can get nice old and new items, fashion and food. The neighborhood itself is pleasant so except the fact it's very crowded, you should a good time

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