(Finally a Proper Post on) Portobello Market in Notting Hill

One of my favorite (er, favourite) markets in London is the famed Portobello Market which has grown in size exponentially over the years. It's got all the good stuff of most markets, but has a particular focus on antiques as its specialty. Of course, one of the best things about this market is that it's in the ever-charming Notting Hill, still one of my very favorite parts of London.
I think it's good that I got to photograph this market on a typical London day, overcast weather and all, because that's the true experience! I find that movies are always finding the sunny days in London to film...I like to show a place for exactly what it is. The truth is that London hardly gets sun! 

Of course, the market has every gadget and gizmo you could think of. Oh, and food. 
 I bought one of the African necklaces below. I love supporting those who make handmade jewelery! 

After you are done with your shopping (and eating) a stroll through Notting Hill itself is an absolute must! This is one of the most colourful neighborhoods in London--an excellent contrast to the ever-present gloomy skies. Although I will say, if you catch NH on a sunny day, it's even more spectacular!

Maybe one day I will own that purple house?? Well, I can keep on dreaming...

If you visit London, this should definitely be on your 'must-see' list. Every time I am in LDN, it's on mine!  


  1. Such lovely photos! That is a very typical grey London day! I love the different coloured houses in Notting Hill. xxx

  2. A typical London day, except when sun dances are successful xx

  3. Mmmmm the food looks wonderful

  4. Been on my LDN checklist for sometime. Thanks for the confirmation.

  5. This brings so many memories back. I visited Portobello Market with my mom {hmm, mum} last time I was in the city. Those colors, houses, the scents....LOVE

  6. I love the pastel colourful buildings along Portobello Market. They are so lovely. The market seems crowded with people. Looking the photos of delicious foods makes me pay a visit there