- Portobello Road, London
Portobello Road used to be a complete dump where nobody wanted to live 30 years ago, but since then it’s been gentrified within an inch of its life and tourists number the locals 10/1. It’s still a great place for a morning or afternoon’s wandering tho’ when you’ve got nothing else to do as there’s so much down there. The road itself starts from the tube at Notting Hill Gate and runs into all the main antique shops at the top of the road. One of my favourite shops here is the handle shop that stocks hundreds of different kinds of door knobs and I never fail to find what I’m looking for in here.
Door knob shop, Portobello Road
I recently bought a lovely little crystal knob for a painted hall table that I refurbished and it looks lovely.
Crystal handle on hall table
An assortment of door knobs
Then a bit further down the road it turns into the fruit and veg and food part of the market, which then runs into the new clothing section. Then of course, we get to the vintage section. There are loads of second hand stalls here selling everything you could possibly imagine from every era imaginable. There are also a few furniture shops around here selling refurbed painted furniture. And further along still, going up the hill through the covered vintage market we get to the car booty type stalls which is really the end of the market.
Vintage Jewellery Shop
Crystal Light Shop, Portobello Road
Rugs and Beautiful Fabrics
Pub and Antique Light
Vintage Sports Equipment