Going straight through the heart of Notting Hill district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London, the market is known for its second-hand clothes and antiques.
Depending on weather conditions and the season, the market is open 8.00am until 6.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; Thursday is a half day closing at 1.00pm while Saturday it is open from 8.00am to 6.30 pm. During weekdays, the market is mainly used by the locals community. The locals sell fruit and vegetable, or hot food. Friday the second-hand market. The famous antiques market is held towards the Southern end of Portobello Road on Saturday, near Notting Hill Gate. The Arts & Crafts section located just off Portobello Road on the Tavistock Piazza is a recent addition to the Saturday market meant to encourage a range of unique trades and handicrafts.
The history and culture of Portobello Market steaches over about 300 years of existence. On a crowded Saturday it takes quite a while to walk from end to end of the two-miles Portobello Road, ranked in the top ten most visited tourist sites in London.
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