Originally no more than a winding country path known as Green Lane, the Market took its name from Porto Bello Farm which was built in the area which we now know as Golborne Road. The farm was named after the town of Porto Bello in Panama, captured by the British from the Spanish in 1739, as part of the War of Jenkins Ear. By the late 1980s, subject to a large amount of gentrification, Portobello Road went from being a run-down and shabby working class district to become affluent, fashionable and one of the most desirable areas to live in the capital. Gradually, antiques have become Portobello Road Market’s best known merchandise, with Saturday being the main trading day. But, you can also find second-hand goods, clothing/fashion, household essentials, fruit, veg and other foods.
Portobello Road Photo Safari
We will meet at 11 am upstairs in the Caffe Nero 53 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JS, Then we will go out to capture the sights of Portobello’s iconic market – the world’s largest antiques market with over 1,000 dealers selling every kind of antique and collectible. Visitors flock from all over the world to discover one of London’s best loved landmarks which contains the most extensive selection of antiques in Britain.