Monday, 21 February 2011

5...Portobello Market

This is somewhere I only went to, for the first time ever, just a little while ago! I can't believe it either.
As a Londoner I think I have taken for granted all the wonderful places that my home city has to offer, and this is where my blog comes in.
Portobello Market is located in Notting Hill, just a short walk from the tube station. It is a bustling market full of all sorts of delights; from antiques to cupcakes, buskers to vintage clothes and jewellery

The film Notting Hill was set in around Notting Hill (who would have thought) and there are plenty of photo opportunities for those (like me) who want a movie moment snap.

If you fancy having a guided tour of the area, British Movie Tours offer a 2 and a half hour Notting Hill Tour where you will be taken to movie locations, shown some of the trendy restaurants, have celebrity homes pointed out along with many other attractions.

However, if you are more like myself and fancy flying solo, The World Wide Guide to Movie Locations has some great spots to visit on their website.

It might have taken me many years to make my first trip to Portobello Market, but it certainly won't be the last time. I can't wait to take another trip there in the summer when the sun is shining, buskers entertaining the steady flow of shoppers and tourists, buy myself a cupcake, (or two, or three) and enjoy the ambiance of a great British market, full of treasures to be sought out.

1 comment:

  1. I love the food market that starts towards the end of the regular Portobello market. Or at least it used to... does it still exist?