Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Portobello Road - the world's largest antiques market

The market

Portobello Road Market is one of London’s most famous markets. The market is located in the district of Notting Hill. Today there are many pubs, restaurants and a range of communities. The market is nearly one kilometre long. You can buy everything there. From fresh food to old antiques, you will find almost anything you want.


In the past Portobello Road was known as Green’s Lane. The road got its name from Portobello farm which was built in Green’s Lane.
In the second half of the 19 century, more and more residential areas beagn spread around in Portobello Road. They were mostly for wealthy citizen and their servants, but for deliveres and marketeers too.
After the completion of these residential areas Portobello Road Market emerged. It was a market for fresh food only. Since 1960 antiques have been sold there too.

Why should you go to the Portobello Road Market?
Because it is one of the biggest markets in world. The road is very multicultural and full of energy and excitement. It iss et to continue as one of London’s ´must-see´ destinations.

Written by Nadine Schnitzler