What to buy in Portobello Market

Portobello Road Market

London is a mecca for fashionista’s, shopaholics and bargain hunters looking for that one off piece or must-have item.

Famed for its many shopping districts, tourists and locals alike flock to Portobello Market each week to browse the stalls and shops that line this busy area of the city.

But what should you be on the lookout for on your next visit to Portobello Market? Here’s our guide on the world’s largest antique market and what you should be taking home with you after your visit.


Portobello Road Market has received notoriety all over the world for being the biggest antique market there is, so of course, there’s plenty of opportunities to pick up a collectable from yesteryear, just make sure that you can carry it back to your room at the Park Grand Hotel Kensington!

From beautifully maintained ceramics to decadent and luxurious furniture to adorn your living space, there’s something to suit every taste and budget so spend a few hours browsing the stalls and check out a few of the antique shops that surround the market.

Portobello road Market

Vintage clothing

If you’re seeking a wardrobe staple that you won’t find on any high street, the Portobello Road Market is the place to go. As well as the popular antique market, you’ll find the streets lined with vintage clothing shops featuring hats, dresses, jackets, shoes and accessories from bygone decades.

It’s so easy to get carried away amongst all of the vintage finds, so check out our 4-star hotels in Kensington London to secure a great deal on accommodation, so you’ve got more to spare on these must-have pieces.

You’ll also find that the hours fly by as you rummage through the rails in each vintage clothing shop, so it’s a good idea to have a good breakfast at the Park Grand Hotel Kensington before you head off for a day of bargain hunting.

Portobello Market


No matter what you collect, you’re sure to find something to add to your collection at Portobello Road Market! From Victorian costume jewellery to baseball cards and fine china, this market really is heaven for the serious or The Fledgling Collector.

Speak to the stall holders about your collectable of choice, and they’re sure to know somewhere that might have an item of interest locally. If you’re just thinking of starting a collection of your own, then Portobello market is the perfect place to get some inspiration.

It’s also really easy to reach this iconic market from our 4-star hotels in Kensington London, just take the tube from Earl’s Court station to Notting Hill Gate which takes just over twenty minutes.

From there, it’s an easy ten-minute stroll through Notting Hill to the market, so grab a coffee on your way through and enjoy a few hours browsing the array of antique and collectable wonders that this world-famous market has to offer.