Our first port of call is in West London, home to Portobello Road - the world’s largest antiques market, which stretches between Notting Hill Gate underground station, on the Central, District and Circle Lines, and Ladbroke Grove underground station on the Hammersmith and City Line. With over 1,000 stalls, you’ll find anything and everything in this sprawling flea market.
The market is in full swing on Saturday but you’ll need to get here early to bag a bargain or two before the crowds descend. From Notting Hill Station the section between Elgin Crescent and Chepstow Villas is lined with hundreds of stalls, shops and arcades selling a huge range of antique glassware, silver jewellery, household items and books. The second busiest day is Friday with almost as many antique stalls as Saturday but less people.
For cheaper prices and a less touristy experience head to the Westway flyover, near the Ladbroke Grove end of the market. Here you’ll find a fashion market that sees vintage clothing stalls vying for space with upcoming young designers selling their gear direct to the public, as well as a number of vendors selling all sorts of second-hand stuff.