Portobello MarketMonday, 9 January 2012
|Lovely old suitcases (obviously)|
It's worth a visit, though probably more to have a nose than to buy. If anything, it's hard to get close enough to the bloody stalls through the masses. But I'm always a fan of strolling through a market. Always. In fact, I would say it's one of my favourite things to do in a new city. Expect a post soon featuring my favourite markets from across the globe.
When you enter the market from the Notting Hill Gate tube, you begin with antiques, trinkets and jewellery. This soon turns into the food section, where you can buy what I call Wandering Food - crepes, waffles, falafel and Churos...
|Sam and her Churos|
After the food, you'll reach the clothing section, where there's an OK selection of vintage and market-new items. There's also an astonishing amount of fur, which I found a little pathetic. One day I'll return, cradling a bunny, and stand next to the rabbit fur stand, stroking him and holding him out to the browsers.
|Browsing the vintage clothing|
To be honest, there are better places to find vintage in London. But as with all markets, stock is changing constantly, stalls are different each time, so go and spend a Saturday exploring an iconic London attraction.