Wander down Portobello Road, browsing the vintage stalls
This vibrant street forms the backbone of Notting Hill and is flanked by colourful terraced houses on Lancaster Road, contemporary murals in Codrington Mews and luxurious boutiques on Westbourne Grove. Portobello is home to the largest antiques market in the world, with more than 1,000 dealers tending to hordes of tourists and shoppers every Saturday. In the 1940s, vintage sellers joined the traditional food stalls and rag-and-bone traders. The market hit a dip for a while thereafter, but began to thrive again in the 1980s and has been a popular destination for shoppers ever since. It is still a fantastic place to pick up one-of-a-kind items, as are the permanent shops and eateries that now line the street.