Collectibles to be bargained for in one of the most important markets in the city.

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Portobello Market

Close to Notting Hill.

Portobello Market is located near the suburb of Notting Hill. If you visit it in August, you're going to bump into the most famous carnival in Europe which started in the sixties as a way of healing tensions from the arrival of a multitude of immigrants. But it's Saturday when it's a must to approach the south end of Portobello Road and go around almost three kilometres of a street full of all types of market stalls. Famous for its relics, you'll find more old objects here than the time it would take to see them all and by the way, don't be embarrassed to haggle in order to get them. During the walk, you're going to bump into a lot more than antiques, from second hand records to the most fashionable clothing, as you pass by well-stocked stalls of vintage clothing, and if you like what you're seeing, you can make a diversion to the gallery on Elgin Crescent or Goldbourne Road which are key places to find the most fashionable and cheap, second-hand clothes shops in the city. When you've finished shopping, you wont have noticed but you will have used quite a lot of energy, so complete your trip by leaving at the north end that joins with Ladbroke Grove; a perfect place to stop for a bite to eat in any restaurant.

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