Sunday, 29 July 2012

Portobello Road

At the weekend I went to go and stay with my friend Olivia who lives in leafy north London. We had a lovely time and it was really nice to see the sights of London that she enjoys. We ventured onto the busy underground to Portobello Road to explore it's weekly market.

I was blown away by how big it is! Never seen such a long road in my life! Antiques, vintage clothes and shoes, food, jewellery, old records there was a stall for anyone! And with a mix of both shops and stalls it was really fun looking through. With it being so busy I was slightly reluctant to get my camera out besides taking the picture of the road sign- such a tourist!! 

Here are some nice photos I found so you can get an idea of what it looks like! (source- Google) 

There was such an amazing variety of smells as you walked past the food stalls- huge paella pans, to men chopping coconuts, to German schnitzels to fresh fruit! 

It's definitely a great place to find a bargain, most of the stall owners were open to a bit of bartering. (Never seen so many Levi shorts in my life!!) with patterned jumpers in abundance and quirky shirts on almost every stall it was really exciting to rummage through the rails.

Has anyone else been to Portobello Road Market? 

Here is a little video of the song 'Portobello Road' that you might know from the old Disney film 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' little bit of fun and I couldn't resist putting it in!!

**Also I was really excited and amazed to of reached 100 followers this week!! It's amazing to of gained you lovely readers and I hope you all enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy writing it and seeing everyone else's blogs. I had no idea when I started it in January how much I would enjoy being a part of the blogging community, so thank you to all my followers old and new!**


  1. Congrats on your followers! Well deserved :)
    And I LOVE your new blog header, how did you do it?!
    And sounds like you had a lovely day :) xxx

    1. Thank you very much :D really pleased! If you read the post below I explain about Gill from ElevatorMusik does blog headers xxx