London Portobello Market Area

Visiting and thinking of things to do in London during your vacation? If you find yourself in London’s Portobello Market area you will soon discover that there are many things to do in and around the market. Here’s a few tips to get you started…

Portobello Market used to mainly be popular on Saturdays. However, it has now become a popular London attraction and it is active almost every day. Portobello Market has been a market since the 1800’s. The area became famous for its antiques in the 1950’s and today offers lots of things to browse through such as posters, food, music or ceramics – the place is a wonderful piece of English history with so many things to see and buy!

Things to do in London’s Portobello Market area

The area around the Portobello Market in London offers plenty of entertainment. You could, for example, head towards Notting Hill to see the beautiful Georgian townhouses and to take a look at the area where the popular movie ‘Notting Hill’ starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts was filmed. If you plan on visiting the house with the blue door on 280 Westbourne Place, you’ll discover the door is in fact no longer blue. Why? Because the landlord got extremely fed-up with all the tourists visiting outside therefore he repainted it! If you are in London in August, make sure to attend the Notting Hill carnival. Want to listen to some live music? Then head towards The Elgin pub.

If you want to experience a bit of nature in the middle of hectic London then why not go to Hyde Park and visit Kensington Gardens. Inside the biggest park in central London are beautiful attractions such as the Italian garden fountains or the statue of Peter Pan. Hyde Park is an ideal place to have a picnic and enjoy the wonderful scenery!

Check the rest of our travel guides for more tips on how to plan your sightseeing and discover the best things to do in London during your vacation.

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Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you will be allocated the next available time slot.

USD 39.12$

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