Today we made our way to the Portobello Market - internationally renowned.
This famous road goes through the heart of Notting Hill, a trendy area of London. Here you can see some of the wonderful homes, painted the most pretty pastel colours ~ love the pink and blue.
My husband has memories of reading about it in Paddington Bear books when Paddington would take 'elevenses' with Mr Gruber a Hungarian Antique Shop owner in the Portobello Road (he could conceivably still be there).
You arrive at the tube station to the market and you realise that you are travelling a very well worn tourist path and that what may have once been the original market is now a group of outlets oriented
largely to the tourist trade.
It has a sort of fake feel to it albeit that there are still obviously a number of arguably original antique stores and other shops.
|Charlie Chaplin, buskers, and a few bands playing music were out earning money|
Interesting, possibly worth a look although it is a long way and a couple of changes on the tube.
It is a long walk and if it is hot (it was) take some water with you - you will need it.
Retreating from the place and the ubiquitous cigarette smoke we stumbled on Jamie Oliver's latest creation at the top of the Portobello Road - an attractive interesting modern kitchen/cafe where clearly part of the business was teaching cooking.
The coffee and bun gave us the strength to catch the tube back to Sloane Square.
Have a wonderful weekend