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Page 11. " off the Portobello Road "
Portobello Road sign
GNU Free Documentation LicensePortobello Road sign - Credit: Arnoprepa1

The Portobello Road is a street in Notting Hill, in London's Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.


It is particularly well known for its street market, which began as a food market in the 19th century. Following the Second World War, the market  began to focus increasingly on the sale of bric-a-brac, second hand clothes and antiques. The market continues to trade in these items on Saturdays, while fruit and vegetable sellers also appear on weekdays.



Portobello market stall in 2007
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePortobello market stall in 2007 - Credit: Chensiyuan