Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market is just what it says – a market that takes up the entire length of Portobello Road in Notting Hill, London.  It’s a great place to visit with such an eclectic mix of stalls including antiques, food, clothing, fruit and veg, jewellery etc.  We went on a Saturday so it was very busy – you get to see such a wide range of society and it’s really great for people watching.

Notting Hill is a really pretty area of London with lots of interesting old architecture still evident, along with some very pretty coloured houses – unfortunately as it was a little overcast they haven’t come out quite as brightly as they actually are.

The food stalls were amazing, piled high with naughtiness (we didn’t succumb though the chocolate puffs full of cream were very tempting) and the smells from the cooking stalls really transported you to another place.

Along the sides of the street there are also lots of interesting little shops, but this one I had to take a photo of as the shoes were very colourful and some look a bit like instruments of torture.
Of course I couldn’t leave without buying something – a lovely hat for winter.  I was very upset as the woman on the stall wouldn’t let me take any photos – there was a great hat that looked like a wolfs head that I made Ken put on, and needless to say it was quite amusing, just the look on his face was enough to make anyone laugh ( he does tolerate a lot from me).
We had a really lovely day just wandering around, stopping for coffee and cake, and enjoying some of the many sights to see in London.
When we got home we had to quickly scrub ourselves up as we had a fund raising dinner to go to that night with friends, and it was a great night, with an incredible magician that came round the tables, and fab food and company.

We scrub up quite well, dont’ you think?

That’s it for now – just to say that my ending photo for today’s entry is what we did the next day – another car parts fair, so needless to say Ken was in heaven.
Stay safe, and keep smiling.
Pamela & Ken

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