Thursday, 16 February 2012

Overheard At Portobello Road Market

On Saturday, because I had never been and I absolutely love Notting Hill, Sherin decided to take me to Portobello Road Market and we had fun looking at (and more importantly taking photos of!) everything that was on offer. However, what was even better than checking out the stalls, was the snippets of conversation that we caught making our way down the road. 
Doesn't this paella look fantastic? All of the steam coming off of the pans was testament to how deathly cold it was that afternoon!
We started at the end of the road nearest Notting Hill Gate by the antiques and worked our way down.
"They were not dating in the official kind of way, but in the married engaged kind of way." | "Do English people go to Portobello Road Market?" | "Best of the rat pack!"| "Oh, look! Whisky!" | "I'm so proud of you. You've worked so hard for this."
I would love a beautifully bound Shakespeare collection like this someday. 
DSC_0519Usually I'm not a fan of buskers, but this saxophone player had some serious skills. Also, kudos to him for being able to stand there and play in those temperatures. 
DSC_0531 DSC_0525 DSC_0522Have you been to Portobello Market before? Had anything delicious to eat or made any special purchases?


  1. Seriously such a beautiful post, I am wanting to go so bad now! It looks amazing!

  2. I love your London posts, they're making me ridiculously excited to move down there! I can't wait to go to Notting Hill, your pictures of it are amazing.

  3. Wow, you take such fantastic photos! I visited Portobello a few weeks ago and just took photos of dogs in baskets! haha. :D These are amazing. xoxo

  4. studentandthecity16 February 2012 at 12:24

    Portobello Market is some where that I would really love to visit. Thank you for sharing such lovely photos.
    R xx

  5. How incredible that I had never heard of Portobello Road, but you're the second post in a row that is written about it and includes pictures! I had never heard about it, but now I want to go bad!

    Those little snippets of conversation? That's so cool! I wonder what that one person worked so hard for.

    Jessica | Vixenelle

  6. I have never been but now I see that I MUST! x x

  7. gorgeous pics xxx

  8. It was such a fun day! Needs to be done again. Loved the busker. He was so talented.

  9. THE FOOD! I die, this looks so so good!

    Maria xxx

  10. You make me miss London even more than I already do which is something I always thought impossible. I'm not sure if this pleases me but I sure do enjoy your photography and London! More and more and more please :) xx

  11. I totally love Portobello Market - with all its little shops! So looking forward to this summer...staying in London for a bit!
    Kat // frock&roll

  12. I've visited London lots of times before but I've never visited any of the markets, except Camden which looks boring compared to this one! x

  13. Very cool! ooh now I want a crepe!

  14. I lived in London for three months and Portobello is one special place to visit! I love the feeling there, it's very colourful and in summer time, it's more beautiful than in winter. What I love most about this place is the candy-coloured houses like in Lancaster Road, I think I almost fell in love with this street!

  15. Oh and by the way, thanks for making me hungry although I just finished eating... I can almost smell this crepe/nutella yummy!

  16. I adore the houses in that road too - I've got a photo of them in an earlier outfit post!