Portobello Road (tube Notting Hill Gate) is a lively haven for shoppers, with the many fashion designer boutiques, art galleries, lifestyle and interiors, and the finest foods and wines. Its weekly Portobello Road Market let you browse from antiques to the latest fashion designs.
market Sa 06-17 antiques & flea market; shops open 6 days per week
Lazy Daisy, (typical café), 59A Portobello Rd
The Hummingbird Bakery (US home baking café, best cup cakes), 133 Portobello Rd, London W11 2DY
Ukai (japan. resto), 223 Portobello Rd
Camden Market, (tube Camden town or Chalk Farm), Sa & Su 09-17 flea market. Open-air and indoor markets, each with its own distinctive flavour, line a street of shops, bars and restaurants in North West London. The market has been going on for well over thirty years, and has undergone enormous changes. After a devastating fire former Camden Lock Market reopened in May 2009 as the Camden Lock Village.
The Stables Market is the largest section and many of its stalls and shops are set into the huge arches in the railway viaducts. It is a mixture of indoor and outdoor shops and stalls, some of them permanent, others hired by the day.
Buck Street Market is an outdoor market focusing on clothes. There are a few stallholders who design their own wares though at the weekend these designs are more likely to be found in the Electric Ballroom market.
Electric Ballroom has been a night club since the 1950s. It is open during the day on weekends as an indoor market selling similar goods to the other markets.
Inverness Street Market is a small street market now retaining only three vegetable and fruit stalls amongst stalls like the rest of the markets.
|Camden Market (tube Chalk Farm), SU: vintage 1940-1960, leather, shoes, incl. Asian & S. American food, punk & gothic|
|House of Leather, 2223 Camden High Str|
|Gilgamesh, Asian interior deco & food resto, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd|
|Proud, roof terrace and photo exhibition, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd|
|Inhabitation, gift shop plus best Camden café, 15 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AG|
|Marine Ices, old-fashioned artisan ice-cream, 8 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2BL|
|Dublin Castle, live music, 94 Parkway, London NW1 7AN|
|The Good Mixer, britpop, 30 Inverness Str|
|The Monarch (upcoming bands), 49 Chalk Farm Rd|
|The Jazz Café (jazz stars), 5 Parkway, www.meanfiddler.com|
The Roundhouse (concerts), Chalk Farm Road
Koko (concerts), Camden High Street
Sotheby's (tube Oxford Circus) ph 493 8080
Christies (tube Green Park) ph 839 9060