Notting Hill / Portobello Road Market

Notting Hill is perhaps one of the nicest neighbourhoods I’ve been to so far in London.

The colourful pastel houses and tranquil streets.  Walking in those streets on a busy Saturday afternoon felt really relaxed and peaceful.

Of course, another highlight of the area is Portobello Road Market!  The market is famous for its antique and vintage stalls.  I came across a lot of fancy stalls that sell all kinds of stuff.  Including vintage cameras, antique vases, old comic books, and even vintage posters!  My friend and I encountered some really cute old Disney posters that cost a fortune, that being so (sadly) as poor students we decided to pass on those.

Instead – we’d rather spend our money on food!  I don’t know why, but I really have a thing about food markets.  At this market, there are various stalls that sell fresh fruits and baked goods.  I got some rye bread and muffin for less than £4, which I think was quite a good deal.  I had to try really hard not to buy everything at the stalls, because everything looked so tempting!

My advice: We visited the market at around 3-4 o’clock in the afternoon.  The stalls were cutting down their prices because the market closes at 5.  So if you are one of those people like myself who agrees with ‘every penny counts’, it would be a great idea to come at around that time. *wink*

This year has passed in the blink of an eye – all the lectures of my first year of university has finished, all we left are exams, and then off I go – I’ll be leaving London soon, and going back to Hong Kong for the summer!  I can’t wait to see my family and friends again.  And one of the highlights of my summer holiday would probably be a family trip to South Korea!  I really look forward to enjoying authentic Korean food, and seeing billboards of celebrities everywhere (yay!), so this trip is going to be incredible!  And needless to say – I’ll keep you all updated over the summer with all my adventures 🙂

What have I missed in Notting Hill?

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Till next time, à bientôt! xx

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