A trip to Portobello Road Market

May 07, 2015  •  1 Comment

A few weeks ago, I spent a weekend in Notting Hill in London. You get a definite feeling of being on holiday when walking along the beautiful streets of the affluent area. From top designers shops to pet boutiques and bar lounges, the well known neighbourhood looked stunning in the warm sun.  

If you're a fan of vintage ads, posters and other paraphernalia, I highly recommend you visit the hidden gem that is the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising where I spent over two hours travelling back in time to discover some of the first advertising posters, cigarettes boxes promising to be good for your health, a plethora of colourful chocolate wrappings, and packs of washing up powders promising to add brightness to whiteness...

During the weekend, I made the most of the sunny weather to visit Portobello Road market, for a stroll around its shops and stalls selling jewellery, fruit and vegs, Summer dresses, rare and ancient books, furniture, and other treasures. It was hard to resist buying loads. I picked up two beautiful books including one about old children songs with music sheets that I would have loved to offer to my little one but I could not afford any of them, so vented my frustration on some amazing pizzettas from Tonda, an authentic Italian venue that opened recently. I gorged myself on their delicious toppings of forest mushrooms, pachino cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and other cheesy delights.

I had a lovely afternoon and I will definitely try and pop by there again very soon.


PS: I added a few instagram pics I took at the beginning of the photo series.

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Nick Kirby(non-registered)
Insightful post with some great photos
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