Starts

We meet outside tube station Notting Hill Gate, exit 1, at street level, outside the “Book Warehouse” bookstore. Official address is 74 Notting Hill Gate W11 3HT.

When

at 10 am every Friday

Metro station

Closest metro station: Notting Hill Gate

Additional information

Average time: 2 hours
Average number of guests 4

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Notting Hill and Portobello Market

the insider's tour

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2 hours / $37
10 am every Friday

booking required
extra small groups

What's in our tour?

Notting Hill is the condensation of the best of London – its diversity, counter-culture, and its paradoxes – recently still the home of the race riots and slum landlords, it has now grown into London’s most elite district.

Home to Jimmy Hendrix, Prime Minister Cameron and many a celebrity, that’s also the place where Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts fall in love forever.

Our Portobello tour is offered on Fridays at 10am by reservation.

We explore this compact, intimate area known for its wide-ranging flea market, we find out why Julia Robert’s blue door is nowhere in sight, we encounter the area’s vibrant, cosmopolitan community, we enjoy its unique architecture, we drive ourselves dizzy with antique stores and extravagant British bric-a-brac vintage. And why the name of “Portobello”, by the way?!

We shop, we gawk, we eat, we stroll and we peruse through stores and gardens and streets and back alleys. A true London experience, slow-paced, exuberant, and full of surprises, in the company of a true Londoner as your guide.

This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 2-hour small-group walking tour of Notting Hill and Portobello Road
  • Explore some of the thousands of small shops and vendors at one of the largest flea markets in the world
  • Discover hidden corners of the vibrant market and shop for antiques, vintage clothing, jewelry, paintings, ceramics and more
  • Observe the unique Victorian architecture and the cosmopolitan community that lives together
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures personalized attention from your guide

Where and when?

We meet outside tube station Notting Hill Gate, exit 1, at street level, outside the “Book Warehouse” bookstore. Official address is 74 Notting Hill Gate W11 3HT.

10 am every Friday

Why take this tour?

You will discover what is possibly the world’s largest antiques market, a gigantic treasure trove for British fashion and eccentricity.

We will relive the exciting 50 years when that “massive slum, crawling with rats and rubbish” turned around and became the nest of choice of the world’s greatest celebrities – from Jude Law to Madonna.

Price

$37 per person.
$24 for kids 13 and under.

Other information

This Nothing hill tour is wheelchair accessible