Guide to Markets in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Our guide to the best markets in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea including information about Portobello Green Fashion Market, Golborne Road Market, Acklam Village Market, Notting Hill Farmers’ Market, and more

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is one of the best places to shop in London, and has much to offer beyond the typical high street. Whether you're going shopping or just looking for a day out, the busy markets are a great way to experience the borough's vibrant local life.

The Council manages two adjacent markets: Portobello Road market is one of the most famous markets in the world, and is renowned for its antiques (particularly on Saturdays) and vintage fashion (particularly on Fridays). Golborne Road market features street food stalls during the week and has busy second hand and bric-a-brac sections at the weekend.

Privately operated markets in the borough include farmers' markets on Tuesday at Imperial College (9am to 2pm) and on Saturday at Notting Hill Gate (9am to 1pm), South Kensington and Ladbroke Grove (both 9am to 2pm), the renowned Portobello Green Fashion market that crosses Portobello Road by the Westway (on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), the Acklam Village Market (Portobello Fine Foods) under the Westway on Saturdays and Sundays, and Duke of York Square Fine Food Market (King's Road) on Saturdays.

Whether you live locally or are just visiting, please support the area's local independent merchants! Shopping at your favourite market stalls and neighbourhood retailers is one way you can help to secure a thriving, vibrant and sustainable future for the heart of the local community.

These are the best markets in Kensington and Chelsea:

Portobello Green Fashion Market

New and vintage fashion, jewellery, hot and takeawayfood, music, bric-a-brac, and more.

  • When: Friday to Sunday 8am to 5.30pm; Thursday 9.30am to 5.30pm (books, art & plants only)
  • Where: Under the big white tent at Portobello Road between Cambridge Gardens and the Westway, and depending on time of year and weather along Thorpe Close between Portobello Road and Ladbroke Grove.
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Golborne Road Market

Hot takeaway food and fresh fruit & vegetables throughout the week, with new & second-hand items, furniture and bric-a-brac on Friday and Saturday.

Acklam Village Market (Portobello Fine Foods)

International hot takeaway food, bakery and deli items.

Portobello Road Market

A mix of goods throughout the week, including fresh fruit & vegetables and some hot takeaway foods. Portobello Pantry, vintage fashion and antiques are available most Fridays, with the full antique market operating on Saturday.

Notting Hill Farmers' Market

A variety of locally sourced fresh and prepared foods.

South Kensington Farmers' Market

A variety of locally sourced fresh and prepared foods

Partridges Food Market

Specialty food items from small British and international producers.

For more information about markets in London take a look at our London guide. It includes information about the best markets in London including world famous markets. If you love shopping you should also take a look at guide to shopping in London.

Guide to Markets in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Map

Last updated on 9/12/19, 2:23 AM

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