Portobello Road

Portobello Road is home to one of the world's most famous antiques markets


A welcome addition to Portobello antiques district

14 October 2019

For the first time in more than a decade a new antiques shop has opened on Westbourne Grove, close to the famed antiques district Portobello Road.


Trading places: London's top hotspots for buying art and antiques

19 June 2019

For close to three centuries buyers of art and antiques have been spoilt for choice in London. A city synonymous with archives, galleries, museums, conservators and curators, it continues to support long-standing streets of antiques dealers, centres and a plethora of regular fairs and markets. As this guide to the hotspots suggests, most of them are complementary rather than in competition, and all budgets are catered for.


From Portobello to Covent Garden – London antiques markets set out their stalls

24 May 2018

Buyers of art and antiques are spoilt for choice in London. It’s a city with long-standing streets of antiques dealers and a plethora of fairs and markets, despite the challenges posed by rising rents and rates. Most are complementary rather than in competition with each other. Roland Arkell and Kate Quill report


ATG Letter: Diversity is key to Portobello Market

12 June 2017

MADAM – Laura Chester’s article ‘Rising to the Portobello challenge’ (ATG No 2295) accurately describes how the antiques section has been, and still is, the backbone of Portobello Market.


Younger dealers rise to the Portobello challenge

05 June 2017

Antiques dealers of Portobello Road must jostle for space with souvenir traders. But a new breed of seller is determined to maintain the area’s antiques heritage.

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5 Questions: Meissen specialist Alexandra Alfandary

10 April 2017

Alexandra Alfandary specialises in Meissen ware and other European porcelain, with a particular concentration on 19th century Meissen. She is a regular exhibitor at fairs and is a member of BADA and LAPADA. Her shop is in Portobello Road.

Obituary: Steven Hyder

05 April 2017

A notice to our friends in the trade: I am sorry to have to inform you that Steven Hyder recently passed away, Angela Hyder writes


Trade reacts to Portobello plans

24 November 2016

Portobello Road traders remain unconvinced of revised plans to develop the vintage end of the west London market.

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New £10m Portobello market development revealed

15 November 2016

A charity aiming to redevelop the vintage market end of London’s Portobello Road has revealed a new £10m scheme.

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Protests against more Portobello redevelopment

22 April 2015

A charity aiming to redevelop the vintage market end of London’s Portobello Road has been forced to defend its plans in the face of protests against further gentrification of the area.


Asking Portobello dealer to prove age of ivory carving is “a bridge too far” says judge

25 November 2014

A Portobello Road dealer, charged with the sale of an ivory carving police believed had contravened CITES rules, has won her case after a judge said it was up to the Crown to prove its age.

Portobello joins the silent greats of the silver screen

03 March 2014

It’s famously the backdrop to Richard Curtis’s film ‘Notting Hill’, starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts as well as the setting for many a TV drama over the years. Now it’s time for Portobello to take the starring role in a new film whose premiere takes place in Soho on March 14.

Police cover in Portobello to be discussed this week

16 July 2012

Portobello Road antiques dealers have a fresh chance to air their views about police cover in the area now that a public meeting has been rearranged.

Police urged to treat Portobello as a ‘priority’

19 June 2012

Pressure for better police cover is starting to pay off for Portobello antiques dealers – but they say there is still much to be done. The traders have been incensed by cuts that left just four officers to patrol the area in pairs on Saturdays despite a recent rise in robberies, and demanded action on extra patrols.

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Portobello dealers feel abandoned over policing

19 June 2012

COMMENT: More than 60,000 visitors on a summer Saturday, one of the most popular tourist spots in the UK, a name so recognised internationally that the local council wants to brand a Crossrail station after it... there are plenty of reasons to protect Portobello‘s antiques trade.

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Portobello in plea for more protection

06 June 2012

An alarming rise in violent robberies on antiques dealers in Portobello Road has spurred them into action to call for better police cover, CCTV cameras and even private security guards.


End of an era for another Portobello antiques market

14 May 2012

It’s closing time for another antiques market in the Portobello Road area where dealers increasingly fear for the future of their trade.

Campaigners lose appeal over Admiral Vernon

10 April 2012

Seven-day trading in the basement at the Admiral Vernon Arcade has been given the green light despite fears it might sound the death knell for antiques in Portobello.

New hope in the Portobello planning battle

31 October 2011

Planning issues affecting the future of antique trading in Portobello came to a head last week as councillors and their own planning officers fell out at a public meeting in front of dozens of campaigners.

Landlords lodge appeal over Admiral Vernon

11 July 2011

Traders and residents of Portobello are rallying support to fight an appeal to allow seven-day trading at the Admiral Vernon Arcade.