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


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Dealers mobilise over threat to Portobello

01 February 2010

A GROUP of Portobello Road dealers are to lobby the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea following the loss of a prominent antiques arcade to a highstreet retailer.

Fashion shop replaces Portobello arcade

14 December 2009

LIPKA’S Antiques Gallery, the Portobello antiques arcades that closed earlier this year, has now become an outlet for the AllSaints Spitalfields fashion chain.

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Elephant lobby target Portobello Road

19 January 2009

A CHALK drawing of an ‘elephant graveyard’ appeared earlier this month at the entrance to the Portobello Road Market. The three-dimensional pavement art depicting an elephant carcass was the work of representatives for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), who in recent years have singled out the weekly antiques market in its campaign to curb the illegal trade in modern elephant ivory.

Portobello – officially a Great Street

05 September 2008

Portobello Road is one of three finalists for the Great Street Award 2009.

Van dealers in Portobello given notice

07 July 2008

A NUMBER of dealers are having to leave The Van Arcade in Portobello Road after the owners issued a two-month notice to quit.

Portobello gains extra protection

08 October 2007

Council puts up new barriers to fend off invasion of clone stores and retail giants

Dealers sell at El Portobello

02 July 2007

THIRTY-six stallholders from Portobello Road made their way to Madrid at the end of June where the London street market was recreated for a day in the Spanish capital.

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Fresh hope in Portobello fight against clone stores

19 February 2007

Council commission points to more sympathetic position

Portobello strike deal with water board to prevent disruption

27 July 2005

THE Saturday Portobello antiques market will not be disrupted by water board works as feared.

Veterans for the Vaults

26 January 2005

AFTER more than 41 years, veteran silver dealers Hymie and Shirley Dinerstein have left West London’s Portobello Road.

Portobello deal should protect forecourt and street traders

14 October 2003

THE Portobello Management Committee have reached an agreement with Kensington and Chelsea council to safeguard the character and traditions of London’s best-known antiques thoroughfare.

PADA more confident over Portobello talks

07 April 2003

PORTOBELLO Antique Dealers Association are more confident of a positive outcome in the debate over licensing since meeting local council officers last week.

Bid to clear blocked streets of Portobello

17 March 2003

Association vow to fight new licensing move: Portobello market is facing its own congestion issue as dealers report that the local council have threatened to confiscate stock from traders whose pitches illegally block the pavement or road.

Portobello chairman joins LAPADA board

18 December 2002

COSTAS Kleanthous, pictured right, has been appointed a director of the board of LAPADA, the UK’s largest professional art and antique dealers’ association.