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Portobello Road Market - London
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This is a bit embarrassing. Born in London and not now living far away, I don't know much about Portobello Road Market, or indeed about the district of Notting Hill in West London where it is situated. Fact is I know Notting Hill from watching bits of its annual Carabean festival, and as for the market, although visited for the first time, Friday in winter (albeit a bright but cold day) apparently Saturday is the best - busiest - day to visit. If anyone is offended by my lack of knowledge about this bit of London, I would welcome an e-mail with a mote informative description. In the meantime, Wikipedia is the best bet.

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Uploaded: 18/02/2012
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Tags: market; bric-a-brac; street trader; notting hill; costa monger; antiques; flea market
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