We are very fortunate to live in Notting Hill, right next to Portobello Road.
A mecca for tourists and locals alike with something for everyone. Among the hustle and bustle of Portobello Road there is the smell of street food that draws me in all the time. Whether it be freshly cooked Paella (so scrummy) or falafel wraps.
Then there’s the Churros. We have a Saturday tradition that we treat Harry to churros. He knows it’s the ‘red’ stall and even knows what money to give to the lady!
The food is of course not the only pull for me about Portobello Road.
The sheer mass of eclectic, vintage and second hand goods fill me with delight and excitement- whether I have money in my purse or not. It gets my creative juices flowing always.
The opportunity to haggle is also good fun, especially further down towards the end of Portobello Road, nearing Golborne Road. This end had to be my favourite. It’s best to get there early, as things get snapped up pretty quickly. But bargains are to be had.
With lots of colour, noises, smells and textures, you can’t help but be inspired by the vibrancy. With a vast array of delicatessens, boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, antiques, fruit and veg, fashion and bric-a-brac… Why would I want to live anywhere else?