Mingling with the commoners was so much fun today at the lively Portobello Road market, frequented by more Londoners than tourists. To get there, I took the bus to Trafalgar Square, browsed some of the masterpieces of the National Gallery, then jumped onto the tube for the Notting Hill Station. There, I hiked over to Portobello Rd., where I looked up to see an interesting blue sign on a row of homes.
And here's the scoop ...
Next, I saw something that looked vaguely familiar.
I like thrift and vintage shops and there were plenty of those establishments on both sides of the road.
Rooting around was fun, but I discovered that their old stuff is no better than the old stuff I already have at home.
Below is what the very, very long stretch of open market looked like ...
They don't close the road to traffic and the vendors' stands extend into the street, so you have to watch not to get mowed down when cars squeeze through the narrow passage.
I like the way old and new exist side-by-side all over London. These homes are also on Portobello Road, around the corner from Notting Gate.