Our markets

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is one of the best places to shop in London, and has much to offer beyond the typical high street. Whether you're going shopping or just looking for a day out, the busy markets are a great way to experience the borough's vibrant local life.

The Council manages two adjacent markets: Portobello Road market is one of the most famous markets in the world, and is renowned for its antiques (particularly on Saturdays) and vintage fashion (particularly on Fridays). Golborne Road market features street food stalls during the week and has busy second hand and bric-a-brac sections at the weekend.

Privately operated markets in the borough include farmers' markets on Tuesday at Imperial College (9am to 2pm) and on Saturday at Notting Hill Gate (9am to 1pm) and South Kensington (9am to 2pm), the renowned Portobello Green Fashion market that crosses Portobello Road by the Westway (on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), the Acklam Village Market (Portobello Fine Foods) under the Westway on Saturdays and Sundays, and Duke of York Square Fine Food Market (King's Road) on Saturdays.

Whether you live locally or are just visiting, please support the area's local independent merchants! Shopping at your favourite market stalls and neighbourhood retailers is one way you can help to secure a thriving, vibrant and sustainable future for the heart of our unique and diverse community. To celebrate last year's first-ever national Love Your Local Market fortnight, we've produced a handy Guide to Markets in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. You can download the Guide to markets [PDF] (file size 1.5Mb) or pick up a copy at your local market.


Road safety calendar artwork - December 2018
More to enjoy at the market this festive season!

The Westway Trust have funded a huge range of festive performances, activities, workshops, markets, with a Portobello twist! Visit the Portobello Winter Weekends website for full details. Among the attractions are special performances at Acklam Village Market, a Sunday United Colours of Portobello Christmas artisan street market between Tavistock Road and Oxford Gardens until 16 December, and a Sunday street market between Elgin Crescent and Westbourne Park Road until 23 December.

Holiday 2018-2019 Opening Times

Thursday 20 December Open until 1pm (as normal)
Friday 21 December Open until 7pm
Saturday 22 December Open until 7pm
Monday 24 December Open until 7pm (Street Trading Office closes at 12pm)
Tuesday 25 December CLOSED
Wednesday 26 December CLOSED
Thursday 27 December Open until 1pm (Street Trading Office closes at 12pm)
Friday 28 December Open until 7pm
Saturday 29 December Open until 7pm
Monday 31 December Open until 7pm (Street Trading Office closes at 12pm)
Tuesday 1 January 2019 CLOSED

Portobello and Golborne Road Market General Opening Times

  • 8am until 7pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
  • 8am until 1pm Thursday

These times can vary depending on weather conditions and the season. The street markets are normally closed on Sundays, UK Bank Holidays (except for Good Friday - 19 April in 2019 - when the market stays open until 4pm), Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

2018 UK Bank Holidays: 1 January; 30 March; 2 April; 7 and 28 May; 27 August; 25 and 26 December.

2019 UK Bank Holidays: 1 January; 19 and 22 April; 6 and 27 May; 26 August; 25 and 26 December.

How to register as a street trader and get a street trading licence

For information on how to register as a street trader and get a street trading licence go to Street Trading home page.