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.


Portobello Summer Sundays 2018
Enjoy more market this summer!

If you work weekdays and prefer to avoid the Saturday crowds, the market traders of Portobello and Golborne Road have great news! Every Sunday in June 2018, between Elgin Crescent and Lancaster Road, you'll find around 50-60 stalls representing all that Portobello and Golborne market has to offer. You can shop in a relaxed car-free environment, catch up with your neighbours and favourite traders, and meet some new traders too! There'll be antiques & collectibles, new & vintage fashion, plants & flowers, gifts & home décor, gourmet & street food, handmade & artisan goods, and much more! You can find more information about our summer Sunday markets and lots more going on in and around North Kensington on www.portobellosummer.com!

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New Youthquake is back!

From 23 June to 7 July 2018 we're planning a fortnight of workshops, master classes, networking events and more for 16 to 30 year olds from West London and beyond! Please check our New Youthquake (NYQ) page for full details but we've already booked Street Wisdom for a session on Saturday 30 June from 2pm to 5pm (FREE tickets, booking essential). The session will start outside the Street Trading Office, 72 Tavistock Road W11 1AN, and end at the new Leafwild Café in Ladbroke Grove. On Saturday 7 July there will be a 32-stall market and nano-festival on the square and we're looking for designers, makers, artisans, entrepreneurs, artists, performers, musicians and more! Online applications for market stalls and performance slots are now being accepted! The application deadline is 5 June 2018.


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Get a healthy start in 2018!

The Council's Street Trading Office has teamed up with Go Golborne and Mytime Active to bring the national Healthy Start scheme to Portobello and Golborne Road market stalls. The market's fruit and vegetable stalls are great places for everyone to get their 5 a day, and now they offer even better value to Healthy Start voucher recipients. To find out if you're eligible and to keep up with the latest news on Healthy Start at the market, please visit www.rbkc.gov.uk/healthystart.

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 - 30 March in 2018 - when the market was open until 4pm), Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

2018 Bank Holidays: 1 January; 30 March; 2 April; 7 and 28 May; 27 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.