Portobello Road Market is one of the most famous markets in the world and is internationally recognised for its second-hand and antique sections. Statistically it features in the top ten rankings as the most visited tourist site in London. It is regularly the focus of press and media attention and mostly remembered from the Disney film “Bed knobs and Broomsticks” and more recently the film “Notting Hill”. Its history and culture span approximately 300 years of existence. Further details on local history can be found at the North Kensington Library in Ladbroke Grove or click here for a brief history. Also see my Farsi article BBC Persian.