Portobello Road & Little Venice in London

One of my favourite little areas in London is Portobello Road.

Portobello Road

Portobello Road – London 2016

It’s an area with much to offer: shopping antique stores and little places to eat. The street really brings back memories of watching Bedknobs and Broomsticks as a child, singing along with David Tomlinson as Portobello Road came alive on the screen. Just like in the movie, there are many treasures that can be found from the various vendors. Unlike other parts of London, not as many tourists have caught on to this little area. Make sure to get to the market early in the day because a lot of the street booths close down the closer to evening it gets.

Portobello Road

The street – London 2016

antique doors

Antique doors – London 2016

coloured houses

All the coloured buildings – London 2016

hipster bar London

Unique restaurants and bars – London 2016

gin hotel

Gin hotel – London 2016

Little Venice is on the sketchier side (maybe that’s just the small town girl in me), but it’s a pretty cool waterway to walk along. I’m sure it would be much more lively in the summer months. There were still plenty of houseboats along the canal in December.

Little Venice London

Little Venice – London 2016

Little Venice

House boats of Little Venice – London 2016

street ads

Around the canal – London 2016

Art made of garbage found in the canal – London 2016

street art

Street Art – London 2016

If you want something in London not-so-touristy, I would definitely recommend these areas.

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