A CYCLE AROUND PORTOBELLO ROAD

Cycle Around Portobello

With some lovely weather recently, I’ve been out and about on my bike a lot. My husband kindly bought me this dream little blue bike for my birthday last year and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. It’s a Pendleton model, with an added basket, and despite being quite heavy to physically lift it’s such a smooth and comfortable ride.

I was slightly snap happy last weekend while I headed out for a spin so thought I’d share some of my pictures of a cycle around Portobello. There’s so much colour and character to this famous pocket of London – if you’ve never visited before, I urge you to go. With so many chain stores appearing in London now, making some high streets look one and the same, there’s still something so vibrant about Portobello. It really embraces the market culture, so inherent with London, and showcases not only the stalls but also local businesses with all of the cafes, independent shops, pop-up stores, little restaurants. There’s always so much to see and do so pop down for a stroll and have a wander yourself…

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Let me know if you’re ever visiting Portobello or what your favourite places in the neighbourhood are!

LMNH x

7 Comments

  1. 2nd September 2016 / 12:01 am

    Portobello Road is so cute! I stayed near the area the last time I was in London and I loved it, the neighbourhood has such pretty houses x

  2. Elizabeth moltez
    4th September 2016 / 5:09 pm

    I miss this place I grew up there I had a stall in early 80s it’s beautiful will visit again and again just love the vibes so much xxx

    • Annie
      5th September 2016 / 10:07 pm

      Ah amazing, the vibe in the 80s must have been amazing too Elizabeth! x

  3. Keith Baker
    4th September 2016 / 6:06 pm

    My wife and daughter and I were there last year,I have never seen so many people and I have been to Disneyland in the summer.Can you suggest a time to go when the crowds are not so big that you can’t see the shops.

    • Annie
      5th September 2016 / 8:28 pm

      Hi Keith! Yes it does get very busy on a Saturday, but best time is to go ideally in the daytime on a Mon-Weds when the market is on. Crowds are eased and you will be able to properly explore all the shops and sites – hope that helps! Annie

  4. Krista
    4th September 2016 / 7:50 pm

    On a tour last year we were told that Adele used to live in the flat above the Notting Hill bookstore.

    Thanks for the wonderful pics! I hope to return sometime soon!