Most Fridays and every Saturday Chris has a huge range of soul, funk and rock on CD and vinyl, just north of the Westway.
In north Portobello Road, towards Golborne Road, on Saturdays Patrick has a tent full of vinyl, largely 60s and 70s rock and punk, plus music memorabilia.
Nearby are these music shops, which all open seven days a week:
The legendary shop has been open at 130 Talbot Road for over 35 years, leading the way in independent music.
at 278 Portobello Road (between Oxford and Cambridge Gardens) are reggae, jazz and soul specialists with their own label.
Have a good rummage at Sounds at 236 Portobello Road, for CDs and records across all genres, new and used.
If you’re a book-lover you’ll find plenty to browse and rummage in and around the market.
At Portobello Green market next to the Westway, from Thursday to Sunday you’ll find Neil’s Books. Neil has new and used books, mainly classic and recent fiction, plus selections on art and cookery. He’s got the books you want to read – satisfaction guaranteed!
’s parents sold antique illustrated children’s books on the market in the 1960s and 70s, and he’s carrying on the tradition on Fridays and Saturdays just north of Oxford Gardens. Peter also sells vintage prints and art, and some of his own original art.
On Saturdays there are antiquarian books in the antiques section of the market near the end of Lonsdale Road.
Normally there’s also a good selection of vintage books at Portobello Green and on the forecourt at The Last Place on Earth at 307 Portobello Road.
On Saturdays in Tavistock Square you’ll find new books from local independent publishers .
There are often book-stalls in Golborne Road, with boxes or piles of books on all sorts of subjects at bargain prices.
You can also enjoy browsing in these independent bookshops:
The Notting Hill Bookshop is at 13 Blenheim Crescent where the famous Travel Bookshop used to be. It’s a general bookstore with a good range of children’s titles and books about London and Notting Hill.
Across the road there’s , heaven for food lovers with guides to every cuisine and culinary speciality, and even a kitchen in the back.