Portobello is really several markets in one, Saturday being the day when it is in full swing. Then you can experience a mile of hustle, haggle, colour and energy. The feature of Saturdays is the opening of hundreds of antique and specialist shops and stalls.
The antiques section is located near Notting Hill tube station; The half mile of road contains 100′s of buzzing market stalls, shops and arcades. I found a wonderfully overwhelming array of authentic antiques on offer as well as some fabulous reproductions, including glass and crystal pieces, silver, books, sporting goods and paintings.
Henry Gregory, located near the top entrance to the market, was just one of the many stores I searched. The beautiful range of antique and reproduction items includes decorative objects, trophies, silver, sporting goods and luggage which is sourced by Henry Gregory himself. He has been buying all over the British Isles for the last 40 years.
The shop changes continuously as it sells and ships to clients all over the world including private buyers, decorators and dealers.
I purchased a few items, including some antique hats and a pair of wonderful vintage boxing gloves. I certainly had to restrain myself!