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London’s Portobello Road Market

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The other day I went with my family on a long weekend trip to London, England. It was amazing! I love city trips, the big city flair is just something I really enjoy. We are living in a small town, so getting out there and being surrounded by endless opportunities is just exciting! Lots of people, different nationalities, different ways of life, different mentalities, it’s great to take all that in. Even though if it’s only for a few days. It only took 2 and a half hours on the plane, which made it even better! 

We saw as much as we were able to in those three days there: Museums, The Buckingham Palace of course ( Stella really had hoped to see the Queen, lol, and rocked that British Accent like no other!) Big Ben, Tower Bridge, went on the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Notting Hill,  you name it!  We took the girls to the huge Toy Store “Hamley’s”, which was like an Indoor Playground for them, you can imagine! Crazy! They both really enjoyed taking the “tube” (metro), and it is actually a lot of fun travelling with them now that they are 11 & 7 already!  

My two favourite places were the Covent Garden Market & Portobello Road Market, it’s just beautiful there, all the pretty & unique stores and stands just amazed me! I could’ve spent money like there was no tomorrow, fortunately we couldn’t take much home on the plane, lol!

But I took tons of pictures from London’s Portobello Road Market ! And that’s what I’m showing you today. Nice stores, houses and stands that caught my eye! 

        London’s Portobello Road Market

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On our way to the market we passed by beautiful houses! I could definitely imagine living in on of these, how about you?

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I’d have no trouble finding  a use and spot for all of these crates in my home, lol!

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Knobs, all kinds of different, beautiful knobs! 

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Stella & Amelie were really loving this one, the little vintage style doll house with all the furniture was too cute!

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And in the middle of all of it, a flower stand with fresh spring flowers like these beautiful tulips!

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The name of this store had me already without even looking any further, but then all the white window deco really did too! 

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And that was it! It was so much fun and even though I couldn’t take home much, I enjoyed just being there and taking in all the variety of styles and deco! Sometimes there’s no need to spend a lot to have a great time and get inspired you know! 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope you liked my London’s Portobello Road Market tour!  

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  • Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse
    04/04/2016 at 04:22

    Katrin! I love, love, love this market! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/04/sunday-showcase-make-pretty-monday-6.html Have a lovely evening! Toodles, Kathryn

    • Katrin
      04/04/2016 at 10:44

      Thank you very much Kathryn, I appreciate the feature!!!

  • Kerry
    27/03/2016 at 00:15

    This looks like a great market! I wish we had more markets like this where I live. I’ll definitely have to remember to check it out when I’m next in London. Thanks for sharing

    • Katrin
      27/03/2016 at 09:44

      Yes, it was amazing going there, I wish I lived closer! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Cynthia
    23/03/2016 at 16:27

    I would have had to make a hard decision as to whether or not return home with the clothes I’d brought. I’d have every inch of my suitcase stuffed with some of these wonderful goodies, that pretty chintz china and the crates. . .oh, my! Thank you for sharing this! I’m visiting from The Dedicated House.

    • Katrin
      25/03/2016 at 15:08

      Hahaha, yes, it was super hard for me not to get anything, this market was just perfect! Thanks for stopping by Cynthia!

  • AJ @ Aspen Jay
    21/03/2016 at 17:46

    Oh my goodness Katrin! What a market!!! Everything is just so beautiful and those crates!!!! Did you end up buying any? I have been looking for some just like that. Wow, I agree, so much to be inspired by. Thanks for sharing this lovely post with us at #TALENTEDTuesday. Hope you are having a great week so far Katrin!
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    AJ

    • Katrin
      22/03/2016 at 09:37

      Hahaha, yes, absolutely it was so great! I couldn’t take any crates home, no, but I was going nuts over them, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

  • Danielle from Storypiece
    21/03/2016 at 03:07

    What a great trip! I have to admit that the dollhouse with all the miniatures is my favorite too.

    Thanks again for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party.

    • Katrin
      21/03/2016 at 08:04

      Thanks Danielle! The dollhouse was amazing! I could have brought it home 😉

  • Carol @ The Red Painted Cottage
    19/03/2016 at 16:35

    Katrin, Everything is awesome and so much eye candy! I really love the dollhouse cause I do have one and I still have much to do with it. And those crates, oh I can wish! I’m finally trying to play catch-up with my comments.

    • Katrin
      20/03/2016 at 23:14

      Thanks Carol!! It was awesome and I wish I could go back with a van to load it up!!! 🙂

  • Angelina @ Peonies & Orange Blossoms
    19/03/2016 at 06:42

    Wow! Looks like a fab trip! Thanks for sharing. Found you through your feature at Best of the Weekend!

    • Katrin
      19/03/2016 at 12:03

      Thanks so much, it was a fun trip!!!

  • Amy
    18/03/2016 at 23:10

    I went years ago, but your post is making me want to go again! Just letting you know I will be featuring your post at Best of the Weekend tonight! Hope you’ll come back and link up again!

    • Katrin
      19/03/2016 at 11:58

      It’s always a great place to go to, hey? Thanks for the feature Amy, I appreciate it so much!

  • Laurie
    18/03/2016 at 00:43

    Katrin, Thanks for sharing your little trip with us! I would love to browse in the marketplace! So many beautiful things! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Brag About It!
    ~Laurie

    • Katrin
      18/03/2016 at 20:54

      I’m happy you like the photos of my trip, it was super fun! Thanks Laurie!

  • Sandra
    17/03/2016 at 01:12

    I would have been like a kid in a candy shop and spent way more money that I should. These pictures are amazing Katrin and thanks so much for sharing them at Celebrate Your Story link party. Have a lovely week.

    • Katrin
      17/03/2016 at 09:52

      Thanks so much Sandra! It was so tempting!!! 🙂

  • Diana
    16/03/2016 at 17:12

    What a fun trip you had, Katrin! I absolutely love all your Portobello shots and am quite jealous that you got to go 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your adventure with us at Vintage Charm–

    • Katrin
      17/03/2016 at 09:46

      Thanks Diana 🙂 yes, it was amazing to go and I’m happy I got to see all that, even though I couldn’t take much home 😉

  • Lindsay
    16/03/2016 at 16:56

    OMG i bet you had so much fun! looks like a blast! thanks so much for sharing at Merry Monday!

    • Katrin
      17/03/2016 at 09:42

      Yes, it was tons of fun Lindsay! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lisa B.
    16/03/2016 at 04:53

    I’m so jealous!! I would love to visit London one day. Looks like you had a great time. Oh the shopping I could do there! 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!

    • Katrin
      16/03/2016 at 12:02

      We did have a great time Lisa, it is really a great place to visit! 🙂 Happy you liked the post!

  • Karren Haller
    15/03/2016 at 21:10

    Ooooo my goodness what a wonderful place to visit and shop, my eyes are popping out there are so many fun and pretty things.
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    Pinned to share!!
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    • Katrin
      15/03/2016 at 23:20

      Thank you so much Karren, I appreciate it! I’m sure you’d love the market, it was amazing! 🙂

  • Julie
    15/03/2016 at 18:16

    Wow, you packed a lot into a short trip!
    I love London for sightseeing, there is just so much there, my sister in law lives there so we visit quite often. I love that beautiful china you photographed.
    Those pretty houses you like probably cost upward of £5million, the prices in London are just ridiculous!

    • Katrin
      15/03/2016 at 23:11

      We did Julie, we really did see a lot and my girls were really up for everything which was nice! It is pretty expensive, yes, we checked just for the fun of it and those houses were unbelievably expensive, you are not wrong! Plus the Euro exchange really didn’t help. But we had a great time and enjoyed everything! Thanks for stopping by!

  • AnnMarie
    15/03/2016 at 12:11

    Your post was fun for me to have a look at the great market on the other side of the ocean! I would have had a hard time passing all that stuff by without buying but it would be so great to see it all in person. Love the dollhouse and furniture!

    • Katrin
      15/03/2016 at 23:02

      Thanks AnnMarie! It was a lot of fun going to London, and that market is just amazing. It was hard to not take everything!;)

  • Tara @ Lehman lane
    15/03/2016 at 02:54

    I haven’t visited Portobello Road Market or London for that matter since I was in college. Looks like you had a successful trip with lots of fun finds! It definitely makes me want to go back:). Thanks so much for sharing this @ Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. Take care, Tara

    • Katrin
      15/03/2016 at 22:52

      London is always a great idea I think. We had been long time before having the kids and it was amazing then, it didn’t change much actually! Thank you for visiting Tara 🙂

  • Lori
    15/03/2016 at 00:53

    Hi Katrin! Wow! I don’t think I could have passed up on any of those terrific shops!! One day, maybe we’ll take a trip to London. 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

    • Katrin
      15/03/2016 at 22:49

      It was pretty awesome! Thanks for stopping by Lori!

  • Christine
    14/03/2016 at 15:21

    I just cleaned out my woman cave, visiting here would definitely fill it back up, fast! Every picture showed tons of goodies I would need. Gorgeous market, so glad you shared it!

    • Katrin
      14/03/2016 at 16:32

      Thanks so much Christine! I know exactly what you mean, I need all of the things I photographed, it was kinda like shopping but not taking anything…or paying 😉

  • Life Loving
    13/03/2016 at 16:01

    Welcome to the UK. I hope you’ve had a lovely trip. I bet you were in your element at Portabello. We do have a few good markets here don’t we! Really good for a browse around.

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    #LifeLovingLinkie

    • Katrin
      13/03/2016 at 19:42

      Oh I loved it Sally! I had been long time ago before having my kids, but it was really nice to come back. And London is just amazing! I love it! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Sam @ Living The Dutch Dream
    13/03/2016 at 09:57

    Great photo! I love Portobello Road Market! It’s absolutely years since I was last there and after seeing your photos it makes me really want to go back for another visit 🙂

    • Katrin
      13/03/2016 at 19:35

      Thanks Sam! I was there long long time ago and it was great to go back!

  • Gina
    12/03/2016 at 15:56

    That looks like such an amazing place! I could get lost there for hours!! What cool items and stores. I really love the plates with the floral ornamentation. They looked gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all of these photos with us! I feel like I got a little taste of that beautiful market. If I ever make it to London, I will make sure to stop at this market!

    • Katrin
      12/03/2016 at 20:16

      It is amazing Gina! London is definitely worth a trip and the Portobello Road Market a really fun place to go!

  • Sadhna Grover
    12/03/2016 at 03:18

    Nice post, some items are really nice in this market.

    • Katrin
      12/03/2016 at 10:00

      Thanks Sadhna!

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    11/03/2016 at 21:31

    This looks like so much fun! I love the colored row houses and those stores are right up my alley! The crates-I want a few of those, or more! I would love to use them to plant in or store decorative items, I love tulips and I would be in heaven with a few bouquets of these! And the black and white striped doorknobs? They have my name written all over them! This looks like such a fun place to spend the day! Perhaps it was a good thing that you didn’t have room for much, it helped you control yourself! LOL

    • Katrin
      12/03/2016 at 09:52

      It was so much fun Nikki! The girls really enjoyed this trip and they are old enough now too, so they are interested in all kinds of stuff! Stella comes after me 😉 and likes deco and all that and had fun walking around this market! It was good I couldn’t bring anything home, it was very expensive… but we had a great time anyway! Have a nice day Nikki, Thank you for stopping by, I always enjoy reading your comments! Hugs

  • DazzleWhileFrazzled
    11/03/2016 at 20:37

    What a great tour and what great inspiration you must’ve had for future project ideas. My daughter could spend all day looking at the dollhouse accessories! Visiting from A Morning Cup of Joe party.

    • Katrin
      11/03/2016 at 23:14

      It was great! That dollhouse was amazing! Thank you so much for visiting!

  • sandi magle
    11/03/2016 at 15:59

    What a fun trip—and such goodies, definitely would be hard to not walk away with something. Thanks for the share, Sandi

    • Katrin
      11/03/2016 at 21:45

      Oh yes, it was hard for me but I still enjoyed all the vibe!!! Thanks Sandi, I appreciate the visit!

  • Mila
    11/03/2016 at 00:10

    Wait, were you in Heaven or London over the weekend? 😉

    • Katrin
      11/03/2016 at 10:22

      Hahaha, yes pretty much both, lol! thanks 😉

  • Claire
    10/03/2016 at 19:13

    Your photos are great. I love Portabello Rd. I went a couple of weeks ago for a nostalgic visit. I used to live on Portabello Rd when I was student and this was the first time I’d been back for 20 years. It hadn’t changed that much just a bit trendier but similar vibe.

    • Katrin
      10/03/2016 at 22:01

      Wow, that must have been an experience living there, especially as a student! We had been long time ago before having kids and I felt the same now, it was great going back! Thanks for visiting Claire!

  • Sam @ Raggedy Bits
    10/03/2016 at 04:47

    WOW your trip was amazing! I just LOVE those crates and the tulips! What a wonderful memory for you 🙂

    • Katrin
      10/03/2016 at 10:12

      Thanks Sam! Yes, it was! Those crates really screamed my name! And the tulips were so lovely too!

  • Ilka
    10/03/2016 at 03:31

    I really enjoyed this charming fun little tour Katrin – but the best part was reading that Little Stella was waiting for the Queen – love it!:)

    • Katrin
      10/03/2016 at 09:47

      Hahaha, yes, she really thought we would actually meet her, lol! Thanks for the visit Ilka! Have a great week!

  • Marigene
    10/03/2016 at 02:18

    What a wonderful fun-filled mini vacation. It would be so fun to stroll the Portobello Market Place, so many quaint little shops.
    Have a great week.

    • Katrin
      10/03/2016 at 09:44

      London is wonderful Marigene, and the market was amazing! Have a great week as well! Thanks for visiting!

  • Amberjane
    09/03/2016 at 22:29

    I loved Portabello Market too when I went over your pictures are wonderful – thank you for sharing to Pin Worthy Wednesday Katrin

    • Katrin
      09/03/2016 at 23:02

      Thanks Amberjane! Isn’t it so great that place??

    • Katrin
      09/03/2016 at 23:04

      It’s a great place isn’t it? Thanks Amberjane! 🙂

  • Kimberley
    09/03/2016 at 20:37

    Hi Katrin,
    Wow, what an amazing little get-a-way! It’s so nice to have a change of scenery and always an amazing learning experience to visit a new place!
    Love this little tour and I would have had a hard time not buying all of the things you showed! Those crates were amazing!
    Hugs, Kimberley

    • Katrin
      09/03/2016 at 23:17

      Hi Kimberley, yes, absolutely right, I’m really happy we could go on this trip! I know, it was hard not to grab everything and run!!! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Brittany
    09/03/2016 at 18:45

    This looks like an amazing area to go shopping! So many vintage/unique items! I have to admit I’m a little jealous;)

    • Katrin
      09/03/2016 at 22:55

      Thanks so much Brittany, it was quite fun, but pretty expensive too! 🙂

  • Regina L. L. Wells
    09/03/2016 at 17:18

    Oh my! I could get lost for days on that road! Those really are some gorgeous houses…and, yes, I could totally see myself living there. LOL! Did you pick up any great finds?

    • Katrin
      09/03/2016 at 22:33

      Yes, I know what you mean! Me too! I couldn’t take much home though…Thanks Regina!

  • Keri
    09/03/2016 at 16:32

    Katrin, thanks for the tour down Portobello Market!! So much goodness!! Those knobs, thetc crates, the pictures, oh my!!! My girls would have been drooling over the doll house too!! Those shops are lovely!!! I think I would have been tempted to leave the clothes I packed, and fill my suitcase with these goodies!! Lol. I’m glad you all had a fun time in London!! 🙂

    • Katrin
      09/03/2016 at 22:26

      Yes, I know, hey? I was very tempted too! But it was fun anyway and yes, that dollhouse was so so nice! Thanks for the visit Keri!

  • Pamela Smith
    09/03/2016 at 16:11

    Oh my goodness! It’s so beautiful! We have nothing like that here in the states :(. I guess that trip will now be on my bucket list! Thank you for sharing your discoveries with us!

    • Katrin
      09/03/2016 at 22:24

      Thanks so much Pamela! The market was amazing and I had to really hold my horses not buying big things!

  • Becky
    09/03/2016 at 16:05

    Swoon, I am pretty sure I would be flat broke if I shopped there! Thanks for linking up to the Talk of the Town Link Party!

    • Katrin
      09/03/2016 at 22:05

      Yes, me too! I couldn’t get much, and it was quite expensive too, but so much fun! Thanks Becky!

  • Linda at Mixed Kreations
    09/03/2016 at 16:02

    Sounds like you had a blast Katrin! I love going to markets and trade day sales, don’t get to do it enough. Just from your pictures I could see a ton of things that I would like to buy. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your trip.

    • Katrin
      09/03/2016 at 22:05

      Yes, Linda, we did! Believe me, I could have gone home with tons of nice finds! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Brianna
    09/03/2016 at 15:42

    When I visited London last I hit the Camden market. This one looks even better. I’ll have to check it out next time I am across the ocean!

    • Katrin
      09/03/2016 at 22:03

      I’ve been to that one long time ago and liked it too. It’s more clothes though, if I remember right…? It’s absolutely worth it going to the Portobello Road market as well 🙂 Thanks Brianna!

  • Lynn
    09/03/2016 at 12:04

    Katrin…I love London, but I’ve never been to the Portobello Road Market! Now I’m planning my trip to go back just to go there (hee hee). First off…your photos are fantastic! I know you had a ball snapping away with your camera and it shows. Beautiful! I pinned some of your images for inspiration for future projects. Thanks for the ideas and for vicariously taking us along on your wonderful trip.

    Hugs and Kisses and wishes for a great Wednesday.

    Lynn

    • Katrin
      09/03/2016 at 20:56

      It was beautiful Lynn! We were lucky with the weather as well. It was quite expensive though, well, it’s a big city! That’s what you get, I’m sure you’d love that market, it was absolutely stunning! Now if you come all the way to London, then you’ve gotta travel about 2 hours more to the South of Spain to have a coffee with me….or many! Thanks for stopping by Lynn! Have a lovely night!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    09/03/2016 at 10:14

    Wow, I’m so happy you uploaded this! Such a diversity of pictures and not the standard touristy ones either. These pics are for us DIYers. What a great market I could easily spend the day there, along with your girls gawking at the doll house! lol And those crates, you should have stuck them in your carry on… too bad they didn’t fit. It’s obvious you had a great time. Thanks for sharing all the color with us.

    • Katrin
      09/03/2016 at 23:15

      Thank you so much Mary! It is a great market to go to and yes, this is just a glimpse of what we saw, it’s amazing! Oh those crates, yes, I wish! Have a great night friend! 🙂