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Portobello joins the silent greats of the silver screen

03 March 2014

It’s famously the backdrop to Richard Curtis’s film ‘Notting Hill’, starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts as well as the setting for many a TV drama over the years. Now it’s time for Portobello to take the starring role in a new film whose premiere takes place in Soho on March 14.

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Traders help trap vicious Portobello gang

02 September 2013

Antiques traders in Portobello Market have been praised by police for their help in catching a vicious gang who have now been jailed for a string of terrifying robberies netting jewellery worth nearly £250,000.

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Bacon rugs: The Third Man emerges

08 October 2012

The appearance of a Modernist carpet at a sale in Germany next month writes a further chapter in the tale of two rugs, signed ‘Francis Bacon’, that have been withdrawn from sale in the UK twice in three years.

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Police urged to treat Portobello as a ‘priority’

19 June 2012

Pressure for better police cover is starting to pay off for Portobello antiques dealers – but they say there is still much to be done. The traders have been incensed by cuts that left just four officers to patrol the area in pairs on Saturdays despite a recent rise in robberies, and demanded action on extra patrols.

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Portobello dealers feel abandoned over policing

19 June 2012

COMMENT: More than 60,000 visitors on a summer Saturday, one of the most popular tourist spots in the UK, a name so recognised internationally that the local council wants to brand a Crossrail station after it... there are plenty of reasons to protect Portobello‘s antiques trade.

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