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Portobello Road is home to one of the world's most famous antiques markets


ATG letter: Conversation starters on the ‘eccentric’ Portobello

09 August 2021

In reply to Victor Burness, ex- Portobello dealer (‘…tat is hiding the arcades’, Letters, ATG No 2503).

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Kensington and Chelsea council calls for feedback on new proposals for Portobello Road Market

07 August 2021

Antiques dealers, market traders, local businesses, residents and visitors are invited to give feedback on more than 50 proposals to improve visiting and trading at markets in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea including Portobello Road market.

ATG letter: Portobello – tat is hiding the arcades

26 July 2021

I write regarding Bridget McConnel’s comments on the unique character of Portobello (‘We need to keep unique Portobello character’, Letters, ATG No 2498).

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Portobello dealers ‘left reeling’ as flood hits shops and arcades

19 July 2021

Portobello Road dealers are cleaning up after “a month of rain in 90 minutes” flooded homes and businesses in the area last week.

Summer Sundays for Portobello and Golborne

05 July 2021

Portobello and Golborne Markets are now running on Sundays as well as the Saturdays throughout the summer until August 11.

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ATG letter: We need to keep the unique Portobello character

21 June 2021

In answer to your article on the Portobello Road area consultation (ATG No 2495), here are some possible improvements I would suggest.

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5 Questions: Swift Antique Lace

31 May 2021

Anne Swift and her son Phil run Swift Antique Lace, trading from a stall in London’s Portobello Road antiques market.

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Kensington & Chelsea council launches study for locals to have say over development including in and around Portobello Road

29 May 2021

Kensington & Chelsea council has launched a study of locations across its borough including Portobello Road.

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Art and antiques return to Portobello Road as restrictions lift

19 April 2021

Up and down the country antiques markets, shops and centres were able to reopen last week.

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Consultation launched for Portobello’s five-year plan

08 March 2021

Kensington and Chelsea Council is launching a new five-year plan for Portobello Road Market and is asking the trade to submit feedback.

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Virtual fairs and digital listings help Portobello Road traders attract shoppers

28 November 2020

During lockdown traders of art and antiques around Portobello Road had been forced to close alongside all non-essential retail in England.

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Instagram boosts Portobello trade

05 October 2020

You might not have been able to get to Portobello Road antiques market on Sunday, September 27, but you could have tried instead a fair on Instagram which ran on the same day from 11am to 1pm.

ATG letter: Preposterous in Portobello

28 September 2020

MADAM – The new planning law amendment which could affect Portobello Road by opening the door to more gyms, restaurants, offices, clinics, etc is preposterous (see last week’s News).

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Planning changes threaten Portobello shops

21 September 2020

Concerns have been raised that Portobello Road antiques shops could be under threat under new English planning laws that will make it easier to change the use of a retail building.

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ATG letter: Dealer says Portobello needs help to survive... and council gives its response

13 July 2020

MADAM – I was astonished to learn that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has specifically decided to refuse any grants under the Discretionary Grant Scheme to antiques market stallholders in Portobello Market.

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Portobello dealer’s collection of kitchenalia and more proves a sell-out at Newbury auction

06 July 2020

Joan Dunk (1930-2019) was a Portobello Road market stalwart. Her stall, for decades an outside pitch on the corner of Westbourne Grove, was affectionately known as IDA – the trade name of an early 20th century German kitchen equipment manufacturer which she adapted to mean ‘Interesting Domestic Appliances’.

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ATG letter: Portobello landlord - grants are to help dealers pay their rent

29 June 2020

MADAM – Following on from ATG news articles (issues 2447 and 2448), it seems clear to me there is a group of Portobello Road traders who simply do not want to pay their rent during lockdown despite being in receipt of government grants.

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Portobello Road Market dealer in dispute over access to stock

22 June 2020

A Chinese silver dealer is searching for a new home on Portobello Road after a dispute with his landlord, Portobello Group.

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Portobello arcades owner defends its rents stance but some dealers may not return

15 June 2020

As Portobello Road market dealers come under financial pressure following the lockdown, the owner of many of its arcades has defended its stance on rent payments.

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Collection from Portobello Road market trader comes to Berkshire auction

03 June 2020

The house contents of Portobello Road market stalwart Joan Dunk (1930-2019) is to be sold in Newbury next week.