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Notting Hill and Bayswater

Making the Most of Your Time

Saturday is Notting Hill and Portobello Road's most fun and frenetic day. You could easily spend the whole day shopping, eating, and drinking here.

The market can get crowded by noon in warm weather so come early if you are serious about shopping.

You may prefer to start at the end of Portobello Road and work backward, using the parks for relaxation after your shopping exertions. Do the same on Friday if you're a flea-market fan.

Sunday, the Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens railings all along Bayswater Road are lined with artists peddling their (often dubious) work, which may slow your progress.

This is also the day when the well-heeled locals are out in force, filling the pubs at lunchtime or hitting the parks with their kids if it's sunny.

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