One of my favourite bookshops in London, I can spend hours here daydreaming of exotic climes and dishes.
Then I hop over to the Spice shop for all those recipes I've been fantasising about! You can find anything in this teeny shop - it's a cook's paradise!
I can never resist popping into this Toyshop to reminisce about my childhood. I bought a beautiful wooden animal stamp set for Matilda for Christmas.
And this has got to be one of the most inspiring bookshops in London, they have a great collection of children's books, art books and postcards. I can never come out empty handed.
Aren't these the most beautiful roses in London? Of course a few made their way into my basket.
The area has always been a real melting pot of nationalities, firstly by the Caribbean community, then quickly followed by the Portuguese and Spanish, then the North Africans. Now, there is something for everyone in Portobello from the, sadly disappearing, Independent shops to the Antique Markets to the Exotic Spice and food shops on Golborne Road. Despite the arrival of larger chain shops, the market does retain its bohemian feel where youngsters dress up in their trendiest outfits to go meet their friends and where fashion designers can still be inspired by the London street fashion. I, for one, will never stop going to Portobello to get my fix though I do worry that it's unique personality may be become a little lost.