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Portobello Road is one of London’s most vibrant streets. Hosting a famous antiques market on Saturdays, the long street buzzes with vegetable and vintage-clothing stalls, street food and bric-a-brac. Bars, restaurants, delis and pubs jostle for attention. The surrounding area of Notting Hill, with its pastel-coloured buildings and trendy shops, is home to many celebrities. While the markets make a great day out for locals and visitors, the streets leading off Portobello Road are not to be missed either. One of the most multicultural is Golborne Road, where one can traverse the globe from Europe to the Middle East and North Africa. Overlooked by architect Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower – either the ugliest or most desirable building in London, depending on your appreciation of Brutalist architecture – Golborne Road has begun to cater for a trendier crowd. Stella McCartney has an outlet, gastro-pubs and boutiques abound. Yet the street retains its wonderful mix of cultures. At one e...

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