Thursday, September 16, 2010
We are staying in the middle of Notting Hill but I haven't seen Hugh Grant anywhere. The Gold Hotel is also a pub and full of really interesting photos and our room looks onto Portobello Rd so should be interesting on Saturday morning when the Antique Market is on.
Some of the antique shops are permanent and we have already seen these interesting items like the loom ends of silk
and these cute tins
Remember these cupie dolls - look at how much they are worth now
Pizzas are displayed very creatively
Of course the architecture is magnificent and according to real estate windows these homes are fetching up to 2000 pounds per week rent or can be bought for 4-5 million. Scary!
Wealth is also displayed on the street - this one house had a Porsche, a Maseriti and a Ferrari outside with a Lamborghini across the road. Of course they could just be visiting!