Portobello Road has been a market since the 1800s but became particularly famous for its antiques in the 1950s. The market began as a fresh-food market in the 19th century; antiques dealers arrived in the late 1940s and '50s, and now have a susbstantial number of them trading mainly on Saturday mornings. It is the largest antiques market in the UK. Now there are numerous stalls offering everything from fruit and bread to posters, clothes, ceramics and music. Easily accessible from Notting Hill Gate, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park Tube Station and by bus routes servicing Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill Gate. Main market days are Friday and Saturday with a smaller market running Monday to Thursday. An exciting day out for all the family.