Living With Our Rapido 963f Le Randonneur Motor Home.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Portobello Road.

Today, having to find our own entertainment again while our daughter was at work, we decided to visit the Portobello Road and try our hand at our own "Bargain Hunt". (For the uninitiated a BBC antiques programme on every weekday at 12.15pm with Tim Wonacott).

We found out just how hard the contestants find their shopping here at the right price to sell at auction for profit. We found it next to impossible, as this is a very high volume tourist area.

That didn't stop us having a look around and enjoying ourselves though.

We took the North bound Northern line tube as far as Bank where we changed to pick up the Central Line to Notting Hill Gate. From there it is just a short walk to the markets, which are on Fridays and Saturdays. A 45 minute journey in total.

We walked the full length of the road, browsing stalls that interest Mags, (vintage jewellery), and then those that interest me, (vintage cameras),

When we reached the end of the road, walking down one side, we started to walk up the other where we found Mike's Cafe, established 1962. It was one of those brilliant old type cafes where you can indulge in a full English breakfast, two rounds of toast and a mug of tea - and all for just £7.25, not bad for this location.

We continued our walk back to the top of the road and back to the tube where we made a decision to drop off at Marble Arch with the intention of having a look around Hyde Park, and on to Oxford Circus.

However, by now the weather was really hot and sunny, and we were both whacked.

Retracing our steps on the tube we then found ourselves in the beer garden of a pub local to our temporary address in Wimbledon, enjoying a couple of pints of draught cider for refreshment before crawling back!

Another great day out, using our pay as you go Transport for London Oyster cards, travelling at off peak times, at a cost of much less than a tenner each.

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