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A day in the lifeA scrapbook of images that celebrate the diversity and splendour of Portobello Road and all those who work, live and play there.

The antique arcadesThe arcades along Portobello Road are steeped in character and history, and house the majority of the antiques that have made the market world-famous. Take your time and allow yourself to get lost among the labyrinth of stalls and tables.
The picture restorer - Charles DaggettSpecialising in the restoration of paintings, Charles Daggett is also one of the few dedicated antique frame dealers in Britain.

Charles Daggett's gallery is the epitome of Portobello charm. The peeling pink paintwork on the exterior adds to the vibrant atmosphere synonymous with one of the world's most celebrated antiques markets.
Cameras - George Coles"When you're buying a camera, go to someone knowledgeable. There are lots of people selling cameras, and while they might have the item, they often won't have the knowledge to back it up".
Fine luggage, furniture and curios - Dee Zammit"Antiques aren't stuffy but about recycling the best. People can use luggage as a coffee table, an aeroplane propeller as sculpture. I've got a pair of binoculars used to observe people trying to cross the Berlin Wall, now they're fantastic for watching birds with. Antiques have progressed to being the coolest things you can buy".
Clocks and watches - Martyn Stamp"1970s watches are very popular right now, whereas previously no one wanted them. At the time I used to say they were a good investment, particularly something like the Heuer Monaco that Steve McQueen used to wear. An original used to cost £100, now it'll fetch £4,000".