I grew up in Notting Hill, just 5 minutes from Portobello Market.
Portobello is one of London’s (and the world’s) most famous & iconic markets and is buzzing with food stalls, restaurants, vintage stalls, antiques and much more.
When I lived with my parents I popped on my roller blades every Saturday morning & cruised down the (Notting) Hill to the market. I loved the energy & buzz of it.
As well as all the vintage & bric a brac stalls, my favourites have always been:
The sweet stall (perfect for flying saucers, jelly babies, chocolate covered nuts & bags of dried fruit, all at £1)
Temptation Alley (it’s a stall & a shop here) for all the best arts & crafts bits & bobs
The Flowered Corner, a glorious colourful flower stall
All all the fruit and veg!
I was very excited to hear of a new Portobello Road bakery & just had to try it out.
Pearl & Groove Bakery is near Golbourne Rd & Ladbroke Grove Tube: 341 Portobello Road, W10 5SA
Unsurprisingly I was an immediate convert to their delicious array of beautiful little loaf cakes. Plus, they are gluten free & some sugar free AND totally photogenic.
Within weeks of falling in love with Pearl and Groove we had set up a Bits & Bobs class there, adding to their fun event schedule. The evening is £20 and includes cake, prosecco and drawing. DREAM COMBINATION (in our humble opinion)Two final key points if you’re not already sold:
Tuesday 26th July
Wednesday 10th August
Wednesday 24th August
Email me or Meg to book:
Bella@bellafranks.com // Meg@pearlandgroove.co.uk