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September 23, 2016

Swinging Sixties London – 21 Amazing Black and White Photographs Captured Scenes on Portobello Road, Notting Hill in 1966-67

Nestled in the trendy London district of Notting Hill, Portobello Road is home to one London's (and the world's) most iconic and famous markets.

Up until the 1940s, Portobello Road market was like many other London markets and mainly sold food and other essential items, and this still continues today. Gradually, antiques have become what Portobello Road Market is best known for, with Saturday being the main trading day. However, the market still retains its fresh food origins and over time, five distinct sections of the market have formed.

Today buzzing with pubs, restaurants and a diverse range of communities, nearly 300 years ago it was a very different place. Portobello Road remains one of London’s most famous streets, vibrant, multicultural and buzzing with energy and excitement.

Check out these 21 amazing black and white photographs of Portobello Road in Notting Hill taken by Simos Tsapnidis in 1966 and 1967. They reveal the Swinging culture back in the 1960s London.


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