London Pass BlogBack to Blog
London attraction Portobello Market character under threat
Published: Monday 8th of March 2010
The character of one of the most iconic London attractions is under threat from developers.
Portobello Market may have had its appearance changed significantly by the opening of fashion store All Saints, according to local traders.
Speaking to the BBC, Portobello antique shop owner Marion Gettleson explained that the issue concerns the refurbishment of a part of the market, which has been transformed into a retail outlet.
She added: "It is so utterly out of character with the neighbourhood it's breathtaking."
Commuting between London attractions was made easier earlier this year, with a 50 per cent capacity boost rolled out across the Docklands Light Railway network.
The first fleet of the new three-carriage trains went into service two weeks ago, with an extra carriage added on the busiest route between Lewisham and Bank.
Discover more for less with a London sightseeing pass.
Posted by Kevin Smith
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Sunday 16th of December 2012 A Twickenham Rugby Museum & Stadium Tour allows sports fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the sport.
Saturday 15th of December 2012 The Orangery offers visitors an elegant lunch.
Friday 14th of December 2012 People looking for London attractions that will give them a glimpse into the life of Her Majesty should consider a trip to Windsor Castle.
Thursday 13th of December 2012 The Fan Museum is hosting an exhibition to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.
Wednesday 12th of December 2012 The Royal Air Force Museum has plenty of highlights for aviation fans.
Tuesday 11th of December 2012 The Courtauld Gallery is one of the best London attractions for art lovers.
Monday 10th of December 2012 Pollock's Toy Museum gives people a glimpse into the lives of the children of yesteryear.
Thursday 6th of December 2012 The Jewish Museum is currently displaying a particularly moving exhibition of work from Adi Nes.
Wednesday 5th of December 2012 People looking for some refreshment in between London attractions should head straight to Crussh Juice Bars, which have a mouth-watering winter menu on offer.
Friday 30th of November 2012 The Firepower Royal Artillery Museum is a fun and engaging way to learn about weapons used in battle.
Thursday 29th of November 2012 People looking for things to do with their family to get them in the Christmas spirit should make sure to visit Santa at London Zoo.