Do any of you lot know any decent places in the area to buy vintage clothing etc? It's rather a hike up to Portabello from SE1 and Spitalfields Market was closed last time I went, so just wondered if there were any little markets or hidden away shops nearby that are worth plundering?
PS. On the subject of Portabello, does anyone have any tips/bus routes for getting over to West London (Maida Vale, Westbourne Grove etc) without having to go endure the tube?
There's a very nice vintage clothing shop in Lower Marsh - I can't for the life of me remember what it's called - something like 'what the butler saw' - I'm sure someone will correct me.
Is Brick Lane market too much of a trek? There's a large huge vintage/second hand clothing place in one of the railway arches - and the rest of the market is bonkers so it's always worth a visit!
Just to add to what others have said - the shop on Lower Marsh is called What the Butler Wore, and it looks great, although it has never been open when i have been past (weekends). Try during the week.
Spitalfields is open Sundays.
To get to Westbourne Park the best way is to take the no 12 to Oxford St by Selfridges (near Bond St tube) and then change to no 7 (i think) which takes you up to Westboune Gr. Or, of course, the no 12 goes to Notting Hill Gate.