Wednesday, 23 July 2014

5 Reasons to Visit Portobello Rocks!

Portobello Green Market, destination for Portobello Rocks July 26
Portobello is rocking all of the time, but like many markets it truly comes alive during the sunny summer months. This Saturday July 26, our summer time pop-up, Portobello Rocks, will be bringing some magical market action to Portobello Green Market. Here's 5 bribes to make you visit!
  1. Reggae Carnival Vibes. As soon as you enter Portobello Green Market, under the Westway from Ladbroke Grove Station, you'll be welcomed by some rhythmic reggae vibes. Feel the West London love and bounce whilst you shop.  
  2. Inspiring Designers and Makers. Jewellery designers , up-cycling and crafty wonders. We have stalls which will inspire your day.
  3. Vintage & Retro baby. Portobello and vintage come hand in hand. If you love vintage then this is the place for you. We have vintage from Italy & Europe, upcycled vintage, bric a brac  & curiosities all in the line-up.
  4. Something Sweet. Yes we have delicious sweet treats to bribe you with! Traditional crepes from Sweet Something and Vegan yum-yums from the hugely popular Vegan Sweettooth
  5. Portobello Rocks! There are so many reasons to visit Portobello, our event is just one of them. Eat street at Acklam Village, find some bargains and have a rummage on the Portobello Road, visit mini Morocco on Golborne Road, antique stalls and London Charm towards Nottinghill...We could go on. See the video below for a real taster!
I Love Markets why Portobello Rocks Video

Want a stall?

Stalls are priced at £45. Last remaining places available for August 9 and Sept 13. Email us to find out more. 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Market Watch!

Market Watch, Weekly news & events from I Love Markets


It’s been a while, but as you may know we’re busy getting our new website ready. We’re also on the countdown for our 2nd Portobello Rocks event next weekend. It’s all go-go-go! Keep reading to catch-up on all the action.

Make Portobello your market of choice next weekend, Saturday July 26th. We have a fine selection of traders selling an array of vintage, crafts, homeware, jewellery and accessories. The Vegan Sweet Tooth and Sweet Something Crepes with be supplying yummy treats.

Book a Stall for Aug 9
We are booking the last remaining stalls for Portobello Rocks on Sat Aug 9. Email me to book. £45 for the day.

New E17 market Beluah Road are looking for new stall holders for the 2nd of August during the Walthamstow Village Festival. Find out more.

If you read our email last week you’ll know that some changes are taking place here at I Love Markets and we have a brand new website coming soon! From July 19 the existing one will be deceased. Find out more.

The BBC is hosting their very first outdoor Good Food Festival in the stunning grounds of Hampton Court Palace, over the August Bank Holiday weekend (23rd - 25th). There is limited stall availability so get in their quick!
Here’s what’s getting our market juices flowing this week. See the full line-up here.

Got an event to promote? Email us at

Keep it real, keep it markets.

Best wishes,

Katie Ingham
Managing Director

Monday, 7 July 2014

I Love Markets is Changing

From July 19 2014, I Love Markets is changing, an new website is on it's way
Since launching the I Love Markets website we’ve had a great time spreading the word and flying the flag for London’s fantastic markets and independent traders. Like any new business there have been highs and lows and after nearly 2 years in business we are now wiser as to what works and what doesn’t. Recently some structural & ownership changes have occurred that have lead me to re-evaluate how I Love Markets will operate and how it will be funded moving forward. 

As a result, I Love Markets is evolving and I am pleased to announce that we are in the midst of developing a brand new website and service that we hope to share with you soon. One significant change will be the removal of ILM Shopping, which will allow us to strongly focus on driving visitors physically to the markets, whilst continuing to provide a platform for traders, small businesses & markets to promote themselves. Our pop-up events will continue as normal. 

From July 19 2014, the existing I Love Markets website will no longer be online and you will not be able to log in to the website with your existing details. It is our intention to offer an interim service from this date and we will keep you informed about our plans to implement the full service over the coming months. If you have any questions or would like to provide us with any constructive feedback, which could help mould our future service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

I’d like to thank you all for your patience and support during this time. 

Best wishes,
Katie Ingham
I Love Markets Director