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Portobello Raod

Day 10 – Portobello Road Market, London, England

April 2015

Portobello road, dubbed as the world’s largest antiques market with over 1,000 dealers selling every kind of antique, collectible, new & secondhand good, fashion accessories, fruits, vegetables, talented buskers, etc. Portobello Market takes up most of Portobello Road which stretches for more than 3 km.

Nothing so interesting to us as you’ll find similar trading concept in other parts of the world differently called as weekend market, uptown, downtown, antique street and what not. Nonetheless since we are there, we did walk the full length of the market.

If you arrived by underground via Ladbroke Grove, to your left, Muslim travelers will find a couple of halal eateries. To reach Portobello road, cross the road and follow the A40 highway overhead you till you reach Portobello road. Here, Muslim travelers will find another halal restaurant called Makan. In our Malay language, makan mean ‘eat’. You can even get ‘Teh Tarik’ or tea with milk, Malaysian style here.

Portobell Road

Location of halal restaurants.

Portobello Raod

Makan halal restaurant at Portobello road.

Portobello Road

Makan halal restaurant.

Portobello Raod

Portobello Raod activities.

Portobello Raod

Portobello Raod activities.

Portobello Raod

Souvenirs by the roadside.

Portobello Raod

Souvenirs at the store.

Portobello Raod

Street busking.

Portobello Raod

Store on Portobello Road.

About the most interesting aspect of Portobello road for me as an avid photographer are these multi-colored buildings.

Portobello Raod

Multi-colored buildings at Portobello road.

Portobello Road

From another angle.

Emirates stadium

Day 10 – Arsenal FC Merchandise, London, England

April 2015

Main intention coming to Arsenal FC and Emirates stadium is to buy a football jersey for a fanatic Arsenal FC supporter, our son. There is a smaller merchandise store at the back of the stadium, you wouldn’t miss it if coming from Arsenal underground and a much larger store at the entrance.

In the store, you’ll have difficulty choosing what you want from the huge varieties of merchandise available. There are sizes for adult, youth and kids. Just bring your wallet.

Arsenal merchandise.

This is the entrance to the smaller store at the back of the stadium – Highbury House, just next the box office.

Arsenal merchandise.

This is the entrance to the larger store at the main stadium entrance. … Armoury. No weapon or cannon sold here.

Arsenal merchandise.

Arsenal jerseys.

Arsenal merchandise.

Track tops.

Arsenal merchandise.

Need your name on your jersey? No problem. Pay and you shall have your name in print.

Arsenal merchandise.

Need a cap?

Arsenal merchandise.

How about a bag & muffler?

Arsenal merchandise.

General view of the store.

All things Arsenal.

Arsenal merchandise.Arsenal merchandise.
Arsenal merchandise.
Arsenal merchandise.Arsenal merchandise.
Arsenal merchandise.Arsenal merchandise.

Arsenal merchandise.

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Arsenal box office.

Day 10 – Arsenal FC, London, England

My son an ardent fan of Arsenal FC insisted his mom buy him an authentic Arsenal jersey. Me, I’m a F1 fan. Anyway, we did entertain his request and off we went to Arsenal. From our hotel in Paddington, it was just over ½ hour’s train ride.

From the Arsenal station, it’s a couple of minutes walk to the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal FC. As you exit the station, turn right and just walk on. See the picture of the station below? How the chaos will be during full capacity crowd of 60k+ on match day. It’s a small station in between residential premises. And the residents? cry

Arsenal underground.

Arsenal underground.

Arsenal box office.

Arsenal box office.

Emirates stadium

Emirates stadium. Home of Arsenal FC.

Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium.

Front portion of the Emirates Stadium with it’s cannon.

Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium.

Yea, yea, yea. You’re the winner. For me it’s Hamilton. OK ?

Emirates Stadium.

The armoury shop is where you buy Arsenal merchandise not arms. No M16 or AK47 sold here.

Sufficient signboards to guide you home.

Emirates stadium.Emirates stadium.

 

sampaisudah.com been there.

sampaisudah.com been there.