A feast for the senses at Acklam Village Market

traditional british shepard pie

Address: 4-8 Acklam Road, Portobello, London W10 5TY

Anyone hoping to enjoy a true taste of London during their time in the English capital should make a beeline directly to Acklam Village Market, which offers some of the best bites to grab on-the-go anywhere in the city.

One of London’s hidden gems, Acklam Village Market forms part of the renowned Portobello Market in the happening borough of Notting Hill. First launched in 2012, the market has a fantastic atmosphere that visitors are sure to love and the range of delicious treats on offer will really blow travellers away.

And don’t be put off if the weather looks bad as well, as the market is largely covered and therefore fantastic food and drink are to be found at Acklam¬†Village Market no matter what the forecast might bring.

Great food and attractions at Acklam Village Market

One of the best things that visitors will surely love about Acklam Village Market is the varied and impressive selection of great street food that is available, with everything from Jamaican jerk chicken to traditional British pie and mash, all on offer just metres apart.

traditional british shepard pie
Live music also features regularly at weekends, with visitors able to enjoy some cool reggae rhythms while they sample the wares of the market’s many great stalls.

With a focus on traditional dishes that bring together the many cultures that make London such a melting pot of diversity, all the ingredients that go into making the fantastic wares of Acklam Village Market are organically sourced and reasonably priced.

The market also offers a rich cultural attraction for guests, with regular street performances and art exhibitions that help to create a lively and exciting atmosphere for visitors to enjoy.

Acklam Village Bar

However, it’s not just exemplary street food that draws crowds of happy revellers to this popular London market, as the venue also offers its own bar to provide some welcome refreshment to go along with all those tasty treats.

Offering a well-stocked bar of some of the capital’s finest micro-brewers, traditional lagers, wines and soft drinks, there is something to suit the taste of everyone when planning a trip.

Built entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials, the bar space is a great place to head to for visitors hoping to relax and unwind after a hard day’s sightseeing and sampling the local wares.

Acklam Village Market opening hours

The market is open every weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am until 5 pm.

Live music takes place from noon until close each day, with entry to the market free for all.

Tube travel options near Acklam Village Market

One of the most efficient forms of transport in the city is the extensive London Underground network, which provides locals and visitors alike with the ability to quickly and easily travel from one part of the city to another.

  • Acklam Village Market – and the area of Bayswater in general – is well-served with Underground stations, with nearby options including:
  • Ladbroke Grove (Circle and Hammersmith & City lines)
  • Westbourne Park (Circle and Hammersmith & City lines)
  • Holland Park (Central line)
  • Notting Hill Gate (Central, Circle and District lines)
  • Bayswater (Circle and District lines)

Anyone hoping to travel to this busy part of central London can also make use of overground rail services via the nearby station of Paddington, which offers connections to all parts of the English capital and beyond.

Visitors keen to find out more about local public transport options in London when planning a trip to Acklam Village Market should head to the official website of Transport for London – where up to date information can be found regarding service timetables, station opening times and much more.

Parking for Acklam Village Market

Meanwhile, all those to take to the roads of London during their visit can also find a large selection of parking options in the area, such as:

  • LCP Parking Services (1.6 miles, 32 minutes’ travel time on foot)
  • Salusbury Road Car Park (1.4 miles, 26 minutes)
  • Queensway Car Park (1.3 miles, 26 minutes)
  • Paddington Station Public Car Park (1.4 miles, 27 minutes)
  • Bell Street Car Park (1.9 miles, 39 minutes)

However, due to some the distances involved when parking here and planning onward journeys to Acklam Village Market, visitors are advised that local bus services are ideal for short trips around the area.

Drivers heading into central London should also be aware that traffic volumes can be high throughout the day, especially during the busy morning and evening rush hours. It is therefore recommended that motorists avoid travelling at this time, while pre-booking parking is also recommended (as spaces can be limited).