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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London
18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)
A Market With Mexican Roots
Name derives from Spanish fort in Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Bello.
Location: Portobello Road, W11
Description: Portobello Road Market is one of the most famous markets in the world and is internationally recognised for its second-hand and antique sections.
Statistically it features in the top ten rankings as the most visited tourist site in London.
And here's another perhaps unknown fact about this excellent place... it's name derives from a Spanish fort in the Gulf of Mexico captured by the British in 1739 - 'Puerto Bello'.