Honest Jon's

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Ladbroke Grove

This legendary record shop’s owner had the good foresight to lend former hired hand James Lavelle £1,000 to set up Mo’ Wax records in the early 1990s. Prints of old blaxploitation posters crowd the technicolour walls, a sign that jazz, soul, revival reggae and global sounds remain the house specialities.

Honest Jon’s has also branched out into many of the genres that for years relied on this very store for their samples: hip hop is especially well represented and even more peripheral dance genres like dubstep get a look in. The majority of the store’s CD and vinyl collection is reserved for luminaries such as Parliament, Prince and Burning Spear.

Venue name: Honest Jon's
Contact:
Address: 278 Portobello Road
London
W10 5TE
Opening hours: Open 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Ladbroke Grove tube

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Tom L

Absolutely superb London landmark. Everything a classic record shop should be. Deep collection of quality music. Strong record label affiliated. If you like jazz, reggae, soul and dubstep and other alternatives, come now!

ian glover

thought the shop was okay,but i was looking at the soul and regaae and funk,my problem was not the orignal pressings,still good to get the tunes on vinyl but my own preference is for the orignal pressings thats what i like