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Honest Jon's

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  • Portobello Road
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Time Out says

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.

Details

Address:
278 Portobello Road
London
W10 5TE
Transport:
Tube: Ladbroke Grove tube
Opening hours:
Open 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun
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