Unchained Mini-Guide to Golborne Road

By unchainedguide Last edited 106 months ago
Unchained Mini-Guide to Golborne Road

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By Dave Gorman in the Londonist Flickr pool

So we all know that Notting Hill is all market stalls and chi-chi doo dahs. And we know that Westbourne Grove is gentrified chic at it's most delicious. But what you may not know is that if you walk up Portobello Rd, past the decorative pipes and overpriced pashminas - then further up a little more - you'll stumble across the relatively untouched shopping gem of Golborne Road.

Golborne Road is funky with a capital 'fah'. It has a definite air of up-and-coming about it, but without even a whiff of over-engineered Hoxditch irony. In the shadows of the iconic Trellick Tower, you'll find Portuguese pastry shops, local folks sitting on pavements and Unchained shops covering everything from reclaimed furniture to gorgeous designer pieces. We were lucky enough to be given a tour of the area by our friend Mark [@sf2london]. These were our favourite spots

Constructive Lives - For the lushest of pads

Rellik - Fancy a little Westwood piece from the 80s or such like? Head here

Kokon Tozai - More lush home action, Golborne styleee

From Somewhere - Upcycled fashion for the most discerning treehuggers

OG2 - Duro Olowu's destination boutique, appointment only

T&F Slack Shoemakers - Utterly gorgeous bespoke shoes, a treat for the tootsies

Les Couilles Du Chien - Gorgeous antiques for a home that's oh-so-fabulous

See previous entries in this series, or visit the Unchained web site.

Last Updated 09 July 2009

SallyB

Used to have a market stall there.
Wonderful road - much more exciting than Portobello itself.
Best place in London for Moroccan spices and cookware.

olivia

I love this area as it’s so up and coming. There are some really cool places like Stella McCartney new shop and also this really nice French restaurant LA Sophia the place is nice and fine dining and the food is very good. I live close by and been living here for now 4 years. It’s an area that will boom over time but nice little shops and some cool places to eat that are not over priced