Honest Jon's

    Started by ‘Honest’ Jon Clare way back in 1974, this Portobello Road record store has long since edged beyond institution status. Jon himself may have departed some time ago but the store’s traditions persist in the hands of Alan Scholefield and Mark Ainley. Specializing in soul, jazz, reggae and world music, Honest Jon’s is the place to come for that rare Lee Perry 7” in a world that has done its best to drive vinyl underground. As well as the wax, there is a good range of CDs where you’ll soon discover the depths of Honest Jon’s music knowledge. Unique afro-Latin soul compilations find a place among psycho-beat recordings and dancehall rarities. From early West London sound-system culture to the annual Notting Hill Carnival on its doorstep, Honest Jon’s has always been a big part of the neighborhood’s music scene – the store even runs an eponymously named label. Having refined the knack of sourcing what the people want, you can be sure that a trip to Honest Jon’s will beat digging through thrift store record crates any day.Show lessRead more

    278 Portobello Road , London

    Category
    Books & Music

    Subcategory
    Records

    Public Transport
    Ladbroke Grove (Circle, Hammersmith)
    Westbourne Park (Circle, Hammersmith)

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