Honest Jon's

 
 
ADDRESS
278 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W10 5TE 
 
TELEPHONE
 

Nearby

 
 

For a shop that has such a good selection of jazz, Honest Jon's also offers various other types of music on vinyl and CD. In particular, it carries a massive selection of Soul and Reggae.

The shop has, in fact, played a part in Reggae history. It was the first place in London ever to employ a Rastafarian shop assistant. It was also a hang-out for all the Rocksteady era London greats. When Punks and Mods caught on to Ska and Reggae it was to this shop that they came. After Elvis Costello had changed his name he wrote his first ever cheque in here for a brand new edition of 'Housewives' Choice'.

Yes indeed, Honest Jon's is a slice of music history, a friendly hang out and a wicked shop all in one. Their range is truly eclectic and unusual. Unfortunately, you won't be able to listen through the music yourself, they will have to put it on for you.

 

Opening and closing times for Honest Jon's

Today (Wednesday) Honest Jon's closes at 18.00

Monday:

10.00
-
18.00
 
 

Tuesday:

10.00
-
18.00
 
 

Wednesday:

10.00
-
18.00
 
 

Thursday:

10.00
-
18.00
 
 

Friday:

10.00
-
18.00
 
 

Saturday:

10.00
-
18.00
 
 

Sunday:

11.00
-
17.00
 
 

LondonTown.com - Honest Jon's Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Queensway Masterpark
 
17 minutes walk
 
Arthur Court NCP
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Honest Jon's on LondonTown.com

 
London's Best Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Honest Jon's

Near Honest Jon's
Pembridge Palace Hotel London
Pembridge Palace Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £49  40% off
52-57 Princes Square, W2 | 15 minutes from Honest Jon's
Pembridge Palace Hotel is located in Central London, close to Portobello Road Market, Kensington Palace, and the Royal Albert Hall. This 3 star property is in ...More
 
 
 
Shaftesbury Premier London Notting Hill London
Shaftesbury Premier London Notting Hill
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £68  32% off
5-7 Princes Square, W2 | 15 minutes from Honest Jon's
Located in the quiet residential area of Princes Square in Bayswater, the Shaftesbury Premier London Notting Hill is a popular choice amongst both business and leisure ...More
 
 
 
The Abbey Court Notting Hill London
The Abbey Court Notting Hill
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £67  38% off
20 Pembridge Gardens, W2 | 16 minutes from Honest Jon's
Wrap yourself in Victorian elegance at this exclusive hotel. Located in peaceful residential street close to Notting Hill gate, the shops and nightlife of the West-end ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Alternative Music Shops nearest Honest Jon's

Nearest to Honest Jon's
Sisterray London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sisterray
London > Shopping > Music Shops
34-35 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F | 3.1 miles from Honest Jon's
...More
 
 
 
Barbican Chimes Music Shop London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4.9 miles from Honest Jon's
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ...More
 
 
 
Music and Video Exchange London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Music and Video Exchange
London > Shopping > Music Shops
38 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 | 17 minutes from Honest Jon's
This is definitely the place to go for second hand records although Music and Video Exchange also stock cassettes, CDs and even mini-disks. Their stock is ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near Honest Jon's

The best shops and markets near Honest Jon's
One of a Kind London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
One of a Kind
London > Shopping > Clothing
259 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 2 minutes from Honest Jon's
Kate, Naomi and Sienna all shop here for vintage finds that they can be sure they won't see anyone else wearing. For such A-list guests there's ...More
 
 
 
Portobello Road London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Portobello Road
London > Shopping > Markets
Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 3 minutes from Honest Jon's
The famous Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill, with its antiques and flea market finds, takes place every Saturday - although there are also stalls from ...More
 
 
 
Les Couilles du Chien London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Les Couilles du Chien
London > Shopping > House and Garden
65 Golborne Road, Notting Hill, London W10 | 4 minutes from Honest Jon's
Channel 4's George Clarke, architect and presenter of 'The Home Show', loves Les Couilles du Chien, describing it as "the most fantastic antique and furniture shop". ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Honest Jon's

Near Honest Jon's
Boyz N The Hood London
Now On
Boyz N The Hood
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 25th to 31st Jul 2014
Portobello Pop Up Cinema, 274 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W10 | 1 minute from Honest Jon's
...More
 
 
 
Ellie Rose Rusbridge London
Today Only
Ellie Rose Rusbridge
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 30th July 2014 - 8.30pm-11.30pm
The Elgin, 96 Ladbrooke Grove, W11 | 4 minutes from Honest Jon's
...More
 
 
 
Grosse Pointe Blank London
Now On
Grosse Pointe Blank
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 25th to 31st Jul 2014
The Electric Cinema, 191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 5 minutes from Honest Jon's
A hit man's decision to attend his high school reunion has far-reaching consequences in a deftly observed comedy....More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Honest Jon's

Near Honest Jon's
Rough Trade West London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rough Trade West
London > Entertainment > Live Music
130 Talbot Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 5 minutes from Honest Jon's
The record shop that launched the legendary Rough Trade label - home to The Smiths, The Fall and The Libertines among others - is still heaven ...More
 
 
 
The Electric Cinema London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Electric Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 5 minutes from Honest Jon's
Lush leather armchairs, beds on the front row, comfy footstools, wine coolers and small tables storing snacks and drinks make this small, independent cinema one of ...More
 
 
 
The Tabernacle Arts Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Tabernacle Arts Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Powis Square, Notting Hill, London W11 | 6 minutes from Honest Jon's
This refurbished Victorian church has been converted into a multi-functional venue for arts and exhibitions. Facilities include a dance studio, theatre-style performance space, soundproofed production studio ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Honest Jon's

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Honest Jon's
Portobello Road Market London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Portobello Road Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 4 minutes from Honest Jon's
The famous Portobello Road antiques and flea market in Notting Hill takes place every Saturday although there are also stalls from Monday to Friday. Running from ...More
 
 
 
Trellick Tower London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Trellick Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
5 Golbourne Road, Kilburn, London W10 | 6 minutes from Honest Jon's
Towering over Golborne Road, the famous Trellick Tower has become a much talked about landmark, loved and loathed in equal measure but protected from any wrecking ...More
 
 
 
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
London > Attractions > Museums
Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 7 minutes from Honest Jon's
From Cornflakes to Ker-plunk, Spacedust to Spacehoppers, take a nostalgic tour through 200 years of British consumerism with Robert Opie's unique creation. Enter the Museum of ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near Honest Jon's

What are the best dining options near Honest Jon's London?
Zen Sushi Bar London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Zen Sushi Bar
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
301 Portobello Road, W10 | 1 minute from Honest Jon's
Japanese Cuisine...More
 
 
 
Makan London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Makan
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
270 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W10 | 1 minute from Honest Jon's
This is one of the best cheap eats in West London, in a bright café right under the westway. The traffic noise is a little off-putting ...More
 
 
 
Market Thai London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Market Thai
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
240 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 2 minutes from Honest Jon's
Market Thai is one of the best cheap restaurants in town. Dinner for two, indulging in pre-dinner drinks, everything we fancied and a bottle of wine, ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Honest Jon's

Near Honest Jon's
Dana Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 miles from Honest Jon's
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ...More
 
 
 
King Street College London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 25 minutes from Honest Jon's
This school teaches about 800 students from 40 different countries, offering general and exam focused English language courses for adults. Students prepare for the Cambridge exams and ...More
 
 
 
The London School of Painting and Drawing London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 29 minutes from Honest Jon's
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Honest Jon's

Honest Jon's gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Kensington Memorial Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Memorial Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
St Mark's Road, W10 | 9 minutes from Honest Jon's
The Kensington Memorial Park is a great place to take the kids, not least because it has an excellent water play area, a great playground and ...More
 
 
 
Float London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Float
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
2A Bridstow Place, Notting Hill, London W2 | 11 minutes from Honest Jon's
As Londoners struggle to relax in this bustling behemoth of a city, people seem to keep on finding new, bizarre ways to chill out. Float offers ...More
 
 
 
Westway Climbing Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westway Climbing Centre
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Road, W10 | 11 minutes from Honest Jon's
Probably the best climbing wall in London, with excellent supervision and facilities, and climbs to suit all levels of ability. Be warned - this is an ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Honest Jon's

The best pubs near London Honest Jon's.
The Fat Badger London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fat Badger
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
310 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W10 | 3 minutes from Honest Jon's
This wonderfully open, visually gratifying pub carefully balances modern and traditional in terms of both décor and food. High ceilings, sash windows and a feeling of ...More
 
 
 
The Elgin London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Elgin
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
96 Ladbroke Grove, W11 | 4 minutes from Honest Jon's
Gastropub...More
 
 
 
The Elgin London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Elgin
London > Nightlife > Pubs
96 Ladbrooke Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 | 4 minutes from Honest Jon's
A pub with G & T tastings and 22 gins on offer! The Elgin has a special Gin Palace, a small bar separated from the ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Honest Jon's

Honest Jon's clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Portobello Star London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Portobello Star
London > Nightlife > Bars
171 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 10 minutes from Honest Jon's
...More
 
 
 
Westbourne House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westbourne House
London > Nightlife > Bars
65 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2 | 14 minutes from Honest Jon's
Boasting an elegant design, this large venue is a popular place for perusing the long and imaginative cocktail list. Westbourne House is more of a bar ...More
 
 
 
Notting Hill Arts Club London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Notting Hill Arts Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
221 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 | 17 minutes from Honest Jon's
Pricey but always fun, this subterranean dive in the heart of trendy West London enjoys a steady crowd and on big nights it gets absolutely packed ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Honest Jon's

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Honest Jon's.
Electric Cinema London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Electric Cinema
London > Business > Venue Hire
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11 | 5 minutes from Honest Jon's
...More
 
 
 
Louise T Blouin Foundation Institute London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Louise T Blouin Foundation Institute
London > Business > Venue Hire
Louise T Blouin Foundation Institute, 3 Olaf Street, W11 | 15 minutes from Honest Jon's
...More
 
 
 
Debenham House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Debenham House
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 Addison Road, Holland Park, Holland Park, London W14 | 23 minutes from Honest Jon's
...More
 
 
 
 

Also in Portobello Road

Our recommendations in the same street as Honest Jon's

 
No.
Title
Category
 

Alternate names and popular misspellings for Honest Jon's

Honest Jon's, Honest Jons
 
 

Hotels Near

Honest Jon's

 
 
Near Honest Jon's All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Honest Jon's

 
 
 
Live Music
Concerts | Until 27th August 2014 

The Pelican 3 minutes walk from Honest Jon's

...More

Ellie Rose Rusbridge
Concerts | On 30th July 2014 

The Elgin 4 minutes walk from Honest Jon's

...More

North Kensington Library
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

North Kensington Library 4 minutes walk from Honest Jon's

Library located in Notting Hill, London....More

War Games: How Britons Kept The Home Fires Burning Playing Trivial Pursuit
War Games: How Britons Kept The Home Fires Burning Playing Trivial Pursuit
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2014 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising 7 minutes walk from Honest Jon's

Taking a different angle to most other World War One commemorations taking place in London this year, War Games at ...More

 
Members Summer Exhibition 2014
Exhibitions | Until 2nd August 2014 

London Print Studio 9 minutes walk from Honest Jon's

...More

Emily Young
Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2014 

Great Western Studios 10 minutes walk from Honest Jon's

An exhibition of some of the artist's recent smaller heads carved in Italy, along with other larger pieces. Emily is ...More

Zumba: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 24th September 2014 

St John's Church Notting Hill 12 minutes walk from Honest Jon's

Zumba session....More

The Island Experiment
Music | Until 27th August 2014 

Paradise by Way of Kensal Green 15 minutes walk from Honest Jon's

New music showcase....More

Improv Noir (Over 16s)
Theatre | Until 31st July 2014 

Canal Cafe Theatre 19 minutes walk from Honest Jon's

An all-girl comedy troupe unlike any other who, with a little help from the audience, create a darkly comic tale ...More

Ukulele Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2014 

The Masons Arms 22 minutes walk from Honest Jon's

...More

 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Honest Jon's

From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star suites see our discounts for Honest Jon's hotels, including The Abbey Court Notting Hill from 68% off.