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Golborne Road

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In the shadow of the iconic Trellick Tower, Golborne Road has seen its fair share of gentrification of late but still maintains its distinctive multicultural atmosphere. Stella McCartney moved into a chapel on the road heralding its arrival as a fashionable destination. It has served as a backdrop to both Scarlett Johansson’s pout in Woody Allen’s ‘Scoop’ and Hugh Grant’s broken heart ‘Notting Hill’, yet however des-res it may seem, Golborne Road’s residents are still very protective.

Golborne Road

Friday Flea Market in Goldbourne Road. Worth a look - great bargains to be had. If you like shopping without knowing exactly what you’ll find, you’ll love Portobello and Golborne market. It’s real London with loads of character, a melting pot of people from all over the world, treasure and bargains to discover.

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Stella McCartney HQ

For budding fashionista's this church on the unassuming Golborne Road is the international HQ of Stella McCartney's fashion empire.

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Bluebelles of Portobello

Another great coffee bar at the top northern end of Portobello Road.

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John Doe

Almost opposite Snaps and Rye, you’ll find John Doe, run by 4 guys who share a passion for sustainably sourced and wild British ingredients seeking to serve traditional dishes in a contemporary and accessible way. Also uniquely gas free using ovens, grills and smoking units fuelled by sustainable English charcoal and wood from renewable forests. Artisanal beer is given the same careful treatment.

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Kipferl

A new Austrian coffee house and kitchen addition to the revamp and burgeoning culinary scene on Golborne Road. Serving up some delicious Weiner sausages and great coffee. It wasn’t so long ago that Golborne Road was famous for its second-hand furniture shops and stalls, Lisboa’s Portuguese pastries and, well, that was about it. This has now changed and Golborne Road is now the place to go when heading out for a meal.

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Trellick Tower

Rainbow over Trellick Tower - at the end of the Golborne Road

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Lisboa Patisserie

Lisboa Patisserie is an authentic Portuguese - unassuming, strangely homely small café. with a lively very local atmosphere, excellent pastries, and a vast array of tempting food on display, Lisboa is definitely worth a visit: the queue, the spartan decor, and the few small, shared tables will add up to the experience. Famous for pastel de nata and coconut pastry.

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Snaps and Rye

This place embodies all that’s best about Scandinavian design: simple and functional, but every detail designed or chosen with aesthetic pleasure in mind. But it's not just a pretty face. The owners have clearly taken great pains to make their food as good as it can possibly be. While Denmark’s famous open-faced sandwiches (smørrebrød) are simple in concept, Steytler raises them to great heights through superb ingredients, masterly cooking skills and attention to detail.

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Golborne Road

A recent award winner of the BBC Food and Farming Awards, the Best Takeaway or Streetfood category was won by Mohammed and Ibrahim Siteri. The Siteris cook and serve their award-winning Moroccan soups at their stall in Golborne Road from Monday to Saturday except Thursdays, and source all their ingredients locally from Golborne Road’s fishmonger, butcher and specialist Moroccan stores.