Local Shops & Businesses

We’re friends with a long and varied list of local shops and businesses including Alan Edwards Solicitors, Books for Cooks and Notting Hill Post in Notting Hill, French for Fun in North Kensington and Distinctive Shoe Repairs in Paddington.

Tales of Thread

Tales of Thread

Tales of Thread was founded by Rebecca Fordham in May 2016. Wanting to help the lives of women in Ghana she started Tales of Thread, which designs and produces high quality, 100% ethically made sleepwear.

talesofthread.com

Lyndons Arts & Graphics

Lyndons Arts and Graphics Supplies

Lyndons Arts and Graphic supplies is a bit of a local institution. Opened in the area since 1984 Lyndons is a wonderful resource for all sorts of stationary and arts supplies, including kids crafts. They also offer computer accessories.

341 Portobello Road, W10 5SA

Pickwicks Gifts

Pickwicks Gifts and Candles

Pickwicks stocks a huge range of gifts, homewear, accessories and cards, all chosen by the owner Jacqueline and her daughter.  Jacqueline has a great eye for unique products and uses her vast array of contacts to source her stock.

3 Holland Street, W8 4NA

Phoenix on Golborne

Phoenix on Golborne

Phoenix on Golborne specialises in antique furniture and small decorative pieces. But it’s not just about homeware; downstairs at Phoenix offers a curated collection of wearable vintage womenswear and accessories.

67 Golborne Road, W10 5NP

88 Antiques

88 Antiques

88 Antiques is owned by Dave Lucas and has been operating on Golborne Road for nearly 40 years. Dave sells a mix of furniture made from reclaimed wood with a particular focus on rustic tables which are made to size for customers.

88 Golborne Rd, London W10 5PS

Books for Cooks

Books for Cooks

Books for Cooks is an utterly unique local shop that was founded 30 years ago by Heidi Lascelles. The shop includes a test kitchen whose smells invite customers to linger and get inspired.

4 Blenheim Crescent, London W11 1NN

Breakfast In Bed

Breakfast in bed…

Breakfastinbed deliver freshly prepared, healthy and delicious breakfast to customers at home in 25 minutes. Breakfastinbed was born out of love of good breakfasts and a desire for freshly prepared, homemade food that doesn’t cost the earth.

www.breakfastinbed.co.uk

Ceramica Blue

Ceramica Blue

Ceramica Blue is one of our favourite spots to buy gifts and treats for the home. Opened in 1987 by New Zealander Lindy Wiffen, it’s one of the longest running independent shops in the area.

10 Blenheim Crescent, London W11

Distinctive Shoe Repairs

Distinctive Shoe Repairs

Distinctive Shoe Repairs is a tiny little shop near Paddington and one of our favourite finds in the back streets of W2. Run by Master Cobbler Grant Haggerty, this is a wonderful place to get your shoes fixed.

3 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QN

Frame Set and Match

Frame Set and Match

This picture framers has been on the same site in Notting Hill for over 40 years and they are utterly professional but at the same time appear to go the extra mile for their huge tribe of loyal local customers. They’ll mend, they’ll frame or replace a broken piece of glass.

113 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LB  

French for Fun

French For Fun

French for Fun was born when founder Jessica Bonnard realised that many of the techniques that make language lessons fun for kids could be used for adults too. Pascale Tennant runs courses in St Helens Church, W10.

Graeme Hunt

Graeme Hunt

Graeme Hunt, who’s been part of the classic car world for more than 20 years, has run his Kensington showroom for more than a decade. He is the man to consult when one requires a smart vintage automobile.

18-23 Radley Mews, London W8 6JP

Holland Park Motor Service

Holland Park Motor Service

Ray and Roy Hollely, the brothers behind Holland Park Motor Service, are some of the best in the business. We should know; they’ve been servicing our cars for more years than we care to mention.

18A Courtnell St, London W2 5BX  

Hutch Interiors

Hutch Interiors

Hutch Interiors is the baby of Notting Hill local Georgia Hendey specialising in mid-century Nordic and French furniture. Georgia sources 1950’s armchairs which she strips and re-works with modern fabrics to give them a contemporary twist.

61 Golborne Rd, London W10 5NR 

Infinity Eyecare

Infinity Eyecare

Infinity Eyecare is run by Mark Fitzgerald and Kasia Ziarkowska, they previously worked at Shannon and Carlton before it closed its doors in August 2014. They launched Infinity Eyecare in September 2014.

53 St Helens Gardens, London W10 6LN

Loaf

Loaf

Having lost a whole Saturday trying to buy a bed, local entrepreneur Charlie Marshall decided to make the process as quick and hassle free as possible. Loaf was born in December 2008. Since then they have become one of the fastest-growing companies in the UK.

www.loaf.com

Notting Hill Post

Notting Hill Post

Instead of having to stop and tell everyone about a campaign to save Portobello Road, the latest great café or restaurant, or anything interesting or quirky in the area, Mary-Lu Bakker and Amanda Waggott decided to launch the Notting Hill Post!

www.nottinghillpost.com

Paddington Hardware

Paddington Hardware

Paddington Hardware is located just around the corner from Paddington Station. The shop sells all you need for kitchens and bathrooms, cleaning and decorating, power tools and plumbing.

Spring St, London W2 3RA

Patey Hats

Patey Hats

Patey Hats have their first dedicated shop in Connaught Village to showcase the best in their range of classic and contemporary designs.

35 Connaught St, London W2 2AZ

Portfolio Cards

Portfolio Cards

In this social networking age, receiving a well-designed card with a handwritten message is a pleasure. At Portfolio, you can pick up unique artist-designed cards and interesting gifts.

105 Golborne Road, London W10 5NL

Raffety Clocks

Raffety Clocks

Raffety Fine Antique Clocks has been based on Kensington Church Street since 1979. Owned by horologist Nigel Raffety, the shop is one of those rare emporiums in which time seems to stand still!

79 Kensington Church St, London W8 4BG

Riders and Squires

Riders and Squires

Riders and Squires is one of a rare breed these days; specialists in their own field and much loved by its loyal clientele. This tiny shop tucked away on Thackeray Street in Kensington stocks all things equestrian, anything from hoof picks to full riding attire.

8 Thackeray St, London W8 5ET

Susan Osbourne

Susan Osbourne

Susan Osbourne on Golborne Road is run by husband and wife team Susan and Julian since April 2013, the shop specialises in 19th century French chairs. All of their chairs are sold ‘naked’ allowing clients to customise the chair to their own taste.

83 Golborne Rd, London W10 5NL

Yasmin El Saie

Yasmin El Saie

Local illustrator Yasmin El Saie specialises in cute and quirky designs which are perfect for cards and websites. She shares our love of all things doggy and many of her designs feature dogs, including her pet pooch Chilli.

www.yasminelsaie.com