golborne road | postcode food walk
city| london (W10)
Golborne Road is a neighbourhood that wears its heart on its sleeve. Vibrant, colourful and staunchly local, it is a community passionate about its diversity. So whether you are drawn to the smells of its Moroccan food stalls, its chorus of Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic voices, or its British street traders, W10 is always unique and true to its own identity.
To experience the most of this corner of London, begin your walk at Cambridge Gardens close to Ladbroke Grove tube station heading towards the tail end of Portobello Road. Look out for The Cloth Shop (no. 290) for its collection of antique fabrics and linens, and La Plaza Delicatessen (no.288) for Spanish produce to stock your London larder. Continue along Portobello Road absorbing the market stalls of vintage clothing, CDs, secondhand wares that appear every Saturday before reaching Golborne Road.
Now it is time to simply walk, exploring stores such as La Marrakech (no. 64) for your harissa and preserved lemons, Golborne Fisheries (no. 77) for the best catch of the day, and Lisboa Delicatessen (no. 54) for chorizo, morcela, fresh walnuts and bacalhau (salted cod). Have coffee at local favourite Lisboa Patissiere (no. 57) with a freshly baked Pasteis de nata (Portugese tart) or if you are looking for something more substantial, try the Moroccan Soup Stand.
Continue your feasting at Les Couilles du Chien (no. 65), a curiosity cabinet of stray objet d'art and at the sumptuous, decadent and burlesque, Zokon To Zai (no. 87) - the collection of French marriage chairs, and domed surrealist tableau are objects of wonder. Susan Osbourne (no. 83) offers English charm with its well-curated selection of collectables and fabric furniture. Make sure that you find a good vantage point to see one of London's iconic brutalist builds - Trellick Tower, as you explore the street stalls of second-hand furniture.
Complete your visit at Unite & Type (no. 341 Portobello Road), home to the Old Tomato Company, and its neighbour, Cockney's Pie and Mash (no. 314) for that great British classic - eels.
for your address book
Cockney's: Traditional Pie Mash & Eels, 314 Portobello Rd W10 5RU Tel 0208 960 9409
Lisboa Patissiere, 7 Golborne Rd W10 5NR Tel 020 8968 5242
Moroccan Soup Stand, Golborne Road
La Plaza Delicatessen, 288 Portobello Rd W10 5TE Tel 020 89680900
Golborne Fisheries, 75-77 Golborne Rd W10 5NP Tel 020 8960 3100
Lisboa Delicatessen, 54 Golborne Rd W10 5PR Tel 020 8969 1052
La Marrakech, 64 Golborne Rd W10 5PS Tel 020 8964 8307
Le Maroc, 94 Golborne Rd W10 5PS Tel 0208 968 9783
E.Price & Sons, 96-98 Golborne Rd W10 5PS Tel 020 8969 1472
Les Couilles du Chien, 65 Golborne Road W10 5NP Tel 020 8968 0099
Kokon To Za, 186 Golborne Rd W10 5PS Tel 0208 960 3736
Susan Osborne, 83 Golborne Rd W10 5NL Tel 8969 6255
Warris Vianni & Co, 85 Golborne Rd W10 5NL Tel 020 8964 00869
Jane Bourvis, 89 Golborne Rd W10 5NL Tel 020 8964 5603
Unite & Type, 341 Portobello Rd W10 5SA Tel 020 8964 4599
The Cloth Shop, 290 Portobello Rd, W10 5TE Tel 020 8968 6001