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Top Choice Clothing in West London

Portobello Road Market

Lovely on a warm summer's day, Portobello Road Market is an iconic London attraction with an eclectic mix of street food, fruit and veg, antiques, curios, collectables, vibrant fashion and trinkets. Although the sho…
Top Choice Bar in West London

Troubadour

On a comparable spiritual plane to Paris' Shakespeare and Company Bookshop, this eccentric, time-warped and convivial boho bar-cafe has been serenading drinkers since 1954. (Deep breath) Adele, Paolo Nutini, Ed Shee…
Top Choice Theatre in West London

Bush Theatre

This rehoused and reinvigorated West London theatre is renowned for encouraging new talent and independent, new playwriting. Its success since 1972 is down to strong writing from the likes of Jonathan Harvey, Conor …
Top Choice French in West London

Ledbury

With two Michelin stars and swooningly elegant, Brett Graham’s artful French restaurant attracts well-heeled diners in jeans with designer jackets. Dishes such as hand-dived scallops, Chinese water deer, smoked bone…
Top Choice Vegetarian in West London

Gate

One of London's best vegetarian restaurants, this good-looking eatery could do with better feng shui (behind the Hammersmith Apollo, off Hammersmith flyover), but the inventive menu (asparagus tart, wild mushroom ri…
Top Choice Indian in West London

Potli

With its scattered pieces from Mumbai’s Thieves Market, Indian-market-kitchen/bazaar cuisine, homemade pickles and spice mixes, plus an accent on genuine flavour, tantalising Potli deftly captures the aromas of its …
Top Choice Greek in West London

Mazi

Where long-standing Costa's Grill did business for decades, Mazi has shaken up the Greek tradition along pretty Hillgate St, concocting a lively menu of modern and innovative platters (many of sharing size) in a bri…
Top Choice Seafood in West London

Geales

Frying since 1939 – a bad year for the European restaurant trade – Geales has endured with its quiet location on the corner of Farmer St. The succulent fish in crispy batter is a fine catch, but the fish pie is also…
Museum in West London

Design Museum

Relocated in 2016 from its former Thames location to a stunning new £83m home by Holland Park, this slick museum is dedicated to popularising the importance and influence of design in everyday life. With a revolving…
Carnival in West London

Notting Hill Carnival

Every year, for three days that include the last weekend of August, Notting Hill echoes to the calypso, ska, reggae and soca sounds of the Notting Hill Carnival. Launched in 1964 by the local Afro-Caribbean communit…