Honest Jon’s opens second record shop in London





The iconic locale is expanding after 40 years.

Notting Hill record shop and label Honest Jon’s has opened a new venue in King’s Cross, reports RA.

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Housed within new development Coal Drops Yard, the shop will operate as a sister location to its current Portobello Road spot.

Co-founder Alan Scholefield explained: “we’ve been in that (Portobello) shop since ’79 — 40 years there and several years around the corner — so one thing you do accumulate is a lot of stuff.  We’ve got a lot of records.”

The shop will also stock “several shelves of interesting music books accumulated over the years.”

The new Honest Jon’s shop will host free in-stores and events. On opening day, 1st November, the shop will celebrate with a launch party from 6-9pm, featuring DJ sets by Zakia and buk’z.

On Saturday 3rd of November, NTS will host an opening weekend party at the shop from 2-9pm, broadcasting live with sets from Kelsey Lu, Touching Bass & Paul Camo.

Photo courtesy of John Clare.