West London is bougie. West London is Notting Hill (1999). West London is unaffordable boutiques, Michelin stars at The Ledbury, and the children of famous actors who get profiled in the Evening Standard magazine. West London is none of that at all.
West London is the Japanese bakeries and Polish cafes of Ealing, the Brazilian boteco bars of Kensal Green and Kilburn, the Jewish falafel and schnitzel joints that run up Golders Green to Edgware like a vein of fat on salt beef. West London is Shepherd’s Bush’s still shabby market and the line of Caribbean takeaways that runs down Harlesden. West London is four of the most important South Asian communities in the city that run in an arc from Heathrow: Wembley, Harrow, Hounslow and Southall. West London is the most exciting place to eat in the whole city right now.Read More