Not far from the Ladbroke Grove station, you will find a hidden gem: Portobello Dock, a converted Victorian wharf building, which houses the Tom Dixon’s design studio, his showroom and a trendy restaurant Dock Kitchen – and even a tea room run by his daughter. This unmissable British designer received in 2006 the “Design of the Year” award, after creating his own brand. He was the Art Director of the Habitat retailer before, but no doubt he has made the good choice. Stop at the restaurant and enjoy a Lebanese-style cooking on the first floor with a huge terrace opened on the canal (and £10 lunch during the weekdays). Entirely refurbished by Tom Dixon, peer at the smallest detail, from the lamp to the chair. After that, go downstairs and spend some time in the showroom. This incredible, and ultra-trendy, Ali-Baba’s cave with industrial inspiration and a clear tribute to copper will present you the latest furniture created by the designer.