5 December, 2020

Record Shops

If you love hunting around the local independent record shops much as we do, this page is for you. But where are they? What do they specialise in? Do they sell new or used (or both) records? Check out our express guide below. Shops with listening stations show this symbol after the list of genres.

See our map of record shops here:

London

Flashback Records (Islington)
50 Essex Road, Islington, N1 8LR
M10-19
T10-19
W10-19
T10-19
F10-19
S10-19
S11-18

Used and new. All genres

Eldica
8 Bradbury Street, Dalston N16 8JN
M
T11-19
W
T11-19
F11-19
S11-19
S12-17:30

Used. Funk, Soul, Jazz, Reggae

Audio Gold
308-310 Park Rd, London N8 8LA
M10-18
T10-18
W10-18
T10-18
F10-18
S10-18
S11-17

Used and new. Most Genres. Also fix and sell Hi-Fi equipment.

Matters Of Vinyl Importance
163 Hoxton Street, London, Hoxton N1 6PJ
M
T10:30-18:30
W10:30-18:30
T10:30-18:30
F10:30-18:30
S10-19
S11-17

Used and new. Rock and Pop, Indie, Hip Hop/RnB, Reggae, Soundtracks, Jazz, Folk, World, Funk/Soul, Country, Americana, Post Punk/New Wave

The Little Record Shop

43 Tottenham Lane, London, N8 9BD

M
T1-18
W
T
F1-18
S1-18
S12-16

Used. Rock, soul, jazz, electronic

Alan’s Records

218 High Road, East Finchley, N2 9AY

M
T12-18:30
W
T12-18:30
F12-18:30
S12-18:30
S12-18:30

Used. Soul, Reggae, House, Dance, Blues, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Rock, Punk, World Music

Zen Records
69 Broad Lane, N15 4DJ
M11:30-18:30
T11:30-18:30
W11:30-18:30
T11:30-18:30
F11:30-18:30
S11:30-18:30
S

Used. Reggae, Soul, Jazz, Punk, Rock

Body Music
261 High Road, London, N15 4RR
M10-20
T10-20
W10-20
T10-20
F10-20
S10-20
S1:30-17

All CDs. Mostly Soul, Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop

TOME Records
234 Graham Road, E8 1BP 
M11-19
T11-19
W11-19
T11-19
F11-19
S11-19
S11-19

Used. Lots of interesting DIY music and good variety of genres

Stranger Than Paradise
117 Mare Street, E8 4RU
M
T11-20
W11-20
T11-20
F10-20
S10-20
S11-18

New. Loads of great reissues!

Crypt Of The Wizard
324C Hackney Road, E2 7AX
M
T11-19
W11-19
T11-19
F11-19
S11-19
S11-19

New and used. Metal, metal and more metal!… and crossover punk.

Cosmos Records
324d Hackney Road E2 7AX
M12-19
T12-19
W12-19
T12-19
F12-19
S12-18
S11-17

60s psychedelic, soul, rock, jazz and more

Love Vinyl
5 Pearson Street, E2 8JD
M
T11:30-19
W11:30-19
T11:30-19
F11:30-19
S11:30-19
S12-18

Used and new. Soul, Disco, House, Techno

Low Company
17 Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT
M
T12-19
W12-19
T12-20
F12-20
S12-19
S12-18

Mostly new. Avant garde, DIY, Electronic/Dance, Industrial, Punk Reggae, Jazz

Lion Coffee and Records
118 Lower Clapton Road, Clapton
M
T8:15-17
W8:15-17
T8:15-17
F9-18
S10-19
S10-18

New and used. Indie, Rock, Punk, Jazz, Soul, Reggae, World

World Of Echo
128 Columbia Rd, E2 7RG

Thursday 12pm-5pm Friday 12pm-7pm Saturday 12pm-7pm Sunday 11-5pm

M
T
W
T12-17
F12-19
S12-19
S11-17

New and used. Avant garde, Indie, Punk, Folk

Flashback Records (Bethnal Green)
131 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG
M10-19
T10-19
W10-19
T10-19
F10-19
S10-19
S11-18

New and used. Most genres

Kristina Records

194 Well Street, E9 6QT

M
T10-19
W10-19
T10-20
F10-20
S10-19
S12-18

New and used. Mainly dance, jazz and experimental

Retrospect Records
Pod 11 The Factory, Shacklewell Ln, London E8 2DA
M8-17
T8-19
W8-19
T8-19
F8-19
S8-19
S10-18

Used. Punk, Rock, Hip-Hop Soul, most genres

Phonica
51 Poland Street W1F 7LZ
M11:30-19:30
T11:30-19:30
W11:30-19:30
T11:30-20
F11:30-20
S11:30-19:30
S12-18

New. EDM, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, World, Avant garde, Indie

Sounds Of The Universe
7 Broadwick Street, W1F 0DA
M10-19:30
T10-19:30
W10-19:30
T10-19:30
F10-19:30
S10-19:30
S11:30-17:30

New and used. Reggae, Dubstep, House, Disco, Funk and Soul, Latin, African, World and more. Soul Jazz stockist.

Reckless Records
30 Berwick Street, W1F 8RH
M10-19
T10-19
W10-19
T10-19
F10-19
S10-19
S10-19

Used. Most genres.

Sister Ray
75 Berwick Street, W1F 8RP
M10-20
T10-20
W10-20
T10-20
F10-20
S10-20
S12-18

New and used. Most genres

Rat Records
348 Camberwell New Road, Camberwell, SE5 0RW
M10:30-18:30
T10:30-18:30
W10:30-18:30
T10:30-18:30
F10:30-18:30
S10:30-18:30
S

Used. Most genres. New stock every Saturday.

Lorenzo’s Record Shack
Unit 9, 137 – 139 Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST
M15-19
T15-19
W15-19
T15-19
F15-19
S13-17
S

New and used. Jazz, Dance, Reggae, World, Rock

Rye Wax
The CLF Art Cafe, 133 Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST
M
T17-23
W17-23
T17-2:30
F17-5
S12-17
S12-23

New and used. Dance and electronic specialists

Maestro Records
163 Rye Ln, London SE15 4TL

Monday – Saturday 11am-7pm Sunday Closed

M11-19
T11-19
W11-19
T11-19
F11-19
S11-19
S

New and used. Soul, Reggae, Jazz, Funk

Music And Video Exchange (Greenwich)
M10-20
T10-20
W10-20
T10-20
F10-20
S10-20
S10-20

Used. All genres

Casbah Records

320-322 Creek Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9SW

M10:30-18
T10:30-18
W10:30-18
T10:30-18
F10:30-18
S10:30-18
S10:30-18

New and used. R.n.R, R.n.B, Surf, Soul, Prog Rock, Folk, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Jazz, Afrobeat, Psychedelia to Hip-Hop, Punk, Indie and electronica. Phew!

Spotty Vinyl Records

6 Clifton Rise, London,
SE14 6JP

M10:30-19
T10:30-19
W10:30-19
T10:30-19
F10:30-19
S10-18
S11-17

Dance, Disco, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Rock, Hip-hop, Classical

Vintage Vinyl
85 Brick Lane, London E1
M
T
W
T11-18
F11-18
S11-18
S11-18

Used. Soul, Funk, Reggae, Punk, Hip-Hop, Rock & More

Pure Vinyl Records

The Department Store, 246 Ferndale Road, London, SW9 8FR

M
T12-18
W11-18
T12-19
F11-19
S11-18
S12-17

Used and new. Soul, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Classic Rock, World, Soca.

Container Records

UNIT S01, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ

M
T12-20
W12-20
T12-20
F12-20
S11-20
S11-18

Used. Most genres

Lion Vibes
Unit 98 Brixton Village, London
SW9 8PS
M11-17
T11-18
W11-18
T11-18
F11-18
S11-18
S11-16

New and used. Reggae specialist.

Flashback (Crouch Hill)
144 Crouch Hill, Crouch End, London, London, N8 9DX
M9-18
T9-18
W9-18
T9-18
F9-18
S9-18
S9-18

New and used. Most genres.

Supertone Records

110 Acre Lane, Brixton, London, SW2 5RA

M12-22
T12-22
W12-22
T12-22
F12-22
S12-22
S13-19

New and used. Reggae specialist

All Ages Records

27a Pratt Street, London, NW1 0BG

M11:30-18:30
T11:30-18:30
W11:30-18:30
T11:30-18:30
F11:30-18:30
S11:30-18:30
S11:30-18:30

New and used. Punk and Hardcore

Honest Jon’s

278 Portobello Road, London, W10 5TE

Coal Drops Yard
115 Lower Stable Street
London
N1C 4DR

M10-18
T10-18
W10-18
T10-18
F10-18
S10-18
S11-17

New and used. Blues, Dance, Folk, Jazz, Reggae

Music And Video Exchange (Notting Hill)

38 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3HX

M10-20
T10-20
W10-20
T10-20
F10-20
S10-20
S10-20

Used. Specialising in Rock and Pop but most genres stocked.

Rough Trade West

130 Talbot Road London W11 1JA GB

M10-18:30
T10-18:30
W10-18:30
T10-18:30
F10-18:30
S10-18:30
S11-17

New. Most genres.

Rough Trade East
Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL GB
M9-21
T9-21
W9-21
T9-21
F9-20
S10-20
S11-19

New. Most genres


Japan

Tokyo

Big Love Records
Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 2 Chome−31−3
M15-20
T13-22
W13-22
T13-22
F13-22
S13-22
S13-22

New. Indie, Punk and Dance specialists. Also a cafe

NERDS Record Store
Japan, 〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawacho, 11−11 柳光ビル本館 4f
M13-20
T13-20
W
T13-20
F13-20
S13-20
S13-20

New and used. Punk, Hardcore, Metal

Strangelove Records
Japan, 〒160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 7 Chome−8−11 大黒ビル 2F
M11-20
T11-20
W11-20
T11-20
F11-20
S11-20
S11-20

New. Classic Rock and Pop CDs and DVDs. Loads of bootlegs.

EAD
4 Chome-28-13 Koenjiminami, Suginami City, Tokyo 166-0003, Japan
M13-21
T
W13-21
T13-21
F13-21
S13-21
S13-21

Used. Jazz, World, Reggae, Rock, Prog, Experimental, Folk, New Wave

SUB Store
3 Chome-1-12 Koenjikita, 杉並区 Suginami City, Tokyo 166-0002, Japan
M17-00
T
W17-00
T17-00
F17-00
S17-00
S17-00

Used. Jazz, Alternative, Rock, World, Japanese, Electronic, Reggae

Los Apson?

Japan, 〒166-0003 Tokyo, Suginami City, Koenjiminami, 4 Chome−3−2 三光ビル 1F

M15-20
T15-20
W
T15-20
F15-20
S15-20
S15-20

New. Underground, Jazz, Funk, Japanese. Plus T-shirts and zines.

Record BOY

Japan, 〒166-0003 Tokyo, Suginami City, Koenjiminami, 4 Chome−7−10 高円寺ビル

M13-20
T13-20
W
T13-20
F13-20
S13-20
S13-20

New and used. Metal and Punk specialist

Red Ring Records
Chome-8-11 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
M12-21
T12-21
W12-21
T12-21
F12-21
S12-21
S12-20:30

Used. Classic Rock

NAT Records
Japan, 〒160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, 新宿区Nishishinjuku, 7 Chome−7−33 新銘ビル
M11-21
T11-21
W11-21
T11-21
F11-21
S11-21
S11-21

Used. Mainly Punk, Hardcore and Post Punk

Nagoya

File-Under Records
2 Chome-28-14 Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0011, Japan
M12-20
T
W12-20
T12-20
F12-20
S12-20
S12-20

New. Indie Rock, 70-80s Sounds, Post Punk

Record Shop Andy
2F, 2 Chome-25-36 Osu, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0011, Japan
M
T
W
T12-20
F12-20
S12-20
S12-20

New and used. Indie Rock, Guitar Pop, Neo Acoustic, Japanese, Lounge, French, Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop, Club Music

Banana Record (Osu)
3-chōme-22-32 Ōsu, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0011, Japan
M11-20
T11-20
W11-20
T11-20
F11-20
S11-20
S11-20

New and used. Most genres

Banana Record (Classic Hall Eroica)
3-23-31, Sakaemachi Building 1F, Naka Ward, Nagoya City 460-0003
M10-20
T10-20
W10-20
T10-20
F10-20
S10-20
S10-20

New and used. Most genres

Record Shop Zoo
Japan, 〒460-0011 Aichi, Nagoya, Naka Ward, Ōsu, 2 Chome−30−19 ミズノ第2ビル2F
M11-21
T11-21
W11-21
T11-21
F11-23
S11-21
S11-21

New and used. Indie, Punk, Electronic, Manga Soundtracks, City Pop, Rock

Kanazawa

Record Beach Party
〒920-0999 Ishikawa, Kanazawa, Kakinokibatake, 4−12 広坂中央ビル3F, Japan

Thursday – Tuesday 11:00-18:00Wednesday closed

Used and new. Japanese Rock/Pop/Punk/Metal, Dance, Rock, Hip-Hop, RnB and more

Everyday Records
5 Chome-10-27 Arimatsu, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 921-8161, Japan

Wednesday – Monday 11:00-18:00Tuesday closed

Used and new. Dance, Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, R&B, Rhythm and Blues, Blues, Folk, Country, Rock N Roll, Jazz and more

%d bloggers like this: