10 of the Coolest Record Shops in London

Cool record shops in London

The MOXON team all have different tastes, but we love having music playing in the office all day every day. We'd love to share with you our top ten favourite places to spend a lazy afternoon browsing records.

Rough Trade East

Visiting Rough Trade was the milestone moment of your first trip down Brick Lane as a teenager- bags full of vintage clothing, your first ever vinyl, and a pic from the photobooth to show off to all your friends back home. Watch out for live gigs across their five locations: Brick Lane, Portobello Road, Bristol, Nottingham and New York City.

Rye Wax

One of two record shops that sit in Peckham’s Copeland Park (and just below our office!), Rye Wax advocates for the underrepresented communities and countercultures in music. A mainstay of Peckham nightlife, offering up records, food, a coffee shop, bar and stellar live events.

Peckham Soul

Another record shop that sits just opposite the MOXON office, we love hearing the tunes ooze out of the doors in the evening. Doubling as a vintage clothing store, and with an exclusive monthly bonanza of rare and vintage LPs on sale, Peckham Soul has it all.

Phonica Records

Phonica Records is a real London institution, bang in the centre of Soho. Phonica really comes alive on Record Store Day, boasting limited edition releases and a massive lineup of world-class DJs. 

 Flashback Records

Flashback Records is for all you North Londoners out there, housing a huge selection of new and used records and books in Shoreditch, Islington and a newly reopened Crouch End branch.

Sounds of the Universe

Another Soho number, Sounds of the Universe is home to the largest selection of world beats in the UK. If you're looking for a large selection of Reggae, Dubstep, House, Disco, Funk and Soul, this is the place to be.

Sister Ray

Soho is full to the brim with music stores, and Sister Ray paved the way in 1989. Celebrate leaving the house this year by getting down to Sister Ray’s ‘Play It On’ events, showcasing the best and brightest in new musical talent. 

Stranger Than Paradise Records

A leftfield music haven, Stranger Than Paradise Records sits within Hackney’s Mare Street Market - a converted warehouse space with trendy independent shops, a restaurant and a bar to admire your shiny new records in.

Honest Jon’s

An old-school independent record shop specialising in jazz, blues, dance, soul, reggae and other huge international sounds, Honest Jon’s has a new location in Coal Drops Yard as well as its original setup in Ladbroke Grove. 

 Idle Hands

It’s not all about London! Bristol is notorious for its booming dance music scene, and Idle Hands on City Road represents the best of the West’s local artists. Rifle through the shelves here for underground and independent releases you won’t find anywhere else.

Check out our range of vinyl-inspired products from Pikkii, or bring the tunes home with you with Spinbox's DIY Record Player.

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