Music Shops London
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Music Shops London Intro

Of all the music shops London has, it's great to see so many independants thriving. Did you know that per head Brits buy more music than any other people on the planet? Yep, it's true and much of this takes place in London.

Some of the best music shops London has to offer are independantly run and stock a range that the big boys are not interested in selling. This includes rares, vinlys, posters, clothing and other memorabilia.

Insider Tip: Denmark St, Charring Cross (A.K.A Tin Pan Alley) is a muso's favourite for all 'things' music including book stores, pro audio, brass, guitars, keyboards and more. Closest tube is Tottenham Court Road, here's a map.

Music Shops London - Independant Stores

Sterns Music

Sterns Music is a London favourite and has been around since the 80's. Focused on world music Sterns has a great website where you can listen to their top charting albums.
Ph: 07387 5550
Add: 74-75 Warren St W1
Tube: Warren St

BM Soho

A haunt for DJ's looking for the latest international dance music. Previously called Black Market Records. If it's dance and it's international, this is the place to get it.
Ph: 07437 0478
Add: 25 D'Arblay St W1
Tube: Oxford Circus

Sounds of the Universe

Sounds of the universe stocks CD's, vinyls and some 45s of albums released by 'Soul Jazz Records' who are credited with some excellent raggae, funk and dub albums.
Ph: 07734 3430
Add: 7 Broadwick St W1
Tube: Oxford Circus

Haggle Vinyl

Got a spare 3 quid? Great, Haggle Vinyl has something for you, albeit spilling off the shelves onto the floor! Stocking vinyls from the 1950's through to the present, some at bargain basement prices.
Ph: 07354 4666
Add: 114 Essex Rd N1
Tube: Angel

Sister Ray

Sister Ray stocks good quality vinyl records across all genres. If you've got something you want to get rid of, chances are they'll purchase it from you 25 years in the business, SR knows quality.
Ph: 07387 5550
Add: 34-35 Berwick St W1
Tube: Oxford Circus

Harold Moore's

For classical music lovers Harold Moore's is a must. Considered the best in London, you'll be treated to a basement collection of CD's, Vinyls and videos.
Ph: 07437 1576
Add: 2 Great Malborough St
Tube: Oxford Circus

Rough Trade

A heavan for those seeking out punk/ alternative vintage rarities. Vinyl lovers, forget the CD's, tapes and MP3 players. Get in to Rough Trade and buy music how it was made!
Ph: 07229 8541
Add: 130 Talbot Rd W11
Tube: Ladbroke Grove

Honest Jon's

Honest Jon's has been around a while. This independant music shop is housed in two adjoining premesis' and stocks loads of jazz, soul and raggae. Take a look, it's great, honest!
Ph: 08969 9822
Add: 276-278 Portobello Rd W10
Tube: Ladbroke Grove


When Reckless Records went away, 'Revival' took it's place. The shop hasn't changed a lot though, they stock second hand and new records from a large array of artists and genre's.
Ph: 07437 4271
Add: 30 Berwick St W1
Tube: Oxford Circus

Ray's Jazz Shop

Jazz and an independant cafe in one place! Perfect, great coffee, friendly staff and a huge selection of records. Definitely one of the best in London.
Ph: 07440 3205
Add: 113-119 Charing Cross Rd WC2
Tube: Tottenham Court Rd


Phonica's sweet spot is electro, house and hip-hop but in this super cool and friendly store you'll find just about anything including jazz raggae and rock.
Ph: 07025 6070
Add: 51 Poland St W1
Tube: Tottenham Court Rd

On The Beat

Get your fancy dress on! Take a trip back to the 60's and 70's in this uber cool retro records store. Browse the large collection and chat with the helpful staff.
Ph: 07637 8934
Add: 22 Hanway St W1

Tube: Tottenham Court Rd

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