Top Choice Music in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Rough Trade East

It's no longer directly associated with the legendary record label (home to The Smiths, The Libertines and The Strokes, among many others), but this huge record shop is still the best for music of an indie, soul, el…
Music in Greenwich & South London

Casbah Records

This funky meeting ground of classic, vintage and rare vinyl (Bowie, Rolling Stones, soul, rock, blues, jazz, indie etc) – as well as CDs, DVDs and memorabilia – originally traded at Greenwich Market before upgradin…
Music in West London

Honest Jon’s

Flogging old-school reggae, jazz, funk, soul, dance and blues vinyl to Notting Hill's musical purists since 1974, with a large volume of CDs. Check the extensive listings, including the rarest of the rare, on the we…
Music in The West End

Reckless Records

This outfit hasn’t really changed in spirit since it first opened its doors in 1984. It still stocks secondhand records and CDs, from punk, soul, dance and independent to mainstream.
Music in The West End


A cool and relaxed shop that stocks a lot of house, electro, hip hop and punk funk mostly on vinyl. You'll also find just about anything from reggae to dub, jazz and rock.
Music in The West End

Sounds of the Universe

Outlet of the Soul Jazz Records label (responsible for many great soul, reggae, funk and electronic albums), this place stocks CDs and vinyl plus some original 45s.
Music in West London

Rough Trade West

With its underground, alternative and vintage rarities, this home of the eponymous punk-music label remains a haven for vinyl junkies.
Music in The West End

Sister Ray

If you were a fan of the late John Peel on the BBC, this specialist in innovative, experimental and indie music is just right for you. Those of you who have never heard of him will probably also like the shop that '…
Music in The West End

Ray’s Jazz

Quiet and serene with friendly and helpful staff, this shop on the 2nd floor of Foyles bookshop has one of the best CD and vinyl jazz selections in London.