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…
Top Choice Music in Falmouth


Music aficionados mustn't miss Falmouth's finest record store, with a just-so selection of vinyl and CDs, leather sofas, magazines to browse and very decent coffee too. New releases are upstairs, vinyl in the baseme…
Music in Totnes


This vinyl enthusiasts' emporium is a sign of Totnes' increasingly trendy credentials. Everything's brand new here (definitely no secondhand bargains to be had), and the selection is studiously muso. The owners also…
Music in Birmingham

Swordfish Records

A Birmingham institution, this independent record shop down a tiny backstreet brims with new and secondhand vinyl (and some CDs), including its own label releases. Robert Plant, Duran Duran's John Taylor, Dave Grohl…
Music in City Centre

Resolution Records

Among the ranks of vinyl LPs and 45s here you'll find everything from hip hop and funk to 60s beat, Joni Mitchel and The Who. Prices range from £1 a disk to pristine collectors' items fetching up to £60.
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.