The vinyl craze has boomed in recent years with more music lovers than ever turning back the clock to a time before CDs and cassette tapes. This has led to a rise in the number of record shops in London.
If you’re a music lover planning a trip to our boutique hotels Shoreditch, you’re in luck. The M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City is in the heart of London’s most vibrant alternative scene. We’ve put together this guide to help you find the best vinyl shops in the area.
Pearson Street, London
Love Vinyl is one of the newest record shops to hit the music scene in London but has quickly become one of the most popular. If you’re looking to add some great records to your collection while staying at the M by Montcalm Shoreditch London Tech City, you won’t want to miss out on a chance to browse the selection at Love Vinyl. As you explore the shelves, you’ll find a wide range of music and artists from all major contemporary genres. There is also a great selection of recent releases from current artists.
Bethnal Green, London
There is a common worry amongst music fans that if they go into a record shop, they will be judged by the music purists behind the counter for not having an extensive knowledge of vinyl. Flashback was founded on the idea that everyone should be able to enjoy the beauty of classic records. Not only will you find friendly and informative staff, you’ll also discover a wide range of new and vintage records spanning decades of music gold. If you have any questions or you’re just beginning your journey into the wonderful world of vinyl, don’t hesitate to ask the guys behind the counter.
Rough Trade East
Brick Lane, London
More than just a place to buy records, Rough Trade East is a place for music lovers to hang out, socialise and find great entertainment. In addition to stocking a huge range of modern and classic vinyl, the shop also sells a selection of books, has an in-house coffee shop and host regular live music performances. If you’re a fan of music, this is a must-see.
Sister Ray Ace
Shoreditch High Street, London
This hip hangout has become a popular spot for hard-core music lovers and fans of vintage vinyl. Sister Ray Ace has become a staple on the music London scene thanks to its seemingly never-ending supply of rare records. Whether you’re looking for classic jazz or contemporary rock, there are plenty of genres to choose from. You’ll also find a number of niche genres and alternative artists as you dig through the crates at Sister Ray Ace. Even the savviest music lover is likely to find something they have never heard before so don’t forget to check it out during your London trip.