Vinyl Addicts, Head To These Indie Record Shops In London

London is home to a vibrant indie music scene and shops specialising in vinyl records. Here are some of the best places to check out if you're into retro music and indie record labels
London has many shops and pop-ups selling records
London has many shops and pop-ups selling recordsElena Rostunova/Shutterstock

London is a city that is known for its unique cultural experiences which attract both locals and tourists. You can explore the many free museums, experience the thrill of a bygone era with London's clandestine 1920s-style speakeasies, discover retro finds at vintage shops and more. The city is also known for its indie music scene and shops selling vinyl records. Here are some that you should head to, if you love collecting retro music and indie record labels.

Banquet Records

Banquet Records Shop
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Banquet Records is a popular music destination located in Kingston-upon-Thames. They offer a diverse selection of new music, ranging from Indie, Rock, and Punk to Hip Hop, Electronica, and Funk. Additionally, they carry the latest re-issues and remastered versions of all the classics. You can also purchase gift cards which help to support indie record stores.

Address: 52 Eden Street, Kingston, Surrey, KT1 1EE.

Sister Ray

Sister Ray Records Shop
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Located in the hip Soho area, Sister Ray is one of Central London's leading independent record retailer. Named after the famous song by The Velvet Underground, One can find rare and limited editions at this iconic store. Browse through records from every genre of music from Classic and Experimental to Punk, Afro-beats and Psychedelia. Immortalised on the cover of the Oasis album "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?", Sister Ray is a must visit destination for music lovers in London.

Address: 75 Berwick St, London W1F 8TG, UK

Flashback Records

Flashback Record Store
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Looking for rare and classic vinyl records to add to your collection? Look no further than Flashback Records. Founded in 1997, they have multiple locations in Islington, Crouch End, and Bethnal Green Road in Shoreditch. They offer a diverse range of genres that cater to all kinds of vinyl enthusiasts. You'll find everything from rare gems to classic collectibles in our store. They also support local artists by hosting shows at popular venues such as The Old Blue Last, The George Tavern, and the Shacklewell Arms.


Discover the best of London's electronic music scene at Phonica Records, the city's premier vinyl specialist. Located in the heart of Soho, this iconic shop has been a staple of the music community since its opening in 2003. The store's impressive collection of vinyl records, are carefully selected and displayed on dark wood shelves, and surrounded by sleek concave bubble chairs, inviting you to lose yourself in the warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Address: 51 Poland St, London W1F 7ND, UK

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