IN­DE­PEN­DENT MU­SIC STORES

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Sis­ter Ray

This spe­cial­ist in in­no­va­tive, ex­per­i­men­tal and in­die mu­sic is loved by lo­cal fans of the late BBC DJ John Peel. Even if you’ve never heard of Peel, this shop will ap­peal to any­one keen on al­ter­na­tive mu­sic or be­ing first with a new

» re­lease. sis­ter­ray.co.uk;

75 Berwick St.

Ray’s Jazz Quiet and serene, with friendly, help­ful staff, this shop on the third floor of Foyles book­store has one of the best CD and vinyl jazz se­lec­tions in Lon­don. Look for clas­si­cal, world mu­sic and folk styles

» too. foyles.co.uk;

107 Char­ing Cross Rd.

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. sound­soft­he­uni­verse

.com; 7 Broad­wick St.

Reck­less Records

This shop hasn’t re­ally changed in spirit since it first opened in 1984. It still stocks sec­ond­hand records and CDs, from punk, soul, dance and in­de­pen­dent to main­stream. » reck­less

.co.uk; 30 Berwick St.

Phon­ica

A re­laxed place stock­ing a lot of house, elec­tro, hip-hop and punk, mostly on vinyl. You’ll also find se­lec­tions from reg­gae, jazz and rock and

» more. phoni­carecords

.co.uk; 51 Poland St.

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