INDEPENDENT MUSIC STORES
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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.
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.
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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