The Best Music Stores in London

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London’s music scene continues to thrive, no matter whether you’re into jazz or techno – there’s a music store to suit all tastes. From the record crates of Soho to trendy stores in Shoreditch, vinyl has made a healthy return to form. Plus if you’re after instruments we’ve got just the place.

Howard of London

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Into woodwind? Then it’s off to Howard of London with you – they almost look they belong in a Harry Potter book. This is a traditional expert woodwind shop full of every oboe, clarinet, flute and so on you can think of. If you play an instrument like that then this is your nirvana.

Rough Trade

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The daddy of all record stores in London, these guys have been slinging vinyl since ’76. Rough Trade has reinvented itself as both a record label and event space in Brick Lane and spears the Independent Record Store Day every 22 April. If you’re into vinyl, then this is the big one.

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