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A Guide to Record Shops in South London


South London has always had a good selection of independent record shops. 
In the past it was The Swing Shop (1946-1979) in Streatham for Jazz & Blues,
 Soul City (1966-1970) in Deptford, Dub Vendor’s Clapham shop (1982-2011) 
for Reggae (but still online). Here is a list of the current shops trading.
 RIP Rat Records, Camberwell. Shop closed in June 2022.

Wanted Music 415 Croydon Road, BR3 3PP
Moved to Croydon Road in 2004.Owner: Adrian

Lorenzos, 260a Brockley Road, SE4 2SF         
New and second hand vinyl specialist.

Pure Vinyl, 246 Ferndale Rd, London SW9 8FR                                 
Est: 2015 in Reliance Arcade. Moved in 2017. Owner: Claudia

101 Records, 21 North End, CR0 1TY
Long established record/vinyl/DVD/CD store. Owner: Duncan 

Crystal Palace
Palace Vinyl, I Victory Place, SE19 3RW map
Record emporium with a 25 year trading history. Owner: Chris
Sound Vinyl, 32 Church Road,  SE19 2ET
Second Hand Records at Bambinos. Owner: Andy.

Forest Hill
Leaf and Groove (est. 2017), 57 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
Owners: Archie Parker Cafe & community. Stock: second hand books and vinyl

Casbah Records, 320-322 Creek Road, SE10 9SW
Est: 2009. Owners: Graham and Tony.

Records, 70 Lee High Road, SE13 5PT
Old school record shop established 30 plus years ago. Owner: Aiden

New Cross
Vinyl Hunter, Avalon cafe, Juno Way, SE14 5RW
Hybrid shop selling records and organic foods.

Maestro, 163 Rye Lane, SE15 4TL                    
Reggae and more. Previously Reed Records. Owner: Michael

West Norwood
Book and Record Bar, 20 Norwood High Street, SE27 9NR
Est. 2013 by  Michael Johnson. The Story                               
Stock: second hand books and vinyl. Also coffee, soft and alcoholic drinks.

South London Live Music

South London Bookshops

South Londoners:

Bill Wyman 

David Bowie

Peter Frampton

Status Quo


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