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
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.
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
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
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 (due)
Status Quo (due)