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Rough Trade East

Record Shop, Coffee Shop, and Music Venue
Spitalfields and Banglatown, Shoreditch
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  • Andrew S.
    "Best record store in London with live performances and a café."(8 Tips)
    Nanda D.
    "Must stop there every time I'm in Brick lane:)"(6 Tips)
    Songkick
    "Arguably the best place in London to catch a free gig!"(3 Tips)
    Min
    "Spent hours browsing through the eclectic selection."(2 Tips)
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  • Nanda D.
    Must stop there every time I'm in Brick lane:)
  • Michael B.
    A good store!
  • Zach C.
    Zach CololoApril 21
    Best hipster music
  • Marina Noelia C.
    I've visited the NY one and I'm glad that this one has also an amazing selection as well as great staff picks. Loved it
  • Tessa
    TessaJanuary 27
    Holy shit, they have everything.
  • Marina R.
    Just amazing! Impossible to come here and not taking a vinyl with you
  • Jon P.
    Jon PressmanJanuary 7
    Best new issue record shop
  • Joury I.
    Joury IbrahimNovember 27, 2016
    Love the vibes! There was a live music when I visited the place..
  • Ramy
    RamyOctober 2, 2016
    Vast selection of vinyl, CDs, and books. Not your place if you're mainly looking for house and techno records, but great store nonetheless.
  • Giorgi M.
    Giorgi MerebashviliSeptember 29, 2016
    Well amazing record store but coffee is probably on of best in london and take a chance to use photo booth
  • Teodora S.
    Teodora SevastruSeptember 6, 2016
    Cool events always
  • Ppuii L.
    Ppuii LJuly 30, 2016
    One of the coolest place in brick lane
  • CX S.
    CX SimJuly 9, 2016
    Lovely music
  • Oliver W.
    Oliver WolfeJune 9, 2016
    Great music and art books selection
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.June 8, 2016
    Records, books, coffee and more
  • Coenraad D.
    Coenraad DMay 27, 2016
    Good for checking out records but there is much more with live performances sometimes, book store and a coffee bar in the front. I just like to hang out sometimes..
  • Elinor T.
    Elinor ThomasMay 21, 2016
    I love this place!! The best record shop in London.Great selection and nice people.
  • Stephan S.
    Stephan SchmidtMay 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the best record store I've ever been to. Stickers on the CDs give you additional info on the records.
  • micah d
    micah dApril 19, 2016
    Maybe the coolest record store in the world, right off brick lane. Great place to go anytime but if you're just visiting London, fit in on Sunday after going to brick lane market.
  • Mihai P.
    Mihai PaunMarch 25, 2016
    Records, records, and some more records!
  • Cholina A.
    Cholina ArceMarch 7, 2016
    Paradise in heart, a bit pricey if you can get your music from usa just take that option
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinJanuary 17, 2016
    Superb vinyl selection, keep an eye out for in store gigs, many of which come free worth the purchase of the artist's latest release.
  • Hanna B.
    Hanna BragerJanuary 16, 2016
    Good coffee, free wifi & a photo booth inside the shop✨🙏🏻✨
  • Fabio C.
    Fabio CatapanoJanuary 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Music music music and live gigs!
  • Jörg T.
    Jörg TschürtzDecember 5, 2015
    everything you need if you love vinyl
  • Carlos F.
    Carlos F.November 10, 2015
    Amazing shop with coffee, wifi and a massive selection of both mainstream and indie music. Cool vibe in such a cool area.
  • Oriol P.
    Oriol PiquéOctober 13, 2015
    Best place to buy CDs. They also offer free wifi
  • Boaz S.
    Boaz SachsSeptember 28, 2015
    The record store is alive and well thanks to rough trade. Great vibes, good curation and an impressive line of in house performances make this a must go spot for music lovers
  • Katerina K.
    Katerina KerrSeptember 21, 2015
    Great store
  • Wendy V.
    Wendy VerbraeckenSeptember 5, 2015
    Great choice in vinyl.
  • Ben A.
    Ben AdelieAugust 22, 2015
    Large collection of eclectic music... A must if you have a turntable and lots of money as famous records cost upwards of £25.
  • Olga G.
    Olga GonzalezAugust 14, 2015
    One of the top places in London
  • Hans v.
    Hans van GentAugust 7, 2015
    Always good to discover lots of music while enjoying a nice coffee
  • Edoardo B.
    Edoardo BJuly 7, 2015
    Frankly mister shankly, it's always a pleasure.
  • David B.
    David BenjaminJune 14, 2015
    This is record store heaven! You'll spend all day here!
  • Francesco d.
    Underground and with a massive selection of good music!
  • Avradeep C.
    Avradeep ChakrabartiApril 11, 2015
    Very cool old skool record shop. But not the best on the planet - that would be Amoeba in LA!
  • GabyO
    GabyOMarch 23, 2015
    If you stay for coffee make sure you get one of the shortbreads they have in a jar by the counter, delish...
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YFebruary 28, 2015
    Independent record store just off of Brick Lane
  • Ella
    EllaFebruary 23, 2015
    Perfect independent record shop with cute cafe area
  • Basak H.
    Basak HaznedarogluFebruary 5, 2015
    Best record shop on planet. Period!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmallwoodFebruary 2, 2015
    Best record store in London with live performances and a café. Serves Monmouth coffee
  • Andy F.
    Andy FDecember 15, 2014
    Big selection of vinyl. Seems to get bigger with every visit.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.November 20, 2014
    "Brick and mortar British version of Pitchfork. Unsurprisingly, the one near Shoreditch is great."
  • Tom V.
    Tom VandenbogaerdeNovember 11, 2014
    Amazing collection of records and if you're lucky an artist may be performing
  • Jacob W.
    Jacob WAugust 26, 2014
    Fantastic selection of records in the sale boxes!
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo Sánchez-SáezAugust 23, 2014
    Great store for indie music. They do frequent small gigs, be sure to check them out.
  • Johannes D.
    Johannes DriessenAugust 14, 2014
    If you're not into vinyl, there's also an oldskool photo booth inside
  • Ammar I.
    Ammar IdrisAugust 13, 2014
    Nice space, mainly new stock so it's not cheap.
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveAugust 11, 2014
    One of the few record stores left, and a good place to learn what's upcoming
  • Kezzah .
    Kezzah 🐼😸August 11, 2014
    The music is amazing. Mecca for discovering new favourites
  • Anne
    AnneAugust 7, 2014
    My favourite record shop in the world! Also great for a coffee or a fresh mint tea.
  • Dinos G.
    Dinos GVAugust 6, 2014
    Awesome store, love the in store live concept, great for discovering new music and watching new/old bands play before a handful of people!
  • Dominic M.
    Dominic McElroyApril 24, 2014
    Monmouth beans and good noise. What's not to like?
  • Rachel Y.
    Rachel YapApril 3, 2014
    To sure to grab their £10.99 mixtapes and the all so quintessential rough trade tote.
  • Kajsa B.
    Kajsa BengtsonFebruary 20, 2014
    Heaven for vinyl lovers! Good coffee, nice staff!
  • Chris E.
    Chris ExNovember 3, 2013
    History is made!Rough Trade is a myth!Great Record Store.Check for the instore Gigs!
  • Tastebuds
    TastebudsOctober 22, 2013
    Not just gigs - book signings, film-screenings, exhibitions and workshops as well... like the The DIY Instrument workshop.
  • Tastebuds
    TastebudsOctober 22, 2013
    Look out for album launch-related gigs - get your wristband when you by the album, it's easier to get in that way. Read more
  • Martin H.
    Martin HawOctober 1, 2013
    Awesome record store - look out for band performances and signings following album launches. cf London Grammar, Haim.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AdelakunSeptember 8, 2013
    Brilliant all-round music retail experience!!! A must-go!!!
  • Marine L.
    Marine LemassonAugust 19, 2013
    Probably one of the greatest record shops in the world.
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BrunskillAugust 19, 2013
    I always seem to come across CDs by random bands I like, so cool!
  • Diane F.
    Diane FangAugust 1, 2013
    Love the books selection here too!!!
  • Hon L.
    Hon LeeMay 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this shop for indie,electro,alternative or a combo of all type of music. This is where I learn new music!!
  • Honza P.
    Honza PávApril 18, 2013
    Love the diy arduino kits! Buy one and have fun! ;)
  • Ki H.
    Ki HaraApril 7, 2013
    Really nice coffee
  • Olaf S.
    Olaf StephensonMarch 9, 2013
    Music Mecca!
  • Nico R.
    Nico ROctober 28, 2012
    Best record store on the planet. Look out for new release deals with limited bonus discs and wrist bands for its legendary in-store gigs.
  • Tahnee O.
    Tahnee OslerOctober 15, 2012
    Love it here! Got one of my first albums here (brought with my own money, anyway) just from browsing and fell in love with it. I have a big soft spot for the place
  • Namer M.
    Namer MerliOctober 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free stuff (CD and magazines) in the last left corner of the room
  • Tine S.
    Tine StevnhovedSeptember 22, 2012
    Dont miss this one if you're here for the Music
  • erm___
    erm___September 8, 2012
    Great place to work at the tables. Free wifi & power.
  • Ru
    RuAugust 18, 2012
    Best iced coffee I've had in a while, go have one ASAPs
  • Irene V.
    Irene VonCountJuly 19, 2012
    Check out the in-store gigs
  • The Old Truman Brewery
    The PERFECT place to spend a rainy afternoon! Listen to some records and get a (really good) coffee! - try not to spend all your hard earned cash in one visit...
  • Joe L.
    Joe LegateJune 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best sandwich on Brick Lane. Ham, Cheese and Picalilli.
  • Phantasy
    PhantasyJune 11, 2012
    Erol Alkan "Still the greatest record store on the planet, Rough Trade East has unparalleled service or knowledge. I'd be lost without Sean, Chris or Nigel's recommendations".
  • Davide G.
    Davide GencoJune 8, 2012
    London's music paradise.
  • Rob W.
    Rob WApril 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best record shop to visit on Record Store Day by miles
  • Eliza D.
    Eliza DropkinApril 21, 2012
    Get a free coffee with your first check in!
  • Eddy B.
    Eddy BrosseJanuary 29, 2012
    Noce one, they've a grrat surprise for newbies!
  • sailorblur
    sailorblurDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This is simply one of my favourite places in the whole universe. Excellent location, superb selection of music, cool merchandise, great atmosphere and knowledgeable, friendly staff. Couldn't ask more!
  • Matt B.
    Matt BraggNovember 29, 2011
    Good coffee and board games (Trivial pursuit, Battleships, Jenga)
  • rachel
    rachelNovember 5, 2011
    Crazy amount of records, and you can't leave with a stop in the photo booth.
  • Vince M.
    Vince MillettSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the last proper records shops.....worth a visit on a regular basis. Buy something random!
  • Rob B.
    Rob BurdgeSeptember 19, 2011
    Check out the Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition! Quite amazing one week left to see!!!!
  • Kathleen B.
    Kathleen BurbridgeAugust 30, 2011
    DO NOT BELIEVE THEIR GIG TIMES!
  • Songkick
    SongkickAugust 3, 2011
    Arguably one of the best places in London to catch a free gig (and buy a record or two while you're there)!
  • Songkick
    SongkickAugust 2, 2011
    Arguably the best place in London to catch a free gig!
  • Laura P.
    Laura P.June 17, 2011
    As a DFA collector myself, their output here is impressive. Do yourself a favour and check it out as well as their coffee but be sure to hit Soho as there are more independent ones that are better
  • Assembly S.
    Assembly StudiosMay 12, 2011
    Not only is this an amazing record shop, but it also does a mean coffee!
  • Kathleen O.
    Kathleen OttMarch 5, 2011
    what happened to the bus????
  • Rob S.
    Rob SteinerJanuary 26, 2011
    good tunes this morning
  • Kelvin L.
    Kelvin LeeJanuary 16, 2011
    staff picks are ace!
  • LXXRX M.
    LXXRX MXRDXNJanuary 8, 2011
    a lack of zines for such a big record store but good free WiFi. head to cafe 1001 for a better cup of tea/coffee.
  • MyVillage London
    MyVillage LondonJanuary 2, 2011
    Like an inner-city Mecca for any music lover, Rough Trade East is bursting at the seams with CDs, Vinyls and Artist Merch. Check out Rough Trade East's MyVillage Page for more reviews. Read more
  • Sun Ra
    Sun RaDecember 11, 2010
    this is a serious record shop for all dance, electronic and sonic experimentation... they let you listen before you buy and they put nice explanatory labels on the covers....
  • Rob S.
    Rob SteinerNovember 12, 2010
    bring back the crappy sofas at the back please.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GrantNovember 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Brilliant coffee here and a great atmosphere.
  • Wolf W.
    Wolf Winston4 days ago
    Cennet ama luks.
  • Rafa F.
    Rafa Favila2 weeks ago
    AMO ESTE LUGAR, SIN DUDA LA MECA DE LA MUSICA.
  • Anastasia S.
    Anastasia SemyninaJanuary 7, 2016
    Большой выбор пластинок
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GlezOctober 22, 2013
    Tocala otra vez.......
  • Gianluca N.
    Gianluca NunziataAugust 22, 2013
    Se non hai una wanted list impossibile da soddisfare puoi uscirne con un bel sorriso, un pacco di vinili e qualche buon affare. Ma anche con un solo vinile puoi essere felice lo stesso. Very cool!
  • Skene E.
    Skene ElisabethDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Paraiso del melomano.
  • Giulia
    GiuliaAugust 17, 2011
    Tappa d'obbligo per gli appassionati di Pitchfork.Qua tutto é di un hype quasi nauseante.Cmq ottimi sconti,ambiente accogliente:alla fine esci dopo ore, hai ascoltato Lp sconosciuti e speso il giusto
  • Giulia
    GiuliaAugust 17, 2011
    Tappa d'obbligo per gli appassionati di Pitchfork.Qua tutto é do un hype quasi nauseante. Cmq ottimi sconti,,ambiente accogliente:alla fine esci dopo ore, hai ascoltato Lp sconosciuti e s
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