East End (Hoxton, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Shoreditch)
Considered one of the world’s greatest independent record shops, Rough Trade was founded in 1976, quickly emerged as a major retail presence on London's punk scene, and evenutally gave birth to a record company that signed The Smiths. With such a rich history, it’s no wonder audiophiles flock to Rough Trade’s East End store, established in 2007 and revered for its astonishing collection of CDs and vinyls as well as band merchandise, music books, a Wi-Fi corner and a café. Customers can try out new beats at one of 16 listening stations or, better yet, attend one of the store’s free live gigs.
Each CD has a spectacular staff-written summary attached, but indecisive customers can also pick up a free music magazine at the front of the store and browse for some tuneage recommendations.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Handicapped Accessible
- Shipping Available
Shop Type:: Music