Fingering your way through crate after crate of vinyl discs in search of that one final piece of sonic perfection that's been eluding your otherwise complete collection of cherished LPs is a lot like hunting for Easter eggs, just way more gratifying to the eardrums. So, it makes sense that this year's Record Store Day – Saturday April 19th – falls on Easter weekend. And should avid rekkid collectors find themselves in London for this momentously musical occasion, they'll be in for a treat!
London's indie record store mecca of Soho will see a range of festivities to celebrate Record Store Day with free outdoor performances, along with retailers hosting in-store activities throughout the day and more. Area record stores will open at 8 o'clock in the morning with DJs, music quizzes and parties throughout the day along with an open air market along Berwick Street with plenty of foodie treats and shops without direct musical connections joining in on the fun with discounts and special offers.
Most of the festivities will take place in and around Berwick Street, a destination for vinyl record collectors since the 1980’s and home to central London’s largest concentration of independently owned record shops. Check it out:
30 Berwick Street W1F 8RH
Specialising in rock, pop, soul, dance, jazz, punk and reggae, this place is a collector's dream and claims to “pay the most cash and offer the highest trade credit you'll find anywhere.” More at reckless.co.uk.
Sister Ray Records
34 Berwick Street, W1F 8RP
Named after the classic Velvet Underground song, Sister Ray is home to hard-to-find recordings, cult hits and must-have eclectic favourites. Visit the shop online at sisterray.co.uk.
The Music and Video Exchange
95 Berwick Street, W1F 0QG
Established in 1967, this is London's only chain of second hand specialist shops for all your retro, comix and vinyl needs. The Berwick Street location is famed for its rock, indie, hip hop, soul and house selections. Details at mgeshops.com.
Sounds of the Universe
7 Broadwick Street, W1F 0DA
This record shop is associated with Soul Jazz Records and features one of world's largest selections of reggae, dubstep, jazz, house, disco, funk and soul, Brazilian, Latin, African and world beats in the UK. More at soundsoftheuniverse.com.
Black Market Records
25 D'Arblay Street, W1F 8EJ
BM Soho is London's longest running independent dance music record store and specialises in house, drum n bass and dubstep. Find out more at bm-soho.com.
51 Poland Street, W1F 7LZ
London's “premier dance emporium” and one of the UK's hottest dance labels, Phonica is one of the city's most popular spots for vinyl shopping. View the shop's website at phonicarecords.com.
Find out more about Record Store Day at recordstoreday.co.uk and Berwick Street at berwickstreetlondon.co.uk.
Photo: karl frankowski
Pingback from tikichris.com
Celebrate Record Store Day in Soho, London (OneTravel) - tikichris
Get new posts delivered by email:
Top Travel Deals on RSS
Check Please! How To Ask For The Bill in 13 LanguagesComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Here is how you can ask for the check in thirteen languages. By knowing how to ask for the bill, you can avoid waiting at your table for hours on end without being given the check....read more
Animal of the Week: Lunita the Three-Fingered SlothComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Our idea of heaven happens to look remarkably like the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, whose mission is to rescue and rehabilitate nature’s most chill creatures. It’s also the place Lunita, an impossibly cute orphaned baby sloth, calls home....read more
Love Is In the Air! ‘She Is Going Places’ On Planning a Vacation for TwoComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Planning a vacation for two can be as seamless as your love. We asked pro wanderer and OneTravel Twitter chat co-host Michele Herrmann of She Is Going Places to share her best tips for an argument-free vacation, favorite cities for couples, and the romantic attractions you can’t afford to miss....read more
4 Munich Budget Savers to Pack in Your LederhosenComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Munich can drain a wallet faster than a twenty something can glug down that liter beer at Oktoberfest. Travelers shouldn’t write off Munich or pass it by on the autobahn due to cost. Here are a few very simple yet substantial budget savers to put in place on your visit to Munich....read more
5 Sensational Blogs about Los AngelesComments: 1Rating: 0 / 0
Los Angeles is a fantastic city but unless you know it well can prove a heck of a tough one to explore. Why just stick to the beach and major attractions when there's so much more to see and do? Here are six blogs about LA and by Angelinos to help you make the most of your visit to La La Land! For this list I tried to look past the many big media blogs and all the gossipy celebrity obsessed sites and really try to focus on blogs that offer the best insider perspective for folks visiting from out of town. I hope you find these blogs to be fun and useful reads!...read more
California: CST #2090295-40, Nevada: SOT #2007-0081, Iowa: SOT #883, Washington: SOT #6027859380010001
Some of the content posted herein are the views and opinions of the individual blogger's and do not represent the views and opinions of OneTravel. It may be the case that OneTravel is partnering with a particular travel supplier mentioned in a blog post, however, all views and opinions expressed herein by parties other then OneTravel are by the respective bloggers.
© 2014 W K Travel, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright for all material appearing on this website is owned by W K Travel, Inc. Persons accessing this website are authorized to view and print material from this website for information purposes only. Any other use of this material is restricted to non-commercial purposes and must include this copyright notice.
W K Travel Inc. owns the following Trademarks and Servicemarks appearing on this website:
OneTravel, OneTravel.com, and 1Travel. Trademarks and servicemarks for all other products and services appearing on this website are the trademarks and servicemarks of their respective owners.