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Hi all,

In London for the weekend and am hoping to do a bit of ' digging' rather than being dragged around the shops by the wife! Mainly going to be in the Oxford street, Piccadilly, Soho, Tower Hill regions at various times during our visit and am hopefully looking to find a few vinyl dealers that stock predominately Soul so if anyone's got any recommendations it would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks

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You can pop into Love Vinyl, 5 Pearson St, E2 8JD -nearest station is Hoxton - There's a good stock of new/vintage soul music to choose from. Then round the corner on Hackney Road there's Cosmos Records.  

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All the shops mentioned in Soho are just ok. It depends what you're looking for. Don't expect to find  any "finds" although there's always a slim chance.  SOTU on Broadwick Street is currently my fave in that part of London.  New soul 7" releases on the counter, second hand downstairs but not a large selection. Ten minutes looking through max.  Plus a range of books  LPs cds etc 

 

 

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Don't suppose you'll be able to get down there, but Rat records in Camberwell is worth a try. They put all the new stock out on a Saturday morning when they open at 10.30. It's mostly LPs and maybe one small box of 7s and it often turns into a bit of a bunfight, but you can be lucky. I've moved from the area now and haven't been there in months, but about a year or so ago I picked up an Innersection issue on Group 5 for three quid! Good luck wherever you roam...

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14 hours ago, Stephen T said:

Sounds of the Universe

7 Broadwick Street,

Soho, London

W1F 0DA

has original soul 45s downstairs as does nearby Reckless Records on Berwick st. Both 2 mins from Oxford St

was there in the week, very poor... that area is not what it was I'm afraid... Id prefer to go to Soul brother records in Putney, or over to Camden Lock.. 

 

Mal

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20 hours ago, Ian Dewhirst said:

And there's still a Record & Tape Exchange further down Berwick Street.....

Ian D :)

and they are still clueless enough to miss zeros off things.

does the notting hill one still had a large funk and soul 7s section upstairs?

Edited by JNixon

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8 hours ago, Mal C said:

was there in the week, very poor... that area is not what it was I'm afraid... Id prefer to go to Soul brother records in Putney, or over to Camden Lock.. 

 

Mal

yes sounds of universe is poor and they are pretty arrogant / rude in my experience. servers think a little too much of themselves.

soul brother on the other hand are proper. used to live in putney its very nice.

if the poster wants to sell it to his missus threres lovely walks by the river

Edited by JNixon

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"I don't know how much soul is there but Intoxica is open in Cecil Ct. Haven't been there so I'd be curious to know what it's like in there"

Great hand picked selection of records from all genre's in intoxica's new location, defiantly worth a look.

And there's always IF MUSIC in soho, which is tucked away with some great 2nd hand bits: http://www.ifmusic.co.uk/

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