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Apple store - Regent Street - London

Apple store - Regent Street

Apple Store: The best computers Music, video, DVD's etc. Review

If you are an Apple Computer lover: London has a big Apple store.
The ideal place to see the Mac computers; the iPad and the iPhone.
Also Apple service available.

Business hours:
Mo-Sa: 9AM - 9PM
Su: Noon - 6PM

Address: Regent Street

Directions: Between Oxford Street and Piccadilly.

Phone: +44-20-71539000

Theme: Computers and Electronics

Website: http://www.apple.com/uk/retail/regentstreet/

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  • Updated Jan 2, 2016
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Dereks Records - Petticoat Lane Market - London

Dereks Records - Petticoat Lane Market

Dereks Records: At the Petticoat Lane Market Music, video, DVD's etc. Review

Dereks Records is a market stall with loads of interesting CD's of many genres.

I haven't bought any as far as I recall.; I even don't recall any titles.

Derek will be there when the street market is being in operation.

What to buy: CD's.

Address: Petticoat Lane

Directions: Petticoat Lane Street Market

Theme: Music

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  • Updated Dec 30, 2015
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Haggle Records - You are here - London

Haggle Records - You are here

The London second hand record shops: Vinyl Records (and audio CD's) Music, video, DVD's etc. Review

With intervals of a couple of years I travel to London to hunt for vinyl gramophone records.
My last trip was in June 2014 and I'll give an update on the newest changes.

First the bad news: On the beat, JB's, Vinyl Junkies, Wyldpytch Records, Sounds, Intoxia, Heavenly Records, Trax and Flying Records are no more.

HMV moved back to it's original location at Oxford St. 363. All others HMV-branches are closed, the last one was located inside Selfridges.

The following is an overview of the present shops per city quarter; most of them I visited and I added links to individual shop tips, where available.

Soho:
-Music & Video Exchange - 95 Berwick St.
-Sister Ray Ltd - moved from 34-35 to 75 Berwick St.
-Reckless records - 30 Berwick St.
-Harold Moores Records - 2 Great Marlborough St.
-Phonica - 48 Poland St.
-Sound of the Universe - 7 Broadwick St. (have not checked this one)
-BM Soho - 25 D'Arblay St.
-FOPP - 1 Earlham Street, Covent Garden

Notting Hill Gate and Portobello Rd.:
-MVE - Music & Video Exchange, 38 Notting Hill Gate. The Classical Music Exchange moved from 36 to the basement of 38 (the former bargain section) and the Soul & Dance Exchange moved from 42 to the first floor of 36
-Oxfam shop - 170 Portobello Rd.
-Rough Trade West - 130 Talbot Rd.
-Honest Jon’s - 278 Portobello Rd.
-On Saturdays you may find some stalls with vinyl at the Portobello Road Second Hand Goods market

Islington:
-Haggle Vinyl - 114 Essex Rd.
-Flashback - 50 Essex Rd.

East London:
-Rough Trade East - Dray Walk-Old Truman Brewery-91 Brick Lane
-Vintage Market - Brick Lane (occasional sales)
-Old Spitalfields Market - Regular market stalls
-Old Spitalfields Market Record Fair - First and Third Friday of the month
-On Saturdays you may find some stalls with vinyl at Brick Lane and/or Petticoat Lane Street Market

Camden:
-Out on the Floor - 10 Inverness St.
-All Ages Records - 27 Pratt St.
-Sounds That Swing - 88 Parkway
-Massive International - 43 Camden Lock Pl.
-Like Vinyl - Camden Stable Market
-Vinyl Boutique Records - 229 Village Market (have not checked this one)
-You might find some stalls with vinyl at the Camden Locks Market

South:
-Rat Records - 348 Camberwell New Rd. (haven't checked this one)

Greenwich:
-Music & Video Exchange - 23 Greenwich Church St.
-Casbah Records - 320-322 Creek Rd.

Others further out (haven't checked them):
-Boogaloo On Broadway -161 Dawes Rd, London SW6 7EE
-Sounds Original - 169 S Ealing Rd., London W5 4QP
-Audiogold - 308 Park Rd., Crouch End, London N8 8LA
-Flashback Crouch Hill, 144 Crouch Hill, Crouch End, London N8 9DX
-DnR Vinyl - Croydon - 18 Lower Addiscombe Rd, Croydon, Surrey CR0 6AA
-Kristina Records - 44 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XJ
-Alan’s Record and CD Shop - 218 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9AY
-Eldica - 8 Bradbury Street, Dalston, London N16 8JN
-Les Aldrich Music Shop - 98 Fortis Green Road, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3H

Address: London

Theme: Music

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 12, 2015
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The Tightshop - Camden - London

The Tightshop - Camden

The Tightshop: Lingerie in Camden Clothes and Shoes Review

The Tightshop is a Lingerie & Hosiery. So ladies, for all your foot- and leg-ware here's a funny alternative.

Business hours:
Mo-Fr: 10AM - 7PM
Sa-Su: 10AM - 7:30PM

Address: 2 Chalk Farm Road - London, NW1 8AA

Directions: In Camden town; just across the Camden Lock.

Theme: Women's Clothes

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  • Written Dec 11, 2014
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Buck street market - Camden - London

Buck street market - Camden

Buck street market: Buck street market Camden Market Review

The Camden Buck street market advertises itself as The Camden Market; it is also known as the Cage as it is surrounded by a grid fence.
The stalls are cramped together at the little space.
It's a good place to look for clothing and accessories.

Business hours:
Daily: Mo-Su: 9.30AM - 6PM.

Address: Camden High Street - London, NW1 8NH

Directions: Closest tube: Camden Town on the Northern line.
Buses 24, 27, 29, 31, 134, 135, 168, 214, 253, 274, C2.

Phone: +44-20-74675788

Theme: Other

Website: http://www.camdenlock.net/cammarkethtml

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  • Written Dec 11, 2014
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The Plaza - Oxford St. - London - London

The Plaza - Oxford St. - London

The Plaza: The Plaza Shopping Mall at Oxford Street Oxford Street Review

The Plaza is a covered shopping centre on Oxford Street.

The mall is home to the following shops:
Accessorize
BB’s Coffee & Muffins
Cards Galore
Classic
Color Color
easyGym
Games Workshop
Heena Beauty
High and Mighty
KFC
MBT Footwear
Pizza Hut Express
Spudulike
Subway
Supercuts
Taza La Plaza
The Perfume Shop
The Post Office
USC
Waterstones
WHSmith (the largest in London)
The Plaza

Business hours:
Mo-We: 10AM - 7PM
Th: 10AM - 8PM
Fr-Sa: 10AM - 7PM
Su: Noon - 6PM

Address: 120 Oxford St. - London, W1D 1LT

Directions: Between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus tube stations.

Phone: +44-20-76378811

Theme: Other

Website: http://www.theplazaoxfordstreet.co.uk/

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  • Written Dec 9, 2014
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It's only Rock 'n' Roll - London - London

It's only Rock 'n' Roll - London

It's only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll Memorabilia Store Music, video, DVD's etc. Review

"It's only Rock 'n' Roll" is a memorabilia store for Rock 'n' Roll items, like T-shirts, records, mugs, posters, bags, wallets, keyrings, badges, photographs and autographs.

Business Hours:
Daily: 10AM - 6.30PM

Address: 230 Baker Street - London, NW1 5RT

Directions: Baker Street tube station.

Phone: +44-20-72240277

Theme: Music

Website: http://www.itsonlyrocknrolllondon.co.uk/

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  • Written Dec 6, 2014
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London Beatles Store - London

London Beatles Store

The London Beatles Store: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! Music, video, DVD's etc. Review

The London Beatles Store is a cozy store packed with Beatles memorabilia and gifts. I even saw some framed golden records for sale. Please explore their website for the overwhelming number of Beatles related items.

Business hours:
Daily:10AM - 6.30PM

What to buy: Beatles stuff.

Address: 231-233 Baker St. - Marylebone, London, NW1 6XE

Directions: Just North of Baker St tube station.

Phone: +44-20-79354464

Theme: Music

Website: http://www.beatlesstorelondon.co.uk/

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  • Written Dec 6, 2014
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Camden High Street - London - London

Camden High Street - London

Camden High Street: Camden shopping Camden Market Review

Camden High Street is packed with many gift shops and more.
An ideal place to try your haggle skills.

Besides of the shops there are some 25 market at Camden.
My suggestion: Have a look around first and don't buy at the first shop that has the merchandise you are looking for.

What to pay: Low prices.

Address: Camden High Street - London

Directions: Closest tube: Camden Town on the Northern line.
Buses 24, 27, 29, 31, 134, 135, 168, 214, 253, 274, C2.

Theme: Gifts

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  • Written Dec 5, 2014
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Camden Lock Market - London - London

Camden Lock Market - London

Camden Lock Market: Camden Lock Market Camden Market Review

The Camden Lock Market at Camden is one of the 25 markets at Camden.
It's nicely located at the North side of the Regent's Canal at the Camden Lock.
The market is partly indoors and partly outdoors.

There are some 400 stalls offering arts, crafts, books, jewellery, ceramics, fashion, hair, masks, high quality food, leather, glass, lace, lighting, antiques, cards, design, art, sculpture, bags, workshops and music.

Business hours:
Daily: 10AM - 6PM

Address: Camden Lock - Camden, London

Directions: At the Camden Lock; 150 meters North of the Camden Town tube station, over the bridge at the left.
Closest tube: Camden Town on the Northern line.
Buses 24, 27, 29, 31, 134, 135, 168, 214, 253, 274, C2.

Phone: +44-20-74857963

Theme: Other

Website: http://www.camdenlockmarket.com/

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  • Written Dec 4, 2014
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