Rough Trade

Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 6QL

Located just off Brick Lane, the independent Rough Trade music store is a haven for lovers of rare vinyl as well as CD collectors. There’s a good selection of music books, a small café serving Monmouth coffee, and their stage hosts regular live gigs most evenings from the likes of Dawes and Ladyhawke. Workshops teach you how to solder your own amplifier or get the best out of a vintage Polaroid camera, plus you can immortalise yourself indie-muso style in their 1950s-ish photobooth, which turns out Rough Trade-branded black-and-white images in exchange for a £3 token.

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