127 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16 0UH
A welcome flash of pop-culture garishness on Stoke Newington’s increasingly tasteful Church Street, this gloriously higgledy-piggledy secondhand record/bookshop is crammed with bygone treasures. If you ever wondered where all the old vinyl ended up, it’s right here, along with piles of cheap Marvel comics, seven-inch singles – at a wonderfully retro tuppence each – and shelves of barely sorted paperbacks. Give yourself time to do the place justice; there’s a lot to get through, and just when you think you’ve finished, it turns out there’s a basement down below, filled with LPs at three for a pound. The community noticeboards are a great place to check out the best local events and happenings.