Rough Trade East


Rough Trade sells a wide range of music on both vinyl and CD. The store has a cafe and seating area to the fore, with a stage to the rear regularly hosting a variety of live musical performances. There is also an internet and workshop area.

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Rough Trade East

E1 6QL
+44 (0)20 7392 7788
Public transport:
Shoreditch, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 62 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Rough Trade East

4.0 out of 5 22 January 2015
by Therese L.

There's nothing like a visit to Rough Trade to make you feel uncool and totally out of touch.

I will fully admit to feeling a little more at home at Sister Ray in Soho but Rough Trade is much closer to home and a must on any Sunday stroll though Brick Lane. Don't be intimidated by the store picks of new releases from bands you've literally never heard of (if you have, give yourself a hearty...more

3.0 out of 5 24 November 2014
by Susan Y.

Yes, Rough Trade is a great place to visit and check-out the latest releases while sipping on some delicious coffee. The staff is friendly and they have a decently good selection. They even have a (not free) photo booth!

Im sure this is an unpopular opinion but the truth is - Rough Trade is OVERPRICED. I get a lot of records online (Discogs, Insound, JunoRecords, BandCamp) and also in stores....more

5.0 out of 5 17 August 2014
by Natalie B.

I'm going into Rough Trade... Kbye, see you in a few days.

Get lost in here/hear! Don't leave without buying a record or at least without visiting the multiple listening stations throughout the store. If you're lucky enough you may catch an in-store appearance. For example, Jarvis Cocker was around for a Q&A after his film a week or so before I was in town.

Rough Trade, you rule.more

5.0 out of 5 29 July 2014
by Alex L.

Okay okay - I'm not usually a frequenter of places like this because I don't consider myself hipster enough, nor do I necessarily want to hang out around hipster people with snobbish pretenses in music. It was a stereotype that was burst when I finally managed to step in and immerse myself in there.

The closest thing I can compare it to is Vintage Vinyl in St Louis on the Loop - as I spent my...more

4.0 out of 5 6 April 2014
by Finlay L.

Coming from America where people just give me confused looks when I say that my favorite kind of music is something called "indiepop," I was REALLY REALLY EXCITED that Rough Trade had a whole section devoted to it. It was a small section, sure, but I still managed to find a few albums by bands I like that I simply couldn't live without. Getting out to the store from where I was staying did...more

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