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 64 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Rough Trade East

4.0 out of 5 27 October 2015
by Ruggy J.

A classic institution that one must visit while in London.

Before visiting this east side installment of Rough Trade, the only one I'd been to was in Brooklyn. While they do great things, there's just nothing like this particular location. Tons of music in all shapes and sizes (well, from vinyl to CD), lots of apparel and music posters, and maybe best of all, a fun photo booth you have to...more

4.0 out of 5 23 September 2015
by Elle J.

My favorite thing about this place isn't the records - I know that's weird, after all it's a music store, right? But really, we visit for the photo booth. While I know the staff seem a little tired of people visiting purely for it, how can we resist? The lighting is perfect, it's really reasonably priced and it's loads of fun to see how many people we can squeeze into the booth at any given...more

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

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