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
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 68 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Rough Trade East

1.0 out of 5 10 July 2016
by Semih R.

Good store, awful horrible staff. You don't kick out a customer because "you wanna watch football" you piece of shit!!!more

5.0 out of 5 24 January 2016
by Daniel F.

Probably my favourite record shop now that sister Ray on Berwick St has downsized. It has a great selection of vinyl and music. Even a photo booth which is popular, and my favourite selling point being a gig most evenings from various acts from around the world (if you manage to get a wristband). Has a cafe u front too with relaxed at attentive staff. An East London fav.more

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 E 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

5.0 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 with what's hip and happening.

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...more

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