Starting from a humble record stall on Camden Market in the mid 80s, Sister Ray have steadily grown into one of London's most recognised suppliers of quality, alternative vinyl and CDs.
Venue Details & Map
34-35 Berwick StreetSohoLondonW1F 8RP
- +44 (0)20 7734 3297
- Public transport:
- Tottenham Court Road, Underground
I am torn between giving Sister Ray 5 stars because this is as good as it gets for vinyl buyers in London and giving it 3 because there are so many obvious artists who aren't represented in their stock list. Also it's a little on the expensive side and you can generally find stuff for much cheaper online but nothing beats a peruse through a record store to make you feel trendier than Ryan...more
I love London, and I love Soho. Berwick Street is a must-do for any record collector.
Sister Ray has a great selection of new and used. It's well-organized. I love the selection of UK punk, electronic, and many brit pop records that are so hard to find in Canada. There are discount bins. And there are special deals on records, CDs and books to be had at the counter.
Best of all, they have a...more
A nice big store (although they are moving across the road so that may change), it has a huge selection of 12" and 7" vinyls, along with CDs, Laserdiscs and more. Everything is cataloged reasonably well, although I was just browsing the hiphop section - general Rock and Pop did look like it would require some digging. Probably the best record shop in the Soho area - definitely the best...more
I've been to nearly every record shop in this area, which is surprisingly a ton, and in my opinion Sister Ray is the best. Most of the other surrounding shops pigeon hole themselves into certain genres; jazz/house/dub/etc. Sister Ray, however, has an extremely wide range of genres and an enormous selection. It seems like the biggest of the neighboring record stores as well.
The shop is very...more
Remember the record shops of 25 years ago on Haight Street with names like Recycled and Reckless, or, for those of you fellow Eastbayers, Rasputin down in San Lorenzo?
No? That's all right because you've a chance to experience the scene here at Sister Ray in Berwick St. just up from Foxcroft and Ginger, incidentally. Stopping in there brings me back to the days of quietly (read: no mobile...more