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 always check out a record store when I'm in an unfamiliar area. Walking through Soho (looking for icecream) we passed Sister Ray. I couldn't keep walking so we went inside to see what the deal was.
Inside, the store is 2 floors, with a basement exclusively for vinyl. The store is clean and organised, which is not what you always get with record stores...
Some of my preconceptions were...more
Well the original place has gone. Which was THE place to search for records. Now the new one across the road feels too clinical and soulless. It's sad really. Doesn't feel like a place you can wander aimlessly for a hour on lunch break. Lost the character and space seemingly.more
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
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