Rough Trade East

Rough Trade Store. Photo: Pawel Libera
Search for CDs, vinyl records and other music merchandise at this hidden gem in East London. Read More


From exclusive records to the latest CD releases, hunt for a cool collection of music merchandise at this iconic London store.

The independent music shop hosts a regular line-up of great live music and intimate gigs; big-name acts who have previously performed at the venue include Blur and Queens of the Stone Age. You can also find in-store signings, film screenings and a cafe area.

Venue Details & Map

Rough Trade East

Old Truman Brewery
E1 6QL
+44 (0)20 7392 7788
Public transport:
Shoreditch, Underground

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 69 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Rough Trade East

5.0 out of 5
29 October 2017
by Amy C.

You know that oft-quoted line from the movie High Fidelity that goes "I agreed that what really matters is what you like, not what you are like... books, records, films -- these things matter"? The truth of this is up for debate, but are you someone whose eyes light up (and ears perk up) at the mention of The Smiths, Belle and Sebastian, Arcade Fire, and The Strokes (who were all signed to... more

5.0 out of 5
24 November 2017
by Aaron B.

Great shop with a huge selection in a great area. Best part are the guys that work here. Honestly concerned about helping. One spent 15 minutes writing down local live music venues for us to visit while in town on holiday. Can't be more thankful for the experience here. Appreciate it, gents - truly. more

4.0 out of 5
28 June 2017
by Yo N.

As an avid vinyl collector this is def the place to be, at least once or twice.. The original Rough Trade was great, but this is for sure for all music lovers, edgy, indie, electro, post punk, underground, obscure .. what so ever, this is the place to go to and check out.

Nice and helpful staff, amazing selection in vinyl and music books, they even have a little stage for bands to play, so... 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

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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