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278 Portobello Road, London, W10 5TE
With staff alumni including 'Bass Culture' author Lloyd Bradley and Mowax nabob James Lavelle, this Portobello Road institution always stocks the best of old and new.
7 Broadwick Street , London, W1F 0DA
Linked with the excellent reissue label Soul Jazz, SOTU are very CD friendly and permanently stock the cheese that'll please.
100B Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1AH
With a treasure trove of 45s going back to the '60s, Selectors are never shy of blaring out their wares all day every day. Let the booming bass guide you in as you walk up Brixton Hill.
274 Lavender Hill, London, SW11 1LJ
Though Dub Vendor's shop in Ladbroke Grove (along with its iconic mural) may be cruelly gone, the tunes live on at their excellent online store. Perfect for the newest roots, reggae and dancehall releases.
110 Acre Lane, London, SW2 5RA
Established in 1969, Supertone remains a worldwide mecca for fans and artists alike.