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The legendary Oxford Circus branch of HMV is closing

HMV, 363 Oxford Street

We're sad to announce that The World's Most Famous Music Store (according to its blue plaque) is set for closure.

The Oxford Street branch of HMV first opened at 363 Oxford Street in 1921, before moving down the road in 2000. It returned to the original address in 2013 and regained its status as a landmark institution in the capital – at least to London's music community, generations of whom have spent hours browsing the shelves before finally settling on a couple of treasured LPs.

It’s one of 27 stores to close following the music retailer chain's purchase by Canadian record store chain Sunrise Records.

We’ll miss the posters, the boxsets and the familiar terrier peering into his gramophone above the entrance. RIP, HMV Oxford Street.

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