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Rat Records

Shopping, Music and entertainment Camberwell
5 out of 5 stars
(13user reviews)
Rat Records, Camberwell

The small but mighty Rat Records has been a Camberwell draw for more than 15 years. It looks unassuming from the street, but inside it stocks a large, eclectic mix: pop, rock, African music, reggae, blues, jazz and more. On Saturday mornings vinyl hunters queue up outside to get first dibs on that week’s new batch – usually 500 or more records – with in-store DJs (complete with some crappy bargain-shop flashing lights) soundtracking their browsing. Recently Rat Records has even started its own range of merchandise, so if you’ve ever wanted a t-shirt parodying Kraftwerk’s ‘The Man-Machine’ album cover with rats instead of people, now you know where to go.


Venue name: Rat Records
Address: 348 Camberwell New Rd
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10.30am-6.30pm. Sun-Closed
Transport: Tube: Oval
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Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

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I love a record shop where you can pick up a bargain. There’s a good selection of old and new to choose from and you’re not going to break the bank in the process.

I'm voting here for my Dad. it's his favourite shop in Camberwell. He comes to visit me and before we've had a proper chance to catch up .. he's off down to Rat records!

Very reasonably priced record shop where you guaranteed to find something interesting! New stock goes out on a Saturday morning - you might have to fight off the dreaded dealers to get it though!

Small but amazingly well stocked vinyl and cd shop in the heart of Camberwell. A determined crowd of vinyl junkies can be found here every Saturday morning poring through the 'new in' stock and its impossible to leave without some gems under your arm. Very well priced and always in good condition this is a must for all vinyl lovers.

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