Rat Records, Camberwell
- 020 7274 3222
- 348 Camberwell New Road, SE5 0RW
- 11am-6:30pm (closed for lunch 3pm-3:30pm) Mon-Sat; closed Sun
A second-hand record shop in Camberwell, just near the Green.
This second-hand record shop is very small but has more stock than you'd think from a glance outside. Half the shop is dedicated to CDs, the other vinyl, and every major genre is well represented. I think the focus is slighly more on indie as well as soul and hip-hop, but you can find various rock-subgenres and dance music. There are three turntables available for listening before purchase.
They buy CDs and records and if you contact the owner, Tom Fisher, they can even arrange for collection.
Bec has never been able to leave this place without purchasing something — they always seem to have at least one thing I cannot live without. Prices run from £4-7 for CDs and from £2-£15 for records, all very reasonable.
They also have an eBay shop and a Facebook group, the followers of which get updates each week about the new stock (this is put out each Saturday at 10:30am).