Dub London: Record Shops

Travel through London to find the record shops with heritage

Map of dub record stores in London by Josh Daniels / Museum of LondonMuseum of London

Illustration of London's independent reggae record shops

By Josh Daniels

Roy Marshall interview
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Roy Marshall, People's Sound Records

Josh Daniels' illustration of independent reggae record shops across London

Supertone Records by Museum of LondonMuseum of London

Supertone Records

Brixton’s Supertone Records reflects the history of reggae in owners Wally B own life story. Opening in 1984 Supertone has strong links with its community and specialises in reggae, ska, rocksteady and dub.

Papa Face behind the decks by Museum of LondonMuseum of London

Papa Face Dub Vendor interview
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Papa Face, Dub Vendor Record Store

The flagship Dub Vendor Record store opened in Clapham Junction in 1982 with Papa Face and Phillip ‘Godfather’ Wilks controlling the counter. 

Image: Papa Face from Dub Vendor Records (© Museum of London)

Assorted record shelves by Museum of LondonMuseum of London

Nigel House Rough Trade interview
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Rough Trade - Nigel House interview

Rough Trade (West) is an independent record label and record shop now owned and managed by Nigel House.  It was originally opened by Geoff Travis in 1976 in Ladbroke Grove.

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