FOPP London

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FOPP – If Aladdin’s Cave was a record store

Fact: This record shop in the buzzing Seven Dials area is dangerous for the wallet. I have never left here empty-handed.

What’s not to love about a store selling brand new oldies for as cheap as £5? If you are also coming to the end of your current read, have a browse through their excellent range of books as most are as cheap as £3 each or two for £5, again all brand new. And if you choose to pay the extra pence for a plastic bag it comes as a see-through carrier so you can show off your latest musical finds when wandering around town. The basement has an equally impressive choice of DVDs but that’s less my cup of Rosy (Lee = tea).

Show some support for record shops and swing by here. FOPP is owned by the guys behind the precarious HMV high-street name and I always say a little prayer when these owners appear in the news for their latest closures and just hope that this outpost does not fall victim.

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Earlham Street 1, London

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Opening Times

Mon - Wed 10:00 - 21:00, Thu - Sat 10:00 - 22:00, Sun 12:30 - 18:30


Books and CDs: £ 3


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)