With Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services becoming the go-to platforms to listen to music, it is easy to feel a little more isolated in your musical pursuits than you might have been a few years ago. But the music community is still thriving in South London and is waiting for you to jump right in, browse some records, get involved in musical debates or even learn an instrument. Maybe you just want to get some insider knowledge to get better at pub quizzes. Whatever direction you want to go in, we're sure the places on this list will help you get there!
With its eye-catching exterior and extensive music collection, Records is Lewisham's number one music-lovers destination. Whether you want Reggae, Soul, Punk, Progressive, New Wave, Jazz Fusion, Rock n Roll or Folk, they've got you covered. Or if you're looking for a rare album, just ask the friendly staff to help you find it. This shop has a truly special vibe, with the option to ask the staff to spin a record of your choice whilst you browse. Pop in to immerse yourself in 20th century music and enjoy your whopping 25% discount with your South London Club Card.
TURNSTYLE RECORDS, STREATHAM
A haven for music lovers looking for a sense of community, Turnstyle Records is an independent record shop in Streatham. Offering new and second-hand Vinyls and CDs, record players and not forgetting the hot drinks and biscuits while you search. They also run the occasional evening event which are always packed with music lovers from the area. Plus, you can get 12% off purchases over £33 with your South London Club card, if you really needed another reason to pay a visit.
SOUTH LONDON MUSIC, DULWICH
When it comes to music, some people want to play, listen and learn as much as they can. This is where South London Music comes in. This is your one-stop shop for instruments, equipment, records and advice. A shop that aims to bring together the musically minded people of South London, including beginners, amateurs and experts. They stock over 10,000 titles of sheet music and have good links to local music teachers and schools, so you can also get your children passionate about music from a young age. Whether you're buying a new guitar or some records to spin at home, there is 10% off any purchase over £10 with your South London Club Card.
MUSIC SPECIALISTS, TOOTING
Reggae lovers, gather round. Music Specialists has dedicated its many years to developing an expertise on all things reggae and has a fantastic vibe as soon as you step through the door. They are dedicated to making sure the customer leaves happy, with their favourite reggae record in hand. If you're a reggae fan and looking to drag a soul-loving friend along, don't fear. Music Specialists also stocks pop, soul, jazz and country records. We don't think you can put a price on great vibes and good music, but we've thrown in a South London Club Card 10% discount anyway.
THE BOOK AND RECORD BAR, WEST NORWOOD
This is a real hidden gem, offering music, books, coffee and alcohol! The owner, Michael Johnson, is a music fanatic who has created a well-loved hub for music lovers in the area. The Book and Record Bar also put on live DJ nights, bring your own record nights and live bands. So head down one night, order a beer, peruse the vinyls and enjoy the great vibes this place has to offer. We have a feeling this spot will be worth many repeat visits. Think drinks, music and a gig will be expensive? Think again. Your South London Club Card can get you 10% off, which we're sure is music to your ears.
SOUNDHEART MUSIC, FOREST HILL
If you're planning on learning a musical instrument in a friendly community, this is where you want to be. Soundheart Music sell, repair and teach all categories of musical instrument. They are dedicated to helping you get the best out of your instrument, offering expert advice when selecting your instrument as well as professional and passionate music teachers. The prices are very competitive, but with your South London Club Card, you can get an extra 15% off tanglewood guitars and 5% off accessories and sheet music. Learning an instrument has never been so simple.
WHAT IS THE SOUTH LONDON CLUB CARD?
The South London Club is a local discount card to help support small independent businesses across South London whilst saving all who live, work & play in South London money! With over 500+ local discounts to choose from, you will discover & explore all the best hidden gems in South London. Join over 5,000 of us & celebrate all that's independent & South London!