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Record stores in Manchester: the best record shops to buy and resell vinyl records

Published by SwapRecords on 14/02/2021

Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Smiths, The Chemical Brothers, Simply Red... do these names sound familiar to you? Well all of them come from Manchester. The city is a cradle of rock, a land of modern music with tens of internationally known bands. The town is also full of small and big record shops, providing vinyl records and CDs. SwapRecords thus offers you a list of the best record stores in Manchester to buy and resell vinyl records.

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Piccadilly Records | Manchester

Record store Picadilly Records in Manchester

Established in 1978, Piccadilly Records is the most famous and iconic record shop in Manchester. Located in the heart of the city in Oldham Street, this independent record store in curated by specialist buyers in vinyl records. Best known for the greatest new releases, Piccadilly is the top place to be up-to-date with the brand new stuff. With a wide range of musical genres, Piccadilly Records is the number one in Manchester, remaining the longest running record shop in town. 

Buy / resell vinyl records at Piccadilly Records - Manchester

Picadilly Records
53 Oldham Street
Manchester M1 1JR
+44 161 839 8008
mail@piccadillyrecords.com

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12pm-3pm; Saturday 11am-3pm.


Vinyl Exchange | Manchester

Record store Vinyl Exchange in Manchester

Vinyl Exchange is probably the biggest one for used vinyl records! Megastore with a quite impressive collection of second-hand records, Vinyl Exchange is in the same street as Piccadilly Records. Opened in 1988, this record store has two floors: the ground floor for CDs et DVDs, and downstairs for vinyl records. Now you know where you have to head to! Listening facilities are available to make your final choice. Also to mention a very nice website to sell their records online with a large catalogue.  

Buy / resell vinyl records at Vinyl Exchange - Manchester

Vinyl Exchange
18 Oldham Street
Manchester M1 1JN
+44 161 228 1122
mailorder@vinylexchange.co.uk

Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm.


Clampdown Records | Manchester

Record store Clampdown Records in Manchester

The third record store in Manchester is the red Clampdown Records. Old boutique with lots of charm, this shop is the right place to buy, sell or even trade used vinyl records in the city. This is why we definitely like it at SwapRecords! Rock, punk, indie, soul, jazz mostly there, but just ask to the owners about some references you might be interested in. You can discuss vinyl records, CDs, music DVDs, books and tapes. Perhaps the most classic and vintage shop you can find in Manchester.

Buy / resell vinyl records at Clampdown Records - Manchester

Clampdown Records
9-10 Paton Street
Manchester M1 2BA
+44 161 237 5932
info@clampdownrecords.com

Monday to Friday 11am-5pm; Saturday 11am-5.30pm; Sunday 11am-4pm.


Eastern Bloc Records | Manchester

Record store Eastern Bloc Records in Manchester

Eastern Bloc is a café and record shop since 1985. Being a pioneer to launch some dance music artists from the city providing them a space to set up gigs, Eastern Bloc Records is also a very cool spot to eat fresh cakes with coffee. The Chemical Brothers used to shop there as students! Particularly if you like house and techno sounds, note that this place is the best in town: they were the first ones to import records from Detroit and Chicago. 

Buy / resell vinyl records at Eastern Bloc Records - Manchester

Eastern Bloc Records
5a Stevenson Square
Manchester M1 1DN
+44 161 228 6555
info@easternblocrecords.com

Monday to Friday 7.30am-6pm; Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 10am-4pm.


Kingbee Records | Manchester

Record store Kingbee Records in Manchester

Our shortlist of the best records shops in Manchester continues with the yellow Kingbee Records. All music tastes are welcome in this temple for vinyl lovers. New and used vinyl records and CDs, their collection is pretty huge. You will especially find very good records from 50s and 60s of The Beatles and the top rock'n'roll bands. But also blues, folk, country, soul and even reggae, ska, dub, funk, disco, hip-hop and of course: Manchester music! A must-do shop, located in Chorlton.

Buy / resell vinyl records at Kingbee Records - Manchester

Kingbee Records
519 Wilbraham Road
Chorlton
Manchester M21 0UF
+44 161 860 4762
kingbee.records@yahoo.co.uk

Monday to Saturday 10am-5.30pm.


Vinyl Resting Place | Manchester

Record store Vinyl Resting Place in Manchester

Opened in April 2014 in Afflecks Palace located in the third floor, Vinyl Resting Place is selling second-hand records, CDs, DVDs, audio cassettes and merchandising products. Thousands of records are stocked covering basically all musical genres. Though a large part of records is composed of rock, metal, punk, hardcore, new wave, progressive, folk and indie. Yes, but also soundtracks, comedy, world music, compilations: many surprises are waiting for you there!

Buy / resell vinyl records at Vinyl Resting Place - Manchester

Vinyl Resting Place
3rd Floor Afflecks Arcade
52 Church Street
Manchester M4 1PW
vinylrestingplace@outlook.com

Monday to Saturday 10.30am-6pm.


Beatin' Rhythm | Manchester

Record store Beatin' Rhythm in Manchester

The last shop of this selection where you can buy and sell records in Manchester is Beatin' Rhythm. Based in the Bank House Studios in Prestwich, this small record shop has been gathering and selling Northern and modern funk and rare soul since 1991. If you are looking for specific or rare funk and soul records, don't hesitate any further: Beatin' Rhythm is your paradise. CDs, books and mugs are also available but their top exertise is 45 RPMs. 

Buy / resell vinyl records at Beatin' Rhythm - Manchester

Beatin' Rhythm
1st Floor Bank House Studios
Warwick Street - Prestwich
Manchester M25 3HN
+44 161 773 1589
beatinrhythm@gmail.com

Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am-5pm.

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