The Knowhere Guide

Record Shops in Ealing, Greater London*

The places where you buy your music

You can tell us more about Ealing.

Record Shops
  • Oxfam Music is great, some good cheap CDs (most of which) are brand new. They also do vinyl, old teles, hi-fis and random musical instruments.
  • HMV but may be on brink of closing down?
  • Not renowned for its exclusivity in music Ealing offers little in specialist retailers, tendinding to hug the bemoths of retail, HMV, Virgin. One retailer does stand out. The CD Warehouse has a great CD selection covering all geners and if cost limitation is the game, a great choise of second hand Cds line the isles ( have a rumage or ask the staff). The secondhand stock is accumulated by buying your albums, yes ditch that old garage tosh for some new urban funk. Further they now do DVDs. The staff are very Knowlegable and exact.
  • Theres one which does exchanges oposite ABC superstore somehere along there..warehouse something. They do almost everything there and u can sell ur old cds!
  • cage records is the place to get your vinyl otherwise hmv ealing and the staff are always very helpfull
  • The Oxfam music shop on the Green is qu good.
  • CD Warehouse (next to Cinema) do some awesome CD's at great prices. Can get some there that you can't find anyware else 2nd hand or brand new.
  • cd warehouse. next to ice land nr the cinema. its the shizz nizz
  • HMV has rather a good selection, and if it isn't there, they'll order it for you.
  • south ealing near northfields station there used to be a skate shop called buddies!! but then close to this point came a record shop selling all manner of dance and bang bang music
  • south ealing near northfields station there used to be a skate shop called buddies!! but then close to this point came a record shop selling all manner of dance and bang bang music
  • There are numerous charity shops along Ealing Broadway that are regularly restocked with vinyl, and compared to most areas the proportions of good, interesting and colectable LPs is pretty high. Particularly good ones are the charity shops in Ealing just East of Elaing tube station and, West Ealing on the South side of the Broadway just along from the Lido. There is also the excellent Oxfam book and record store just round the back of the Bentalls Centre on South Ealing Road
  • At CD Warehouse you can great C.Ds and videos. You can buy sell or trade ur cds which is gr8! Plus they've got a kinda loyalty card thing which means u get a free cd. Also if u wanna advertise 4 a drummer in ur band or get ur music heard, cd warehouse is the place 2 go -just ask at the desk. All top 40 cds are 10 squid or under unlike hmv where they're like 14.99 or sum thin stupid like dat
  • HMV numnuts, didn't ya see it, look again and stop wastin' my time!!!
  • 'sounds original' on south ealing road (used to be opposite northfields station) sells all kinds of second-hand vinyl, but focusing mainly on jazz. there's also bbc radio archive stuff in there, which can bring hours of fun to those with nothing to do and plenty of time to kill (i.e. a student waiting on exam results, like myself). they've got a sizeable selection of old pop 45s too (they be those bits of wax your parents used to listen to chart singles on in olden times), stuff like david bowie and t rex, perfect if you have a juke box that needs filling (...but you probably don't). the staff (well, the one bloke i've seen) are friendly enough and it's worth a look if you're out for some older stuff at bargain prices (leo sayer!! yeah!!).
  • Having had a quick scan thru' this site I have seen a bit of slagging of HMV and I think it's a pretty good shop . . . people are nice and will accept returns of errors of judgement. Also virgin shop only really does top 40 albums etc. that place by the cinema cd warehouse is worth a look into
  • Who remembers the Shelter originally in Hanwell and then on the Mall. What a wicked place to chill out and buy some excellent toons! It will always be remebered as a part of Ealings history.
  • The CD Exchange Warehouse opposite the Ealing Town Hall offers very good and fair prices for CDs.
  • cage records in west ealing briiliant highly recommend for djs
  • The Ealing branch of HMV may be at risk of closure. After all the big HMV near Bond Street IS closed now.
  • don't go to that independent record shop in west ealing opposite blockbusters. if you were thinking it was a nice lo-fi shop where you could possibly pick up that elusive debut pavement EP (!!) then you'll be very much disappointed. i went there and then immediately walked out upon seeing an overwhelmingly large number of puffer jackets and baseball caps... in short, it's a wideboy shop selling all your awful garage and dance rubbish. just don't go. - matt
  • one off a sideroad (opposite blockbuster) in West Ealing which is not bad but overall get on the tube and go to Covent Garden!
  • CD Warehouse sells and buys second hand CDs. THE place to go if you want to get rid of your Michael Bolton and pick up that classic Boston album.
  • HMV in te Arcadia aka Waterglade centre stands out as the worst. All styles served here,very very slowly and with a scowl. Most days sees gangs of unemployed thugs jostling it out in the rap section. Paranoid security thugs are on out for trouble on split level section one.Chart. Generally you ignored unless your spending shekels is my experience.
  • few of note
  • Two major stores - Our Price and HMV. Also two independent stores specialising House, Hip Hop, and all good Grooves.

Search Knowhere for something else:


All the information in the Knowhere Guide has been contributed by users over the years. No one person is responsible for it all and not all contributors will agree with all the opinions included.

Parts of this information have been supplied by: George, a johnson, Nick Pomeroy, aNTONIOg, martin, Paul Hilling (nee Monaghan), ellis hayes, Daniel, em, Graham Brown, alex, Paul Gibbs, Dave Jones, jack sims, Jonathan Bown, Nigel Sumner, richard, marcus, Martin Proll,, fuck you, Theo papo, elliott michaels, Charlie, dedmemez, hamish mcdougal, Jim Thompson, rachel, Lisa, Irish Mark, aaron, cb, marekherezinski, Allan Kelly, Mr.Campbell, Pip, bruce, luke, Charlie Pottins, nikky, Andrew Moseby, Tom C, matt, Mr.Halsey, Anthgony, simon batterbury (again), Jon B, matt h, Amelie Poulain, Richard Williams, lezen, smelly elly, Ian Sayer, Ealing92, Mia Davies, halsey, Karl (again), Mr.Charles, jade, Les Smith, Caroline, Naveen Rao, Martyn Davies, ian sampson, Julie Mok, Pete T, Fred Hunt, Phil D, Colin Crook, Lynn Clements, jim-bob, mark, Peter Wyndham, alice, jim, chris murrell, Clarice, Ian Hall, Dan, Hank Thrifter, Joanna Chivers, Karl, Charles, william, Alison Cheyney, Amy *Devil Child*, boff, michmac, Maurice, Tenzin, John Bird, Antonia K, Karl Marx, Laura, Andrea Bain, Paul, David, Liz, Samir Savant, cecil gaybody, Michael Corby, tp, Henry, Chrissy, marko, Catherine Smallwood, Peter Rowan, Sue, sam, r0ya, ANON, philly, generic, oZ, Michael, sam quinn, Sarah Kirkum, jimbo, john wilsher, matt goatley, vzvvxcz, Art Forth, Peter Dunn, John, Alistair, Russ, horatio pars-nips, Jimi Hendrix, fran hill

Last updated: 2009-07-13

More stuff about Ealing

Sports Shops

The Best Things

Live Music Venues

Recording Studios, Rehearsal Rooms, PA Hire

Cringing Cult of Celebrity

Record Shops

Hookup Spots

Favourite Building

Local Bands

Buskers, Street Entertainers

LAN Parties, Tournaments, LAN Game Cafes, WiFi Meets, PSP/DS Meets

Sports Clubs and Facilities

BMX Trails, Street Spots

Cafes and Coffee Shops


Related Links

Computer and Games Shops

Alternative Lifestyle

Bicycle Shops, Bike Sales and Repairs

The Worst Things

Cheap Food

The Stuff We Can't Fit In Somewhere Else

Hostels, B&Bs, Hotels, Accommodation

Clubs (Dance Music) and Music Bars

Musical Instrument Shops and DJ Gear

Arts, crafts and such

Magazine and Comic Shops

Skateboarding Spots


Clothes Shops, Shoe Shops, Fashion and Bargains

Demolish It Now Building

Skateboard Shops

Ealing Knowhere Board

If you are unhappy with any of the content on this page, turn on the flags.

Mail our automatic mailback service at for helpful information and further details of how to contact Knowhere. Thanks.
Knowhere regards your privacy with utmost importance. Read our privacy policy.
Read more about Knowhere.