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Rough Trade EastThe great stalwart of independent music, Rough Trade in Covent Garden has finally had to close after rents became simply unaffordable. HMV has reported a 73% drop in sales, while Musiczone and the sainted Fopp have closed altogether. And now Rough Trade are opening an independent, vinyl-led record shop on the scale of a high street record store, but with a stock that is wildly eclectic. It sounds like an insane decision, but the shop itself, designed by David Adjaye, the brightest young star of UK architecture, is a masterpiece of indie chic. It hasn't quite achieved the gleeful shabbiness of the original - years of affectionate vandalism by teenage staff with marker pens and blu-tack is still needed - but on the plus side there's finally room for more than three people to browse the record racks at once. The soundsystem puts many of the local clubs to shame, and there are plenty of places to sit down and chat, so the aim is clearly to make this a meeting point for music-fans, as much as a simple store. Rough Trade East is definitely cool, but whether it's also commercially viable in the age of the download, only time will tell.

 

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Aldgate East Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
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Sclater Street Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £119  25% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 7 minutes from Rough Trade East
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £105  38% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 8 minutes from Rough Trade East
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £134  36% off
3 South Place, EC2M | 10 minutes from Rough Trade East
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
 
 
 
 
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Sisterray
London > Shopping > Music Shops
34-35 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F | 2.8 miles from Rough Trade East
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Music and Video Exchange
London > Shopping > Music Shops
38 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 | 5.4 miles from Rough Trade East
This is definitely the place to go for second hand records although Music and Video Exchange also stock cassettes, CDs and even mini-disks. Their stock is ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 17 minutes from Rough Trade East
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
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Oh Baby London!
London > Shopping > Baby Care
162 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 1 minute from Rough Trade East
Designer baby clothes. Selling garments such as playsuits, bodyvests, t-shirts, jeans, tights, dresses, hats, hoodies and fake fur jackets. They concentrate on offering clothes that are ... More
 
 
 
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Sunday (UP) Market at the Old Truman Brewery
London > Shopping > Markets
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Rough Trade East
For all you fashion and flavour-istas out there, here's another stop-off on your list. This market is a treasure trove of jewellery, vintage clothes, handbags, accessories, ... More
 
 
 
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DK Vintage
London > Shopping > House and Garden
194 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 1 minute from Rough Trade East
Uber-cool vintage Danish furniture shop in the middle of Brick Lane. DK furniture pieces are all little works of functional art - expensive, but irresistible. If you ... More
 
 
 
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Craft Beer Rising
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 21st, 22nd and 23rd February 2019
Rough Trade East, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Rough Trade East
A festival dedicated to the increasing interest and innovation in the beer industry in the UK, Craft Beer Rising returns to The Old Truman Brewery this ...More
 
 
 
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Autin Dance Theatre: A Posi+Ive Life
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Saturday 23rd February 2019 at 2pm and 7pm
Rough Trade East, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 | 4 minutes from Rough Trade East
An interactive and immersive dance theatre experience led by six contemporary characters, who create a web of stories around sex, love and relationships....More
 
 
 
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Alice Browne | Found
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February 2019 - 12noon-6pm
Rough Trade East, 18 St Cross Street, E2 | 4 minutes from Rough Trade East
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Rough Trade East
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. ... More
 
 
 
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Rich Mix Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 4 minutes from Rough Trade East
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different ... More
 
 
 
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Rich Mix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 4 minutes from Rough Trade East
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different interests with ... More
 
 
 
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The Boiler House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | Same location as Rough Trade East
The Old Truman Brewery's celebrated Old Boiler House, which dates back to the 1830s, a warehouse with spectacular soaring ceilings and houses the landmark Truman Chimney, ... More
 
 
 
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Former Shoreditch Underground Station
London > Attractions >
Pedley Street, off Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 1 minute from Rough Trade East
The former Shoreditch Underground Station closed in 2006, and while the rest of the line re-opened in 2010 as part of the London Overground network, poor ... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Rough Trade East
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Vegan Nights
London > Restaurants >
93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, E1 | Same location as Rough Trade East
After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market - the queue stretched all the way down Brick Lane at the first event - it ... More
 
 
 
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Nazrul
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
130 Brick lane, Shoreditch, London E16RU | 1 minute from Rough Trade East
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Rootmaster
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
Elys Yard, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Rough Trade East
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 7 minutes from Rough Trade East
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 8 minutes from Rough Trade East
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 17 minutes from Rough Trade East
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 1 minute from Rough Trade East
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Rough Trade East
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
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London Shuffle Club
London > Leisure >
4 Ebor Street, E1 | 5 minutes from Rough Trade East
After three years of pop ups in places like the Truman Brewery, the shuffleboard experts, the London Shuffle Club, have a permanent home in Shoreditch from ... More
 
 
 
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The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 5 minutes from Rough Trade East
After serving two queens and a king, surviving The Blitz and enjoying a period as a notorious strip club, The Crown and Shuttle sadly closed its ... More
 
 
 
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The White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from Rough Trade East
A Geronimo Inns pub in the City, The White Horse gives city workers a bright, airy space to eat, drink and relax and its pub garden ... More
 
 
 
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from Rough Trade East
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
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The Vibe Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Rough Trade East
Vibe Bar manages to be both chilled out and cutting edge. Located inside the Truman Brewery on trendy Brick Lane, you can come here to drink ... More
 
 
 
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JuJu's Bar and Stage
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Hanbury Street, Ely's Yard, E1 | 2 minutes from Rough Trade East
Nestled in the heart of the Old Truman Brewery, tucked away at the back of Ely's Yard, Juju's Bar and Stage ... More
 
 
 
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Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
212 Brick Lane, E1 | 3 minutes from Rough Trade East
We can think of worse places to serve time. Alcotraz is a cocktail bar inspired by America's most infamous prison , popping up behind ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Rough Trade East.
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Rough Trade East
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Coopers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 9 minutes from Rough Trade East
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 9 minutes from Rough Trade East
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
 
 
 
 

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