in the shop
Tom buys records all over the country to make sure 700 new-in vinyl records go out every Saturday...
November 21, 2020
Sneak Peek: click for photo
The shop is currently closed under lockdown. We plan to re-open on December 3rd. Tom is still making appointments to buy records.
250 fresh cds every week
We price records to sell.
We've been trading in Camberwell since 1999. This is Tom's fourth and best London record shop. Between the expert staff, we have over 55 years' experience of dealing in records. We know our stuff and will be nice to you when you visit. Come and hunt for a bargain.
All our records are priced to sell and always lower than the cheapest equivalent online, let alone other record shops in London.
Our LPs start from £2 and most are under £9. 7" and 12" records start from £1 and most are under £5.
Our second hand CDs are mostly £3-£5. We put out 700 fresh records and 250 CDs every week.
we put out 700 records every week
Tom travels all over the country every week to buy records and then we put them all out on every Saturday morning. First come, first served.
Join the 10.30 queue and dig through the racks. Soundtrack by the Rat Sessions guest DJ!
We’ve got 3 listening decks. Come down and check our tunes.
Don't wait until Monday or all the rare vinyl gems will be gone!
Although we are also open Monday-Saturday 10:30-6:30, so you can rifle the used record & CD shop at your leisure.
Taste rules here, not fashion.
WELCOME TO THE SATURDAY RAT DJ SESSIONS.
We now have a complete, fully working vinyl DJ set up behind the counter. There's a guest DJ most Saturdays, 1-4pm. Get in touch with us if you are interested in playing.....VINYL ONLY, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING.
coming up next...
You have already missed...
dj Food 7"s only 2 hours DJ set.
June 30, 2018
It was Pete's last day and we had our favorite DJ doing a seven inch only session while we cheekily sipped beers during working hours. Thanks a million to Kev for this, it's a great set to play back over and over as a pre party soundtrack it works great.
Rat Session Series 2 pt1 Martin Lefteri
November 6, 2017Listen on MixCloud>
Sat DJ sets
May 20, 2017
Rat Sessions Sat 14th October: DJ Martin Lefteri Cawson (Slow Bounce, Peckham) from 2pm.
Record SHOP Day Special Offers
April 22, 2017
We've bought out an online record shop and have multiple copies of titles in MINT, UNPLAYED condition, mostly Indie/Alternative titles from the 00s, UK pressings.
As well as putting out a collosal New In record selection on RShopD, we'll be doing these multiple copies cheaper than anyone else in the world, that day only. 1 copy per punter! We've got between 2-10 of each title.
Rat Sessions #41 MDM Chaos
March 4, 2017Listen on MixCloud>
Rat Sessions #40. Miles
February 25, 2017
Sun is shining, weather is sweet.....
Rat Sessions #36: DJ Bunnyhausen
February 18, 2017
Krautrock mix from Record SHOP Day 2016
Rat Sessions #39: Uncle Al
February 18, 2017
Great Post-Punk and Dub selection from Al. No suprise there!
Rat Sessions #35. Gizelle Rebel Yelle
January 24, 2017
From spring 2016. Marvellous.
Rat Sessions #37. Jerome Hill
June 25, 2016Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 16 April: RECORD SHOP DAY
March 12, 2016
Starts at 10AM, DJs from 12.
Double or even triple NEW IN vinyl selection going out. We've been hoarding for a while. Might well refill the racks around 14.00 on the quiet....
Sat 27th Feb: Paul Neale
February 27, 2016Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 6th February 2016: Joel Breen
February 6, 2016
Reggae and Dub selection from 1.30. Not to be missed!
Rat Session 28: Tom Buchanan
January 16, 2016
Rat Session 29: Disco R Dance
January 16, 2016
Sat 16th January
January 16, 2016
Rat Session 34: John Flindt, April 2016?!
January 1, 2016
This one is for the Jazz, Disco and soulful heads out there. John is originally from Manchester and is studying arts in London. There's little more I can say because I was not there and Pete can't seem to be able to tell me much due to the fact that he was not completely there either, as he had only 3 hours of sleep due to our Party at the Tiger the night before. Pete says "it was a good Saturday afternoon, the was flowing through Charles Mingus into disco, soul, exotica some housey bits at the end... " Ps : we tried our best but failed to find a way to upload that picture straight...
Sat 12th December. LIVE in Store: Bedouin Ascent
December 23, 2015
Live from 3pm. Have at look at our Facebook for details.
Rat Session 27: Havelok Symes
November 21, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 31st October: Johnny White
November 7, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 23/10/15: Medlar. About 1pm.
October 23, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 3/10/18: our very own Meg Woof !
October 3, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 24th September: DJ Danny H, Disc Disciple Records, Camden.
September 24, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Rat Sessions 22/8/15: Callum Mclean
August 22, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Rat Sessions 15th August: Keep Up! Records DJs
August 8, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Rat Sessions 20: Kutout
August 1, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 25th July 2015: Ty
July 25, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Rat Sessions 8th August: Sean Dixon
July 25, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 1st August 2015: LOUIS EASTWOOD (Rausch Turning)
July 18, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Saturday 4th July: Keith Mac (Box of positives)
July 4, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 6th June 2015: Tris
June 6, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 23rd May 2015: Dave Aardvark
May 23, 2015
Sat 30th May 2015: Aaron Lewin AKA DJ Dani Jacques
May 20, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Saturday 16th May 2015: Alan Price & Prince Sherman Superpower
May 16, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Saturday 2nd May 2015: Jake Williams
May 2, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Saturday 25th April 2015: Lewis Brabham
April 25, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Record Store Day 18th April 2015
April 18, 2015
Jeen Bassa + Reginald Omas Mamode IV : 11-1.30pm (Five Easy Pieces/22a)https://www.mixcloud.com/ratrecords/rat-session-record-store-day-2015-reginald-omas-mamode-iv-jeen-bassa/
Tom Miller 1.30 - 3.30 (Keep Up! Records)https://www.mixcloud.com/ratrecords/rat-session-record-store-day-2105-tom-miller/Sacha Dieu 3.30-5.30 (Cloud Factory)https://www.mixcloud.com/ratrecords/rat-session-archive-record-store-day-2015-sacha-dieu/
Saturday 4th April 2015: Paul from Hierophant Records
April 4, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 28th March 2015: Love Glove DJs - Disco, Boogie...
March 28, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 21st March 2015: George Wills
March 21, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 14th March 2015: Olly B
March 14, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 28th Feb 2015: Anthony Joseph
February 28, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
Sat 21st February 2015: Colm Kennedy
February 21, 2015Listen on MixCloud>
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The Rat Records shop is open Monday-Saturday 10:30-18:30.
Getting to Rat Records Shop
OUR VINYL RECORD
Just how clean are your Vinyl Albums? Your Records are Dirty. We clean Vinyl Records. They sound better. They look better.
Forget mindfulness. This makes us better people.
The cost? A mere £5 per LP/12” or £3 per 7” single.
Please get in touch before you bring your records in.
Here at the Rat Records shop we take vintage vinyl records seriously, so seriously that we now have a record cleaning machine that cost more than my car. In our secret underground laboratory we are now the proud mahouts of the mighty beast, the behemoth, the Loricraft PRC Mark 4 Vinyl Record Cleaning Machine. http://www.garrard501.com/
This is not some old record deck with a hoover gaffa taped onto it in a wonky chipboard box. This is just about the most expensive and effective vinyl record cleaner you can buy. You get your clean record back in a new anti-static inner sleeve too.
Prof. Giron and Dr. Tom offer their professional vinyl record cleaning service to you, the public. Each record will be thoroughly cleaned, as above, and returned to you in an a new Nagaoka anti-static sleeve. You will be amazed just how dynamic your vinyl will sound. No-one else is doing this in London that we know of.
This service costs £5 per LP/12" single and £3/7" single (no volume discounts). Does that seem like a lot? Isn't your record collection important to you then? The Loricraft PRC Mark 4 Vinyl Record Cleaning Machine cost me £1600. I care people. Treat yourself for a fraction of that.
Still so tight you're going to clean all your records yourself? True, you could just scrub all your favourite records, that you paid a fortune for and took years to find, with a brillo pad and some lighter fluid. Or a bit of spit on a T shirt. It's up to you.