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The Cassette Player Culture

How to Find Cassette Players in London

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March 2, 2023

With a history dating back to Roman times, London is the capital of both England and the United Kingdom. The magnificent Houses of Parliament, the recognisable "Big Ben" clock tower, and Westminster Abbey, the location of British monarch coronations, are at its centre. The London Eye observation wheel, located across the Thames River, offers sweeping views of the South Bank cultural complex and the entire city.

The top 15 locations for Cassette players in London


Brick-and-mortar stores


1. Audio Gold

Audio Gold, 308-310 Park Rd, Muswell Hill, London N8 8LA, United Kingdom

Audio Gold deals in new and used audio hi-fi equipment, Cassette Players, plus a vinyl record department and photography gear.


2. All Ages Records

All Ages Records, 27A Pratt St., London NW1 0BG, United Kingdom

ALL AGES RECORDS is an independent PUNK & HARDCORE record and Cassette Players store located in Camden Town, London.


3. Soundstage - Hi-Fi Shop London

8 Heddon Court Parade, Cockfosters Rd, London, Barnet EN4 0DB, United Kingdom

Soundstage is an independent Hi-Fi specialist based in Barnet, North London. They have been supplying Cassette Players since 1978. Therefore, you're in good hands whether you need a fully active system or an all-in-one audio system.

Antique or second-hand shops - A list of second-hand shops where we can find cassette players.


1. Reckless Records

30 Berwick St, London W1F 8RH, United Kingdom

Reckless Records is an independent record and cassette player store. They have been in Soho for over 30 years.  


2. Sounds That Swing

88 Parkway, London NW1 7AN, United Kingdom

No Hit Records is the online equivalent of the physical Sounds That Swing Record Shop for Cassette Players.


3. Alan's Records

218 High Rd, London N2 9AY, United Kingdom

Alan’s Records is an independent second-hand record shop. With a sizable, constantly-changing inventory of more than 15,000 records and Cassette Players.

Flea markets - A list of flea markets where it is possible to find cassette players.


1. Flea London Vintage & Makers Market

Vinegar Yard, St Thomas St, London SE1 3QU, United Kingdom

Flea has an interesting collection of vintage clothing, antiques, vinyl, Cassette Players, and various other items. 


2. Hackney Flea Market

Hackney Flea Market, 73a Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0AS, United Kingdom

In the busy centre of Stoke Newington's Church St, Hackney Flea Market came intending to provide vintage Cassette Players.

3. Wembley Antiques Market

Wembley Antiques Market, Canada Ln, Wembley HA9 0SG, United Kingdom


Join the largest antique market in northwest London and make a fortune in central London. Cassette Players are available here.

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Where to find an 80’s outfit that matches your new cassette player in London


Here is a list of the shops where we can find 80’s outfits: 


1. Ad Hoc London

153 King's Rd, London SW3 5TX, United Kingdom


The famous store Ad Hoc London offers both in-person shopping and online shopping with quick international shipping for Cassette Players. 


2. Urban Outfitters Liberty LondonMissing Audrey Vintage

Regent St., Carnaby, London W1B 5AH, United Kingdom

This is one of the most significant and historical places in London. Discover the full range of luxury fabrics, Cassette Players and outfits for any party event. 


3. Blue17 Vintage clothing

162 Ground floor & basement, London N7 8DD, United Kingdom

They specialised in bringing new concepts into vintage fashion, such as the "Indian" look in the middle of the 1990s. Discover the top quality Cassette Players here.

80's themed locations in London


Night Clubs and Bars - A list of the ’80s-themed Night Clubs and Bars in London:


1. The Black Horse

6 Rathbone Pl, London W1T 1HL, United Kingdom

The Black Horse is the perfect marriage between traditional & modern, featuring a classic London pub downstairs and a sleek, speakeasy-style cocktail bar upstairs. 


2. Carwash Nightclub

19 Dering St, London W1S 1AH, United Kingdom

Carwash Nightclub is a great place for 80s nightclubs. Enjoy music with a wee bit. of the 70s and 90s on the lower basement floor of this club with a nice bar and light-up disco floor.


3. Popworld Watling Street

17 Watling St, London EC4M 9BB, United Kingdom

Popworld Watling Street is the best nightclub for 80’s and 90’s music. They offer a great range of fun party cocktails to make your night POPTASTIC!


For all the 80’s lovers in London, these are the spots where you can find 80s outfits and cassette players easily.

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