There's something undeniably nostalgic and intimate about flipping through vinyl records in a brick-and-mortar record store. For music aficionados and collectors, Liverpool City Region boasts a treasure trove of record stores, each offering a unique charm, selection, and atmosphere. 

Whether you're on the hunt for rare gems or simply seeking to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of music history, here are some record stores you shouldn't miss when exploring the vibrant streets of Liverpool.

Probe Records

A brick wall with a door in to Probe Records.

Nestled in the heart of Liverpool's iconic Bluecoat Chambers, Probe Records stands as a testament to the city's enduring love affair with music. Established in 1971, Probe has been a supporter of independent artists and underground movements for over five decades.

Its shelves are lined with a diverse array of genres, from classic rock and punk to electronica and avant-garde. With knowledgeable staff a visit to Probe Records is an experience that encapsulates the essence of Liverpool's music scene.


Dig Vinyl

Located on Bold Street, Dig Vinyl exudes a laid-back, retro vibe that immediately transports visitors to the golden era of vinyl. This cosy record store specialises in both new and used vinyl across a broad spectrum of genres, including jazz, soul, funk, and hip-hop. Whether you're on the hunt for rare first pressings or contemporary releases, Dig Vinyl's carefully curated selection is sure to delight collectors and casual enthusiasts alike. 

The store's friendly staff are always on hand to offer recommendations or engage in passionate discussions about music, making every visit a memorable one.


Jacaranda Records

Find Jacaranda Records at the iconic Jacaranda Club, which pays homage to Liverpool's legendary music heritage while embracing the spirit of innovation and creativity. The vinyl record store, bar and coffee shop hybrid, offers a unique blend of auditory and culinary delights. Browse through their extensive vinyl collection while sipping on a coffee or drink from the bar. With its cosy ambiance, live music events, and regular DJ sets, Jacaranda Records is a cultural hub where music lovers can come together to celebrate their shared passion.


Rough Trade

The iconic record store Rough Trade has arrived in Liverpool and is their largest location in the UK. Opening on 18th April, the new store is home to two floors, the ground floor housing a selection of records and a cafe whilst the first floor is home to a dedicated venue space for gigs and a host of other events. 

With a wide range of music titles on vinyl across a generous mix of genres, this exciting new store is a must visit when in Liverpool. 


81 Renshaw

Situated in Liverpool's vibrant Ropewalks district is 81 Renshaw. Browse through their extensive vinyl collection spanning an eclectic range of genres, from indie rock and folk to reggae and world music. With its inclusive ethos and commitment to fostering grassroots talent, 81 Renshaw offers a welcoming haven for music lovers of all ages and backgrounds.


A record store with two people looking through records.


The Musical Box

Established in 1947, The Musical Box is known as the oldest record store in Liverpool and has been a fixture in the local music scene for decades, earning a reputation for its extensive vinyl collection and impeccable customer service. 

Step through its doors and you'll find yourself surrounded by shelves adorned with an eclectic array of records spanning every imaginable genre, from rock and pop to jazz and blues. Whether you're in search of vintage LPs or contemporary releases, The Musical Box caters to all tastes and preferences. 

Dead Air RecordsA record store with boxes of records on a table.

From bargain discoveries to freshly sealed releases, shop the latest collections at Dead Air Records on Suffolk Street. All their used vinyl is cleaned and graded so you know you’re going to get something special. 

Defend Vinyl

Head over to Smithdown Road in the suburbs of Liverpool to Defend Records. Selling all the best new and used indie, punk, soul, hip-hop and the classics, you’ll find all sorts to take home with you here.  

Skeleton Records

Find Skeleton Records in Birkenhead for a selection of new and second hand vinyl records. Established in 1972 all types of music are catered for from indie to jazz and metal with a huge collection to explore.