Rough Trade West

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.


Rough Trade.  The Rough Trade record shop first opened in 1976 with their iconic home in North Kensington, on the doorstep of punk. Now known as Rough Trade West, they continue to celebrate and focus on simply the most exciting music. Fundamentally, their stores provide creative, independent minds a shared place of discovery and congregation. Find out more about the shop in our Places and Spaces section, or at the Rough Trade site here.

Supporters and Partners
Colour Sonic
Portobello Radio
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Carnival Village Trust
Certain Blacks