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Another West End record store bites the dust as JB’s, Hanway Street, London closes

I guess it was only a matter of time, but it was still sad to see that the long-serving JB’s record store in Hanway Street, central London has closed down.

Located at 36 Hanway St – just a few metres from bustling Oxford Street, close to Centrepoint – the record shop had an excellent reputation amongst vinyl enthusiasts, but it was stripped off all its contents and fittings when I passed by on the weekend.

With JB’s now gone, the only surviving record store on Hanway Street is On The Beat Records at number 22, which is well worth a visit. Take a look at this feature from November 2012.

More: Discuss record shops on the urban75 forums. 

Update:
JBs records live on and can be found at 108, Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London SE1 7AB .
Telephone 02072611968.
Shop opening hours Monday- Saturday 11.am-7pm
Info j.bsrecords@yahoo.com.

Huzzah!