The wait is over


Back by popular demand after the huge success of London Record Fair 2013, in October (where we saw over 3000 people attend the event), we are proud to announce that our Summer LRF 2014 will take place over the course of 3 days, from Friday 30th May – Sunday 1st June.

As before – the most eclectic mix of musical genres will be exhibited by the very keenest of national and international dealers of quality vinyl and CD’s, besides an array of music memorabilia, funky clothing, record accessories and much more…

We will once again use the fabulous Truman Brewery, London E1 location, but this time, at The Boiler House – an impressive ground floor venue, offering much improved loading facilities, a fantastic courtyard space, ample parking and regular, reliable transport links.

This site is in the heart of London’s bohemian East End – boasting over 300 bars and restaurants, nestled amongst several of London’s busiest markets. LRF 2014 is also excited to be running concurrently and alongside Graduate Fashion Week 2014, which regularly attracts more than 20,000 young people over its 4-day duration, on the same Truman Brewery site.

This we believe, should prove a rare and wonderful opportunity to encourage and expose a younger generation to the unrivalled romance of vinyl and possibly a new music cultural experience!

The fair is being actively promoted through attendance at local, national and international record fairs and events, in order to attract not only dealers to participate, but also buyers from as far as Japan and Russia, thus giving the event a truly international flavour.

London Record Fair 2014 is being widely publicized mainly through the social media, where we have accumulated a huge number of followers, but also using established publications such as Record Collector.

Information regarding local hotels, parking, and travel plans is currently being compiled and will be available on this site, in due course.

Gallery

A few pictures from last Octobers fair


Travel

Travelling to London could not be easier, with an excellent transport network
providing access by rail, road and air

By Air

Info for you International diggers

Situated 15 miles / 24km to the west of London.

To and from Heathrow:

Heathrow Express

  • Journey time: 15 minutes from the airport to Paddington Station.

Taxi

  • Licensed cabs located outside each terminal.
  • Journey time: 1 hour.

National Express Coaches

  • Departs from all four terminals.
  • Journey time: variable, but around 1 hour is a good guide.

The London Underground

  • Journey time: 50 minutes on the Piccadilly line.

30 miles / 48km south of London

To and from Gatwick:

The Gatwick Express

  • Departs every 15 minutes.
  • Journey time: 30 minutes.

Taxi

  • Operator: Checkers Cars.
  • Journey time: 1 hour.

Train

  • Journey time: 40 minutes.

National Express Coaches

  • Journey time: 90 minutes.

35 miles / 56km North of London

To and from Stansted:

Stansted Express

  • Runs every 15-30 minutes to Liverpool Street and Tottenham Hale.
  • Journey time: 45 minutes.

Taxi

  • Operator: Checkers Cars.
  • Journey time: 90 minutes.

Terravision

    • Bus linking with Victoria and Liverpool Street.
    • Journey time: 75 minutes.
    • (tickets must be purchased before you get on the coach from one of the booths or online prior to your journey). For more details visit their website Terravision.

6 miles / 10km from Central London

To and from London City:

Docklands Light Railway

  • Provides transport links to Bank, Canning Town and Canary Wharf.
  • Connections to other areas of London can be made by Tube from the above destinations.
  • Journey time 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the destination.
  • Located in zone 3.

Taxi

  • Operates from outside the terminal.
  • Journey time: 30 minutes.

20 Miles West of London

To and from London Luton

Train

  • Operator: Thameslink.
  • Departs: Luton Airport Parkway station (accessed via the free Luton Airport Express shuttle located outside the terminal).
  • Journey time: 1 hour.

Taxi

  • There are 2 operators from outside the terminal: Alpha Taxis and CABCO Taxis.
  • Journey time: 60 minutes.

Greenline coach (757)

  • Departs: peak 15-20 minutes; off-peak every 30 minutes.
  • Journey time: 90 minutes.

By Rail

London has 6 main railway stations:

  • Euston: Main destination for passengers arriving from Glasgow and the North West, via the West Coast Main Line.
  • Kings Cross/St Pancras: This is the main destination for travellers arriving from Edinburgh and the North East, via the East Coast Main Line. It is also the new home of Eurostar, and is therefore the main destination for visitors arriving from Europe.  Waterloo: This station serves travellers arriving from Kent and East Sussex. Victoria: Serves Brighton and other areas in South West England. It is also the terminal station for trains arriving from Gatwick Airport.
  • Liverpool Street: The main arrival point for visitors arriving from Stansted Airport. It also serves East Anglia, some East coast destinations and North East London.  Paddington: The terminal of the Heathrow Express. It also provides transport links to south Eastern areas such as Bath, Cardiff, and Bristol.
  • All railways stations have Tube stations attached, so getting around is easy. Remember to keep your ticket until you have completely left the station, as you may be asked to produce it.

Advance bookings can sometimes mean lower fares. Also check the price for 2 singles instead of a return ticket, as this can sometimes be more cost effective.

Getting Around

London has an extensive public transport network, making it easy to navigate around the city. It is also the best way to avoid London’s heavy traffic, and the congestion charges.


By Underground/Tube

London’s Underground system is one of the most famous in the world. With nearly 300 stations and 12 different lines, it is a large network that is worth familiarising yourself with before you travel.

Tube information and opening times:
Free Tube maps are available from each station to enable you to plan your journey.
The Tube’s opening hours are 05:30-00:30 Monday to Saturday, and 07:30-23:30 on Sundays.
It is best to avoid the Tube during its peak times as it can be overcrowded and hectic. Peak times are 07:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00 Monday to Friday. It is cheaper to travel outside the peak hours.

Zones and Tickets:
The Underground operates a ‘zone’ charging system.
Depending on where your accommodation is located, a ticket for zones 1-2 should cover your needs. However, a zones 1-6 ticket may be more useful if you are planning a wider trip of London.
Children under 11 travelling with an adult ticket holder can travel for free, children over 11 can travel for £1.00. This applies for up to 4 children at any one time in off-peak hours.

By Bus

London’s bus network has, with the arrival of the congestion charge, become much more user friendly. If you want to get a good view of the city this is a good way to travel. The system also has an effective night bus service (prefixed with letter N) should you be planning a night on the town or a late trip to the theatre.

Hotels

A selection of accommodation in easy reach of the fair


CITY HOTEL

(0.4m from Brick Lane)
12 Osborn St, Aldgate.
0207 247 3313

352 GBP

RESTUP LONDON HOSTEL

Hostel(2.1m from Brick Lane)
172 New Kent Road,
Southwark.
020 3642 4549

220 GBP

GO NATIVE

Aldgate East Apartments
(0.5m from Brick Lane)
33-35 Commercial Road,
Aldgate.
0207 313 3886

237 GBP

The DICTIONARY HOSTEL

(0.5m from Brick Lane)
10-20 Kingsland Road,
Hackney
0207 613 2784

115 GBP

PLAZA LONDON HOTEL

(1m from Brick Lane)
115-117 Roman Road,
Bethnal Green
0208 980 7164

144 GBP

CENTRAL HOXTON SHOREDITCH

(studio for 4 people)
(0.6m from Brick Lane)
100 Kingsland road
0207 247 3313

285 GBP

HOUR GLASS HOTEL

(2.5m from Brick Lane)
131 Beaconsfield road,
Southwark
020 7703 0113

180 GBP

CITY VIEW HOTEL

(1.9m from Brick Lane)
527 Roman Road, Bow.
020 3022 5444

155 GBP

HOTEL CITYSTAY

(2.2m from Brick Lane)
94 Bow Road, Bow
020 8983 1055

180 GBP

CITY LODGE LONDON

(2m from Brick Lane)
167 Bow Road, Bow
020 8981 2055

210 GBP


Contact

Just give us a shout if you have any questions
info@londonrecordfair.co.uk
press@londonrecordfair.co.uk


Mike:
07972 498 643
Dave:
07545 347 411

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