Welcome to Hip City Records

Record Shop (Formally) in Essex

Hip city records has moved to the Isle of Wight. However, we still travel back to Battlesbridge and surrounding areas in Essex to purchase record collections.

Vinyl Record Shop

Trading Vinyl for Over 20 Years

Hip City Records has been trading for over 20 years, selling LPs, 45s, EPs, and 12″. We also stock some CDs. We specialise in Northern soul, Motown, Reggae, RnB, and 60s, 70s & 80s rock and pop. Our aim is to provide a variety of vinyl records in Essex as well as online. We also have our sister shop in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight.

We're always looking to buy collections or single items so get in touch if you have anything to sell.



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Why Hip City . .

Why choose us

We carry a large stock of albums from the 60s 70s 80s and 90s. As well as more recent items. Rock, pop jazz, blues, soul, soundtracks, punk, hip hop, metal, country and more..

We have a great selection of reggae and ska LPs 45s and 12″. We have built up our reputation over the years as one of the most reliable vinyl record shops in Essex.

Always buying too - please get in touch

About Us

Where to find us . . .

We are situated just off the A130 at Battlesbridge antique centre in Essex. There are over 140 antique shops here as well as our record shop situated inside Cromwell house in Maltings road. (Large white building) There are several pubs and cafes too so why not make it a day out for the family. Record shopping antique shopping and have some good food too. Or if you're visiting the Isle of Wight our sister shop is at 6B Cross Street Shanklin.


Client reviews

"Just wanted to say thanks for the chat and really nice to find good quality records. Everything we bought yesterday plays really well, thank you, we will be back!"

John A Chopping

"Recently got back into my vinyl. Found this little alladins cave quality stock and great value."

Tony Cousins

"Saturday afternoon the man running the shop asked me if I was looking for an artist told him and brought one single to my attention and have a good chat about music. Will definitely go again."

Alan James Peter Fox

"Easy transaction, quick delivery, great communication, item as described and well packaged. Over the moon with my purchase. Thank you!"

Street Beatz

"Highly Recommended To All. Everything First Class. A+A+"


We Want To Hear From You

Get In Touch

If you have anything to sell or any questions please feel free to contact Hip City Records today!