White Stripes’ Jack White’s Third Man Records’ first ever store outside the USA is situated in the heart of London’s historic Soho – an area renowned for its rich musical history and completes a trio of Third Man physical spaces that includes facilities in Nashville, Tennessee and Detroit, Michigan.
Personally designed by Third Man founder Jack White, the store was conceptualized and created throughout 2020 and 2021 during the Covid pandemic, with the aim of creating a physical space to help keep record sales and live performances alive after such a tough period for everyone.
Its two levels include a retail space, an intimate live music venue named “The Blue Basement,” and all the quirks, details and idiosyncrasies we have become renowned around the world for: a token-operated lucky dip book machine, the “Literarium,” a recording booth where artists and the public can record their own material straight to vinyl, and much more.
A place of creativity and wonder. Fueled by the passion of music lovers that have a drive to create and share. This will be a wonderful place filled with novelties, gifts, and a collection of some of the most incredible music on vinyl. Undoubtedly there will be live shows that rival any show you e ever seen. The only way this third store comes into existence is if TMR can do it exactly how they want, and the TMR way always gets me excited. Best of luck to TMR and again my highest recommendation goes out to people of London or visiting London to go check out this incredible establishment. Take care, have fun!
shall I just send my wages direct to you and cut out the middleman!
Great day in the Shop, Got some lovely vinyl and saw Jack on Damien Hurst’s balcony doing a few songs. I guess Mr Hurst was away for the weekend and left Jack to feed the cat.