In Conversation with: Next Door Records

Alfie Aukett


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We love Next Door Records. Launched by three friends a little over two years ago, they’ve taken a small space on Uxbridge Road and created magic inside. A record shop, café, bar and bottle shop, here they sell handpicked natural wines and a variety of different vinyl, including contemporary, jazz, broken beat, dub, reggae, house, techno and garage. In the evening, they often have different food collaborations (pizza, noodles) and serve great cocktails and wines by the glass. They also host regular live gigs, DJs and pop-up events; there’s always something going on. Alfie from Next Door Records has given us a few of his favourite local things.

What area is Next Door Records in?

We are located in Shepherd’s Bush.

What’s special to you about this area? 

It’s got a fabulous blend of all walks of life! Bush is a real melting pot of people from all ages and backgrounds. This being said, we get a beautiful amalgamation of people through the door. Being outside of central London, we’ve really been able to feel part of the local community and hopefully the customers feel the same.

Do you have a favourite weekend lunch spot?

Brunch at Burnt on Askew Road is killer. Fab menu that changes regularly!

Are there any other local businesses / venues that you can’t live without?

Bush Hall, Mr Falafel, The Princess Victoria.

Do you have an insider local tip to tell us?

You get to watch music for free on Tuesdays and Thursdays in our spot. Shhhh: it’s a secret…

What are your favourite local green spaces/ parks?

Hammersmith Park for the Japanese garden.

Anything else you want to tell us about the area?

There’s a real feeling in the area of creativity and the need for a more creative outlet. We’re super excited to see what’s next.