The best UK record shops – chosen by experts

As the vinyl revival continues apace, we asked music lovers and experts to nominate their favourite record shops across the country

Piccadilly Records, ManchesterSince its foundation in 1978, Piccadilly Records has shifted premises at least twice. It’s now in the city’s so-called Northern Quarter, in among hipster-ish shops and cafes that sometimes tip into self-parody, but it’s the same as it ever was: an embodiment of expertise and musical passion in which it’s a deep pleasure to spend distracted hours, among a community of musicians, vinyl addicts, and people for whom life is measured out in release dates. They now bri...