"YOU'LL FIND THINGS AT ADRIANS YOU WON'T SEE
Adrians is an independent record store in Wickford, Essex. Starting in 1969 we began trading in vinyl records at various markets around Essex, then at premises in the Wickford Market Hall. Soon after, with the business growing rapidly, Adrians moved into larger premises in Wickford High Street, later knocking through into the empty store next door, and we are still trading from part of that double building to this day, having been in the late 1980s the largest independent record store in the UK. Adrians opened the first ever UK "Videos To Buy" store in the late 80s and went on to win 9 National Industry Awards over the next 10 years.
You can read much more about the history of Adrians in Graham Jones's fascinating
book The Last Shop Standing.
From the earliest days of the 1970s Adrians has also run a specialist mail order service, shipping records to most countries worldwide. We currently run an online store alongside our Amazon Marketplace and Ebay stores.
Over the years we have played host to many special guests from Donny Osmond and Chas 'n' Dave to Alvin Stardust and McFly. McFly brought over 4000 fans to Wickford High Street which the police had to close!
Each year we are an integral part of Record Store Day for which many artists release special limited edition records for fans and collectors to enjoy. We are also long-standing members of the Entertainment Retailers' Association (ERA).
We are regularly adding new titles for collectors from our extensive warehouse stock
which cover many genres and formats. These are unplayed records which have been stored since the day they were delivered to us by the many record labels with whom we dealt all those decades ago. Many of these items in this unplayed condition cannot be obtained elsewhere.
Visit us via Amazon or Ebay, or our own website. If you want more information on any particular item, ring or email us.
If you are interested in quite a number of items, we can sometimes offer you a discount if you email us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can, why not visit our retail store in Adrians Alley off Wickford High Street (next to Llyods Bank) to see 1000s of rare and deleted items on vinyl and CD. We also have showcases of memorabilia for sale, and framed discs as well. All these make excellent gifts for collectors.
We accept all major credit/debit cards and cheques, but please note orders placed through our website can be paid for only by PayPal at this time.
Mail Order Supervisor
We're really sorry....
Our website does not currently let our overseas customers order directly from it.
Most of our items are also listed in our eBay shop, and can be bought that way.
However if you would like to buy anything direct from us, please email us at
with your requirements and to which country you would like them sent.
We'll email you the cost and you can pay through Paypal or with a credit card.
Once again - we're really sorry for any inconvenience.
Adrian, Mike, Lee, Richard and all at Adrians
Tel: 01268 733318
Fax: 01268 761835
36/38 High Street
Monday - Saturday
9am to 5pm
10.30am to 4.30pm
10.30am to 4.30pm
You can order online through our Ebay or Amazon Marketplace stores or through our own online store