Hip City Records

Your Go-To Record Shop to Get Authentic and High-Quality Vinyl Albums and 45s in all styles of music.


Rob Messer started Hip City Records in 1989

Our record shop is a specialist in dealing vinyl music albums and singles from rock and pop to soul and blues. Jazz to punk. Reggae, metal, folk, indie, techno and hip hop. We stock all kinds of vinyl records for music fans and collectors. Our Battlesbridge-based physical store is an outlet where vinyl junkies gather for rare and classic tunes.


Building The Future Of Vinyl Records

A Renowned Store for Vinyl Records in Essex and its Nearby Areas

Solid Team

Get in touch with the experts available at our store.

Physical Store

There's nothing like the feel and touch of vinyl records in your hands. You can view anything online but always better to hold and inspect in person. Visit our shop near Wickford Essex.Just off the A130. From Liverpool Street in London. Get off at Wickford. Then one stop to Battlesbridge and we're 5 mins walk from the station on Maltings Road.

Why Choose Us

Hip City Records has been buying and selling records for the past 33 years. Our decades of industry presence have allowed us to collect some of the best and hard to find records. We also sell on Discogs and ebay. But always a healthy amount of stock in the shop.


Services We Provide

Motown Records

Hip City Records is in an antiques centre in Battlesbridge, Essex. Motown, soul and reggae is a passion of shop owner, Rob. Come in and talk, play and buy soul ! Always looking to buy, sell and trade.

Northern Soul Records

Rob also DJs and organises local events. Playing rare and classic northern soul and R'n'B. Always a good selection available in the shop.

Online Record Shop

Opening times Hip City Records is open Wednesday to Sunday (and Bank holiday Monday's) from 11am to 4.30pm. Call us on 07808 253553 to double check as some days we're out buying new stock !!!

Rock, Jazz and blues Records

Hip City Records offers a good selection of progressive rock, metal, hard rock and punk rock records. We also stock Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n Roll and more.

Punk/New Wave/Indie/Britpop Records

We are always looking to buy 70s and 80s punk, mod, new wave, power pop, 90s Indie, britpop and grunge. Anything considered.

Record Collection

With such a large collection of vinyl available, Hip City Records is a go-to source of old school vinyl records for people from Essex. Serving Southend, Basildon, Wickford, Rayleigh, Brentwood, Chelmsford and Billericay and surrounding areas.


Get In Touch With Us

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Hip City Records via telephone