K-pop in London?
November 1, 2011 6:44 AM   Subscribe

Where can I buy K-pop CDs in London, UK?

I'd like to buy some recent Korean pop music CDs, but I have no idea where to look.

The biggest HMV I can think of (Oxford Street) is useless (only two K-pop CDs in the whole shop as far as I can tell). And I was passing through New Malden (famed for its large South Korean community) so I thought I'd have a look, and although there are a lot of Korean shops on the high street, there didn't seem to be anywhere to buy CDs.

So, is this kind of thing mail order only? Or is there a specialist shop around somewhere that I haven't found yet?
posted by iivix to Shopping (4 answers total)
Some of the little shops in Chinatown, London sold Korean pop cd's as well as Chinese a few years ago. Not sure if they still do but worth a wander if you're down that way.
posted by merocet at 7:28 AM on November 1, 2011

You see the alleyway in the middle of this Google Maps map? The one with (the excellent) Baozi Inn and Cafe de Hong Kong on it? I distinctly remember there being a music shop on that street that at the very least sold lots of Chinese music. Definitely worth a shot if you're in the area.
posted by Magnakai at 3:34 PM on November 1, 2011

Response by poster: OK, cool, I haven't tried Chinatown yet, I'll give it a go.
posted by iivix at 2:24 AM on November 2, 2011

Response by poster: Fascinating place though it is, I couldn't find anywhere that sold music in Chinatown, let alone Korean music.

For what it's worth, I'm probably just going to order stuff from YesAsia.com instead of trying to find something in London.
posted by iivix at 5:12 AM on November 16, 2011

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