An independent vinyl record and CD shop is opening in Twickenham this week, bringing music-lovers a mix of legendary tunes.

Co-founders Kevin Jones and Phil Penman, both from Twickenham, have transformed the former food hall in Church Street into their long-awaited business venture, Eel Pie Records, launching on June 8.

The old-school music shop will feature a wide range of brand new vinyl, a growing selection of high quality second-hand vinyl, a themed selection of African and French CDs and a bargain bin.

Mr Jones said: “We have been planning for some time now and spent ages looking for the right location and timing.

"We got the keys three weeks ago and we are really excited that despite the hard work and rush to be finally launching tomorrow."

The music-loving duo have been putting on a range of live music events in the area for a while but the new shop has always been an ambition.

“We are also going to be serving some fabulous, hand-made, Lebanese coffee which is amazing,” the co-founder added.

“We have all had to train up as baristas which was really good and something we have wanted to do for a long time but never had a reason to but now we do.

“We will be serving our speciality ‘The Eel Pie Long’ which is a combination of a double espresso and americano, which we both love and can never get anywhere else.”

The hotly-anticipated shop has already picked up a huge social media following gaining 100 new followers on Twitter in one day, which is now at 390 after the company joined in May, who cannot wait to step foot in the store.

To find out more about the shop visit their website which is coming soon on