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​Hackney record store Vinyl Pimp is offering customers the chance to stay overnight

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Hackney Wick record store Vinyl Pimp is offering guests the chance to rent out the shop’s guest suite overnight with access to its full catalogue.

Dubbed a “first-of-its-kind experience”, Vinyl Pimp are offering the room free of charge provided guests spend more than £200 in-store on weekdays or £250 on weekends, while a second guest will have to spend an extra £100.

Vinyl Pimp announced the overnight experience on Instagram yesterday, explaining that guests will also have access to a large collection of rare vinyl and bargain records.

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“Immerse yourself in the world of vinyl with a stay at our guestroom, located right in the heart of Hackney Wick,” they said. “The room is decked out with everything you need for a comfortable and unique stay.”

According to the store, the room features a listening booth “to ensure that you can fully enjoy your vinyl listening experience”, and a cosy mezzanine bed.

“Plus, you’ll have access to all of the amenities of the warehouse including an open plan kitchen and music performance stage.”

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The space is also shared with the record store’s owner, who lives in one of the four rooms owned by Vinyl Pimp unit. The guest room is entirely available for the guests.

Vinyl Pimp is a pick-up only record store located in Oslo House, just next to Hackney Wick’s overground station. The re-selling agent currently stocks around 25,000 vinyl records.

While the store works on creating a booking system for overnight stays, they urge anyone with booking requests to message them directly on Instagram.

Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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