London is home to a thriving music scene so it is only appropriate that the city also houses a number of shops where you can buy instruments and accessories.
If you are a musician who wants a brand-spanking new guitar and you’re not sure where to head, read on for some great recommendations of the best stores to go to!
If you fancy some light relief after a day of shopping, stay in the Park Grand Kensington accommodation. You could even test out your new equipment, just try not to disturb the other guests!
Wunjo Guitars :-
This shop is located in Charring Cross and has a great selection of new, used and vintage guitars for you to browse. They have really knowledgeable staff working here, so be sure to check out their staff pick of the week if you need a little bit of inspiration. They also stock some more unusual instruments like banjos and banjalelelins if you are feeling slightly more adventurous!
Hank’s Guitar Shop :-
This is probably one of the most well regarded places to visit in London if you want buy a guitar and instrument accessories. The long-standing store is located on the famous ‘Tin Pan Alley’ on Denmark Street and has over 3000 instruments available. They also offer a free finder service, so if you know what you are looking for get in touch and they promise to locate your guitar within 48 hours.
If you need somewhere to stay while you are waiting for your guitar to arrive, why not stay in one of the many Kensington London Hotels? Some are located within just a few miles of this shop.
London Guitar Studio :-
Established 40 years ago, the London Guitar Studio specialises in classical and flamenco guitars. They also stock a wide range of guitar accessories including gig bags, guitar cases and nail care. It’s just a short walk from Oxford Street so spend the day shopping and then head here for your next new instrument. You will be spoilt for choice!
You are likely to be tired after spending the day splashing your cash, so why not head back to your Park Grand Kensington accommodation for a relaxed dinner?
Regent Sound Studios :-
This shop is run by musicians so expect to receive qualified advice from people who really know what they are talking about. They specialise in acoustic and electric guitars and also offer a repair service just in case something goes wrong with your kit.
Camden Guitars :-
Camden Guitars describes itself as more than your run of the mill guitar shop as they are trying to create a community amongst musicians in the local area. They offer a fantastic selection of guitars, including their own brand which is designed by store owner Deicola Neves. Called Neves Guitars, this line of instruments are designed to a high quality and stand for longevity, good for those looking for a guitar to stand the test of time!