If you are passionate about music, a trip to London is perfect for you as not only is the scene here thriving with some of the best live events in the world, there are also a number of shops you can visit to browse and buy some of your favourite sounds.
No matter what type of genre you’re into, there’s a store that will cater to your taste, with helpful, knowledgeable staff that can advise on some of the best new tracks you need to listen now. If it’s instruments you’re after, there are also a number of specialist shops for popular brands and harder to find equipment.
After a day of shopping, head back to your room at the Grand Park London Paddington for a quieter evening where you can relax in peace. Not feeling ready to wind down just yet? Head out and check out London’s bustling live music scene.
Music and Video Exchange
38 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 3HX
Situated in the heart of Notting Hill, this second-hand shop is your one-stop shop in London for digging out some gems when it comes to vinyl records. Established in 1967, this is one of London’s longest-standing record stores, so you can be sure that the range of stock and the knowledge of the staff is second to none.
Specialising in soul, dance and classical music, here you’ll also find a wide range of CDs, clothes, homewares and jewellery. It is the perfect destination for second-hand junkies who love discovering some bargains.
All shopped out? Stroll back to your room at the Grand Park London Paddington and spend the evening admiring all your great new finds.
Ground Floor, 23 Denmark Street, London, WC2H 8NH
If you’re after some unusual instruments, this independent music store will be right up your street. Shop an impressive selection of guitars, bass and amps and be sure to check out some of their more off the wall items including Mandolins and Banjos. Ask questions to the friendly staff as you test out all the instruments on display, you never know – you might just leave with a new hobby.
It’s not too far from Wunjo Guitars back to our hotels Near Paddington Station so why not spend the evening playing some tunes on your new instrument?
363 Oxford St, Mayfair, London W1C 2LA
For an unparalleled selection of music both new and old, make your way to this longstanding chain on one of London’s busiest shopping streets. Here you will be able to purchase CDs and vinyl spanning across every genre imaginable including pop, rock, indie, R&B and classical. It’s not just music either. Movie buffs will be in their element here as they browse through a fantastic selection of DVDs and boxsets. There’s even a section dedicated to games, perfect for taking home and playing with your friends or family.