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Hobgoblin Music Shop in


24 Rathbone Place
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Tel: 020 7323 9040

Call Us: 020 7323 9040

Open Monday-Saturday:10am-6pm. Sunday 12-6pm, Open all week

About Hobgoblin Music in London

Situated just off Oxford Street, our London Shop is easily reached from Tottenham Court Road tube station, and is only a little further from Oxford Circus. This busy shop has London�s best choice of Folk Instruments, and a big range of Guitars, World Percussion and Recorders, as well as a repair workshop with well known and very experienced repairman Michael Cameron in residence.

Our London staff have many years of experience with us and are very knowledgeable. There are car parks nearby, also meters, and lots of other stuff to see and do!
"The service at the London branch was excellent... Top staff you have there."
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The full Hobgoblin Music range of musical instruments is available through Hobgoblin in London. If there is a particular item you would like to have a look at, please call ahead to make sure it is in stock.In addition, there are many instruments unique to each shop. We're not just a guitar shop - each branch has a great range of specialist instruments too.

Musical Instrument Repairs in London

We do repairs! We carry out some instrument repair work on site, and can also send instruments to specialist repairers for more complicated work. Repair work undertaken includes ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin and guitar setups and restringing, accordion, melodeon and concertina tuning and repairs, woodwind and brass repairs and maintenance, specialist violin set ups and repairs, bridge and peg fitting, bow rehairs, banjo or drum skin replacement, and much more besides - contact us for information or bring in your instrument for a free, no-obligation quote.

We buy Musical Instruments

If you're looking to sell a musical instrument in London then get in touch to see what we can offer you. We buy some instruments outright if the price is right, and we'll consider a trade-in for almost any instrument. We also take lots of instruments on a commission basis, and we're particularly keen to stock instruments by local luthiers and makers. Bring in your unwanted guitars, ukuleles, banjos, concertinas, melodeons, accordions, flutes, woodwind and brass instruments, violins, keyboards and more, and we'll see what we can do for you! If your instrument is bulky or you would need to travel a fair way to get to us, please do contact us by email or phone first so we can let you know whether it's worth bringing in.

An Aladdin's Cave

Our shops are often described as an Aladdin's Cave of musical instruments. At Hobgoblin Music in London you will find a huge range of acoustic, folk, celtic and world musical instruments to try out and compare. Our staff are friendly and knowledgable, and will be happy to give you pressure-free advice.

Musical Instrument Rentals at Hobgoblin Music in London

We are often able to offer short or long term musical instrument rentals for various types of instrument. If you would like to rent a musical instrument from us, please get in touch to find out how we can help.

Meet the Staff in London

Paul, Daisy, Joe and Aeron.
London Manager:
Paul Gardner(Expertise: Sitar, Ukulele, All frets and strings, Tablas, all Percussion)
Sales Staff:
Daisy Palmer(Expertise: Drums)
Aeron Jones(Expertise: Electric Guitar)
Joe Da Costa
Sonny Brazil(Expertise: Guitar, Mandolin, Octave Mandola, Cittern, Banjo, Ukulele, , Low whistle, Bagpipes, Anglo Concertina, Accordion, Melodeon, Piano)
Michael Cameron

Who can help you with your enquiry?

Where to Find Us

Our Address:, 24 Rathbone Place, , London, W1T 1JA
Tel: 020 7323 9040, Email:
We are very close to Tottenham Court Road Tube station - exit the station on to Oxford Street and turn left. Rathbone Place is a few streets along on the right hand side.

News and Information from Hobgoblin in London

London Fiddle Convention Winner Announced

Hobgoblin is proud to sponsor this event

With this being awards season, it seems only right that we delve further into the envelope and reveal some more exciting results. It's time to reveal the winner of the senior contest in the 2016 London Fiddle Convention. the full story

Ben Mandelson plays the piccolo...

...the Paul Hathway piccolo mandolin to be exact!

The marvelous musician, producer and all round Planet Earth musical journeyman that is Ben Mandelson called in to the London shop for a chat and to see what's new (although he might just have been sheltering from the rain!). We suggested that he the full story

Two Pauls finally meet.

Sir Paul McCartney meets Paul Hathway at Hobgoblin London

It was another fun day in the London shop today. Wanstead-based luthier, Paul Hathway, was visiting the shop, dropping off some great new commission sale instruments (including two wonderful piccolo mandolins!), when Sir Paul McCartney popped in for the full story

Ashbury ukes really do have the X-Factor!

Ashbury AU-60 Concert uke survives Live Week 2 of the X-Factor

When we were contacted by the X-Factor to ask if we could lend a ukulele to one of the acts, for a performance on the Live Week2 show, we went straight to the Ashbury AU-60 Concert uke (GR35012). It's one of our favourites here in the London the full story

Hobgoblin London's Links

The Quecumbar. London's premier Gypsy Jazz venue. With live music every night. Workshops and jamming sessions too. Great food
Take it Away More info on this excellent Arts Council scheme.

Interest Free Credit for 18 - 25 year olds, Typical 0% Finance

As part of the Arts Council's Take it Away scheme, Hobgoblin in London is able to offer interest free credit to 18 - 25 year olds! Click here to see how you can buy instruments with ten months 0% finance.

We buy Concertinas!
All Hobgoblin shops have a big range of secondhand and handmade instruments. We do buy certain instruments outright, especially concertinas. Additionally we take trade-ins and can sell on a commission basis for you. If you have an instrument to sell, give us a call or pop into the shop!

Magazines stocked in London: Folk Roots, Living Tradition, (Traditional) Music Maker, Play Music, Folk On Tap, Folk London, Songlines