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  1. Red Skies

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    Default Drum stores in/ around central London (UK)

    ...so i'm currently in London for the w/e, are there any decent Drum stores relatively centrally at all? Looking to have a gander and see what I can see.

    All help will be repped of course!

    Ta v much!

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    There's "Tin Pin Alley" which is in central London. It's a smallish shop with a fair few nice cymbals and stuff. It's between Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road, although I can't remember which one it's nearer to.

    Or there's Wembley Drum centre, which claim to be the UKs largest shop which is probably a 20minute tube journey from central london, plus a 5 minute walk to the store. An awesome shop, with plenty of stuff available.

    There are many more, but I've been to those too.

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    Tin Pan Alley drum shop, mentioned above, is in Denmark Street which a few seconds walk from tottenham court road station. Denmark Street is a small alleyway type road which is packed full of music shops. There's at least 3 very good drum shops there (tin pan alley being the largest), a few piano/keyboard shops and loads of guitar shops.
    It's well worth a visit and while you're there go in the virgin megastore on oxford street (30 secs walk away). It has a whole lower basement dedicated to musical instuments. Mostly guitars, but they always have an impressive range of electronic drums.

    Both are definately worth taking the time to visit.

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    Another great little shop is Drumshack on Lavender Hill, Battersea (get a tube to Clapham junction). It's small, but normally stuffed with great secondhand gear.

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  5. Red Skies

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    Ok, thanks a lot guys! I did a google search obviously, but just wanted some more "concrete" info.

    Cheers!

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