Musical London at Denmark Street, the “British Tin Pan Alley”

“I wish they’d had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would’ve been straightened out.” – Jimi Hendrix

Denmark Street at the heart of London is famous for its musical shops, and boasts many historic moments there (with artists such as Jimi Hendrix and  The Rolling Stones recording their first records there). On my recent visit to the Denmark Street, I felt as if it is still buzzing with potential history to be made: it may be just a short alleyway tucked away (unless you know where to go), but it’s still a fairly populated spot, with patrons of all ages, races and nationalities. I met an Australian riffing on the guitars that he was meant to be selling, and European students tapping their feet along to “Under the Bridge”, while only a few doors down the saxphone shop owner proudly and carefully polished his wares to their shining glory. From weathered vintage instruments to brand sparkling new dreams just waiting to happen, this is a place to visit whether you are a music lover or not.


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