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Postby twotoedsloth » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:06 pm

Greetings everyone.

I have a quick question: my colleague is taking a trip to London UK (from Toronto, Canada) and he was wondering if there are any particular computer and music shops in London that he should make a point of visiting while he's in your fair country?

Thanks very much,

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Re: Pilgrimage

Postby blinddrew » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:57 pm

If he's a guitar player then i believe Denmark Street is still the place to go...
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Re: Pilgrimage

Postby twotoedsloth » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:06 pm

Thanks, I'll pass that along. He's a composer and pianist.

Much appreciated,

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Re: Pilgrimage

Postby twotoedsloth » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:35 pm

Can anyone else offer a suggestion as to where he might visit?

Sorry to pester,

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Re: Pilgrimage

Postby Saxum esse et non provolvere » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:01 am

How about Olympic Studios in Barnes, where many fine albums by The Who, The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Faces etc were recorded ? It’s no longer used as a studio, it’s a cinema these days but the “ghosts” are still there, and there’s a splendid café to linger in.
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Re: Pilgrimage

Postby Darren Lynch » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:32 am

Yamaha Music on Wardour Street is good for pianos and everything else. It's the old premises of Chappell of Bond Street.
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Re: Pilgrimage

Postby twotoedsloth » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:48 pm

Thanks for these tips.

I'm sure he'll appreciate it.

Best regards,

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Re: Pilgrimage

Postby James Perrett » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:45 pm

Might be worth letting us know when your friend is visiting. There may be the odd one off event that would be worth checking out.
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Re: Pilgrimage

Postby twotoedsloth » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:19 pm

Again, many thanks.

My colleague will be in London from Tuesday June 5 to Tuesday June 12.

Anything you can send me would be great. He's concerned there won't be much to do...

Best regards and sincere thanks,

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Re: Pilgrimage

Postby Forum Admin » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:53 pm

twotoedsloth wrote:He's concerned there won't be much to do...

In London???

https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/london-events-in-june
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Re: Pilgrimage

Postby Folderol » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:44 pm

Not in any way music related:

Sunday morning, Speaker's corner is a must!

The following are a short easy walk from Waterloo station:

A stroll along the South Bank (the Queen's walk) is fun on a weekend - there is always something going on, and under one of the bridges (Hungerford I think) there is a huge S/H book stall. Also check for events in nearby Festival Hall - if you're lucky, one of the free events might be on.

If the weather is fine, London Eye, ideally arriving just before dusk, so you see all the lights slowly come on while you're on it.
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Re: Pilgrimage

Postby twotoedsloth » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:09 pm

Thanks everyone for your responses.

I'll pass all of your suggestions on.

Much Appreciated,

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