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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 10am - 6pm, Monday - Saturday

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!
"I have recently visited your rather excellent London shop...All in all, a great shop to visit, and one that I have recommended to colleagues at work"
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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.

An Aladdin's Cave

Our shops are often described as an Aladdin's Cave of musical instruments. 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.

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
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

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

Radio Radio!

Hobgoblin were on the BBC World Service

The BBC is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation. It is held in the highest regard around the world and respected by billions globally. You name the event, and it has covered it: World Wars, coronations, trials, sporting events, 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