From the British Rock revolution of the 1960s to the punk rock explosion of the 1970s to the underground electronic and dance sounds of the 90s, London has seen and inspired the history of music. And in 2017, PMT opened their 16th location: PMT London music shop.
London Music Shop
From the rock 'n' roll greats such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, T.Rex, The Who and Motorhead; to iconic artists Amy Winehouse, Adele, Elton John and David Bowie; to alternative, pop, indie and Britpop bands The Libertines, Pet Shop Boys, Blur, Coldplay, The Cure, Bloc Party, Suede, Joy Divison, Florence and the Machine and Bastille; to dance and DJ giants Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim, Leftfield, Faithless and Groove Armada, London is a city that inspired so many musicians for the past seventy decades... and PMT could not be happier to have a store in central London to provide artists, bands, DJs and producers with the musical instruments and equipment they need in a new, two-floor music shop on Old Street, Clerkenwell.
London Guitar Shop
The ground floor of PMT's London branch is a beautiful space that is completely dedicated to guitars. Come in and try over 300 top-of-the-range acoustic, electric and bass guitars, plus amplifiers and effects, in a relaxed, spacious environment featuring solid wooden floors and a huge, interactive screen wall that will show the latest deals in-store.
PMT London is the home of Fender guitars and basses, where you can try out iconic and exclusive Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jazz and Precision basses from the latest and Custom Shop range. There are also exquisite electric guitars to try from Gibson, PRS, Schecter, Gretsch, Squier, Epiphone, ESP and Jackson in-store too. Whatever your style, PMT in London will have the perfect electric guitar for you.
And if you're more of a singer-songwriter, you'll love our acoustic guitar department. With tons of natural lighting, you can really see the gorgeous grain of the Martin, Taylor, Yamaha, Gibson, Fender and Faith acoustic guitars on the ground floor of the PMT London music shop. There's also a cosy nook where you can try our range of acoustic guitars until you find your perfect partner - whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro!
PMT also has your low-end needs covered in London, with a fantastic selection of bass guitars available to try out from Ibanez, Rickenbacker, Sandberg, MusicMan and Fender. And of course, there is a great selection of amplifiers from Marshall, Orange, Fender, Ashdown, Blackstar and VOX; effects from BOSS, Strymon, Darkglass, Line 6, Electro-Harmonix, Jim Dunlop, Earthquaker Devices, MXR and TC Electronic; plus, accessories and strings for your acoustic, bass or electric guitar available in-store too - we can even set-up your guitar to your preference so it's gig-ready before you leave the shop.
Looking for a guitar tech in London? Bob of Zeitgeist Guitars is available for guitar set-ups, servicing and electrical work plus repairs and restorations. Everything from a broken jack socket to restoring a ‘58 Les Paul, Bob can fix it for you! To book your guitar in with Bob, either email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact him directly through Facebook
First PA Superstore in central London
The basement of PMT London is no ordinary basement; with the original exposed brickwork and ambient lighting, you will find the latest Hi-Tech gear ready for demo and the first PA superstore in central London containing a fully kitted out microphone shop, active monitors shop and mixing desk products. The PA department will stock world-renowned PA systems, microphones, speakers and mixing desks from Bose, Yamaha, RCF, QSC and more. Plus, if you're on your way to a venue or gig, the store also has its own parking space right outside the loading lift, so you can buy in-store, put the PA system straight into your van and be on your way - no back pain included!
Church Sound System Installation – London
Our in-store PA experts in PMT London are also experienced in providing complete sound system installations for Churches and can find you the best option for your needs. If you need to speak to someone about your Church audio system, call into PMT London today to see a full range of PA speakers for churches, wireless handheld microphones, and audio mixers and get the best advice. We offer complete church sound system and PA packages starting with free no obligation advice, to complete installation and included aftercare.
Whether you need a full PA setup, wireless microphones for church audio systems or just some advice on getting the best out of your existing church PA system in London, we can provide the support you need.
Call into PMT London today to speak to one of our church audio and sound system installation experts and let us help you get the best church PA system to suit your bespoke needs.
Home Piano Showroom & Keyboard Shop
PMT London houses a home piano showroom, where pianist can tickle the ivories of stunning Roland and Yamaha digital pianos to find the best piano for their home. Keyboardist of London can also be satisfied with the coves of ‘floating’ Nord, Korg and Yamaha keyboards, all of which are ready for you to try and experts are on-hand to answer any questions you may have about the latest keys at PMT London.
Studio & Production Music Gear
You may have heard of a wall of Marshall amps before, but how about a wall of studio monitors? At PMT London, we have a vast collection of studio monitors from Adam AUDIO, KRK, Yamaha, Genelec, Focal, M-Audio and more that you can try out along with our range of studio headphones. There are also two music production stands, where you can try out software, MIDI controllers and synthesizers from Native Instruments, Akai, Novation, Moog, Korg and more. PMT London is an official ADAM Audio
Authorised Listening Centre, so if you're looking to try out the AX, F or S Series, come in and try them out in-store today.
London DJ Shop
Plus, if there's something you would love to try at PMT London, whether it's DJ gear from Pioneer, Native Instruments, Numark, Akai, Ableton or a new audio interface, the interactive touchscreens at the music production stands will allow you to order and collect goods next day in store - our Hi-Tech Experts will even show you how to use any gear your order so you can create tracks straight away. Try before you buy at our London DJ shop, or if it's advice you need then pop in for a cuppa and a chat with our friendly DJ experts.
London Synthesizer Shop
If you’re looking for a huge selection of synthesizers in London, look no further than PMT London. Our London musical superstore offers an impressive array of synthesizers for London musicians of all levels from the worlds top brands including Moog, Roland, BOSS, ROLI, Native instruments and more.
Our keyboard and synthesizer specialists in London will be able to help you get the best sound based on your bespoke needs. Whether you want an all analogue synthesiser from the likes of Moog or Arturia or prefer the more digital sounds from the ROLI seaboard synthesisers, you’ll find everything you need here at PMT London.
Best of all, you can try out a full range of synthesizers in London in a relaxed atmosphere and speak to our friendly staff – we’re here to help you get the best synthesizer possible based on your sound, unique needs and your budget. Pop in-store and speak to one of our London synth experts today.
Drums of Clerkenwell
If you're looking for the very latest electronic drum kits to try your chops on, PMT London is the perfect place for you! PMT London stocks electric drums from Roland, Alesis and Yamaha, set-up and ready for you to try out - ranging from beginner kits to mid-level and beyond. Plus, our London drum shop experts are always on-hand to help you find exactly what you need for your kit, including cymbals, drums pads, sticks and accessories.
How To Get Here
PMT London is located on Old Street in Clerkenwell and is very accessible to get to via train, bus and car.
PMT London is a 5-minute walk from Barbican, Old Street and Farringdon stations. If you're travelling from Tottenham Court Road, head to Liverpool Street on Central line. From Liverpool Street change to the Circle line, which will take you to Barbican - this journey takes maximum 30 mins.
Both stops are less than a minute away from the store:
From Clerkenwell Rd > Old St
Buses 55, 243, 812 & N55 stop at Central Street Old Street (Stop BZ)
Old St < Clerkenwell Rd
Buses 4, 19, 38, 55, 56, 243, 243, 341, N19, N38, N41 & N55 stop at Aldersgate Street Goswell Rd (Stop BX)
We have a parking space available at the back of the store for those collecting large deliveries. We're also a 10-minute walk way from Smithfield Market car park.