First of all, I'm Thomas, a student from germany and I'm really excited about a trip to London with my English honor class (or advanced course, or whatever you call it correctly in english) next month.
Luckily, we'll have some free time in the evenings/afternoons and I really want to check out the local music stores for instruments and guitar stuff! What I think of are rather "smaller" shops though, I can buy the big companies' guitars and accessories everywhere and I'm not really looking for great deals or anything, I'm just interested in meeting some nice salesmen and talking a bit about guitars and music and maybe pick up some small things on my way out!
Does anybody know some of these smaller, local guitar (or music instrument-) stores? We'll be staying in the "Majestic Hotel" in 160 Cromwell Road so everything that's reachable by foot in about half an hour or a bit more, or, in 3-4 bus stations would be nice!
If you've seen a shop in that direction, just give it right to me, I'm excited to hear everything about that!