Tin Pan Alley
Tin Pan Alley
4.5

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The area
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Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


How to get there
  • Tottenham Court Road • 2 min walk
  • Covent Garden • 6 min walk

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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,768 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Tin Pan Alley is also known as Denmark Street and it is known as a place to come to buy musical instruments. There are quite a few stores selling guitars, drum kits, keyboards and many more.

It's fairly easy to find, get the Tube or bus to Tottenham Court Road Station and it's just a couple of minutes down Charing Cross Road and is on the left hand side. If you reach Foyles bookshop you have gone too far.

All your musical instrumental needs met.
Written 4 December 2020
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Songsinger
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Early Music Shop is up two flights of stairs above guitar shops in Denmark St, Londonn's Tin Pan Alley. It is a welcoming treasure trove of wonderful instruments. We were looking for a particular recorder, and were shown into a back room and left for an hour to try as many as we wished, and made a purchase. Tin Pan Alley is where I bought a Spanish guitar many years ago, and it was great going back. Oxford St is a building site though
Written 6 March 2020
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Carol M
Round Rock, TX6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
Make sure you research ahead or go on a tour or you won't know what you're seeing. There is a lot of construction now and a few music stores otherwise not much to see but still very exciting if you know the history.
Written 8 December 2019
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Aerowing
Monee, IL5,039 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
There’s lots of great musical history on this small stretch of street also known as Tin Pan Alley. Go check out all the music stores and imagine what it was like back in the 60’s when the street was booming with musical talent. For example, at the Regent Sounds store. The Rolling Stones recorded two albums here! There’s too much musical history to mention in this store alone. Go check out a part of London that few tourists get to see.
Written 1 February 2019
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Gail S
London, UK1,319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Business
Denmark St, or Tin Pan Alley as it is known, is the cultural back stop for London music history. it is here, lessons, sessions, deals, and gigs were given and experienced in the good old days. There is still a smattering of venues and verve about the place, but this will change.
What is happening now - central London is being taken over by multi national brands and all that gives and brings character that made London what it is - is dying. This district needs to be visited right now by all who love English, and London music in particular.
Written 17 February 2018
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Tin Pan Alley is Denmark Street which runs from Charing Cross Road to St Giles High Street. Since the 50's it has been associated with British popular music. A blue plaque was unveiled in 2014 commemorating the street's importance to the music industry. It is a street full of musical instrument shops and important studios were located here. But there is a battle going on to preserve one of the most important streets in the city's musical history. This historic strip of guitar shops, drum sellers and rehearsal studios is currently caught in a major development and the Crossrail project. Hopefully this historical street which is the heart and soul of the music industry survives the onslaught of development.
Written 9 June 2017
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streakey
Hastings, UK1,174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
This is where a lot of modern music began in London or where it progressed at least and so there is such musical history here that this cannot and should not be forgotten

There are still music shops here albeit not so many as previously but long may this be there as a monument to the London Music Trade
Written 12 March 2017
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badmintontim
Hastings, UK4,568 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
One cannot remember British popular music without knowing about Tin Pan Alley and the history that has been made in this small street in the most famous city in the world

Long may this place stay connected to the music industry and the music of the worlds capital city
Written 22 February 2017
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Penny L
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
Well, the shops here are great (guitars, songbooks, bars) but here the history is important. Rolling Stones, Elton John... If you like them, you should go to Denmark Street (=Tin Pan Alley). Just go through, take a photo of the Regend Sound Studio logo and imagine how it was here in the 60s.
Written 19 July 2016
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davethedrill
Hemel Hempstead, UK2,364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
Iconic music shops
Very interesting to browse and see memorabilia
Restaurants and bars also
Try the alleycat cocktail bar
Written 23 December 2015
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