Must-Visit Piano Shops In The UK


By Ellie Palmer

29 June 2020

Piano shops and showrooms are now (thankfully) back open for business, and we couldn't be happier! Head down to one of these UK showrooms and you may just find that one piano you've been dreaming of through lockdown...

Coach House Pianos

878 Carmarthen Road, Swansea, SA5 8HR  |  Tel: 01792 584 584

6A Langley Business Centre, Station Road, Langley, SL3 8DS  |  Tel: 020 8088 5858 

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Coach House Pianos' mission is to "engage more people in music making and support those that help others learn music". This lies at the heart of everything the family owned business does.

"Attention to detail is crucial," says General Manager Sam Rusling, "whether it is someone looking for their first piano, or a concert artist wanting the finest premium piano.

Stocking all the world’s leading brands, having our own workshops, specialist staff and transport team, we cover every base and provide the ultimate personal customer experience."

“A thriving business, wonderful people to deal with.” – Gareth Owen, Head of Keyboard, Eton College

 

Jaques Samuel Pianos Ltd

142 Edgware Road, London, W2 2DZ  |  Tel: 020 7723 8818  |  Website

Jaques Samuel Pianos is amongst the most famous piano retailers in the UK, and recently became the country’s C.Bechstein flagship store.

With frequent guests such as Daniil Trifonov, Angela Hewitt, and many more, Jaques Samuel proves its pianos to be of the highest quality. 

Jaques Samuel often provides Bechstein and Fazioli concert grands for venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall. A post-lockdown sale in celebration of our combined freedom will run until the end of July;  do call them for details!

With top quality practice rooms, tuning and delivery services, Jaques Samuel is a not-to-miss destination for every piano enthusiast.  

 

Broughton Pianos Ltd 


Weybridge Mill, Drayton, Belbroughton, Stourbridge, DY9 0DX   | 

Tel: 01562 731113  |  Website
 

Broughton Pianos is a family business with over 35 years’ experience in the piano industry.

Within this time, it has established itself as the ‘Midlands Premier Piano Retailer’.

Broughton Pianos is an official dealer for Yamaha, Kawai, Hailun, C. Bechstein, W. Hoffmann and Danemann pianos. It takes pride in making sure it has a wide selection of quality new and used pianos in its showroom at all times. The shop won't be beaten on price, either! 

Broughton Pianos has over 100 pianos on display including upright, grand and digital pianos.

"We would be delighted if you came to visit our new state of the art new showroom. Open 7 days a week, free parking."

 

White & Sentance Pianos

The Temple, East Gate, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7DR  |  

Tel: 01529 302037  |  Website

White & Sentance Pianos is a family-owned business based in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, and is proud to have been piano specialists since 1867.

In its Victorian chapel showroom, an excellent range of new and guaranteed used upright and grand pianos to suit all abilities are on show, with some available on its monthly rental scheme.

The showroom has a fully equipped restoration workshop, and its tuning service covers most of Lincolnshire, Rutland and parts of north Cambridgeshire.

The showroom is open Thursday/Friday 10.00-5.00 and Saturday 9.00-1.00. The business also offers showroom appointments on Wednesdays. Please contact the business before making a special journey.

 

The Piano Shop Kent

Nevill Estate Yard, Eridge Rd, Eridge, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9JR  | 

Tel: 01892 543233  |  Website

Described as an "Aladdin’s cave of pianos", this charming shop has a wide range of instruments to suit players of all kinds. 

Established by Pianist contributor Nigel Scaife, The Piano Shop's workshop specialises in restoring German pianos such as those of Bechstein, Blüthner and Steinway.

There are always reconditioned Yamaha U1 and U3 pianos and a range of quality English makes, such as Knight, Welmar and Kemble, to try out as well. 

The shop also stocks new Kawai digital and acoustic pianos – so it’s well worth a visit to The Piano Shop, which is just south of Tunbridge Wells and 45 minutes by train from Charing Cross.

 

Piano Warehouse Ltd

111-113 Ewell Rd, Surbiton, KT6 6AL  |  Tel: 020 8399 4110  |  Website

 

The Piano Warehouse in Surbiton has been supplying pianos to the area since 1979.

It's an independent firm that prides itself in offering objective professional advice to help its customers choose the instrument that’s right for them.

The shop offers a wide range of new, nearly new, and refurbished upright & grand pianos for sale, with the option to use its ever popular rental scheme which gives you an option to buy in the future.

The Piano Warehouse is now well practised at delivering to its customers while maintaining safe, distanced procedures.

The showrooms re-opened on Monday 15th June; they are open 5 days a week from 10am-4pm, and are closed on Wednesdays & Sundays.

 

Robert Morley & Company Limited

Piano and Harpsichord Showroom and Workshops

34 Engate Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 7HA  |  Tel: 020 8318 5838  | 

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Visit Morleys Showroom and Workshops, a traditional family business established in 1881, to view and play an extensive range of new upright and grand pianos by C. Bechstein, W. Hoffmann, Grotrian-Steinweg, Elysian, Ritmuller, Monington & Weston along with many other secondhand pianos to buy or rent. 

John Morley harpsichords, spinets and clavichords are also available, as is factory restoration and local tuning.

The showroom is open by appointment. Call 020 8318 5838 between 10am-3pm Monday-Saturday to book your visit. Only one customer or family group is currently allowed to visit at any one time.

Sanitising and social distancing are in place to keep everyone safe.  Free customer parking is also available.

 

Josefs Pianos

5-7 Bridge Street, Rothwell, Northants, NN14 6EW  |  Tel: 01536 710529  | 

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Josefs Pianos was established over 40 years ago and has always specialised in acoustic pianos.

This family business offers its experience to help customers choose the right piano, as well as qualified technical expertise to support this.

It stocks a wide range of new instruments including Petrof, Kawai, Yamaha and Ritmuller, together with quality used.

Josefs Pianos prides itself on ensuring that each piano is fully prepared before delivery. Careful regulation and voicing will always enhance the piano, which they can tailor to specific requirements.

The showroom is now arranging viewing by appointment to offer customers a safe and enjoyable visit.

 

Millers Music

Millers Music, 12 Sussex Street, Cambridge, CB1 1PW  |  Tel: 01223 354 452  | Website

Millers Music, formed in 1856, is located in the centre of what has to be one of the most beautiful and musical cities in the UK: Cambridge. Since 2012, Millers has undergone a transformation, making it one of the premier piano destinations in the UK.

It's a Centre of Excellence for C.Bechstein – the only one outside London – with acoustic, digital, and hybrid (Silent) instruments from Kawai and Yamaha, coupled with leading digital technology from Casio and Roland, all available.

Millers also operates a rental scheme from just £20 p/m.

Its approach to the customer is genuinely unique; No salespeople, instead highly trained demonstrators are there to fully understand your needs and show you the amazing instruments available.

You can book a visit online here.

 

Which one will you visit?