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Camden is a centre for bands, DJs, live venues and clubs - but its also got a great selection of musical instrument shops and suppliers

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Ray Man

This fascinating music shop boasts a huge array of exotic instruments from all over the world that has earned it an enthusiastic following from its customers. It resembles a bazaar and is packed with instruments from the Orient, Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Americas - mostly made from organic or recycled materials found in their countries of origin. Rayman also have an extensive choice of world music CDs and offer private tuition, workshops, professional musicians for events and recordings and have a mail order service. Ray Man. 54 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1. Tel: 020 7692 6261.

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Dot's is an amazing musical experience. An old style shop that can help you with everything musical – from new and secondhand instruments, sheet music and reeds to strings, repairs and advice.They have an ever-increasing stock and if they haven’t got what you want they will order it for you. They also offer a number of services to their customers: You can buy or sell secondhand instruments, rent instruments if you are trying to learn something new and aren’t yet ready to make the commitment to buy, have your instrument checked over by experts and repaired/serviced if necessary. They also offer a mail order service with next-day delivery. Dots is situated in the outskirts of Camden so be warned, it is a fair walk from the station. 132 St. Pancras Way, Camden Town, London, NW1 9NB.Tel: 020 7482 5424. Opening times: 9.00am - 5.30pm, Monday – Saturday


Pro Perc

This vast store on the outskirts of Camden has been open for more than 20 years and offers a big range of electronic and acoustic drums and percussion from basic educational percussion instruments to the latest digital drum kits. They are main dealers For all major brands and have an impressive range of accessories, books, and videos. They also offer repairs, spares, in-store tuition and demo rooms. Secondhand equipment is bought, sold and part exchanged while complete drums kits start at £269. Pro Perc: Open: 10am - 6pm Monday – Saturday. 205 Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2JU. Tel: 020 7485/4434

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