Duke of Uke is London's one and only Ukulele and Banjo Emporium.
They stock a wide range of new and vintage ukuleles in all shapes and sizes. If you're new to the ukulele and you're not sure what you should be looking for in your first uke, then the team will be more than happy to find an instrument that suits your needs.
Duke of Uke also carry a selected range of banjos, guitars, acoustic bass guitars, mandolins, harmonicas and other instruments. Plus a selection of amps, FX, strings and accessories.
More than a shop, Duke of Uke is a community hub offering group ukulele courses, private lessons and organizing regular gigs and events both in the shop itself and at other venues.
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Lovely little shop on Hanbury Street. I discovered it at the London Ukulele Festival close by on Brick Lane. No doubt it will do a roaring trade at this year's Fest. Recommended for friendly service and advice. If you are going to the Fest, take in this great little store at the same time... I know I will.more
Duke of Uke sells ukuleles. I know, random, but these people are serious. I thought I would be able to buy a kitsch mini-guitar for cheap that I could play to all my friends at dinner parties while I'm completely inebriated. But no, that fantasy was shot down super quick when I saw the price of these little babies. Every ukulele in here ranges from between £100 and £350. If you're a...more
A shop dedicated solely to ukuleles is a very special thing indeed. It is one of those specialty stores that is admirable in its dedication to an obscure product. I have seen some things in this store that I have never seen before in my life. One of them is a banjolele. If you haven't already guessed what that is, it's a cross between a ukulele and a banjo. Amazing.
The store also sells...more
A friendly place to find yourself a strum-able instrument. A wee store, on a little street which connects bricklane to spitalfields market.
And this, one of the last shopping days of Christmas, had the little place packed. I think there were 6 of us! sadly only one shop assistant, but when it was finally my turn, she was very friendly and helpful, even tuning my instrument for me before I...more
How much of a fan can I be of a music shop that sells an instrument that I can't play? Suffice to say, the Duke of Uke rates high enough on my yelp-o-meter merely for its name, and the faith in life its gives me to think that a ukelele and banjo stockists can survive anywhere in central London. The one purchase I made in here was of a very basic 'uke' for a guitar-mad friend. The staff were...more