Duke of Uke

Duke of Uke is London's one and only ukulele and banjo emporium. Read More


Duke of Uke is London's one and only Ukulele and Banjo Emporium.

It stocks 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.

Venue Details & Map

Duke of Uke

88 Cheshire Street
E2 6EH
+44 (0)20 7247 7924
Public transport:
Shoreditch, Underground

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 6 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Duke of Uke

3.0 out of 5
24 December 2008
by Clarissa D.

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

4.0 out of 5
09 March 2016
by Cécile T.

Lovely shop, great advice from staff (plus they are quite a laugh too).

This little store has all kinds of ukes, the cheap ones start at around £20 - perfect if you're not so sure about the whole thing. A uke is quite a good instrument to have at home. It's tiny, it's fun, and everyone will want to try it. They have really fun ones too, I bought a watermelon shaped one for my friend's birthday... more

4.0 out of 5
20 December 2008
by Matt D.

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

5.0 out of 5
14 March 2010
by jonalewie

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

3.0 out of 5
24 November 2008
by Derry N.

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

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