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A stone’s throw from noisy Brick Lane is the new home of London’s one and only ukulele and banjo emporium. The shop stocks a wide range of new and vintage instruments in all shapes, sizes and colours. As well as ukes, there are also mandolins, harmonicas and a selection of amps. The Duke of Uke staff are knowledgable and able to give helpful advice. The store also offers group ukulele courses, priced at £110 for ten two-hour sessions, and holds regular gigs and events both in store and at other local venues. Brightly coloured ukuleles can be bought for £30, however, for keen beginners staff suggest spending £50 on a more robust model. Sheet music covers everything from Adele to Jimi Hendrix, The Beach Boys, ACDC, Black Sabbath and more. To find out about events, join the Duke of Uke’s Facebook page or mailing list.