Step into music heaven: Exploring the vibrant Gibson Garage in London

Ever wondered what heaven for music lovers looks like? Picture this: a vibrant space filled with a kaleidoscope of guitars and the timeless sounds of rock music. That’s exactly what you’ll find at the Gibson Garage in London.

From Saturday, 24 February 2024, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the entire venue, try out guitars, browse merchandise, and enjoy the Gered Mankowitz photography exhibition. I had the chance to visit on Monday for a private viewing, and let me tell you, the sleek design of the space, the immersive atmosphere, and the diverse range of guitars on display made time fly by as I was having so much fun.

Gibson Garage London Mums magazine collage

Around 80 local young people also experienced the Gibson Garage. They took part in an exciting guitar masterclass and enjoyed a mini gig hosted by the talented 19-year-old blues sensation and Gibson guitarist Toby Lee. Toby’s natural talent and maturity were evident as he interacted with the eager music students.

Gibson, a globally renowned instrument brand, has shaped the music world for over a century. On 22 February, celebrated artists like Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi, and Sir Brian May joined Gibson fans to celebrate the grand opening of Gibson Garage London. The event included a special “In Conversation” session with legendary guitarist Jimmy Page, one of the masterminds behind Led Zeppelin, and live music performances.

James Bay, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, Sir Brian May

James Bay, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, Sir Brian May – Image credit: Dave Hogan

The Gibson Garage showcases Gibson’s 130-year history of musical innovation. Located at 61-62 Eastcastle St, London, it’s the first Gibson flagship store outside the U.S., following the success of the Gibson Garage Nashville.

At the kick-off bash, Gibson revealed an epic collaboration with Jimmy Page. And that’s just the beginning of the fun at Gibson Garage London! Prepare yourself to immerse in a realm featuring over 300 electric and acoustic guitars, featuring top-notch models from Gibson, Gibson Custom, Gibson Acoustic, Epiphone, and Kramer. Plus, don’t miss the dedicated Acoustic guitar room, boasting one of the biggest displays of Gibson Acoustic guitars in the UK. And guess what? You can even design your very own Made-to-Measure guitar at the Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab!

Whether you’re a pro musician, play for fun, or simply love music, check out the Gibson Garage in London. It offers guitars, live music, and cool artist events – everything music fans will enjoy. So, mark your calendar and experience the vibe at Gibson Garage London. It’s where music history comes alive.

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