J.P Guivier, England’s oldest stringed instrument shop, established in 1863, located on Mortimer Street, London. It was established by Joseph Prosper Guivier.
The ground floor houses the shop which has violins (“from £6,000 to £60,000) are on sale.
The 1st and 2nd floor houses the music rooms where prospective clientele are able to play the instruments before investing. (“We’ve had a gentleman in playing a chello all morning”.)
When I visited I was struck by the international accents of their clientele. (“I’m going back to my country in 3 weeks….Yes I have a music teacher when I go home”.)
The second photo is of conductor’s batons, organised by weight and size on shelves.