arts and music

South London Music

South London Music
47 Grove Vale
SE22 8EQ

020 8693 9879

South London Music caters for the needs of all levels of musician, ranging from a baby's first introduction to music (CDs, percussion), to music students of all levels (starters to grade 8 and beyond), professional musicians (teachers, performers) and enthusiasts of all varieties. We aim to go the extra mile to help you find what you need.

Based in East Dulwich, the areas of Dulwich, Camberwell, Peckham, and Forest Hill are local to us. We have good links with the local music teachers and schools, whom we supply with instruments and music. We are in an excellent position to advise on buying the best instrument for your child, and the selection of exam music etc. We stock over 10,000 titles of sheet music and keep popular items in stock. In addition we order weekly from over 100 suppliers, so are well placed to source obscure items if we do not have them already.

Rupert started South London Music from his home in 2004, rented his first two shops in 2006 and 2011 and opened at 47 Grove vale in 2017. He has about 30 years' experience as an organist and over 20 as a choir director, and has recently become Director of Music at St Stephens, Dulwich. As a result he has a wealth of experience of church music – settings & anthems for the church year, hymns, weddings, funerals, christenings, music for high days & holidays etc. If you need advice on anything relating to church music he is an excellent person with whom to start! In addition, he has performed in an eclectic variety of choirs and ensembles ranging from community to jazz and opera...

We keep most popular items in stock and order weekly from top brands and editors across the UK and Europe. If you can't find something online ring 02086939879 and we will check for you in person.

Our range Sheet music
CDs, DVDs and Vinyl
Opening hours Monday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Friday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday Closed
Bank holidays Closed


Can you advise me on the best instrument for me?

We have a dedicated team who will be able to spend some time with you choosing the best instrument for your needs.

I want to start learning again. Can you help?

We have a large range of adult music books to help you pick up where you left off. Our team can talk you through what your needs are and find the right books for you. We also have a teacher's list we can give you to point you in the right direction.

Do you sell second hand instruments?

We often have a selection of good quality second hand string instruments kept in the shop. Ring 020 8693 9879 to find out what we have in stock.

Do you buy second hand instruments?

Unfortunately we cannot buy second hand instruments. However we are able to offer a part exchange on violins bought from us. Please ring 020 8693 9879 for further details.

Do you repair instruments?

We are able to offer repair services on a range of instruments. Click here for more information.

My child is at Jags/Alleyn's/Dulwich College and needs a book asap. Can you help?

If you place your order through the school or pay over the phone we can deliver straight there. We are also well placed to deliver books in emergencies to Alleyn's and JAGs.

I have an event I am publicising. Can you help?

We have an online events listing system where we can publicise your event for free. Just email us over the details to