Four years after closing, HMV is reopening at its original Central London location
HMV has been planning a return to its first flagship on Oxford Street for a while, but the music retailer has now announced an official (re)opening date: Fri 24th November. This marks a pretty big turnaround for the music retailer which has fallen into administration a few times over the past decade. The shop will be stocked with over 4,000 pop culture merch lines, over 20,000 vinyl albums and CDs, over 8,000 DVDs and a wide range of music technology products.
HMV was first opened at 363 Oxford Street by the Gramophone Company in 1921 and has been the site of many historic music moments over the years. John Lennon, Cher, Elton John, George Harrison and Michael Jackson have all shopped there; it was the location of Blur’s 1995 rooftop gig; and, for a time, it was the world’s largest record shop.
About the brands return to Oxford Street, HMV’s owner Doug Putman said: “Our new HMV shop concept and fan-focused offer is really working for us, with hmv once again becoming a mainstay on the UK high street. The return to Oxford Street and re-opening of our flagship is a culmination of the team’s hard work over the past four years and as a business we see it as the launchpad for an exciting new era for HMV.” Welcome back Nipper!
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Opens Fri 24th November 2023
363 Oxford St, London W1C 2LA