Guildford Store Info
Our Flagship Guildford store is the heart of Andertons Music Co.
In store you'll find our four specialist departments where you can ask for advice as well as take advantage of our Click & Collect service.
Guildford Store Update Update 17/09/20
The Guildford store currently opens 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. As much as we would love to be back to the hustle and bustle of pre-Covid times (remember those!), where you could browse and try out whatever takes your fancy in the demo rooms, we now operate to government social distancing guidelines in order to keep customers and staff safe. We strongly advise you read about our appointment booking service if you want to make sure you get the best out of your visit.
The following are available as "walk-in" services and, apart from a possible queue, you can just come to the store. For these services we recommend that you check the website or call ahead to make sure the stock is actually available at the store. Due to the required changes not all items will be available at the store and may need to be brought from our local warehouse for you.
- Click and Collect or Reserve over the Phone: Click here for more information.
- Buy a specific item: Click here for more information.
- Guitar Repairs: Click here for more information.
Following government guidelines and in order to maintain a safe socially-distanced environment, we can have a maximum of 22 people in the Guildford store (including our staff) at any given time. So that this can operate safely we have created 10 "demo areas" within the existing rooms and floorspace, which are cleaned down after each customer use. You are welcome to come in and, if available, use one of the demo areas and a member of our staff will assist in getting the item/s you wish to try for you and offer advice. Note that, due to the restriction on numbers, we may only to be able to accept single person visits at the busiest times over the weekend. At quieter times or, by using the appointment service, the maximum is 2 household members per visit.
However, to get the best experience, we would strongly encourage you to pre-book an appointment to use one of the 10 demo areas - this will ensure the right specialist is booked to be with you and all the items you want to try are brought to the store and prepared for your appointment. This is especially relevant for busier days ie weekend. You can call or fill out the contact form to book your appointment. Full details of the booking process are available here.
If you opt out of pre-booking you may run the risk of either having a significant wait outside the store or have had a wasted journey if we are fully booked up.
Please note: Limited parking is available on our forecourt for collection of heavy/large items.
All online operations and customer services are operating at a normal level.
Shop By Department
We have hundreds of guitars in stock and on display for you to try out. From the latest releases to iconic instruments. Not to mention 4 well stocked pedal & effects cabinets and walls of amplifiers.
Our drum showroom has everything from full acoustic kits to electric kits and accessories. Whether you're just after some sticks or a complete custom order setup, our specialist team are on hand to make sure you're well stocked.
We have a speaker demo room packed with the latest studio monitors, not to mention a wide range of live audio, PA and DJ gear ready to try!
Parking at Andertons
If you’re visiting the Guildford store by car, there are plenty of parking options nearby:
- A limited number of spaces directly outside the store (Temporarily unavailable)
- Several street bays on the surrounding roads with free 2-hour parking
- Free parking along Woodbridge Road bus lane (Sundays only!)
In addition, there are some great options within a 5-minute walk of the store. All of these are open 8am-10pm Mon-Sat and 11am-10pm on Sunday:
- Mary Road Car Park (GU1 4QU) (107 spaces)
- Bedford Road Car Park (GU1 4SJ) (1033 spaces)
- Leapale Road Car Park (GU1 4JX) (384 spaces)
Are you a blue badge holder or do you require mobility/accessibility assistance? Please give us a call in advance and we’ll happily help out!
Services & Facilities
- 6 Guitar Demo Rooms
- Dedicated Acoustic Room
- Sound Proof Drum Space
- Department Specialists
- Click & Collect Service
- Guitar Repairs Service
- Pro-Audio Department
- Digital Piano Showroom
- Second Hand Part-Exchange
- Disabled Access
- Toilet Facilities
Getting to Andertons from London
It's easy to get from London to Guildford train station, which is just a five minute walk away from the store.
Trains regularly run direct from London Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon, Vauxhall and Gatwick.
Waterloo - train departures every 15 mins or less. 35 min journey.
Clapham Junction - every 20 mins or less. 30 min journey.
Wimbledon - every 25 mins or less. 50 min journey.
Vauxhall - every 30 mins or less. Change at Clapham for 45 min journey.
Gatwick - direct trains every one or two hours. Changes at Clapham half-hourly. 45 min journey.