Whilst grabbing a quick beer at a local West Hampstead pub, met Mark who owns and runs the most enchanting shop in the area, in Broadhurst Gardens opposite the English National Opera [#ENO] studios, www.proartelondon.com

I’ve often walked past and seen children (and adults) learning to play amongst the numerous string instruments there for sale, repair, tuning or simply all forming to create a retailing work of art – a charming sight to behold.

So… apart from Mark repairing these magical instruments, and him playing violin himself, his wife is also an extremely talented #violinist too! We’ll be meeting up again soon as there’s another potential idea we floated around that evening – watch this space!