Howarth of London

About Howarth

Howarth of London is a specialist woodwind instrument maker and retailer. Known all over the world as makers of the finest oboes, oboes d’amore and cors anglais, our instruments are made in our dedicated manufacturing workshops in Worthing, West Sussex.

We use high-tech CNC machinery to make precision components for our instruments which are then hand-assembled by highly experienced technicians into our beautiful instruments.

Instrument Rental

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to hire an instrument. Our rental options allow you to have an instrument in a range of situations.

Minimum 3 Month Hire

Long Term Rental

Hire an instrument while you discover about learning, without the up front cost of buying an instrument.

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Minimum 1 Week Hire

Short Term Rental

Hire an instrument just for a week or two in case of an emergency or for a special concert.

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Cover for loss, theft and accidental damage.

Protect your instrument with Allianz. Allianz are the UK’s No. 1 musical instrument insurer, providing insurance for musicians since 1960. From beginners to internationally-renowned artists, Allianz understand musicians’ needs and lifestyles. Their insurance offers you a flexible policy allowing you to choose the cover you need.

Maravilhoso para quem gosta e toca Oboé.

(Wonderful for those who like and play the Oboe.)

Galdino Vilante

Upcoming Events

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OBC, Lucas Debargue & Ludovic Morlot

01/12/2023 7:00 pm

L'Auditori, C/ de Lepant, 150, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

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From Mirga with Love

06/12/2023 7:30 pm

Symphony Hall, Broad St, Birmingham, B1 2EA

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Nash Ensemble – ‘From My Homeland’ – Music from the Czech Lands

09/12/2023 5:30 pm

Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP

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Reflections with Michael Britton

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Lumières nordiques – Vincent Boilard/Quatuor Molinari

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Howarth Gift Guide 2022

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Come and Visit Us.

We’d love to see you! Come and visit our showroom in the Marylebone area of central London and workshop located in Worthing on the West Sussex Coast. We encourage making an appointment in advance.

London Store

31 Chiltern St, London W1U 7PN

0207 935 2407

  • Mon-Fri: 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Sat: 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun: Closed



Worthing Manufacturing 

19 Buckingham Rd, Worthing BN11 1TH

01903 239 219

  • Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed
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