The British Piano Design and Manufacturing Company, Phoenix are proud to announce the opening of a new display of their pianos in London.
In collaboration with the publishing and media group PPM International, Phoenix Pianos will be displaying examples of their advanced technology, high performance, climate resistant, upright and grand pianos which uniquely incorporate patented carbon fibre soundboards and action parts. The venue, “House of Phoenix” overlooks the Thames waterfront in Greenwich.
The venue includes both indoor and an outdoor recital area built out over the Thames River. PPMI and Phoenix Pianos plan to hold a wide spectrum of events including recitals, competitions and piano masterclasses.
Initially, the piano display will consist of a Model 130 Upright and Model 170 Grand to demonstrate how our new concept small piano can challenge a conventional concert grand in recital. The full range of Phoenix models will be retained at Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios at the Phoenix home base in Borough Green, Kent (35 to 40 minutes by twice hourly train service from Victoria and 45 minutes from House of Phoenix by car via the M2/ M25 and M20 motorways). Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios is open 7 days per week 52 weeks per year at any hour by appointment.
An official launch is planned for June – watch this website and our social media for further announcements and full details.
House of Phoenix is located in the beautifully restored Paynes Paper Wharf building on Wharf Street, which was built as a rail/shipping exchange terminus for direct travel between London and America but was never commissioned for that purpose.
The new display will be open to the public Monday to Friday, between 9:30am and 5:30pm. The House of Phoenix complex also houses an art gallery, coffee house and bookshop.
It is our hope that with this new display, located in the heart of one of the world’s most prestigious cultural centres, many more people will have a chance to play and hear our technologically ground-breaking pianos. We look forward to welcoming you there soon.
DIRECTIONS TO THE NEW PHOENIX PIANO DISPLAY
House of Phoenix
25 Wharf Street
Phone: +44(0)20 3872 8080
By car: There is free street parking available near House of Phoenix, but please note there are restrictions in place between 12 noon and 2pm. Alternatively, there are Pay & Display car parks in and around Greenwich town centre, which is approximately a 10-15 minutes’ walk away.
By public transport:
Train: Deptford Rail Station is approximately 9 minutes’ walk from House of Phoenix. From the rail station, walk north on Deptford High Street. When you reach the crossing at Evelyn Street, continue straight on Watergate Street. At the end of Watergate Street, follow the path around to the right that takes you towards the River where you’ll see signs for the entrance.
House of Phoenix is also accessible from New Cross Rail Station and is approximately 15 minutes on foot. When leaving the station, head north on Amersham Vale. At the end of the road, turn right onto Edward Street. When you reach the end of Edward Street, turn left onto Watergate Street. At the end of the street, follow the path around to the right that takes you towards the River where you’ll see signs for the entrance.
DLR: The nearest DLR Station to House of Phoenix is Cutty Sark for Greenwich Maritime and is approximately a 6 minute walk. From the station, head West on Creek Rd for about 700 yards. Turn right onto Gonson Street, then left onto Stowage. Next, turn right onto Deptford Green, which turns into Borthwick Street. Finally, turn right onto Wharf Street, where you’ll see signs for the entrance.
Bus: The closest bus stops to House of Phoenix are on Evelyn St, Deptford. Bus Nos. 47, 199 and 188 all service this stop during the day. From there, walk north up Watergate Street. At the end of Watergate Street, follow the path around to the right that takes you towards the River where you’ll see signs for the entrance
Thames Clipper: River boats called Thames Clippers run regularly from many piers on the Thames in London. The closest Thames Clipper stop is Greenwich Pier which is about 6 minutes’ walk from House of Phoenix.
House of Phoenix may be reached from London City Airport by DLR train to “Cutty Sark for Greenwich Maritime” station.