Martin Taylor Guitar Retreat - London

** Guitar Mastery Students Only **

This page is only for students who have already purchased the Martin Taylor Guitar Mastery Program and who are now looking to reserve a spot for themselves or a non-participating partner on this Guitar Mastery retreat.

London, UK
27-29 July 2016

Learn fingerstyle, jazz and acoustic guitar with Martin Taylor

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THE MARTIN TAYLOR GUITAR RETREAT is a three-day, roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-to-work bootcamp that focuses on building your skills and knowledge as a guitarist.

You'll get help with technique, jam with fellow musicians and get focused time to really take your guitar playing to the next level. In other words, you'll come with a desire to improve, but you'll leave with a level of fluidity and self-expression on the guitar that you never dreamed possible!

The Location

London - the most creative city on the planet!

Capital of Britain

London is the political, economic and cultural capital of Britain. You can visit the Queen's official residence at Buckingham Palace and tour the Houses of Parliament, historic home of the UK government.


London is incredibly well-connected, with five international airports and the high-speed Eurostar rail link. More than 50 countries are within a three-hour flight time and upwards of 300 international destinations have direct links to London.


London is a city at the centre of the world – and a world in one city. Around 230 languages are spoken here and you'll find a wealth of different cultures and communities throughout the capital.


London's history stretches back over thousands of years, and the city boasts four World Heritage Sites: the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


London's world-class tourist attractions are renowned across the globe. Many of the most famous attractions are free to visit, for example Tate Modern, the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

River Thames

The river Thames runs through the heart of London, from Richmond in the west, through the central London borough of Westminster, to Greenwich in the east. London river cruises and river buses are a great way to see the city.

Outdoor Spaces

About one third of London is devoted to parks and open spaces, so there are plenty of places to relax on fine days. Make sure you visit The Royal Parks as well as Hampstead Heath in North London, which offers amazing views over the city.


There are more than 6,000 restaurants in London so you'll never be short of new places to eat. London boasts 65 Michelin-starred restaurants and many celebrity chefs are based here, and there are plenty of good, cheaper options too.


According to the Globe Shopper City Index, London is Europe's best shopping destination. Whether you head to the West End, Westfield Stratford City or a quirky London market, there's a huge range of places to buy gifts, fashion and food.

Family Holidays

Want to bring your kids to London? They'll have a great time. London is full of child-friendly attractions, and many – including the Science Museum and Natural History Museum – are free to visit. See ourFamily Activities section for more ideas.


Whether you want to stay in a well-known 5-star hotel, a cosy bed and breakfast or a cheapbackpackers' hostel, London offers a wide range of quality accommodation. You can browse and book accommodation in our Where to Stay section.


London's fantastic transport system, with its Tube, red buses and black taxis, will enable you to get around the city quickly and easily. Why not buy an Oyster Card in advance and download a free Tube map to help you plan your days out?

The Guitar Mastery Retreat will be held at the JW3 Centre in Hampstead, London

Pictures and Video from Previous Retreats

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q.When should I plan to be there?

    A.Since all three days will be full-day trainings, and we typically go over time with jamming and Q&A’s, we highly recommend that you fly in the day before and fly out the day after so that you don’t miss anything.

  • Q.When will we receive the daily schedule?

    A.We will email you the daily schedule six weeks in advance of the Retreat start date. On that schedule we’ll have details of the topics that Martin will teach plus info on any surprise guest instructors!

  • Q.Why is there a $97 deposit required?

    A.Seats are limited and if you do not show up, you’re taking a spot from someone else that could have been there. When you show up to the event, your deposit will be refunded. If you do not show up to the event, your deposit will be forfeited due to expense incurred we still had to cover.

  • Q.What if I paid the deposit and now cannot attend?

    A.You can get the deposit refunded up until 6/15/16. After that, we cannot refund your deposit because we will not have time to refill your seat. If you cannot make it and/or want to transfer your ticket to someone else, you must contact our Customer Care Team so they know who to change the ticket over to at [email protected].

  • Q.Can I bring a guest/assistant/spouse/etc with me?

    A.Yes, you can purchase a non-participation ticket for $97. They must have a deposit put down as well in order to attend. Click on the Non-Participant button below to book their place.

  • Q.What should I bring with me?

    A.We recommend bringing your guitar, notebooks, pens and small snacks to hold you over.

  • Q.Are meals provided?

    A.We will have light refreshments, but Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are NOT provided. The venue has a cafe and restaurant and there are many great restaurants that you can walk, drive or Uber to.

  • Q.Will the Retreat be recorded? What if I don’t go - can I still watch the recording?

    A.Yes, the content sections of the Retreat will be recorded, but the hands-on Workshop and jamming time will not be posted, simply because it’s a room full of people talking, working and playing.

  • Q.Are there hotels nearby?

    A.Yes there is, and you will find a downloadable fact sheet on this page. The hotels we suggest are all near where the Retreat classes and jam sessions will be held.

  • Q.What if I have a question not listed here?

    A.If you have additional questions, please contact Liz at [email protected]. She is available to help you.

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Have a partner that also wants to attend?
Click on the button below for a non-participatory ticket.