London’s metal exchange has a reputation for being an event destination for metal fans, but its metal racks have become a popular hangout for metal collectors.
With the opening of the London Metal Exchanges Metal Rack &Metal Room, a new shop in London’s Chelsea neighbourhood, metal fans will be able to take advantage of metal and vintage equipment from around the world.
“Metal has always been part of my life,” said Nadiya Haddad, a metal collector and shop owner from New Jersey.
“I was raised metal and was obsessed with metal as a child.
It’s a part of who I am.””
We’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while,” said Liza Lohr, the owner of the metal rack and metal room.
“There are so many amazing things that come from this.
The atmosphere is great.
The music is incredible.
It is really a great place to come to and hang out with your friends.”
The metal rack &.metal room in London.
(Photo: Liza Haddas/www.metallondon.co.uk)The metal floor at the metal floor in London.(Photo: Kari Hohmann/Flickr)Metal racks have been around for decades, and have been popular among metal fans since they first began to come online in the 1970s.
“It’s an easy place to go,” said Kari Hoffman, the store’s owner.
“They are so clean.
The space is very inviting.
It was very easy to get in, and the people are friendly and helpful.
We are excited about the new store.””
I think metal has always had this stigma associated with it, but it is a very welcoming environment,” Hoffman said.
“You can walk in, go into a shop, and be greeted with smiles.”
Liz Harnell, a curator at London Metal, has been collecting and exhibiting vintage metal since she was a kid.
She said it was fun to see what new bands were being created and why.
“I feel like metal is a more inclusive space for us to come and hang,” Harnll said.
Harnell said she’s seen metal and other forms of art evolve in London, from bands that had a lot of musical talent to bands that were just trying to make a living.
Harnill said she loves the new metal racks, which are not just for collectors, but also people who are looking for a cool place to hang out and hang with their friends.
“The metal scene is growing and evolving every year,” Hernell said.
“There’s so many more bands coming out now, and it’s exciting to see that it’s such a diverse community of people.”
Harnill’s metal shop in Chelsea.(Photo by Kari Hoffmann/Wikimedia Commons)The new metal rack at London’s Metal Floor.
(Image: Karel Hernenbeck/Wikispaces)Harnells own shop has become a hub for metal, vintage and other artists.
She sees the metal scene as evolving, and has noticed that more people are finding places to hangout.
“It’s always been a good place to meet new people,” Haren said.
In the past few years, Harnells shop has expanded to include a new space called the London Vinyl and Music Exchange, which was also created by the London metal exchange and has been described as the world’s largest metal exchange.
“For a long time, the metal community has been struggling to get its feet wet,” Hennell said, noting that the metal racks are the first step toward bringing in new customers.
Hrena Seltzer, who co-founded the London-based London Metal exchange, said she and her husband started the exchange to get people into the hobby.
“We were doing metal shows and doing the old school metal shows,” Seltzier said.
“[But] the London store and metal floor has been a way to bring people in and support them.
I think it has really helped bring in people that were coming into the metal world, who might have never considered coming in.”
Hrenes metal shop.
(Credit: Nadiha Haddaddas)Hrenas shop is currently open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and has three different floors.
Each floor has different seating, and is equipped with tables, a small lounge, and a coffee shop.
Seltzer said the metal floors are a great opportunity for people to go in and hangout, and to explore the different sounds and styles.
“If you’re a metal fan, you can come in and see if there’s something you like or if you’re into the other side of things,” Siltzer said.