Howarth of London is a woodwind music shop and specialist woodwind instrument maker, based in London and West Sussex in the UK, known all over the world as makers of the finest oboes, oboes d'amore and English horns. Their instruments are made in dedicated manufacturing workshops in Worthing in West Sussex.
The Howarth name was first linked with wind instrument making in 1874, when George Howarth was apprenticed to the flute maker Alexander Liddle in London. George was the father of T W (Tom) Howarth, whose name became the firm's original name 'T W Howarth & Co Ltd' when it was established in 1948. In 2008, the firm changed its name to 'Howarth of London Ltd' to reflect general usage.