Originally Posted by Berserker
I grew up in Chesham so I know Amersham quite well. I'll check out BBZ... I think I'm leaning toward a strat at the moment.
BBZ don't do Fenders as far as I know (but there's a lot of other cool stuff there, some lesser-known brands that you don't see as much), the closest place that always has a lot of them in stock is Wembley Guitar Centre. It's not exactly local but it's not too far away (very close to Wembley Stadium), I don't think it's too much of a pain to get to and IT IS SO WORTH IT.
They have A Sizeable Amount of stuff... Gibsons, Fenders, Ibanezeseses, Schecters and so on. It's a really good shop, the staff are all great guys who are happy to help with anything, they really know their shit as well.