Rock Bars in London

Metal heads and hell raisers who've come to rock 'n' roll in London, we salute you! Here are your sanctuaries, safe from commercial music and chirpy colours, toting only the finest in rock 'n' roll wares. We've listed the rock bars in London who play metal, punk, classic rock and heavier than hell tracks. From dive bars and classic haunts to historic plots and ground-breaking gig venues, we've left no rock unturned when it comes to the best drum plying, riff licking haunts in the city. 

Roadtrip & The Workshop

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2 for 1 entry on Friday nights

A seriously fun Shoreditch staple for those that know the difference between Sum 41 and the total sum of Pi, Roadtrip Bar is a rowdy joint that totes classic interiors and live bands alike. From their pocket friendly main bar with its magazine plastered walls and animal skull toting chandeliers, to a basement gig venue for local bands and DJs alike, Roadtrip retains an air of rock cool, even in one of London's most unique quarters.

The Old Queen's Head

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All cocktails are £5 every Wednesday!

With many famous faces having graced their stage, including the talented Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals and Michael Kiwanuka, this is the place to scope out new talent as well as get up close and personal with other hedonistic youngsters. The Old Queen's Head is a fantastic Angel venue that remains one of the best rock bars in London.


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Crobar is a late night rock bar in Soho with a juke box and appropriately sleazy, dark and dive vibe. It's a hard rock bar London praises as its favourite dive bar for metal, rock n' roll, glam and more. Head banging, bandanas and Shout at the Devil until 4am come as standard at a destination like Crobar where the outfits are black and the drums are consistently raging. 

The Electric Ballroom

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If you need a lot of space when you head bang then this Friday night club "Sin City" is where to go. Having had such acts as The Clash, Sid Vicious and The Killers grace its stage, it truly affords itself some great company. With a number of specially themed nights going on from Inferno, Sin city and Shake, it's always a fun evening. 

The Underworld

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You say rock in Camden, we say Underworld. This rowdy and raucous nightclub is a heralded music venue located in the heart of Camden. It has a great history of big acts behind it and offers a wide range of live music, predominantly known for its top notch underground acts, metal names and breakcore evenings. From The Ataris to Killswitch Engage, if they've played in London, they're played at Underworld.

The Enterprise

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The Enterprise is a lively pub at the top end of Camden, which just so happens to be hailed as one of the UK's birthplaces of rock. Hosting regular club nights and live music, The Enterprise always has an entertaining evening going on. A great Camden pub that also boasts an impressive music policy, it's hard to be disappointed with The Enterprise when top notch riffs come as routine.