Indie Clubs London

The envy of the world over when it comes to sought after party nights, you'll see our indie haunts decked out in only the finest of hits. From Tame Impala and Joy Division to Arctic Monkeys and Rolling Stones, your lugholes will be blessed with them all. Check out our recommendations for the best indie nights out in London, getting your sweet fill of slick riffs, denim patrons and plush parties. 

Last updated on 10th May 2018




This 450 capacity venue hosts regular live music nights and has hosted Indie stalwarts the likes of White Lies, Vampire Weekend, Mumford and Sons and Florence and the Machine. Located at the heart of Shoreditch and offering a wide range of cocktails and food, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen is one of the most popular bars in East London.

XOYO

29 user reviews 4

Situated near to Old Street station, it's one of East London's top cultural hubs offering refined indie / rock gig nights during the week and house, techno and electronic parties at weekends, always with impressive line-ups. For a little taster: Friendly Fires, Solange, Simian Mobile Disco, Kink, Mosca, Boddika, and Rustie have all graced the XOYO crowds of late.

Catch Bar

18 user reviews 3

Catch Bar in Shoreditch has made a name for itself hosting regular live Indie, rock and alternative music nights, as well as DJ nights. The upstairs at Catch Bar champions undiscovered bands and has seen the likes of Bloc Party and Babyshambles come through here on their way to stardom and they stay open until 2am on a weekend.

The Old Queen's Head

25 user reviews 4

The Old Queen's Head in Islington, has had many famous faces grace its stage, including the talented Bombay Bicycle Club, The Foals and Michael Kiwanuka. Here you can scope out the new talent in London, with their 'Pull Up the Roots' night, as well as getting up close and personal with other hedonistic youngsters. Open until 2am Friday & Saturday.

Borderline

5 user reviews 5

The Borderline in the heart of London, is an intimate Soho basement showcasing top live music as well as throwing great Indie Club nights on weekends. Playing the best indie tracks until 4am, this Soho institution has long been a favourite on the indie club circuit, with past gigs from Biffy Clyro, the 1975, Pearl Jam and Mystery Jets. 

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Cafe 1001

2 user reviews 3

Located on Brick Lane, Cafe 1001 is one of most prolific venues in East London, putting lively acts on every night in two big rooms. Serving drinks and fresh food all day, Cafe 1001 is a creative haven for both established and up and coming bands, head there on a weekday for unsigned indie-rock bands and nu-jazz collectives on week days. 

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