Indie Clubs London
The envy of the world 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 15th May 2016
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.
Proud Camden has established itself in London's nightlife and live music scene due to it's cutting-edge live music performances. After enjoying live gigs featuring hot indie bands, the main room turns into a club, pumping out Indie classics and mainstream beats. Proud Camden offers a rockin', fun and cool experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The O2 Academy Islington has the biggest Indie Night in London and is on every Friday until 3.30am. The party is spread over two rooms, both playing the best of current and classic Indie music, Pop, Party and Dance. The club opens at 10.30pm and costs £6 on the door (£5 in advance) and drinks are happily affordable.
Koko in Camden is one of London’s most impressive venue for Indie Club Nights. It's a baroque style theatre turned into a glorious rock palace, with live gigs and the very best Indie rock. Club NME is their most popular night which combines performances of signed and unsigned bands and Indie DJs every Friday until 3am.
The Lexington on Pentonville Road is ideal for real music-lovers looking for Indie Club Nights in London. On weekends things get wild as The Friday Indie Club hosts Indie bands, as well as DJs playing alt-pop and electro upstairs. Saturday events are equally as frantic at this late night London Indie club open until 4am.
This hip East End boozer puts on cutting edge London Indie Nights, rock gigs and underground music nights. Stacks of DJs and live bands are on throughout the week at this two storey Mecca for the bohemian Shoreditch crowd looking for the next legendary band. The grittiest and best Indie Nights London can cater for.
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.