Offering some of the best soul, blues and jazz music events in London, Boisdale of Mayfair is an institution. With live acts every Monday to Saturday, it's a perfect spot to relax and unwind after a long day.
Music Events in London
Bursting with young talent and home to some of the most iconic live music venues in the world, there's always a great music event in London for you to enjoy. Whether you prefer tribute bands, live drag concerts, hip hop performances or just an old-fashion band performance, the capital's many concert halls and clubs are always shaking with electric energy and quavering beats. Ideal for those after work outings and memorable weekends, here's a complete list of the best live gigs in London.
Prepare to be mesmerised at this stunning series of concerts at St John-in-the-Fields as Jon Landor and London Musical Arts Orchestra perform some of the most well known pieces in classical music.
Live music, hilarious characters and plenty of smiles; what more could you want from a fun music event in London? Head to the Cellar Door in Mayfair and watch as the capital's most talented drag singers wow and stun a crowd of music fans. The night takes place every Monday and features spangled performances by the likes of Topsie Redfern, Ginger Johnson, Michael Twaits and Cosmic.
Inspired by the Parisian jazz bars from a bygone era, the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club is a South London venue that focusses on showing off the very live jazz artists that London has to offer. To accompany the jazz performers, the venue also hosts a handful of fun cabaret nights and experimental music performances. Diverse by nature and full of charm, this venue unquestionably hosts some of London's best music events.
Head to South London's Powder Keg Diplomacy and enjoy a serene night of live jazz and soul music every Sunday. Guests will be able to relax and watch some of the capital's best live music performers show off their many musical talents, all the while drinking a stunning, hand-crafted cocktail.
Omeara isn't just a space for some of the best music acts in London, it offers a bit more. They host record label showcases, world class acts and the finest rising artists around, but there's also a cantina for the best Mexican cocktails and food and a terrace offering great views of the Shard and Southwark cathedral.
Three spectacular acts, three dates – join the fabulous retro Rivoli Ballroom for a night of jiving, live performances, a beginner's dance class and DJs to see the night away in this nostalgic blast from the past.
The true kings of gypsy swing will be taking to the stage at this iconic London venue for one of the best Central London music events of 2018. Benoit Viellefon Hot Club will play tracks from their most recent album for your listening pleasure.
Offering some of the best music events in London, A Night Of brings together talented music-makers to pay tribute to some of history's most influential acts.
Join the Rhythm and Booze guys as the bring you an evening of live music and great whisky at this completely unique event that fuses a drinks tasting with a gig.
This Soho haunt is a hub of late night entertainment lavish theatre productions and stunning live musical performances. Expect the unexpected as you enter The Phoenix Artists Club, a den of debauchery and decadence.
Head to hip Soho haunt Scarlett Green this autumn and you'll witness one heck of a show from the stunning Rat Pack Burlesque Show. Expect a sizzling showcase of burlesque, live music and more as you feast on Aussie-inspired plates.
With a lip-smacking roast dinner alongside beers, wines and resident DJs Marcio Martinez and Alex Lodge taking to the decks, the Dartmouth Arms is going all out to bring you Sunday sessions that you won't want to miss.
Australian country music star Gary Quinn and his band will be heading from down under to Under the Bridge this November. Pay a visit to this Fulham mainstay and you're sure to be soothed by his soulful sounds that'll cure any autumnal blues.
Head to St Marylebone Parish Church this December, where The Silver Line has teamed up with a roster of celebrities - from Jim Carter to Miriam Margolyes and Carly Paoli - to bring you an evening of carols, readings and good vibes all around.
Some of the greatest musicians in the world are showcasing their phenomenal talent at these classical musical concerts, taking place across London. From Vivaldi through to Gershwin, what's make these concerts even more magical, is that they're all set to candlelight.
Spend an evening at church listening to stunning Mozart and Brahms renditions as well as acoustic tunes from Latin UK Awards nominee Inacio Lusardi Monteverde. Choose between a live piano, classical or acoustic performance with 60 min Concerts.
If you like your dinner with a side of sultry sounds, then it's time to book your spot at Scoff & Banter. Not only has the Kensington favourite roped in live jazz musicians, but they've also got a dreamy 3-course feast with wine to wash it all down.
Head to Canary Wharf for an evening of stunning live music this season. Lumar will be showcasing the finest fresh talent the city has to offer, with a series of intimate live gigs, a host of established special guests, and unique and undiscovered locations.
Catch some of the freshest talent on London's music scene at one of Cargo's regular live music nights, in partnership with Club Live London. Taking place within the cool venue, located under a railway arch, performances will feature a number of bands and solo artists playing a range of tunes from rock to acoustic and everything in between.
Get into the festive spirit with an authentic carol singing experience in the heart of London this Christmas. Join the superb Côr Dinas Welsh Choir and sing along the classics or just simply sit back and enjoy the music in a truly spectacular location.
One of the best live music events in South West London this December, The Fighting Cocks play host alt-rock outfit Lunar Jam for a little pre-Christmas knees up. With support from Mungrul and ¡Gracias Habibi!, it's set to have the walls of the Kingston venue shaking.
Get in the festive spirit with an unconventional night of Christmas carolling at Bethnal Green's The Pickle Factory. With a number of guest vocalists, DJs and a live 10-piece band performing throughout the night, you'll find yourself bopping along to all the classics as they turn up the tempo and put their own party spin on things. Ding Dong Merrily On High indeed!
The perfect post-theatre knees up, each Thursday Boulevard plays host to a West End stage star for a series of unique performances of song and storytelling. A chance to catch some of the finest voices in the biz in an intimate setting, this stunning music event is a sight to behold.