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.

Last updated on 18th January 2019

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.

@ Cellar Door on Every Monday

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.

@ The Rivoli Ballroom on Saturday 9th February 2019 and 9 other Saturdays

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.

Iconic music venue The Jazz Cafe has been hosting big names for years now, join them in Camden for supper and some serious talent.

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.

Kansas Smitty's is bringing back the swinging jazz clubs of Paris to Hackney. The sexy little bar is the work of music lovers and always has a cracking live band playing, from blues through to soul.

@ The Blues Kitchen venues & Jazz Cafe on Wednesday 20th March 2019 and 4 other dates

This week-long festival celebrates those who can create the sound of a multi-instrument band all by themselves. As Jazz Cafe and Blues Kitchen open their doors for an epic celebration, make sure you don't miss out. 

@ Ray's Bar on Every Wednesday

Taking over Ray's Bar in Dalston, Live At 95 is a laid back jazz night that celebrates London's burgeoning jazz scene. The event takes place every Wednesday and sees the talented saxophonist Rachel Cohen invite the biggest names in the capital's jazz scene to perform alongside her. Calm, serene and pulling in live music fans from all over, this music event in London will have you whistling tunes to yourself on your way home.