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 July 2018

7 events @ Boisdale of Mayfair with 10 upcoming dates from 18 Jul 2018 until 28 Jul 2018

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.

2 events @ St Martin-in-the-Fields with 2 upcoming dates starting on 27 Jul 2018

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.

1 events @ Elsted Village Hall with 1 upcoming dates starting on 24 Jul 2018

Full of charm and offering a night you won't forget in a hurry, Pop-Up Opera offers a quirky music gig in London that looks to change the way people picture the opera. The theatre company reproduces classic storylines - such as Hansel and Gretal - and turns them into dark operas based in the most obscure setting the team can find. 

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@ Jazz Cafe on Various dates

Known for perfectly coupling live entertainment with delicious dinner and delicious cocktails, the Jazz Cafe in Camden rolls back the clock on Sundays, hosting a weekly night of live soul music in London. Showcasing the many talents of the legendary Atlantic Soul Orchestra, guests can enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail and hearty dinner, before dancing long into the early hours thanks to the band's melodic tones and soulful numbers.

@ 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.

10 events @ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club with 62 upcoming dates starting on 18 Jul 2018

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.

@ 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.

@ The Rivoli Ballroom on Various dates

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.

1 events @ Jazz Cafe with 3 upcoming dates starting on 05 Aug 2018

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

2 events @ Ronnie Scott's with 2 upcoming dates starting on 02 Sep 2018

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.

4 events @ 2 venues with 4 upcoming dates from 23 Jul 2018 until 27 Aug 2018

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.

31 events @ Kansas Smitty's with 31 upcoming dates from 18 Jul 2018 until 25 Nov 2018

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.

6 events @ Quaglino's with 6 upcoming dates from 22 Jul 2018 until 25 Aug 2018

Q Decades is celebrating music from the 20s to the 10s, each event tackling a different decade and playing host to a different, wonderful live musician. Expect them to be showcased in wonderful night parties, Sunday lunches, or brunches.