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 16th November 2017
Looking to get your fill of Christmas music this December in London? Join Nadim Naaman at View 94 as this West End star takes to the stage for a stunning selection of live Christmas songs and entertainment.
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.
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.
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.
Juju might be famous for hosting huge celebrity club nights, but each Wednesday, the venue trades DJ sets for live music as they showcase the best young talent that West London has to offer. Whether it's a new indie band that gets your blood racing or a talented acoustic performer that leaves you smiling, this live gig in London offers the perfect way to unwind after a long, working day.
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.
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.
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.
Singing all the classics, the number one Michael Buble tribute act is bringing Christmas cheer to central London.
Discover a secret wonderland of 1940s partying at this amazing immersive event. Sticking you in a time-travelling machine and delving you into a world of swing dancing and escape rooms, this night promises to be one for the history books.
Irish Hip Hop comedy duo Abandoman and Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer are the latest YouTube sensations to come to the Prince of Wales for a hilarious live performance.
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.
Watch a hot selection of live and local bands play in the gorgeous Sky Garden venue. They are hosting a series of nights which give you access to the bar, all for completely free.
REWING 100 is back, bringing the ultimate celebration of 90s and 00s music with a series of live performances from Rozalla, Cappella and Urban Cookie Collective.
Head to South London for a tribute night to David Bowie as Blues Kitchen Brixton bring David Bowie's best hits to life with their live band.
Last Days of Shoreditch's Winter La La Land returns for another year with an epic line up of DJs and events to fill those long winter nights. With guest slots from Geddes, Justin Robertson and Stuart Patterson all playing for the low, low price of nothing, there's no excuse not to get down and get down in Shoreditch this winter.
Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel is hosting another night of unplugged music, this month with Jay Scott & The Find, supported by Studio32 playing their first EP.
XOYO is bringing Justified to life with a live band and vocalist recreating Justin Timberlake's classic album.