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.
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.
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.
Not only do you get to enjoy live music and great tunes from top DJs, but you can enjoy amazing cocktails and one of the best views in the whole city, only at the Sky Garden.
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.
Join the Organic Nubians collective for a night of Soul, Funk, Afro Beats, classic Hip Hop and more as Vintage Misfits bring this slick club night to Hoxton Hall.
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.
After making waves at festivals like Creamfields, Tomorrowland and Amnesia Ibiza, Anton Powers will be heading to London for a night of top-quality music. The 'Alone No More' hitmaker will be performing alongside local favourites The Fellas and 100 Wardour St's resident DJ.
Sick of the same old nights out? Why not head to this central London spot, where The Perception is hosting a series of live music events. Discover new artists and listen to breakthrough DJs with electric beats and mouth-watering cocktails all night long.
End your week on a high, from the 40th floor of the Gherkin. Every Friday, there will be smooth tunes all night long taking you into the weekend as well as a chilled glass of Champagne to help you refresh.
Celebrate the darker side of the 60s and 70s with this unique event at the iconic Nambucca. Expect to hear some great live music from psychedelic and progressive artists as well as dark spoken poetry.
Showcasing the rich culture and history of Africa, Faaji Sundays is bringing you a special night in honour of Black History Month. Located in a secret London spot, you can expect a bespoke menu, bottomless drinks and a live band showcasing the sounds and tastes of Nigeria, Ghana, Congo and more.
The Vengabus is coming to London. Expect a truly stunning performance followed by a night of pop anthems as DJs take over. There's going to be themed cocktails as well as all the confetti you could dream of.