Live Music in London

London’s live music scene (from Camden to Shoreditch and back again) comes brimming with characterful pubs, swinging jazz joints and exotic basement clubs in their dozens. Leave your typical clubbing blueprint at home this weekend and let a live band soundtrack your night out; there are plenty of music pubs and gig venues in London well worth checking out.

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Last updated on 14th June 2024

Hidden Jazz Club

On the hunt for live music in London? Taking place at venues all over the city, Hidden Jazz Club are coming in hot this December. Kick back and relax as you check out world-class artists such as Binker Golding, Cherise, Jas Kayser and many more.

The Victoria

The Vic has been the home of buoyant gig-goers for years on end, welcoming crowds from right around the capital for intimate yet raucous nights out. With a host of cracking drinks and a regularly rotating kitchen residencies, there's no shortage of reasons to spend a night here. 

The Piano Works Events

The Piano Works, found in Farringdon and the West End, is the place for lovers of live music. They're hosting a bucketload of events where you can request your fave songs from the six-piece band, plus enjoy brunches and late-night parties to boot.

St John’s Tavern

Head down to St John's Tavern every Friday and you'll be treated to a night of live music alongside South London's best craft beers. With reasonably priced pints and tunes from up and coming artist Billy Keane, you're in for one helluva treat.

Secret Concert - DEBUT at Shoreditch Treehouse

@ Shoreditch Treehouse on Friday 20th September and Friday 25th October 2024

Looking for classical music in London? DEBUT at Shoreditch Treehouse is doing a secret concert in its stunning loft space. The evening will kick off with their resident pianist offering improvised tunes before you enjoy two magical performances from up-and-coming and renowned stars.

Bubba Oasis

If you're after live music in North London, Bubba Oasis hosts live music every week. While you enjoy the fantastic tunes, you can dig into healthy wraps, delicious salads and even a cheeky cocktail or two. They also host brilliant DJs in the evenings so you can have a bit of a boogie.

Homeboy Bar - What's On This Week

Homeboy Bar in Islington is not only famed for its quality cocktails (think mineral martinis plus chocolate and banana-flavoured tipples), but it's also a great destination to catch some live music. From 8pm 'til 10pm on Thursdays and Sundays, you'll be able to enjoy the sweet sound of acoustic guitar and more, then on Fridays and Saturdays its DJ nights where hip hop and RnB are spun and food is served up to 10pm.

Paper Garden Presents: Bingham Riverhouse Parties

Looking for brilliant live music event that showcases emerging London talent? Paper Garden Presents are hosting their fantastic Market Hall-Pass session on a monthly basis, taking you on a journey across the continents with a travel-themed show that features a number of different artists each time. Tickets start from just £15 per person, promising four hours of fun.

Live Band Karaoke

One of the best live music nights in London is back this September. Giving you the chance to tear up the stage, this incredible karaoke event brings together a whole backing band to make sure you can live your best rock star life.

The Phoenix Arts Club

One of the best bars in Soho for live music, The Phoenix Arts Club promises a wealth of excellent events, from musical theatre, cabaret and comedy, to hilarious drag shows and indulgent themed dinners complete with tuneful performances.

London Boat Party

Head to The Thames where London Boat Party are bringing you a range of fun and unforgettable events. Be sure to check out their A Stocking Full of Show Tunes evening, complete with a three-course feast and live music from a trio of musical pros.

Soul Supper Immersive Dining Experience 2024 - LONDON EMBANKMENT FRIDAYS

@ Eight Embankment on Friday 12th July 2024 and 5 other Fridays

Venues in both Embankment and Waterloo will be paying tribute to the Detroit culture that became the heartbeat of American music when Soul Supper Immersive Dining Experience takes over. The event will include non-stop live Motown music along with drinks and a two-course dinner - think chicken supreme or harissa-roasted cauliflower with tasty cupcakes to follow.

Sky Garden

One of the most iconic tourist attractions in London, Sky Garden is hosting a slew of unique events. Head to morning yoga so you can stretch while admiring pretty views of the city. Or check out its music-themed nights for cracking cocktails and terrific tunes.

Madison Presents: Ibiza Orchestra

@ Madison on Fri, 21st Jun 2024 @ 18:00 - 1:00

Transformed into a sky-high oasis with verdant foliage and floral arrangements, Madison Presents: Ibiza Orchestra is the perfect event to kick off the weekend and enjoy the summer vibes. The evening's 10-piece orchestra entertainment will start at 6pm, and the rhythms of Ibiza will keep you grooving all night long, all set to transport you to the White Isle with their music.

The Shacklewell Arms

The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston is well-known for their incredible variation of live music acts throughout the week. Head bang while you listen to rock 'n' roll, tap your feet to acoustic sets or throw some serious shapes with the help of DJs on the decks.

BAM Karaoke Box

Live music in London never looked so good, especially when performers take to the stage within the gorgeous walls of BAM Karaoke Box. Boasting vintage interiors, velvet furnishings and loud, statement pieces of art around every corner, this venue is a pleasure playground when it comes to entertainment. It hosts late-night DJ sets alongside its regular karaoke sessions, which means you can keep the party going after you've finished your own. And if you're feeling hungry? Moreish and innovative European plates are on the menu, courtesy of culinary director and renowned chef Sabrina Gidda.

Market Hall-Pass

@ Market Halls Oxford Street on Every 3rd Friday of the month from 19th July

Get ready for a worldwide jam session at Market Halls in Oxford Street. Take a trip with your Market Hall-Pass, which entitles you to a groovy music event that happens every third Friday of the month. Here, you'll take a sensory tour around the globe, savouring unique flavours and interacting with passport-themed surprises while jamming to the cool beats of up-and-coming musicians.

The Macbeth

A haunt boasting live music and an eclectic mix of artists, The Macbeth is a more than suitable choice. Decked out with sleek decor, this stylish pub promises a cool and casual vibe as you sip on the likes of espresso martinis while checking out artists such Peter Doherty, Damien Marley and Florence And The Machine.

CLF Art Lounge

Located in Peckham, CLF Art Lounge is a great shout for scrumptious Dominican food and cocktails in their roof garden. But they're also showcasing the best music events, live jazz and cabaret such as Jam Presents Live Music in Peckham - a banging indie concert extravaganza, experience captivating performances by three amazing artists and bands, such as Eden J Howells, Ashaine White and Lily Lyons, for only £10 a pop.


CellarDoor is the place to be for live music. It hosts all kinds of fabulous events, from drag-tastic shows to burlesque bonanzas and cracking cabaret performances. Your ticket also includes VIP entry and a glass of bubbles on arrival.

Fidelio Cafe

Fidelio Café is home to some of the best live music nights in London, pairing its sublime European dishes with refreshing drinks and live performances. Head here for an evening of drinking and dining in an undeniably romantic setting.


@ THE CAMDEN CLUB on Sun, 28th Jul 2024 @ 15:30 - 20:30

Get down and funky to the sweet Motown grooves of the Soul Train Brunch at The Camden Club, taking place on Sunday the 28th of July. Expect to be treated to an array of live music, as well as infectious hits, as you devour a two-course meal paired with free-flowing prosecco from £42 per person. 

Live Music

@ The New York Bar on Wed, 12th Jun 2024 - Wed, 30th Apr 2025

Waltz down to The New York Bar on Buckingham Palace Road for its live music on Wednesdays. The renowned bar, laced with red decor and opulent, original artwork will be creating a luxurious lounge experience with its signature cocktails and beautiful melodies from resident singer Sourya. It's ideal for a date night or simply catching up with friends, so head on down now as entry's free. 

The Horatia N7

Who said that live music events have to burn a hole in your pocket? Not The Horatia N7. Step inside this crackin' Islington boozer for a roster of top-notch gigs from some of the city's finest, including entertainment from The Ukulele Ska Collective.