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.

Last updated on 2nd June 2023

Hidden Jazz Club

On the hunt for live music in London? Taking place at The Vaults Theatre, 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.

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.

Vintage Arts Asylum

A new pop-up jazz club in Hackney, Vintage Arts Asylum is offering more than just a space to listen to music. Alongside live bands and affordable drinks, the quirky event series will also be teaching you a series of classic dances. 

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.

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 and a fun afternoon tea offering complete with tuneful performances.

28-50 By Night

Get on down to 28-50 By Night in Marylebone for a fabulous, intimate night of music. With sessions every evening from Tuesday to Saturday, it's bringing you jazz, blues and swing tunes to enjoy alongside European-inspired eats and a fabulous selection of wine.

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

If you're looking for live music in London then you should be adding the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club to your hitlist. The Elephant and Castle venue plays host to all manner of performers and events, from blues and soul to life-drawing and spoken word evenings. This July, they'll also have a special performance from celebrated pianist Alberto L. Ferro.

Secret Concert - DEBUT at Shoreditch Treehouse

@ Shoreditch Treehouse on Saturday 24th June 2023 and 3 other Saturdays

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.


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.

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 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.

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.


Kindred are showcasing a whole range of talented local artists at their LoungeLDN evening, priced from as little as £10 a ticket. If that's not your bag, the stunning Hammersmith members club will also be welcoming London DJ El Conchitas to their abode for a fun and raucous evening.

Peckham Levels

Searching for cool live music events? Peckham Levels are pulling out all the stops with their monthly jazz affair. Trouble In The Night features bassist Tagara, drummer Jaega, producer and multi-instrumentalist Leif Maine and saxophonist Caspar Sutton Jones.

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.

Salvador & Amanda

Head to Covent Garden every Wednesday where Salvador & Amanda is serving up a side of live music with its sangria. They'll be bringing you a true taste of Spain, with acoustic sounds and plenty of tasty tapas plates.

Ricco Lounge Events

Looking for somewhere you can treat your ears with fantastic live music? Ricco Lounge, found over in Kensington, is the place to go. Lap up the sleek interiors that echo Art Deco vibes, as well as enjoy delish cocktails, moreish sharing platters and jazzy tunes.

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.

Up On The Roof

With artists such as Todd Terry, Aline Rocha, Rio Tashan and Rob Alldritt making their way to The Prince of Wales Brixton, you can see why their events are such a hit. Head to the rooftop stunner for sky-high views, drinks and an epic dance party.

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.