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.
Taking over The Amersham Arms this summer for a series of live music nights, SoulEndvr are bringing their unique concept to South London. They'll be screening short films while improvising the set with sublime jazz tunes throughout.
Proud Cabaret will be paying tribute to the Detroit culture that became the heartbeat of American music with their series of Soul Suppers. The immersive event will include non-stop live Motown music along with drinks and dinner.
A King's Cross favourite for after work drinks and nights out with entertainment in London, The Star of Kings is quite the social hangout. A bit rough around the edges but boasting quite the legacy of live music sets, this pub has an epic set up for bands to rock out on.
For a stunning night of live music in London you can't go wrong with A Night Of. Bringing together great musicians to pay tribute to some of history's most renowned artists, there's opportunities to catch one of the events at venues across London.
Located in East London Gigi's Hoxton is an uber-cool live music venue-cum-late night bar. Decked out with retro furniture, bold murals and neon lights, it's the ultimate spot to catch a live DJ set or chilled out jazz session.
Celebrating the return of live music in London? It doesn't get much better than this. The Return of The Soiree Bottomless Brunch will be taking over Central London, armed with bottomless drinks and delicious food as well as some of the city's very best performers.
Giving you a hefty dose of live music over a series of epic summer parties in London, Day and Night Group are a no-brainer for those of you looking to let loose. Pick one of their events around the city and prepare for the ultimate bash, complete with 14 hours of DJ sets and numerous rooms to dance.
Ruby's is a darling live music venue in London where you enjoy an intimate experience at a table for two like the good old days. Having taken over the space next door, she's extended her charm to bring you a full packed entertainment roster all week long.
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.
Looking for live music in North London this August? Head over to Islington where Southern Saturdays are back at Metal Works with another night of bourbon, BBQ bites and an epic performance from country star Katy Hurt.
Venture up to Golden Bee this August where you'll be treated to eight hours of techno tunes from an all-female line-up of DJs. The rooftop bar in Shoreditch will be joined by names such as ALX, Charlotte Van De Peer and Hayley Griffin for the ultimate summer party in London.
Paper Dress Vintage is the gorgeous Hackney boutique that transforms into an independent music venue as night falls. Spotlighting the very best in underground music as well as up and coming DJs, it's the perfect place for a night out in East London.
One of the best alternative nights out in Clapham, Venn Street Records is a vinyl-clad, rock 'n' roll drinkers den covered with NME posters and other iconic music memorabilia. The venue hosts regular live music and DJ nights, with happy hour and pizza deals on the regular.
If you like your live music full of swing and fun and your music venues intimate, then the Lucky Pig is the spot for you. Located in Fitzrovia, this sexy spots hosts regular music nights; grab a cocktail and some bar snacks and settle in for a raucous evening.
Kindred are showcasing a whole range of talented local artists at their open mic nights, 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.
Looking for some of the best live music events in London this summer? This fun river cruise is bringing the music and mood of Michael Jackon, George Michael and Take That to life via a range of talented tribute acts and musicians.
Get ready to chat, sing and dance your heart out at this cool and quirky London club night. Freedom Soiree is taking over Proud Cabaret City for a unique evening of live performances across music, circus, DJs and cabaret acts.
From boat parties to live music nights, Southern Fridays are back post-lockdown and they're set to be bigger and better than ever. Join them for bourbon, beers, singing and line-dancing at their Islington haunt or atop the Thames.
With stunning interiors and a specially-build stage with impressive lighting and sound, Kindred is a top choice for live music in London. What's more, the Hammersmith bar and restaurant has a range of fine wines, draught beers and cocktals, perfect for your viewing pleasure.
One of the most unique places for live music in London, The Candlelight Club is the place to head if you're looking for delicious dinners soundtracked by sublime jazz. The themed restaurant fronts a speakeasy aesthetic, and is inviting you to dress the part.
Head down to Bethnal Green where this cute and quirky Coupette is pumping out more than just great cocktails. Settle in every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as the bar welcome in highly skilled pianist Maurice Horhut to beguile you with a few juke joint numbers.
Listen to banging tunes from various DJ sets at Love Pub + Grub. A fun summer pop-up based in East London, this food, drink and gaming den will be joined every weekend by a lineup of music maestros who'll be spinning the hits from midday.
One of the best places to see live music in London this October, this quirky Bavarian beer festival is bringing you more than just a few sloshing steins. Taking over Old Billingsgate Market, BierFest is keeping you in bottomless drinks and big band tunes all night.
At Band Baaja Sangeet, an East London Bollywood Night, you'll get to dance the night away to tunes from live DJs. Located at Platinum Lounge Banquet Suite, you'll also get to tuck into a three-course Indian meal and enjoy audience workshops.
Fans of Bruce Springsteen need to look alive as Hungry Heart is returning to London this September. One of the best live music events in the capital this autumn, the night will see the HH DJs playing nothing but back-to-back tunes from The Boss.
Looking for fun music events in London this month? The Perception is playing host to this unique club night, mixing house tunes with live artists. Catch Jamiroquai drummer Derrick McKenzie doing his thing, alongside a saxophonist and fellow percussionist.
Gospel Motown Brunch is an unmissable boozy brunch with live music in the City of London. Promising the Sunday morning fix you've been praying for, there's going to be singers unlimited cocktails and a delicious brunch every week from the 30th May.
One of the best places for live entertainment in London, Underbelly Festival is bringing together quirky theatre, cabaret and more, alongside outside bars and loads of delicious street food for your alfresco drinking and dining needs.
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.
Join Lovebirds, Lloyd and an incredible live band for a brunch party quite unlike any other. Setting up shop in M Restaurant on Threadneedle Street, Soul Serious will be dishing up a three-course feast and providing you with 11 hours of wicked funk music.
This unique, creative community hub is a must for live music in East London. Head on over to The Hackney Social for a regular roster of DJs, up-and-coming musicians alongside pop-up screenings, comedy showcases and plenty more to fill your nights out with.
Hands down London's best place to listen to live music, The Shard is serving up chilled tunes and stunning scenes from its rooftop - which also happens to be the highest in the capital. Head over for an unforgettable Saturday spent sipping on delicious cocktails and bubbles while taking in the views and listening to a cool DJ set.
Looking to catch a little live music next time you're in West London. Stop by The Imperial Arms to get your fill of dance-worthy tunes form some of the city's best performers. That's not all though, as this place serves tasty British grub and cocktails in a colourful setting.
Let your hair down to reggae and afrobeat tunes while scoffing on tasty grub at one of Shabba Part's wild brunch events. The carnival-themed pros will be joined by impressive DJs and well-known names, with former performers including Ms Dynamite, WSTRN and Stylo.
The group behind Night Tales have teamed up with Morty and Bob's toastie specialist to create a fun-loving bar in Hackney. The venue serves as a laid back cafe by day, but completely transforms itself after dark, when the DJs, live music and master mixologists behind the bar dial things up a bit.
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.
London Wonderground is bringing you a summer of live music, impressive dance moves and incredible harmonies as it welcomes THE CHOIR OF MAN to its Earls Court pop-up. Head over to the show and see why its gained such international acclaim.
The Basement Shoreditch is a East London bar that showcases jazz performances and expertly-crafted cocktails. Armed with an impressive arsenal of fruit, liqueurs and fiery spirits, the bartenders promise to cater for every mood or taste you might have.
If you're looking for the best live music in London, be sure to check out TRAPiCALL as it takes over The Perception at W Hotel. Bringing you a scorching supper of summertime specials alongside amazing DJ performances, this is one unmissable event.
Bird of Smithfield is a premier private hire venue in London, where private functions with live music are held in a stunning, 5-floored Georgian townhouse. The Birdcage cocktail bar is a particular favourite, it's a top spot for live music and entertainment.