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.
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.
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.
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.
Offering a new twist on your classic London bus experience, Golden Tours are adding fizz and in-house entertainment to the mix. Clamber aboard and you'll find yourself treated to a whole host of memorable tunes from a lineup of genuine West End talent.
If you're looking for a London event with live DJs then why not check out one of Jerk & Jokes Brunch's experiences. The party experts will be taking over secret locations around the capital for a day of dancing, eating and drinking.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Live music in London means plenty of booming gig venues, hardy concerts and big name acts, but what if you fancy some casual sounds on a night out in the city? Boasting their own music roster, The Half Moon in Putney is prime for indie acts and humble sounds all week long.
For those looking to have a fun time, reasonably priced drinks, and maybe enjoy a live gig, The Good Mixer in Camden embraces the vibe of the area in the traditional pub. Enjoy live music and have yourself a dance in a pub known to be visited by rock-n-roll royalty.
Recently crowned the third best bar in the world, Nightjar's dazzling speakeasy atmosphere owes much to its live music schedule. Settle in for a night of highly innovative, multi-sensory cocktails on the side of a line-up of top vintage performers.
The 100 Club is playing host to Down for the Count's 15th birthday, and everyone is invited to come along and celebrate. Revel in a night of festivities as they play their signature swing, jive, soul and Motown for one energetic live show to remember.
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.
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.
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.
Get your fix of live music and tasty food at Young Future Co's The Lounge LDN brunch experience. Not only will you get to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment from new singers and comedians, but you'll get to do it all in a very stylish setting.
Sunday swing sessions and a mix of jazz musicians bopity bop bop away to create an electric atmosphere at The Bull's Head. If you fancy a craft beer, real ale or spot of food while you're jiggling around, try the delicious menu of pub grub.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head below the streets of Kensington and you'll find Ricco Lounge, one of the top places for live music in West London. What can you expect? Everything form jazz and soul musicians to impressive tribute acts and some singing cabaret artists.
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.
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.
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're looking for live music in Shoreditch, Ninety One Living Room should be on your radar. Bringing you everything from live jazz paired with mouthwatering food to late night house parties come the weekend, there's something for everyone.
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 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 are playing hot to some of the best DJ sets and live music events in London. Plus, the Shepherd's Bush bar and street food venue are also keeping you watered and fed throughout with craft beers, cocktails and tasty bites.
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.
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.
Head over to Twickenham where The Shack 68 promises some of the best live music in West London. The venue plays host to performers in their marquee on big matchdays to ensure the atmosphere remains electric even through half time.
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.
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.
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.