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 23rd November 2020




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 Half Moon

412 user reviews 4

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. 

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Live music meets drinks tasting at this unique event in Kings Cross. Join the guys from the Rhythm and Booze Project for a night you won't forget, complete with great tunes and an open bar.

Sky Garden

300 user reviews 3

Looking for a live music venue with something extra? Sky Garden is the go-to for brilliant musical performances with exceptional views of London as well as gorgeous interiors, top-tier food and drink options and an overall feel of pure luxury. 

The Phoenix Arts Club

264 user reviews 5

A lavish den in the heart of Soho, The Phoenix Artist Club had decadence and debauchery running through its veins. Evenings here consist of grand theatrical performances, stunning live music and star-spangled cabaret, making it one of the city's most thrilling venues. 

The Good Mixer

4 user reviews 5

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. 

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

496 user reviews 5

Inspired by the Parisian jazz clubs of old, the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club in South London is quickly rising up London's live music ladder. Grab a drink, enjoy some delicious food and watch as the stage comes to life at this live music venue.

Avenue

2 user reviews 4

One of the best restaurants for live music in London, Mayfair's Avenue is proving its more than just a spot for seasonal plates and sublime cocktails. Head over on Thursday evenings for jazz tunes and drinks, or settle in for a Sunday roast accompanied by a blues band.

The Moth Club

2 user reviews 5

Boasting one of the best live music programmes in Hackney, the Moth Club brings together fresh talent and established acts every month. Head down for the chance to catch your favourite new band or catch a little something you didn't know existed.

The Hackney Social

1 user review 5

Head to The Hackney Social where you'll find a whole range of up-and-coming arrtists hitting the stage. Expect everything from electro tunes and dance beats to soul songs and alternative soundtracks at this cool East London spot.

Archer Street regularly plays host to a large variety of themed events and live music in London. From Disney-inspired performances and gigs from West End stars, an afternoon at their Soho or Clapham spot's sure to leave you smiling.

Under The Bridge

2 user reviews 5

Stylish with a sick state-of-the-art sound system and lighting to match, this nightclub knows how to host live music in London. Showcasing a centre stage and a super-wide space to mosh, head-bop, fist-pump and swing you'll get your musical fix at Under The Bridge alright. 

Zebrano London Soho

129 user reviews 5

Not only shaking up cracking cocktails and hosting epic drag-themed brunch parties, Zebrano has also gone that one step further to bring you live music with a variety of special events. Expect chart toppers and soulful performers in the heart of the West End.

Camden Assembly

9 user reviews 4

With an exposed-brick interior, cool Camden crowd and a great range of bands and singers, Camden Assembly is a perfect place for live music in London. Sundays are the night to listen to some of North London's newest talent as well as regulars on the scene. 

Doña Bar

10 user reviews 5

Located in the heart of Stoke Newington, Doña is the gorgeous pink cocktail bar that specialises in all things mezcal. This autumn the venue will be playing host to a roster of live events, from music to comedy and cabaret.

The Den at 100 Wardour St

33 user reviews 4

One of Soho's favourite secret watering holes, The Den is 100 Wardour Street's unique hidden cocktail bar. Boasting a selection of literary-inspired libations, their drinks are best enjoyed alongside a few tunes from their excellent live pianist.

O’Neill’s Clapham

14 user reviews 3

The eclectic variety of live music sets at Stane Street Syndicate suits a night out for any music enthusiast. The laid-back atmosphere and contemporary decor encourages listeners to let loose and have fun.

NT's

147 user reviews 4

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.

XOYO

43 user reviews 4

Hailed as one of East London's clubbing Mecca's, XOYO is a sought after destination for live gigs in London. Bringing in talent from not only across the UK but also internationally, you'll find legendary DJs taking you through to the early hours here as well as live sets. 

A night of

102 user reviews 4

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.