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 27th January 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. 

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

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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.

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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.

Benoit Viellefon Hot Club take to the Ronnie Scotts stage for one of the most anticipated live music events in London. The band will be playing a selection of their most recent album released in August.

A night of

93 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.

Zebrano London Soho

99 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.

Vintage Arts Asylum

29 user reviews 4

Adding some electric swing to your already lively Friday nights, the team at the Arcola Theatre serve Londoners a truly stunning night out in town. Guests will first take part in a dance class before watching a talented jazz band fill the air with quavering notes and trembling tunes.

Experience the sweet sounds of classic music from some of the country;s best performers, as this unique series brings you atmosphereic concerts in London's most intimate settings. Think Chopin and Champagne in St Ann's Church and Vivalidy by candlelight at Ely's Cathedral.

Club Live London

21 user reviews 3

The perfect chance to see the stars of tomorrow before their big break, Club Live events take place in some of London's most epic venues. From intimate bars to hallowed dance halls, £5 tickets to these gigs get you some serious bang for your buck. 

The Good Mixer

1 user review 4

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. 

NT's

118 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

40 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. 

60min Concerts

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If you're a fan of classical music, then these concerts are sure to leave you smiling. All events take place in various beautiful churches and feature a number of impressive musicians, including Latin UK Awards 2019 winner Lusardi Monteverdi and the renowned Fitzwilliam String Quartet. 

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Head up to Camden as Fest brings a roaring night of live music, clubs nights and fun. Join them for Frankie's Guys, an incredible show that features plenty of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and dinner options.

This wacky club night is combining live brass-fuelled performances with micro-lectures on the cosmos, for one unforgettable event. During the evening you'll be treated to a number of live acts, including a 17-piece band, as well as a number of guests scientists and thinkers.

  The Candlelight Club

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@ The Candlelight Club on Saturday 14th March 2020 and 4 other Saturdays

For live jazz music in London and to feel like you've stepped back into the bygone days of the 1920s, discover London's most elusive party collective, The Candlelight Club. Prohibition is back, bootleggin is rife, flappers are wild and the parties go wild.  

Having made a reputation for itself by delivering amazing American-themed dishes and stunning whisky-based cocktails, expect an epic night of live music at the Blue's Kitchen. Whether you're in Brixton, Camden or Shoreditch, there's plenty of entertainment to explore. 

Camden Assembly

8 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. 

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.

If you like your rock'n'roll with a side of serious style, then the Karma Sanctum Hotel in Soho is just the ticket. With regular gigs and fabulous bar, it's one of the best live music venues in London. 

@ Scoff & Banter Kensington on Thursday 6th February 2020 and 3 other Thursdays

Swanky South Kensington Scoff & Banter are hosting a series of live jazz nights featuring the hugely talented vocalist Luna Cohen. Having previously performed at Camden's Jazz Cafe and the famed Ronnie Scotts, Cohen now brings her dulcet tones to West London, where guests can enjoy a three-course dinner, glass of wine and full evening of entertainment for only £40.

O’Neill’s Clapham

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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.

Hosted by Daniel Koek, West End Sessions is combining London's finest musical talent with mouthwatering cuisine courtesy of Daisy Green. Expect a menu of healthy Aussie-inspired dishes and intimate performances from the likes of Jessica Condon and Emma Lindars.

@ Mercato Metropolitano on Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February 2020

Mercato Metropolitano are serving up a combo meal deal of live music, tasty street food and impressive circus acts at their Elephant & Castle venue. Spend your evening snacking and sipping on tasty food from the impressive food traders before being wowed by a number of eclectic acts, performing every night until February.

The Phoenix Arts Club

128 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. 

Under The Bridge

1 user review 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.