Music Venues in London
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02 Academy - Islington
O2 Academy Islington saw AMG`s venue estate in London reach four incredible spaces.
Since opening in September 2003, the intimate venue has welcomed some of today`s biggest international artists to the smaller stage, including American hip-hop legend, Eminem.
AMG`s venue assets in the Capital covers the perfect range of sites to facilitate any event from the 250 capacity O2 Academy 2 Islington, the 800 capacity O2 Academy Islington, 2,000 capacity O2 Shepherd`s Bush Empire to the 4,921 capacity O2 Academy Brixton, assuring promoters that AMG can present bands at all levels of success.
02 Academy Brixton
O2 Academy Brixton has long been hailed London`s flagship venue, a must-play for artists and must-visit for music lovers. It has scooped the NME “Best Venue” award on an incredible twelve occasions between 1994 and 2007, proving its popularity with fans and the media alike and in 2009, received the Music Week `Venue Of The Year` Award.
With a capacity of almost 5,000, it is truly one of a kind on the circuit and combines the feeling of an electrifying arena sized atmosphere, with great views because of it`s sloping floor and incredible capabilities for production
O2 Shepherd`s Bush Empire was hailed `Best Venue` for the fifth time at the Music Week Awards 2005 and was shortlisted in 2008 and 2009.
The O2 Empire has been a live entertainment venue for over 100 years and is a favourite within the industry, often chosen by artists for its extraordinary level of intimacy and historic importance on the touring circuit. With a capacity of 2,000, performers can get up close and personal with their most dedicated fans. Architecturally the venue is stunning, still retaining its original design with the grandeur of its early years.
The 100 Club is a legendary venue.
We`ve been home to many different bands of many different styles and its longevity and success over the last 60 years have been down to an open-minded music policy and the dedication of its many patrons over those years.
There`s nowhere else like it in the world!
100 Wardour Street
Formerly Floridita combines three distinctive elements: Latin American-inspired food, legendary cocktails and a wide variety of live music and entertainment, from authentic Cuban bands to glitzy cabaret nights.
12 Bar Club
London`s small but intimate 12 Bar Club showcases around 4 acts a night, 7 nights a week, from solo performers through to full bands. That`s a lot of music, and with the emphases placed on songwriting, we feature artists from around the world.
We have a Cafe at the front of the Club which currently only serves drinks.
The Cafe`s opening hours are
Monday to Friday: 11am to 7pm
Saturday: Noon to 7pm
229 is 2 multi-purpose venues which have played host many gigs, club nights and weekend festivals over the last 10 years. ( Kings of Leon, Paul Weller, Florence and the Machine, Biffy Clyro, Seasick Steve, Foals)
All profit generated from the venues goes back into our charity that helps fund Scholarship programmes for students from all over the world.
93 Feet East
93 Feet East boasts a fantastic Courtyard space, the 93 Bar, complete with DJ booth and wooden bench seating that doubles as a dance platform.
With its own entrance on Brick Lane, we have the large and versatile 93 Live. This venue offers a stage, club lighting, projection screen, projector and PA to suit a wide variety of Live Music & Club events.
Hammersmith Apollo is one of London's major live entertainment venues.
It is located in Hammersmith, West London and is one of the UK's largest and best-preserved original theatres.
Live music venue in Camden known for promoting up and coming talent and a hosting a selection of club nights.
Recently voted London`s number small venue in an NME readers poll.
Some of the artist who have performed over the years include The Killers, Friendly Fires, The Horrors, Kasabian, The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Adele, Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Coldplay, Scissor Sisters...
Belushi`s is situated on Camden High Street just a few minutes walk away from London's famous Camden Lock Market. This open plan bar has an American feel and original décor with a great party atmosphere.
We have a jam packed agenda with something going on every night of the week such as open mic and great happy hours so make sure you check out our what`s on!
Monday – Thursday evenings we have ``After Work Perks`` which includes great beer and wine deals.
Also later on every evening there will be entertainment from the very relaxed and chilled to the famous Weekend Millionaires.
Don`t worry we`ll still have some Rock, Pop and Indie too!
Belushi`s London Bridge
Offering great entertainment every night of week, there`s always something going on at our popular London Bridge bar for students, office workers and backpackers alike.
Close to London Bridge station, we serve up a great food and drink menu to refresh you after a hard day. We also host comedy nights and party hard in our huge basement club - with room for 300, and a late license until 4am at weekends.
Belushi`s Shepherd`s Bush
A great sports and live music venue overlooking Shepherd`s Bush Green, Belushi`s in Shepherd's Bush is the ideal place for a spot of lunch or dinner after a day of retail therapy at the nearby Westfield shopping centre.
A theatre located in Central London near the West End. We host a varied programme to suit all tastes, from comedy to drama, music to dance and much more.
020 7388 8822
The Boston Arms is a warm, welcoming pub with an inviting friendly atmosphere.
We offer great prices at competitive rates especially at happy hour, 5 days a week. We also offer a wide variety of entertainment including karaoke to live bands, pool tables to darts boards. We have a smoking area and a beer garden for the people who just want a cool breeze with their pint.
Sunday - Wednesday
10am to Midnight
Thursday 10am to 1am
Friday 10am to 1.30am
Saturday 10am to 2am
Bush Hall was founded in 2001 as a music and entertainment venue.
Previously, it has had an interesting and colourful past, as a snooker club, bingo hall, British Restaurant and was originally built as a dance hall in 1904.
Bush Hall thrives on its versatility, allowing for music and special events alike.
Cafe OTO opened in April 2008 with the aim of providing a home for creative new music that exists outside of the mainstream.
Cafe OTO is comprised of one large cafe/performance space open during the day as a cafe and hosting an evening programme of adventurous live music almost seven nights a week.
Catch is an independent bar and venue in the heart of Shoreditch, spread over two floors.
The downstairs bar is always free to get into, and offers a wide range of spirits, wines and draughts. Most nights there`ll be Djs playing late into the night. Upstairs is our gig / club venue some nights there`s a door charge, some nights there isn`t.
Dingwalls is a unique venue in the heart of Camden in London. Its history dates as far back as 1973 and has won numerous awards in terms of venue layout and customers service.
Dingwalls has had many bands come and play recently such as Mumford and Sons, Foo Fighters and many others.
The venue is 500 capacity venue that offers entertainment alongside comedy (every FRI and SAT with bars opening after at 11pm), music and pub areas throughout the venue including the Lock 17 and the Market Bar.
Mayfair`s award winning Dover Street Restaurant & Bar `and all that jazz...` offers its customers the unique experience of three different, well honed operations all under the same central London roof.
Whether you are looking for a good meal in the restaurant, a relaxing drink whilst listening to some of the best live music in the capital or a chance to perfect your moves on the dance floor Dover Street has something for everybody. Simply the best night out in town!
Downstairs at The King`s Head
Founded in 1981 by Peter Grahame and Huw Thomas, we now present shows throughout the week that champion the Best of the New, be it Comedy, Music of all persuasions, Spoken Word, Magic and Dance.
A favourite of Audiences and Performers, the venue prides itself on creating the right ambiance for each event and providing unbeatable value for money.
The Dublin Castle is a legendary pub and music venue located 2 minutes away from Camden Town tube station. It has been ran by the same family for over 28 years and features 4 live bands every night as well as a great selection of beers, ciders and wines.
There`s DJs after the bands on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and a fabulous jukebox in the front bar if you`re after a more relaxed atmosphere.
Fabric`s Saturday nights showcase underground DJ talent, internationally-renowned electronic music legends, and accomplished live acts.
Its playlists are dedicated to cutting-edge house, techno, electro, disco, dub-techno…and anything else that fits within the confines of the night`s future-forward and ever-evolving programming.
Has capacity for about 150 to 200 people. We have our own new pa system. Friendly good music venue. Looking for bands to play March and April. Also looking for a rocking Irish music band for Friday 17th March.
077 26 907 639
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Green Note is a live music venue in Camden Town, London.
Live music 7 nights per week, mostly live music, ranging from folk and blues to roots, world, jazz, country, bluegrass and singer-songwriters, but also comedy and spoken word
The Harrison is an elegent and calm place to enjoy a well prepared drink,an excellent meal and perhaps some quality live music.
Live Music including Indie, Alt, Rock, Ska, Roots, Reggae, World, and Folk.
Voted best Music Venue 2011 by London Lifestyle Awards
Hoxton Hall is a beautiful and atmospheric 145 year old grade II listed Music Hall Theatre with adjoining music rooms and recording space, rehearsal rooms, dance studio, meeting rooms and art workshops, café and adjoining creative industry workspace.
Islington Arts Factory
Founded in 1977, Islington Arts Factory is the only multi-arts community centre in the London Borough of Islington and provides over fifty educational courses in art, dance and music for children and adult learners. We believe that creativity should be undertaken for its own sake and that active involvement in the arts encourages positive personal growth throughout life and fosters social cohesion within the area.
Nestled amidst Cable Street Studios in Limehouse, Jamboree is a fully licensed LIVE MUSIC VENUE.
A beautiful continental style decor with cheap but lovingly mixed drinks, great bands, musicians and DJ`s performing Americana/ Bluegrass, Ragtime and Swing, Jazz fusions, Gypsy and Ska every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, the perfect hangout that`s also available to hire for events, performances, parties, exhibitions and launches.
Jamm is a unique venue, a beacon of musical creativity. Far more than just a club - it`s at the heart of Brixton`s lively music scene.
The building itself has always been at the centre of goings on in the area since it`s original function as a coaching house on the road to Brighton. These days, however, it`s Brixton Jamm that`s the destination, and whether you're coming from Brighton or Brixton itself you're guaranteed to hear the best music London has to offer without stressy security or pretension.
Sunday - Thursday:
Doors are usually 7pm. We have a great roof terrace where you can enjoy your drinks and the view of Camden. Headline act usually on at 8.30-9pm. Gigs usually end at 11pm.
Friday early show:
Doors 6:30 or 7pm. Headline act usually on at 7.45-8.15pm. Gig ends at 10pm Club NME starts straight afterwards (free entry to anyone at the gig) unless the gig was an all ages show in which case we are obliged to clear the venue.
The doors open at 9:30pm. First band is normally on at 11:30 Second band is normally on at 12:30. The night ends at 4am.
0870 432 5527
Le QuecumBar is the world's only venue dedicated to the music of Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Swing. Seven nights a week the music can vary from anything such as an Ella Fitzgerald-style singer-piano duo to Eastern-European folk music to classic swing and jazz to, of course, all the variations of Gypsy Swing.
All in a setting takes you out of Battersea and into the jazz clubs of 1930s Paris. Le Q hosts two weekly jam sessions that see musicians and audience blurring into one another, three weekly resident band sessions as well as two concert nights a week that bring musicians from all over the world.
The food menu is as odd and eclectic as the place itself but the classic French brasserie standards can always be found.
LJ Presents Livenight
Livenight is at The Cavendish Arms pub, Stockwell, showcasing the UK`s hottest new talent around. Already established as a showcase night feast, currently on weeknights.
If you are just there to enjoy the atmosphere there is food and drink avaliable at the bar till midnight! And you can watch the music and entertainment on the Livenight stage for an entry of just £5.
The pub is open from 6.30pm and Livenight starts at 8pm.
Spread across five uniquely-designed floors, the venue offers incredible versatility as a host to everything from live gigs and club nights to still, TV and film shoots along with launches, after-parties and corporate functions.
With a capacity of 650, Metropolis is in a category of its own.
An entertainment space with an intrinsic sense of fun, it will be an anchor for the capital’s colourful and cultural landscape.
Mill Hill Jazz Club
The Mill Hill Jazz Club has been providing live jazz music of the highest standard to North West London for many years.
The Jazz Club is for everyone with a passion for live jazz, blues and soul.
We have had the pleasure to play host to some of the best jazz artists in the world at this London Jazz club, and to provide our patrons with world class music at a fraction of the price they would pay in the West End.
If you love good music, the Mill Hill Jazz Club is the place to hang out.
New Cross Inn
The New Cross Inn is a 250 capacity venue in South East London, hosting live music and events 7 days a week.
Our proximity to Goldsmiths gives us a lively student community and our work with emerging artists has earned us a reputation as an established venue for new and breaking music.
Poppies Fish and Chips Camden
The new Camden branch of successful 1940`s-style Fish and Chips restaurant Poppies. Live Bands hosted every Friday and Saturday evening. Jazz, jive and blues and artists of other genres playing frequently.
0207 267 0440
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The venue is transformed into a live music venue and bar from 7.30pm, with each night hosting the best eclectic music in North London.
Young people are at the heart of everything we do. They're on our board and help plan and perform at our events. We offer a year-round schedule of creative projects for 11–25 year olds in 24 state-of-the-art studios, where facilities include TV, radio and music production, media suites and rehearsal rooms for music and performance.
020 7589 8212
South London Pacific
A warm tropical welcome to South London Pacific, that legendary oasis of tiki paradise in SE11, right here.
Join us for classic Tiki potions, premium Mai Tai`s or any of our wonderful house cocktails, at only £3.95 before 10pm.
Soak it all up with a selection of our delicious Vietnamese Finger Food.
Music to drink to, music chat to and music to dance to until 3am at the weekends. Just dig those tropical beats.
The Abbey Tavern
Sunday – Wednesday: 12 midday – 12 midnight
Thursday – Saturday: 12 midday – 1am
Based in the heart of Deptford, the Albany is a performing arts centre with a history stretching back to the nineteenth century. Over the last few years, we have emerged as a new type of arts venue, very much driven by the cultural diversity and creative mix of South East London. Involving people, through participation and partnerships, is central to our work and is essential to the delivery of our vision.
The Barbican is Europe`s largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra
The Beatroot Rendez-Vous
All day live jamming session showcasing the best of London`s back alley Folk, Blues and Acoustic musicians.
Local heros plus special guests
Now open, following a multi-million-pound refurbishment that includes an £80,000 state-of-the-art sound system, Balham’s much-loved pub and one of London’s most famous grass-roots music venues and comedy clubs is back!
The Grade II listed venue now features five bars, four private rooms, a ballroom and a 250-capacity live music club.
Having previously hosted some of the world’s best-known acts including Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Paolo Nutini, KT Tunstall, Michael McIntyre, Eddie Izzard and Frank Skinner, The Bedford’s entertainment legacy continues as it gears up to welcome the stars of the future and nurture young up-and-coming talent.
The Bulls Head - Barnes
Welcome to The Bull`s Head! Located on the riverside in the heart of leafy Barnes Village, with excellent links into central London and the suburbs, we like to think of ourselves as the last bastion of `proper pubs` in Barnes.
Modern Jazz has been played at the Bull`s Head every night and twice every Sunday since November 1959.
020 8876 5241
The Cavendish Arms
Musician turned Landlady Shirley Jane Errey took over The Cavendish Arms in late 2007 and renovated it into a cultural hub of South West London which explores and showcases the best in new and up and coming Comedy, Music, Burlesque and Performance that the capital has to offer. In 2010 she employed promoter and entrepreneurial visual artist Tristan J C Scutt as Venue Manager.
020 7498 7464
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The Clapham Grand
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020 7223 6523
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The Electric Carousel
The Electric Carousel, in the heart of Royal St James's, Purveyors Of High Quality Live Music.
Large Stage, Brand New & Expansive A&V System, In House Events & Production Team.
Auditorium - 400 standing
Dress Circle - 120 Standing
Moments From Piccadilly Tube Station
The Fiddler`s Elbow
The Fiddler`s Elbow is a music lover`s paradise playing host to every type of music imaginable. Whether it`s Indie, Rock, Punk, Metal, Electro, Blues, Folk, Acoustic, Jazz, or even classical, you can find it here nearly every day of the week. Live music, low entry prices and a late bar (1am), equals a great night out!
Home to some spectacular bands, it also hosts touring groups from across the UK and the rest of the world.
We encourage all musicians, far and wide, whether you are a new young talent or a seasoned, well established band, you are welcome at The Fiddler`s Elbow!
0207 485 3269
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The George IV - Chiswick
A Fuller`s flagship, this award-winning pub plays host to a variety of events from top-class comedians and salsa dancing, to open mic nights, all held in the purpose-built Headliners Comedy Club within the pub. The Comedy Club is also available for private hire and is a great venue for conferences and parties. We are known as an Ale & Pie House, one of several similarly styled pubs owned by Fuller`s. As the name suggests, we are famous for selling fantastic homemade pies & perfectly conditioned award-winning ales.
The George Tavern
The George Tavern is a legendary venue, public house
and constant foundation for a thriving artistic community in the heart of London`s east end. Originally a 700 year old tavern mentioned in the writing of Charles Dickens, Samuel Pepys and Geoffrey Chaucer, the renowned venue is a beacon for both emerging and established artists, musicians and creatives alike.
Welcome to the Gladstone Arms, home of the best in live music, mouth watering Pieminister pies, and the loveliest atmosphere south of the river. Cosy and welcoming, we have our bar downstairs (with free entry to gigs every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday), and our very mellow upstairs lounge, perfect for dining, playing chess, scrabble, and generally taking it easy.
020 7407 3962
The Good Ship
Born on 2nd September 2005, The Good Ship is a live music venue, bar, nightclub and arts centre all rolled into one. Consider us an extension of your front room with a jukebox in. We are first and foremost a music bar and we are actively committed to bringing the best bands to Kilburn and also using the space of The Good Ship as a place for the arts and entertainment. So we have DJs, bands, spoken word and story telling nights, stand up comedy and anthing else interesting/innovative that we come across or you suggest. Not karaoke though, no no no no no.
Welcome to The Lexington, Islington`s finest new music venue and lounge bar, here to tie it all together for you with a mix of riotous rock `n` roll upstairs and a ground floor lounge that we kind of hope might just entice you in and seduce you in a slow-burning glow of downbeat decadence and bluesy class - with perhaps just a dash of burlesque elegance thrown in for good measure.
A great place to hang out in the heart of Stoke Newington. Our Pub offers you a cozy bar, two fireplaces, a games room with pool table, Bonzini foosball table, darts, pinball machine and juke box, as well as a beautiful garden under a canopy with heater for those chilly London winter nights.
Come and join us for a beer, take part in Captain Barrett's Quiz night, watch football on our huge HD screen, indulge in Chu-i`s fortnightly art festival, listen to local band & DJs or the once a month ukele night (beginners welcome). Whatever your poison, it's all here!
020 7682 4814
Hidden in the backstreets of Borough The Miller is home to an eclectic mix of art collectives and event promoters bringing you live music, fringe theatre, film screenings, video art, imrov comedy, cabaret, storytelling, zines, poetry, pool, food, wine, cocktails and of course beer.
We are a great place for a party, with two private rooms which can be reserved.
The Nave is a licenced, education, arts and performance space which sits on the border of Hackney and Islington boroughs in London.
With great location, superb acoustics and a number of different sized spaces available for hire, the Nave is an exciting venue.
The Old Blue Last
In January 2010 we decided it was time for a facelift so we gutted the pub, replaced both the bars, made a lot more floor space, changed all the sound systems, built a new room and most importantly, replaced those toilets.
So now you can come and enjoy whatever it is we feel like putting on every night of the week without the spectre of the old urinals putting you off, and with slightly less chance of being crushed into a speaker stack during a gig.
The Old Queens Head
Large music venue with stage providing live music most nights, disco and quizz night.
020 7354 9993
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It may be just off bustling Oxford Circus, but The Phoenix in Cavendish Square is (in spirit) a million miles away from most Central London pubs. This uniquely relaxing, laidback local is perfect for unwinding over your favourite pint and a plate of regionally sourced pub food. It`s also a hub of entertainment. Whether you're a little bit country, all about rock or just out for a laugh, the events downstairs at the Phoenix Club are as varied as our superlative range of drinks, creating an upbeat atmosphere that`s bursting with character of every imaginable variety.
020 7493 8003
The Slaughtered Lamb
Award winning live music, Sliders, Thirst quenching Beer & Real ales from our own Camden Town Brewery.
The Vortex Jazz Club
The Vortex is a volunteer-led, not-for-profit organization, based in the heart of Dalston providing a platform for music outside of the mainstream, including jazz, improvised and experimental music.
Now celebrating its 25th birthday, the core of the club`s activity relates to the programme of gigs at its 100 capacity venue within the Dalston Culture House, as well as other larger spaces, which adds up to nearly 400 performances a year.
The Troubadour was founded in 1954 as part of the second great London coffee revolution and has since settled in to become a West London institution.
Through the 50’s and 60’s this was one of THE centres of London intellectual and artistic life. The Troubadour was the first place Bob Dylan performed in London, and has seen the likes of Paul Simon, Sammy Davis Jr., Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Elvis Costello (just to name a few) grace its stage over the years, and in more recent years, the now famous Adele, Ed Sheeran and more!
The Troubadour hosts live music almost every night of the week, with Sunday, Monday and Tuesday dedicated to bringing you some of the finest jazz in London for free! Curated by celebrated jazz drummer, Sebastiaan De Krom, these jazz evenings introduce fresh new line ups weekly, catering to casual groovers and the most discerning of Jazz fans alike.
London needed a beautiful, small live venue with a killer sound system like the venues frequented in the late `70s and early `80s in New York. When a venue is not too big it could be experimental and provide a platform for the next generation of artists, musicians and disc jockeys.
UNDERBELLY OF HOXTON SQUARE was born...
The lighting of candles invites the evening in, when people gather to dissect the day or step next door to see what the live venue has to offer.
Windmill - Brixton
We didn`t set out to be a venue as such but live music at the Windmill Brixton, just kinda evolved. Late night sessions at this bar revealed that the regulars carried a wealth of experience in musicianship, sound engineering and promoting, and since we drank there anyway we decided that we should get a good band down now and again to listen to.
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