London Live Music Venues

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Roundhouse
Koko
The Old Blue Last
Dingwalls
Dingwalls
Café Oto
Café Oto
Café Oto
Union Chapel
The Forum
The Forum
Scala
Hootananny
Bush Hall
Heaven
Shepherd's Bush Empire
Brixton Academy
Hammersmith Apollo
The O2 Arena
SSE Arena, Wembley
 

 

Tucked away in tiny basements, converted warehouses and cavernous chapels, London's live music venues come in all shapes and sizes. With an eclectic line-up of events, these venues showcase new names in the industry while also providing rare chances to enjoy intimate gigs from big stars.

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Bush Hall

Former dance hall that now plays host to a variety of live music.

310 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 7LJ

Tube: Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Hammersmith and City Line)

 
 

A unique venue whose high ceilings have played host to a wide variety of artists from cabaret to cutting-edge electronica. Built in 1905 as a dance hall, it made its way to 2001 in various incarnations before being renovated into the live music and entertainment venue we know today. The larger Shepherd's Bush Empire down the road gets all the mainstream gigs, whereas the Bush Hall welcomes niche artists and those on their way up. Occasionally established bands also seem to love it for secret and fan club gigs.

 
 

Events at Bush Hall

Francis Dunnery
On Soon

Sunday 21st January 2018 - 7.30pm | £20

 
Francis Dunnery Bush Hall 2018-01-212018-01-21 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Self-penned rock from the Egremont-born singer-songwriter and It Bites frontman.

Inside Out
On Soon

Thursday 25th January 2018 - 7.30pm | £7.50, concs £5

 
Inside Out Bush Hall 2018-01-252018-01-25 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

An evening celebrating the transformative, transporting power of music with the bands Inside Out and The Fish Police.

Czeslaw Mozil
On Soon

Sunday 28th January 2018 - 7.30pm | £20

 
Czeslaw Mozil Bush Hall 2018-01-282018-01-28 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The Polish singer and musician performs alternative music - which features elements of rock, punk and cabaret - live in his native language.

I'm With Her
On Soon

Tuesday 30th January 2018 - 8pm | £20, phone for availability

 
I'm With Her Bush Hall 2018-01-302018-01-30 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The American trio of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan performs its contemporary folk tunes.

The Oh Hellos
On Soon

Wednesday 31st January 2018 - 7.30pm | £17.50

 
The Oh Hellos Bush Hall 2018-01-312018-01-31 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

American folk-rock duo consisting of siblings Tyler and Maggie Heath.

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Brixton Academy

Giant live music venue with a high domed roof.

211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London, SW9 9SL

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 

This former cinema with its art deco interior, proscenium arch and 140ft dome is London's most celebrated venue for live music, winning Best Live Venue at the NME awards for 7 years in a row. The famous sloping floor means there are great views wherever you're standing, though keeping your feet can be a problem at the more raucous rock gigs. Most of the biggest bands in the world have played here, and it also holds some of Britain's hardest club nights. The sound could be better, but with a capacity of 4,700, a 6am licence, one of the biggest dance floors in the capital, and a location in one of the hardest-partying areas of London, this is the only place to watch your favourite bands and DJs.

 
 

Events at O2 Academy Brixton

Steve Aoki
On Soon

Friday 26th January 2018 | tickets on sale Friday 27th October, 10am

 
Steve Aoki O2 Academy Brixton 2018-01-262018-01-26 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The American musician, DJ and artist performs his electro house mixes.

Black Veil Brides / Asking Alexandria
On Soon

Saturday 27th January 2018 - 7pm | £30

 
Black Veil Brides / Asking Alexandria O2 Academy Brixton 2018-01-272018-01-27 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The two rock bands bring The Resurrection Tour to the UK.

J Balvin
On Soon

Sunday 28th January 2018 - 7pm | £56.95

 
J Balvin O2 Academy Brixton 2018-01-282018-01-28 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The singer-songwriter performs a fusion of urban and Latin music.

PartyNextDoor
On Soon

Wednesday 7th February 2018 - 7pm | £32.50

 
PartyNextDoor O2 Academy Brixton 2018-02-072018-02-07 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Canadian rapper, songwriter and producer performs songs from his latest album, Seven Days.

Rat Boy
On Soon

Saturday 10th February 2018 - 7pm | £17.50

 
Rat Boy O2 Academy Brixton 2018-02-102018-02-10 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

A passionate blend of hip hop and indie-rock courtesy of the Essex born signer and producer, aka Jordan Cardy and his band.

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Café Oto

Dalston's cafe/creative haven doubles up as an evening music venue.

18-22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 

Café Oto is a vibrant live music venue with the atmosphere of a student union cafe which puts on avant garde music from the Dalston scene. Housed in the old Reeves Artists' Colour Paint Factory - the three storey building was established in 1868 - Café Oto includes a large cafe/performance space where you can get lunch, tea and alcoholic drinks with an evening programme of creative new music almost seven nights a week.

 
 

Events at Cafe OTO

A Man In A Room, Gambling
Now On

19th January, 26th January and 2nd February 2018 - 7.30pm | £18

 
A Man In A Room, Gambling Cafe OTO 2018-01-192018-02-02 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

A collaboration between the Spanish visual artist Juan Munoz and British composer Gavin Bryars, A Man In a Room Gambling comprises ten mesmerising pieces on the art of slight of hand and how to cheat ...

Mark Ribot Two Day Residency
On Soon

Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - 7.30pm | £22, adv £20, mems £16, 2-day pass £38, mems 2-day pass £30

 
Mark Ribot Two Day Residency Cafe OTO 2018-01-222018-01-23 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The virtuoso guitarist draws on many influences to create unpredictable performances which extend the possibilities for the instrument.

Sound Of Yell
On Soon

Wednesday 24th January 2018 - 7.30pm | £12, adv £10, mems £8

 
Sound Of Yell Cafe OTO 2018-01-242018-01-24 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

Stevie Jones's off-kilter Celtic ensemble is complemented by visual artist Victoria Morton and multi-instrumentalist Georgina McGeown. With support from Delphine Dora And Mocke.

Ramleh

Saturday 24th February 2018 - 7.30pm | £10, adv £9, mems £6

 
Ramleh Cafe OTO 2018-02-242018-02-24 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The trio led by Gary Mundy performs experimental electronic and noise rock. Support from JFK and Kleistwahr.

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Dingwalls

Camden venue that's hosted everyone from the Sex Pistols to Goldie.

Camden Lock, Camden Town, London, NW1 8AB

Tube: Camden Town Station , Camden Town Station

 
 

This small Camden venue, known as Dingwalls, has a bar at the back, a stage at the front and room for a couple of hundred people in between. Just as renowned for showcasing up-and-coming talent now as it was in the '70s when the Sex Pistols, Blondie and The Ramones were just a few of the seminal bands who performed there, Dingwalls continues to be a champion of new music.

 
 

Events at Dingwalls

RavenEye
On Soon

Friday 2nd February 2018 - 7pm | £10

 
RavenEye Dingwalls 2018-02-022018-02-02 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

This hard-rocking trio was formed in 2014 by multi-award winning guitarist-singer Oli Brown along with drummer Kev Hickman and Aussie bassist Aaron Spiers.

Darrel Higham

Thursday 22nd February 2018 - 7.30pm | £25

 
Darrel Higham Dingwalls 2018-02-222018-02-22 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

The rockabilly guitarist performs his self-penned material.

Jon Gomm

Wednesday 7th March 2018 - 7.30pm | £30, early bird £25

 
Jon Gomm Dingwalls 2018-03-072018-03-07 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

The versatile musician and singer-songwriter, who uses his guitar to create drum sounds and simultaneous melodies, performs a mix of blues and soul.

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Hammersmith Apollo

Art deco venue which offers a stage for both standing and seated events for theatre, comedy and concerts.

45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH

Tube: Hammersmith Station

 
 

Once London's largest all-seater venue, the Hammersmith Apollo has a 3,600 capacity for seated shows and a 5,000 capacity for standing-room-only gigs. It was renovated in 2002, and now works well as a venue for theatre (hosting a huge variety of shows from Riverdance to Thomas the Tank Engine) as well as rock concerts. It has been the scene of some famous rock concerts including gigs by the Beatles, David Bowie and Queen and does a strong line in comedy - it's where Live at the Apollo, screened on BBC1, is recorded. Its visually challenged exterior (not helped by its poluted location on the busy Hammersmith roundabout) disguises an impressive art deco auditorium - when it was built in the 1930s its original purpose was a cinema and it still features the original 1932 Compton pipe organ.

 
 

Events at Hammersmith Apollo

Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Saturday 5th May 2018 | £32.50

 
Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit Hammersmith Apollo 2018-05-052018-05-05 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

Comedian Bill Bailey presents a compendium of travellers' tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling funny man. The long haired comedian tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness with his ...more

Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Wednesday 6th June 2018 | £27.50

 
Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit Hammersmith Apollo 2018-06-062018-06-06 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The second of two Hammersmith Apollogigs by comedian Bill Bailey who presents a compendium of travellers' tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling funny man. The long haired comedian tackles politics, ...more

Flight Of The Conchords Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Monday 19th - Tuesday 20th March 2018 | £25-£65

 
Flight Of The Conchords Hammersmith Apollo 2018-03-192018-03-20 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

New Zealand-based comedy duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement present their popular parody songs from the cult TV show of the same name. Staging their first UK and Irish headlining tour in over seven years, ...more

Jim Jefferies: The Unusual Punishment
Now On

Friday 19th and Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 6.30pm and 9.30pm | tickets on sale Sep 29

 
Jim Jefferies: The Unusual Punishment Hammersmith Apollo 2018-01-192018-01-24 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The controversial Australian stand-up delivers smart, crude, and in-your-face material.

Steel Panther
On Soon

Friday 26th January 2018 - 7.30pm | £35

 
Steel Panther Hammersmith Apollo 2018-01-262018-01-26 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

A rock and metal performance by the quartet from Los Angeles, California, who are famous for their use of profanity and humorous lyrics.

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Heaven

This mega club is famous for its gay night but also welcomes an impressive gig programme.

Under the Arches, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 6NG

Tube: Charing Cross Station , Embankment Underground Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 

London's most famous gay club is a vast labyrinth of dancefloors, bars, cafes and shops. This is the kind of place where it's perfectly ok- and encouraged- to jump on a podium: skimpy outfits are preferred. The atmosphere in this deservedly famous venue is second to none. As well as the notorious club nights, Heaven boasts a regular programme of live gigs, which include both established and up and coming artists. It has also been used for a number of music videos, including 'Tapes and Money' by dance producer and DJ, TEED.

 
 

Events at Heaven

G-A-Y

Saturday 20th January 2018 - 10.30pm | £3

 
G-A-Y Heaven 2018-01-202018-01-20 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

Resident DJs and guests supply disco, pop and party tunes.

Porn Idol
On Soon

Thursday 25th January 2018 - 11pm | £1

 
Porn Idol Heaven 2018-01-252018-01-25 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

Resident DJs and guests supply burlesque glamour and party tunes.

G-A-Y
On Soon

Saturday 27th January 2018 - 10.30pm | £3

 
G-A-Y Heaven 2018-01-272018-01-27 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

Resident DJs and guests supply disco, pop and party tunes.

Sofi Tukker
On Soon

Wednesday 31st January 2018 - 7pm | £13.50

 
Sofi Tukker Heaven 2018-01-312018-01-31 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

The two-piece consisting of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern from New York performs house music.

Porn Idol
On Soon

Thursday 1st February 2018 - 11pm | £1

 
Porn Idol Heaven 2018-02-012018-02-01 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

Resident DJs and guests supply burlesque glamour and party tunes.

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Hootananny

A spiritual home for London's reggae, rock and world music fans.

95 Effra Road, London, SW2 1DF

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 

This pub is the sister venue to one of the Scottish Highlands' most successful venues, Hootananny in Inverness. Revamped and refurbished, it's fast-establishing itself as one of the finest venues in South London. The late night venue plays host to a regular programme of world music: reggae, blues, ska, jazz-funk, gyspy swing, battle rap, flamenco rock and dubstep, it can all be found here. It has a crowd covering all ages, races, and income brackets, united by their desire to listen to great music and socialise.

 
 

Events at Hootananny Brixton

Hoots Friday Free Comedy
OngoingFree Event

12th January to 30th March 2018 - 8.30pm | Free

 
Hoots Friday Free Comedy Hootananny Brixton 2018-01-122018-03-30 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
Wormfood Presents: Kallida Festival Launch Party Takeover!
Free Event

Saturday 20th January 2018 - 9pm-2.50am | Free

 
Wormfood Presents: Kallida Festival Launch Party Takeover! Hootananny Brixton 2018-01-202018-01-20 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
The Dylema Collective
On SoonFree Event

Wednesday 24th January 2018 - 8pm | Free

 
The Dylema Collective Hootananny Brixton 2018-01-242018-01-24 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
Ruth Royall & The Cerulean Project / The LBJBs / Waldo's Gift / DJ Notsoever & Fruit Palace DJ

Saturday 24th February 2018 - 9pm-3am | Free-£6

 
Ruth Royall & The Cerulean Project / The LBJBs / Waldo's Gift / DJ Notsoever & Fruit Palace DJ Hootananny Brixton 2018-02-242018-02-24 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
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Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Warehouse style bar with great acoustics and an impressive live music programme.

2-4 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London, N1 6NU

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

Hoxton Square have deliberately gone for an unfinished urban feel, with bare warehouse walls, scratched-up furniture and one huge glass wall exposing the clientele to the headlights of cars trapped in the one-way sytem. With the likes of Example, Foals and Austra gracing the venue's stage, it's a great place to uncover new music - expect sticky floors and big crowds.

 
 

Events at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Kaleem Taylor
On Soon

Sunday 21st January 2018 - 7pm-11pm | £12

 
Kaleem Taylor Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-01-212018-01-21 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The soul artist performs with a full live band in support of his EP 'Version'.

Luis Albert Segura (LA)
On Soon

Thursday 25th January 2018 - 8pm-11pm | £9

 
Luis Albert Segura (LA) Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-01-252018-01-25 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The Mallorcan artist sings AOR-influenced pop-rock with an American flavour.

Two Another
On Soon

Sunday 28th January 2018 - 7.30pm-11pm | £7.50

 
Two Another Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-01-282018-01-28 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Soul outfit with 1990s R&B influences.

Afrobeats Party
On Soon

Saturday 3rd February 2018 - 8pm-2am | £8, adv £5

 
Afrobeats Party Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-02-032018-02-03 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

DJs spin Wizkid, Timaya, Davidi, Fuse ODG, P-Square, D'banj, Olamide, Mista Silva, R2Bees and others with hip hop and R&B in Room Two.

Sid Batham
On Soon

Friday 9th February 2018 - 7.30pm-10pm | £6

 
Sid Batham Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-02-092018-02-09 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

London is the home of this electronica musician.

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Koko

Located in an old theatre, this Camden institution offers a mixture of live bands and club nights.

1A Camden High Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7JE

Tube: Mornington Crescent Station , Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station

 
 

KOKO offers a great mixture of live bands and club nights that have put it at the heart of the Camden nightlife. The huge stage, broad balconies and plush upstairs bars are a reminder of its former role as the Camden Theatre, and the deep red colour scheme, chandeliers and gilt molding give it a decadent air that matches the rock stars who grace the stage. It has an illustrious rock 'n' roll history, having hosted The Clash and the Sex Pistols in the 1970s, and The Eurythmics, Madness and Madonna in the 1980s. It became a much-loved scuzzy rock club in the 1990s, before being restored and reopened in 2005.

 
 

Events at KOKO

Antics
Ongoing

5th January to 25th May 2018 - 10pm-4am | £5-£7

 
Antics KOKO 2018-01-052018-05-25 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs
Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards

Saturday 20th January 2018 - 8pm | adv £30

 
Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards KOKO 2018-01-202018-01-20 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

An evening dedicated to championing the best in underground music showcasing esoteric displays, beefed up DJ sets and everything in between.

Motionless In White
On Soon

Thursday 25th January 2018 - 7pm | £20

 
Motionless In White KOKO 2018-01-252018-01-25 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

American metalcore outfit, from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Brother Strut
On Soon

Friday 26th January 2018 - 7pm | £25

 
Brother Strut KOKO 2018-01-262018-01-26 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Critically acclaimed funk, soul and blues five-piece who have worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder, George Michael and Elton John.

Hollywood Undead
On Soon

Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th January 2018 - 7pm | £17.50

 
Hollywood Undead KOKO 2018-01-292018-01-30 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs
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Roundhouse

Big-name acts and a programme dedicated to fresh talent are all housed under this famous roof.

Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 
 

Boasting a colourful history, the Roundhouse initially started life as an engine shed. It was later transformed into a bonded warehouse for Gilbey's Gin before Arnold Wesker established Centre 42 here, insisting it became one of the most cutting-edge performing arts venue in the country. Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd played several memorable concerts and it is these performances that have sealed the Roundhouse's legendary reputation. By the 1980s it was a crumbling wreck and took £27 million to restore it. A shiny, angular, glass three-storey extension has been attached to the original dark-grey drum. Tickets for main performances here can be a little steep but you can rest assured that you're supporting one of the best artistic initiatives in north London.

 
 

Events at Roundhouse

Royal Opera:The Return Of Ulysses
Now On

10th to 21st January 2018 - 7.30pm | £5-£90

 
Royal Opera:The Return Of Ulysses Roundhouse 2018-01-102018-01-21 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Monteverdi's great late work, in a new production directed by John Fulljames, starring Christine Rice and Roderick Williams. Sung in English with surtitles.

Oumou Sangare
On Soon

Wednesday 31st January 2018 - 7pm | £15-£25

 
Oumou Sangare Roundhouse 2018-01-312018-01-31 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The award-winning singer from Mali performs her world music originals.

Jimmy Webb
On Soon

Thursday 1st February 2018 - 7pm | £15

 
Jimmy Webb Roundhouse 2018-02-012018-02-01 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter performing pop-rock material.

Nadine Shah
On Soon

Friday 2nd February 2018 - 7pm | £15

 
Nadine Shah Roundhouse 2018-02-022018-02-02 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Alt rock with hints of jazz from the singer-songwriter and musician, in support of her album Holiday Destination.

Portico Quartet
On Soon

Saturday 3rd February 2018 - 7pm | £15-£19.50

 
Portico Quartet Roundhouse 2018-02-032018-02-03 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group have created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of five albums from their 2007 debut Knee-Deep In The North Sea to ...

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Scala

This King's Cross venue is home to live music, clubs, art, and film.

275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London, N1 9NL

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 

Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The venue welcomed legends like Iggy Pop during the 70s, but didn't become a  purely music venue until 1993. Since then though it has seen an illustrious series of soon-to-be-famous bands pass though the doors, including Foo Fighters, Chemical Brothers, Scissor Sisters and Coldplay.

 
 

Events at Scala

Louise Redknapp
On Soon

Wednesday 24th January 2018 - 7.30pm | £22.50

 
Louise Redknapp Scala 2018-01-242018-01-24 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The former Eternal vocalist performs her pop numbers.

Hudson Taylor
On Soon

Thursday 25th January 2018 - 7.30pm | £13.50

 
Hudson Taylor Scala 2018-01-252018-01-25 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The brothers from Blackrock perform tracks from their folk-pop repertoire.

Mongol Horde
On Soon

Sunday 28th January 2018 - 7.30pm-11pm | adv £16.50

 
Mongol Horde Scala 2018-01-282018-01-28 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The three-piece outfit from Ulan Bator play noise.

Face Down
On Soon

Friday 2nd February 2018 - 10.30pm | adv £7

 
Face Down Scala 2018-02-022018-02-02 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Residents and guests supply metal, rock and hardcore.

Garage Nation
On Soon

Saturday 3rd February 2018 - 10pm-6am | adv £5

 
Garage Nation Scala 2018-02-032018-02-03 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

DJ Luck and MC Neat are on hand with their top garage tracks.

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Shepherd's Bush Empire

Former BBC recording theatre now plays host to gigs and occasional club nights.

Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

Tube: Goldhawk Road Station , Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Hammersmith and City Line), Shepherd's Bush Station (Central)

 
 

The Empire is, admittedly, not the most comfortable of venues - the standing area is sunk so far beneath the main stage that anyone under six foot risks painful neck injuries if they want to watch from close-up. Still, the faded grandeur of this former BBC recording theatre, a fantastic acoustic, and the cheerful international population of Shepherd's Bush all add up to a fun live experience, and many musicians cite this as their favourite London venue to perform in.

 
 

Events at Shepherd's Bush Empire

Steel Panther
On Soon

Monday 22nd January 2018 - 7pm | £35

 
Steel Panther Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-01-222018-01-22 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

A rock and metal performance by the quartet from Los Angeles, California, who are famous for their use of profanity and humorous lyrics.

Lord Huron
On Soon

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - 7pm | £20.70

 
Lord Huron Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-01-232018-01-23 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The Californian quartet plays indie folk.

This Is The Kit
On Soon

Thursday 25th January 2018 - 7pm | £18.50

 
This Is The Kit Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-01-252018-01-25 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

Kate Stables and a cast of carefully hand-plucked friends perform alternative rock and folk from the album Moonshine Freeze.

The Original Elvis TCB Band
On Soon

Friday 26th January 2018 - 7pm | £40.40-£57.25

 
The Original Elvis TCB Band Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-01-262018-01-26 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The band plays classic Elvis Presley songs, joined by Elvis's favourite gospel band, The Imperials.

Jake Mitchell
On Soon

Sunday 28th January 2018 - 7pm | £23.50

 
Jake Mitchell Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-01-282018-01-28 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The Hereford-born YouTube performer tries his hand at commercial pop singing.

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The Forum

This former art deco cinema now welcomes a weekly programme of live gigs.

9-17 Highgate Road, London, NW51JY

Tube: Kentish Town Station

 
 

Once a gorgeous art deco cinema, The Forum is now an essential mid-sized rock venue. It's got everything you want from the North London rock scene, with superb bands week-in week-out, and a fully-lubricated, enthusiastic and music-loving crowd. Well-designed and well-organised it manages to avoid the bar queues that are a feature of so much London gigging, while the main stage has great sound and a design that brings bands far closer to their audiences than you have any reason to expect in a venue this size.

 
 

Events at The Forum

Songhoy Blues
On Soon

Thursday 25th January 2018 - 7pm | £23.50

 
Songhoy Blues The Forum 2018-01-252018-01-25 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Desert punk/blues group from Timbuktu, Mali who were formed in Bamako after they were forced to leave their homes during the civil conflict and the imposition of Sharia Law.

Season5 &Tattoo Colour
On Soon

Saturday 27th January 2018 - 6pm | £45.75-£105.50

 
Season5 &Tattoo Colour The Forum 2018-01-272018-01-27 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The pop bands share a headlining show.

Hatebreed
On Soon

Sunday 28th January 2018 - 4pm | £34.75

 
Hatebreed The Forum 2018-01-282018-01-28 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The five-piece metal outfit will set their sights on a headline date in London as part of the EMP Persistence Tour.

The Sounds Of Black Uhuru (1977-1985) With Mykal Rose
On Soon

Friday 2nd February 2018 - 9pm | £15.50-£19.50

 
The Sounds Of Black Uhuru (1977-1985) With Mykal Rose The Forum 2018-02-022018-02-02 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The Jamaican singer-songwriter performs the reggae songs of the classic trio.

Stamina
On Soon

Saturday 3rd February 2018 - 9pm-2am | £21.75

 
Stamina The Forum 2018-02-032018-02-03 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The DJ supplies D&B with support from 23, Deefundo, Docta Cosmic, DJ P Montana, Teeshow, Pocks, Reeko, Larni, DJ Chillz, JTK, Nathan Hector, Fatz and SAMMY SO-SO.

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The O2 Arena

The largest purpose-built music venue in London.

Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 

The centrepiece of the redeveloped Millennium Dome is the O2 Arena, the first purpose-built music venue in London. With a capacity of 23,000, it offers the rather soulless Wembley Arena some serious competition. Big name acts such as The Rolling Stones, The Killers, Justin Timberlake, Girls Aloud and Tina Turner have performed on stage, with the likes of Beyonce, AC/DC, Kings of Leon and Britney Spears set to appear in 2009. The 02 Arena also hosts live comedy and was used for the first ever ATP World Tour tennis finals in November 2009. It has been used ever year since for the annual tennis event - with the current contract running until 2015. A variety of other sports events take place under the dome - including darts, polo, gymnastics, martial arts, wrestling and basketball from the NBA. As a music venue, it is reportedly the most visited arena in the world. From the expensive debacle that was the Millennium Dome, something quite special has sprung.

 
 

Events at The O2 Arena

The BRIT Awards 2018 Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Wednesday 21st February 2018

 
The BRIT Awards 2018 The O2 Arena 2018-02-212018-02-21 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

One of the biggest music award events in Britain, the annual celebration of British and international music comes to The O2 for the eighth time. A big night out for all the biggest names in ...more

Paloma Faith Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | £35-£45

 
Paloma Faith The O2 Arena 2018-03-142018-03-14 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Paloma Faith, the London-hailing soul-pop singer-songwriter, well known for her quirky, eccentric style, goes on tour singing from her fourth album, 'The Architect'- her first in more than three years and since giving birth to ...more

Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th February 2018 | £45

 
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour The O2 Arena 2018-02-102018-02-11 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Strictly champion Ore Oduba and judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli appear at the live version of the popular, glitzy BBC television show. The live show follows much the same format as ...more

Flight Of The Conchords Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Thursday 29th - Tuesday 3rd April 2018 | £25-£65

 
Flight Of The Conchords The O2 Arena 2018-03-292018-04-03 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

New Zealand-based comedy duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement present their popular parody songs from the cult TV show of the same name. Staging their first UK and Irish headlining tour in over seven years, ...more

National Television Awards 2018
On Soon

Wednesday 24th January 2018 - 8pm | see website for prices

 
National Television Awards 2018 The O2 Arena 2018-01-242018-01-24 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The awards celebrate their 23rd year as Britain's leading awards show featuring the nation's most popular TV stars plus exclusive live music and special guest performances.

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The Old Blue Last

Traditional no frills boozer famed for its live music.

38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3ES

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

The Old Blue Last is a legendary pub and live venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice magazine. The venue has two floors, the pub and the small upstairs room where the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Florence and the Machine have played gigs before becoming the stuff of legend. The pub hosts different nights which range from fun bouncy pop to punk parties, indie swag hipster nights to dirty drum and base as well as Vice magazine launch parties. In the live room upstairs most nights are free and even the ticketed gigs rarely cost more than a fiver.

 
 

Events at The Old Blue Last

Desperate Journalist
On SoonFree Event

Sunday 21st January 2018 - 8pm-2am | Free

 
Desperate Journalist The Old Blue Last 2018-01-212018-01-21 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

The band plays alt rock.

Faux
On Soon

Monday 29th January 2018 | phone for prices

 
Faux The Old Blue Last 2018-01-292018-01-29 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Indie-pop from the four-piece hailing from Southampton.

Bengal Lancers
On Soon

Thursday 1st February 2018 - 8pm-12midnight | £7

 
Bengal Lancers The Old Blue Last 2018-02-012018-02-01 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

The band plays alt rock.

Bridges
On Soon

Tuesday 13th February 2018 - 8pm | £8

 
Bridges The Old Blue Last 2018-02-132018-02-13 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

The four-piece outfit perform alt rock featuring euphoric drumbeats and poignant lyrics.

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Union Chapel

The Islington Chapel is one of the most enchanting music venues in London.

Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 

This Grade II listed building just south of Highbury Corner functions not only as a place of worship, it is also one of London's most unique and enchanting live music venues with a diverse and enticing list of upcoming events. There's something quite magical about this place and you will be hard pushed to find a more memorable location to listen to live music in London. The Chapel has seen over a century's worth of visitors come through its doors and has welcomed artists such as Bjork, Tori Amos and Fionn Regan to the stage in recent years. Performers are framed by the stained glass window and the space is lit with the warm glow of church candles. A fully licensed bar is open on show nights, and a kiosk in the Chapel provides visitors with hot chocolates and snacks to keep hands warm in those chilly winter months.

 
 

Events at Union Chapel

A Female Power
On Soon

7th, 14th and 21st January 2018 - 6pm-10pm | £15

 
A Female Power Union Chapel 2018-01-072018-01-21 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

An immersive show that explores narratives of female empowerment through storytelling, music, visuals and experiential theatre.

Alkinoos Ioannidis
On Soon

Thursday 25th and Friday 26th January 2018 - 7pm | £20

 
Alkinoos Ioannidis Union Chapel 2018-01-252018-01-26 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The Multi platinum Cypriot folk artist performs tracks from a uniquely Greek perspective on the frontline of unprecedented immigration into Europe.

Band Of Burns
On Soon

Saturday 27th January 2018 - 7pm | £25

 
Band Of Burns Union Chapel 2018-01-272018-01-27 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Centred on arresting new versions of classic Burns songs, the band's material also takes in original compositions and instrumental sets, delivered by an array of compelling vocalists, together with fiddle, bagpipes, and rhythm section.

Dionysis Savvopoulos
On Soon

Tuesday 30th January 2018 - 7pm | £29

 
Dionysis Savvopoulos Union Chapel 2018-01-302018-01-30 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The singer-songwriter and his band perform songs from different stages of his career, creating a history of Greek music over the last forty years.

The Barr Brothers
On Soon

Thursday 1st February 2018 - 7pm | adv £16

 
The Barr Brothers Union Chapel 2018-02-012018-02-01 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Folk quartet founded in Montreal, Quebec, consisting of Andrew and Brad Barr (of The Slip), Sarah Page and Andres Vial.

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Wembley Arena

Vast, mostly seated venue for live music, indoor sport and touring family shows.

Arena Square, Engineers Way, London, HA9 0DH

Tube: Wembley Park Station

 
 

This is London's second largest indoor arena after The O2, and though the building lacks the character of some of the older venues, the sheer scale of the place makes Wembley Arena an exciting place to watch a gig. Located opposite Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena has hosted concerts by some of the world's most famous artists, including The Beatles, Rod Stewart, ABBA, The Cure, Spice Girls, Beyonce, Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam and many more. Comedians who have graced the venue with their witty presence include the likes of Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre, Ricky Gervais and Bill Bailey. Try and have a look at a seating plan before booking, as you can end up an enormous distance from the stage. Wembley Arena is also a major indoor sports venue, hosting the annual Masters Snooker tournament, boxing, mixed martial arts, ice hockey, darts, netball, basketball, five-a-side football, wrestling and even cage fighting. The Arena, which was built in 1934, originally housed a swimming pool, which was used during the 1948 and the 2012 Summer Olympics. A versatile space, Wembley Arena has also been used for the filming of popular TV shows The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing.

 
 

Events at SSE Arena, Wembley

Chris Rock
On Soon

Friday 26th January 2018 - 8pm | £47.50-£95

 
Chris Rock SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-01-262018-01-26 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The American stand-up, actor and director returns to the UK for his first shows in over 10 years.

Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour On Soon

Thursday 8th and Friday 9th February 2018

 
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-02-082018-02-09 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

Strictly champion Ore Oduba appears at the live version of the popular, glitzy BBC television show, along with judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli. The live show features favourite professionals and Strictly ...more

Kendrick Lamar

Tuesday 20th February 2018 - 6pm | £50

 
Kendrick Lamar SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-02-202018-02-20 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

R&B and soul artist.

The X Factor Live Tour 2018

Saturday 24th February 2018 at 1pm and 6.30pm | £20-£55

 
The X Factor Live Tour 2018 SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-02-242018-02-24 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

X Factor online host Becca Dudley presents the pop tour which features contestants from this year's show - where the audience will become the judges and choose the winner - with performances from Rak-Su, Kevin ...

Stereophonics

Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March 2018 - 5.30pm | £39-£63.75

 
Stereophonics SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-03-022018-03-03 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The Welsh rockers, led by Kelly Jones, known for their hits including Dakota, Maybe Tomorrow and Have A Nice Day, support their latest album, Scream Above The Sounds, as well as celebrating the 20th anniversary ...

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XOYO

This basement club is one of the best places to catch big-name DJs, dance acts and bands.

32-37 Cowper Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4AP

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

Located a few minutes from Old Street tube, XOYO opened in September 2010 and was re-launched in 2012. On Friday nights the venue holds a programme of cutting edge live events - past performers include Mark Ronson, Simian Mobile Disco and Mike Skinner - while Saturdays are dedicated to parties from some of London's top club promoters, including Bugged Out!, Neon Noise Project and Upset the Rhythm. Spread across two floors, the top floor being sister bar The Shoreditch Butchery, XOYO has a capacity of 800 and aims to be an incredible platform for London's clubbers. 

 
 

Events at XOYO

Monday Monday
On Soon

8th January to 17th December 2018 - 10pm-3am | £5-£7

 
Monday Monday XOYO 2018-01-082018-12-17 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
Sneak
On Soon

2nd January to 26th June 2018 - 9.30pm-3am | £4

 
Sneak XOYO 2018-01-022018-06-26 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
XOYO Loves
On Soon

Saturday 3rd February 2018 - 9.30pm-4am | adv £5

 
XOYO Loves XOYO 2018-02-032018-02-03 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

House, techno and disco courtesy of Tim Sweeney, San Proper and Joshua James.

Moon Duo
On Soon

Sunday 4th February 2018 - 7pm | £15

 
Moon Duo XOYO 2018-02-042018-02-04 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

The experimental, American psychedelic rock band from San Francisco - also known as Sanae Yamada and Ripley Johnson - perform in support of their latest album.

XOYO Loves
On Soon

Saturday 10th February 2018 - 9.30pm-4am | adv £5

 
XOYO Loves XOYO 2018-02-102018-02-10 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

House, techno and disco courtesy of DJ Haus, Project Pablo and Baltra.

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