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

Chatham County Line
On Soon

Thursday 18th October 2018 - 8pm | £20

 
Chatham County Line Bush Hall 2018-10-182018-10-18 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Modern acoustic ensemble, blending bluegrass, American folk and rock'n'roll.

Rob Delaney
On Soon

Friday 19th October 2018 - 8pm | £19.50, phone for availability

 
Rob Delaney Bush Hall 2018-10-192018-10-19 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The American stand-up and star of Channel 4 sitcom Catastrophe headlines, with support from Glenn Wool, Fin Taylor and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo.

Eddi Reader
On Soon

Sunday 21st October 2018 - 8pm | £27.50

 
Eddi Reader Bush Hall 2018-10-212018-10-21 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, formerly of Fairground Attraction, performs folk and mainstream jazz.

Chase Rice
On Soon

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 - 7pm | £17.50

 
Chase Rice Bush Hall 2018-10-232018-10-23 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The US country singer-songwriter performs.

The Bluebird Cafe Nashville
On Soon

Sunday 28th October 2018 - 7.30pm | £22.50

 
The Bluebird Cafe Nashville Bush Hall 2018-10-282018-10-28 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Texas native, Grammy nominee and country singer-songwriter Eric Paslay, is joined by Jimmie Allen and Lee Miller.

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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

Jorja Smith Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Wednesday 17th October 2018

 
Jorja Smith O2 Academy Brixton 2018-10-172018-10-17 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Brits Critics Choice award winner Jorja Smith ends her biggest tour to date with a one-night-only gig at O2 Brixton Academy. Her star is certainly on the rise with a sold-out UK tour and new ...more

Editors
On Soon

Wednesday 24th October 2018 - 7pm | £27.50

 
Editors O2 Academy Brixton 2018-10-242018-10-24 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The four-piece from Birmingham, led by singer and guitarist Tom Smith, plays light and ethereal indie-rock and alternative rock.

5 Seconds Of Summer
On Soon

Monday 29th October 2018 - 7pm | £37.50, phone for availability

 
5 Seconds Of Summer O2 Academy Brixton 2018-10-292018-10-29 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The boy band quartet from Australia bring their commercial pop to the UK's stages.

John Grant
On Soon

Tuesday 30th October 2018 - 7pm | £32

 
John Grant O2 Academy Brixton 2018-10-302018-10-30 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The American-born, Iceland-based singer-songwriter and musician performs alt rock material in support of his fourth album.

First Aid Kit
On Soon

Wednesday 31st October and Thursday 1st November 2018 - 7pm | £30.50, phone for availability

 
First Aid Kit O2 Academy Brixton 2018-10-312018-11-01 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The Swedish pairing of Klara and Johanna Soderberg bring their contemporary folk material to the UK's stages.

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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

Delphine Dora

Wednesday 17th October 2018 - 7.30pm | £10, adv £8, concs £6

 
Delphine Dora Cafe OTO 2018-10-172018-10-17 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The French pianist, vocalist, improviser and composer brings her experimental work to the UK's stages. Support comes from Angele David-Guillou and Amy Cutler & Sylvia Hallett.

O Yama O, Marie Roux, Billy Steiger & David Cunningham
On Soon

Thursday 18th October 2018 - 7.30pm | £10, adv £8, mems £6

 
O Yama O, Marie Roux, Billy Steiger & David Cunningham Cafe OTO 2018-10-182018-10-18 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The artists collaborate on a performance of experimental sounds. Support from Onyee Lo.

Alternative TV
On Soon

Friday 19th October 2018 - 7.30pm | £17, adv £15, mems £13

 
Alternative TV Cafe OTO 2018-10-192018-10-19 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The trio, formed by Mark Perry in 1977, performs its melange of punk, reggae and experimentation. Support from Extnddntwrk, Richard Youngs and Map 71.

The Necks
On Soon

Sunday 21st October 2018 - 1pm | phone for availability

 
The Necks Cafe OTO 2018-10-212018-10-21 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The Australian piano trio, composed of Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton and Tony Buck, perform an experimental mix of jazz and blues.

The Necks
On Soon

Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October 2018 - 7.30pm | phone for availability

 
The Necks Cafe OTO 2018-10-222018-10-23 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The Australian piano trio, composed of Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton and Tony Buck, perform an experimental mix of jazz and blues.

All events at Café Oto
 
 
 

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

Deer Tick
On Soon

Thursday 8th November 2018 - 7.30pm | £17

 
Deer Tick Dingwalls 2018-11-082018-11-08 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

The Rhode Island-based five-piece plays country-rock with an alternative edge.

The Aces

Tuesday 20th November 2018 - 7pm | £12

 
The Aces Dingwalls 2018-11-202018-11-20 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

The all-female four-piece from America plays pop-rock.

Bogan Bingo

Friday 23rd November 2018 - 8pm-1am | £8-£12

 
Bogan Bingo Dingwalls 2018-11-232018-11-23 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

The comedy bingo gameshow of mullets, mayhem and 80s anthem returns to North London with Bogan Bingo Overdrive! Cash prizes, more bingo and more madness, followed by an all killer no filler club night hosted ...

Trampolene

Wednesday 28th November 2018 - 7pm | £10

 
Trampolene Dingwalls 2018-11-282018-11-28 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

The London-based outfit, originally from Swansea and led by singer-songwriter and spoken word artist Jack Jones, performs its self-penned indie-rock.

The Primitives

Thursday 6th December 2018 - 7pm | £17.50

 
The Primitives Dingwalls 2018-12-062018-12-06 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

Fronted by indie-pop blonde bombshell Tracy Tracy, The Primitives emerged from the independent scene of the mid-1980s that also spawned The Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, The Wedding Present and Primal Scream.

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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

John Butler Trio +

Wednesday 17th October 2018 - 7pm | £31.75-£34.50

 
John Butler Trio + Hammersmith Apollo 2018-10-172018-10-17 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The Australian roots-rock outfit returns to the stage in its expanded, five-piece, form.

Dara O Briain: Voice Of Reason
On Soon

18th, 19th and 20th October 2018 - 7pm | £29.75

 
Dara O Briain: Voice Of Reason Hammersmith Apollo 2018-10-182018-10-20 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

Cultural observations and political satire in the latest routine from the County Wicklow-born TV regular and host of Mock The Week.

Daughtry
On Soon

Sunday 21st October 2018 - 7pm | £25

 
Daughtry Hammersmith Apollo 2018-10-212018-10-21 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

American rock band from McLeansville, North Carolina, which is the project of Chris Daughtry and also features bandmates Josh Steely, Josh Paul, Brian Craddock, Robin Diaz, and Elvio Fernandes.

Tom Odell
On Soon

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 - 7pm | £27.50

 
Tom Odell Hammersmith Apollo 2018-10-232018-10-23 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The singer-songwriter from Chichester performs his indie-pop originals.

An Evening With Eric Cantona
On Soon

Wednesday 24th October 2018 - 7pm | £52.25-£63.25, VIP tickets £200, VVIP tickets £500

 
An Evening With Eric Cantona Hammersmith Apollo 2018-10-242018-10-24 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The mercurial French footballer and actor makes a rare public appearance to discuss his life.

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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

K. Flay

Wednesday 17th October 2018 - 7pm | £16.50

 
K. Flay Heaven 2018-10-172018-10-17 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

American alt rock singer-songwriter from Wilmette, Illinois.

Porn Idol
On Soon

Thursday 18th and Thursday 25th October 2018 - 11pm | £1

 
Porn Idol Heaven 2018-10-042018-10-25 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

Resident DJs and guests supply burlesque glamour and party tunes.

Rina Sawayama
On Soon

Friday 19th October 2018 - 7pm | £16

 
Rina Sawayama Heaven 2018-10-192018-10-19 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

The London-based singer-songwriter and model from Japan performs her R&B and pop material.

Camp Attack
On Soon

Friday 19th October 2018 - 11pm | £1

 
Camp Attack Heaven 2018-10-192018-10-19 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

Resident DJs play cheesy pop hits and party favourites.

G-A-Y
On Soon

Saturday 20th October 2018 - 10.30pm | £3

 
G-A-Y Heaven 2018-10-202018-10-20 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

Resident DJs and guests supply disco, pop 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

Floor Rippers Element Jam
OngoingFree Event

Wednesday 17th October and Wednesday 21st November 2018 - 8.30pm-11.45pm | Free

 
Floor Rippers Element Jam Hootananny Brixton 2018-04-182018-11-21 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
Backbeat Soundsystem / Tarzan Bros / Orlando Santos & Hiphoppapotamus
On Soon

Saturday 20th October 2018 - 9pm-3am | Free-£7

 
Backbeat Soundsystem / Tarzan Bros / Orlando Santos & Hiphoppapotamus Hootananny Brixton 2018-10-202018-10-20 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
Stranger Than Paradise: Halloween At The Hootananny
On Soon

Saturday 27th October 2018 - 9pm | £7, adv Free

 
Stranger Than Paradise: Halloween At The Hootananny Hootananny Brixton 2018-10-272018-10-27 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

Pretty Vicious

Wednesday 17th October 2018 - 7.30pm-11pm | £9

 
Pretty Vicious Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-10-172018-10-17 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The Merthyr Tydfil-formed foursome - led by Brad Griffiths on vocals - performs self-penned contemporary rock with Britpop and punk influences.

Gospeloke
On Soon

Thursday 18th October 2018 - 7pm-11pm | £13

 
Gospeloke Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-10-182018-10-18 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Take to the stage as you favourite diva in an open mic night in which performers will be backed by a gospel choir.

Planet Fame
On Soon

Saturday 20th October 2018 - 8pm-2am | £3

 
Planet Fame Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-10-202018-10-20 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

DJs supply funk, soul, Motown and R&B.

Flowvers
On Soon

Monday 22nd October 2018 - 7pm-11pm | £7

 
Flowvers Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-10-222018-10-22 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Portsmouth is the home town of this indie-playing foursome.

Rocky Horror Twisted Disco
On Soon

Saturday 27th October 2018 - 7pm | £8, adv £5

 
Rocky Horror Twisted Disco Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-10-272018-10-27 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

A Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed, Hallowe'en night, with DJs playing songs from the musical, together with a range of house and disco classics.

All events at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
 
 
 

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
On Soon

Friday 19th October 2018 - 10pm | £5

 
Antics KOKO 2018-10-192018-10-19 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

DJ Antics and DJ Beatz spin dance, disco, drumn'bass and hip-hop.

Drake White
On Soon

Wednesday 24th October 2018 - 7pm | £18.50

 
Drake White KOKO 2018-10-242018-10-24 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Alabama-born singer who performs country music.

Emma Blackery
On Soon

Thursday 25th October 2018 - 7pm | £13

 
Emma Blackery KOKO 2018-10-252018-10-25 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

The singer-songwriter and YouTube star performs her brand of feisty punk-infused pop.

The Rasmus
On Soon

Friday 26th October 2018 - 6pm | £18.50

 
The Rasmus KOKO 2018-10-262018-10-26 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki.

Antics
On Soon

Friday 26th October 2018 - 10pm | £5

 
Antics KOKO 2018-10-262018-10-26 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

DJ Antics and DJ Beatz spin dance, disco, drumn'bass and hip-hop.

All events at Koko
 
 
 

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

Wolf Alice

Wednesday 17th October 2018 - 7.25pm | £30, phone for availability

 
Wolf Alice Roundhouse 2018-10-172018-10-17 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The Mercury Award-winning indie-rock outfit from North London performs, with support from Idles.

Maribou State
On Soon

Thursday 18th October 2018 - 7pm | £20, phone for availability

 
Maribou State Roundhouse 2018-10-182018-10-18 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The duo plays deep house and future garage.

Saxon
On Soon

Friday 19th October 2018 - 7pm | £29.50

 
Saxon Roundhouse 2018-10-192018-10-19 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The heavy metal band formed in 1977, in South Yorkshire performs from its latest album, Thunderbolt.

Gondwana 10
On Soon

Saturday 20th October 2018 - 2pm | £25-£49

 
Gondwana 10 Roundhouse 2018-10-202018-10-20 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

A one-off celebration for one of the UKs most exciting record labels on its 10th anniversary. This all day event across multiple spaces in the building will see the likes of the Mercury nominated Portico ...

Cat Power
On Soon

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 - 7pm | £35

 
Cat Power Roundhouse 2018-10-232018-10-23 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The indie singer-songwriter plays songs in a soulful, idiosyncratic style.

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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

Boy Azooga

Wednesday 17th October 2018 - 7.30pm | £8.50

 
Boy Azooga Scala 2018-10-172018-10-17 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The Davey Newington-led outfit from Cardiff play psychedelic indie-rock.

Sea Girls
On Soon

Thursday 18th October 2018 - 7.30pm | £10.50

 
Sea Girls Scala 2018-10-182018-10-18 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Indie-rock outfit from the rising London four-piece.

El Grande
On Soon

Friday 19th October 2018 - 9pm-5am | £12, NUS £10

 
El Grande Scala 2018-10-192018-10-19 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Dance, Latin.

Analog: Haunted House
On Soon

Saturday 20th October 2018 - 10pm-6am | £12.10-£27.50

 
Analog: Haunted House Scala 2018-10-202018-10-20 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Horror-themed club night with Sam Supplier, Sooney, Vanilla Ace and many more.

TM Bax
On Soon

Sunday 21st October 2018 - 8pm | £44

 
TM Bax Scala 2018-10-212018-10-21 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The rapper and hip hop artist performs.

All events at Scala
 
 
 

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

Tom Walker

Wednesday 17th October 2018 - 7pm | £17.50

 
Tom Walker Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-10-172018-10-17 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The singer from Manchester, who is now based in London, performs his self-penned pop material.

Freya Ridings
On Soon

Thursday 18th October 2018 - 7pm | £15

 
Freya Ridings Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-10-182018-10-18 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The London-based singer-songwriter offers alternative pop with an indie influence.

Fickle Friends
On Soon

Friday 19th October 2018 - 7pm | £14

 
Fickle Friends Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-10-192018-10-19 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The five-piece Brighton-based band performs its 1980s-style new wave pop.

Hotei
On Soon

Saturday 20th October 2018 - 7pm | £31.95

 
Hotei Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-10-202018-10-20 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

Japanese pop musician, singer-songwriter, composer, record producer and actor.

Max Gazze
On Soon

Sunday 21st October 2018 - 7pm | £26-£35

 
Max Gazze Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-10-212018-10-21 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The Italian singer-songwriter and musician marks 20 years in the business.

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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

Idles
On Soon

Thursday 18th October 2018 - 7pm | £20, phone for availability

 
Idles The Forum 2018-10-182018-10-18 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

This Bristolian five-piece will perform its self-penned post-punk songs.

Marmozets
On Soon

Friday 19th October 2018 - 7pm | £17.50

 
Marmozets The Forum 2018-10-192018-10-19 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Two sets of siblings comprise this five-piece, Bingley-based band who perform alternative rock and post hardcore originals, with traces of punk and math-rock.

Neil Hilborn
On Soon

Saturday 20th October 2018 - 7pm | £17

 
Neil Hilborn The Forum 2018-10-202018-10-20 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Texas slam poet and performer.

Carpenter Brut
On Soon

Monday 22nd October 2018 - 7pm | £20

 
Carpenter Brut The Forum 2018-10-222018-10-22 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The French producer and artist - real name Franck Hueso - performs electronic tunes.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
On Soon

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 - 7pm | £20, phone for availability

 
The Brian Jonestown Massacre The Forum 2018-10-232018-10-23 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Rock collective fronted by Anton Newcombe, performing in support of their new album, Something Else.

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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

Ennio Morricone Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Monday 26th November 2018 | £95.25-£111.75

 
Ennio Morricone The O2 Arena 2018-11-262018-11-26 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The film composer Ennio Morricone, well known for his soundtracks for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Cinema Paradiso, The Untouchables and Django Unchained, among many others, conducts his film music live in the ...more

Jeff Lynne's ELO
Now On

17th, 18th, 20th and 21st Oct 2018 - 6pm | £50-£115

 
Jeff Lynne's ELO The O2 Arena 2018-10-172018-10-21 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Songs from the group's first album of new music in 15 years, Alone In The Universe; plus classic rock/pop tunes from the 1970s and 1980s.

Enrique Iglesias
On Soon

Friday 19th October 2018 - 6.30pm | £45-£135

 
Enrique Iglesias The O2 Arena 2018-10-192018-10-19 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The Spanish singer-songwriter, whose hits include Hero, performs his Latin-pop numbers.

U2: ePERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 | £30-£219

 
U2: ePERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour The O2 Arena 2018-10-232018-10-23 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr are back on the road with their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, which comes to The O2 on Tuesday 23rd October 2018. The Irish quartet are so ...more

U2
On Soon

Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th October 2018 - 8pm | £35, phone for availability

 
U2 The O2 Arena 2018-10-232018-10-24 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Bono and co return to the circuit with live renditions of their most famous rock works - including With Or Without You and Sunday Bloody Sunday - plus material from the 2017 album, Songs Of ...

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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

Yves
Free Event

Wednesday 17th October 2018 - 7.30pm | Free

 
Yves The Old Blue Last 2018-10-172018-10-17 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Rock'n'roll three-piece from Swindon.

Dena
On Soon

Thursday 18th October 2018 - 8pm | £8

 
Dena The Old Blue Last 2018-10-182018-10-18 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Commercial pop comes from the Berlin-based singer.

The Wood Burning Savages
On SoonFree Event

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 - 8pm | Free

 
The Wood Burning Savages The Old Blue Last 2018-10-232018-10-23 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Fast-paced punk band from The Shrives support.

Naked Giants
On SoonFree Event

Tuesday 30th October 2018 - 8pm | Free

 
Naked Giants The Old Blue Last 2018-10-302018-10-30 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Seattle is the home town of this trio and its indie and garage rock mixture.

Pints
On SoonFree Event

Wednesday 31st October 2018 - 7pm | Free

 
Pints The Old Blue Last 2018-10-312018-10-31 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Punk originals come from the London-based group. Support from War Crimes.

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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

Novo Amor
On Soon

Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October 2018 - 7pm | adv £17.50

 
Novo Amor Union Chapel 2018-10-222018-10-23 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Indie-rock multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Aberystwyth.

Solomon Grey
On Soon

Thursday 25th October 2018 - 7pm | adv £15

 
Solomon Grey Union Chapel 2018-10-252018-10-25 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Electronic music duo comprised of Tom Kingston and Joe Wilson.

Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali
On Soon

Friday 26th October 2018 - 7pm | adv £28.50, adv/concs £14.25

 
Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Union Chapel 2018-10-262018-10-26 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The Canadian-American Qawwali ensemble performs traditional Sufi Qawwali music.

Those Who Dream - Christian Reflections On Europe's Response To Migration
On Soon

Saturday 27th October 2018 - 10.15am-4.30pm | £20, concs £10

 
Those Who Dream - Christian Reflections On Europe's Response To Migration Union Chapel 2018-10-272018-10-27 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Literary & Education, Conference.

No Such Thing As A Fish
On Soon

Monday 29th October 2018 - 7.30pm | £20, phone for availability

 
No Such Thing As A Fish Union Chapel 2018-10-292018-10-29 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The QI podcast featuring Dan Schreiber, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and James Harkin goes on the road to share the bizarre and fascinating facts.

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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

Kacey Musgraves
On Soon

Saturday 27th October 2018 - 6pm | £30-£42.50

 
Kacey Musgraves SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-10-272018-10-27 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The US country music singer-songwriter tackles contemporary themes close to her heart.

Slayer
On Soon

Saturday 3rd November 2018 - 6pm | £45 & £55

 
Slayer SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-11-032018-11-03 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

Thrash metal ensemble from California, performing in the UK as part of their farewell tour.

BBC Children In Need Rocks
On Soon

Wednesday 7th November 2018 - 6pm | £25-£35

 
BBC Children In Need Rocks SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-11-072018-11-07 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

Rod Stewart, Rita Ora, Olly Murs, Nile Rodgers and Chic, George Ezra and Jess Glynne performs at the charity concert to raise funds for Children In Need.

Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour
On Soon

9th, 10th and 11th November 2018 - 8pm | £35

 
Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-11-092018-11-11 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

Observational humour from the multi-award-winning, energetic and quintessentially middle-class stand-up.

Culture Club
On Soon

Wednesday 14th November 2018 - 7pm | £47.50-£72.50

 
Culture Club SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-11-142018-11-14 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The 80s collective, fronted by Boy George, perform hit songs from their back catalogue. With support from Belinda Carlisle and Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins.

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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

The Miseducation Anniversary: A Live Rendition of Lauryn Hill

Wednesday 17th October 2018 - 7pm-10pm | £17.16

 
The Miseducation Anniversary: A Live Rendition of Lauryn Hill XOYO 2018-10-172018-10-17 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill - A Live Rendition By Re:imagine

Wednesday 17th October 2018 - 7pm-10pm | £15

 
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill - A Live Rendition By Re:imagine XOYO 2018-10-172018-10-17 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

A group of session musicians and singers recreate the whole album live on stage.

Your Mum's House
On Soon

3rd May to 20th December 2018 - 10pm-3am | £7

 
Your Mum's House XOYO 2018-05-032018-12-20 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
Hunee Residency: Aurora Halal
On Soon

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October 2018 - 9.30pm | £8-£25

 
Hunee Residency: Aurora Halal XOYO 2018-10-192018-10-20 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

Dr Rubinstein supplies an emotive set in Room 1 with London venue Brilliant Corners hosting Room 2 with crate-digger John Gomez and Chicago's own Mark Seven spinning house.

XOYO Loves
On Soon

Saturday 20th October 2018 - 9.30pm-4am | various releases £8-£20

 
XOYO Loves XOYO 2018-10-202018-10-20 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

Session Victim, Laurence Guy and Joshua James select their choice of house and techno tunes.

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