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

Bush Hall Presents with Phil Wang

Friday 25th June 2021 at 6pm and 8.30pm | £15, rescheduled from Nov 14, original tickets remain valid

 
Bush Hall Presents with Phil Wang Bush Hall 2021-06-252021-06-25 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Comedy, Stand-Up.

All events at Bush Hall
 
 
 

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

The Stranglers
Ends Today

Friday 16th and Saturday 17th April 2021 - 7pm | £35, rescheduled from Nov 20 & 21, original tickets remain valid

 
The Stranglers O2 Academy Brixton 2021-04-162021-04-17 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Legendary punk-rock band with a career spanning over four decades, with support from Ruts DC.

Sam Fender
On Soon

Sunday 18th April 2021 - 7pm | £26.85, rescheduled from May 17, original tickets remain valid

 
Sam Fender O2 Academy Brixton 2021-04-182021-04-18 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Indie music from the North Shields singer-songwriter and musician.

Scooter
On Soon

Sunday 2nd May 2021 - 9pm | £35, rescheduled from May 24, 2020, original tickets remain valid

 
Scooter O2 Academy Brixton 2021-05-022021-05-02 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The German techno and happy hardcore group perform hits from their back catalogue.

Caribou
On Soon

Monday 10th May 2021 - 7pm | rescheduled from Apr 7, original tickets remain valid, phone for availability

 
Caribou O2 Academy Brixton 2021-05-102021-05-10 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Dan Snaith serves up new material since his 2014 album, Our Love.

Toots And The Maytals

Saturday 22nd May 2021 - 7pm | £32.50, rescheduled from May 16, 2020, original tickets remain valid

 
Toots And The Maytals O2 Academy Brixton 2021-05-222021-05-22 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The veteran group from Jamaica, led by singer Toots Hibbert, bring their classic reggae to the UK's stages.

All events at Brixton Academy
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

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

Declan J Donovan

Wednesday 30th June 2021 - 7pm | £10, rescheduled from Jun 11, original tickets remain valid

 
Declan J Donovan Dingwalls 2021-06-302021-06-30 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

Essex is the home county of this pop singer-songwriter and his tunes.

The Slackers

Saturday 2nd October 2021 - 7.30pm | £20, rescheduled from Oct 9, 2020, original tickets remain valid

 
The Slackers Dingwalls 2021-10-022021-10-02 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

The 1991-formed group from New York bring their soul-tinged ska tunes to the live stage.

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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

Romesh Ranganathan: Cynic's Mixtape
Now On

15th, 16th, 17th and 18th Apr 2021 - 8pm | £23, phone for availability

 
Romesh Ranganathan: Cynic's Mixtape Hammersmith Apollo 2021-04-152021-04-18 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee presents his brand new show filled with brutal honesty about things that he has found unacceptable since his last tour.

Foil Arms And Hog: Swines
On Soon

Thursday 22nd April 2021 - 7pm | £23, rescheduled from Mar 21, 2020 original tickets remain valid

 
Foil Arms And Hog: Swines Hammersmith Apollo 2021-04-222021-04-22 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The YouTube stars and Dublin-based sketch group made up of Sean Finegan, Sean Flanagan and Conor McKenna perform.

Russell Howard: Respite
On Soon

23rd and 25th to 29th Apr 2021 - 8pm | £35, rescheduled from Sep 18-21, 23, original tickets remain valid

 
Russell Howard: Respite Hammersmith Apollo 2021-04-232021-04-29 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

Upbeat and playful stand-up from former panellist on Mock The Week and star of BBC Three's Russell Howard's Good News.

Mrs Brown's Boys: D'Live Show: The Musical For Moore Street

Friday 11th June 2021 at 7pm & Saturday 12th June 2021 at 1pm and 7pm | £31-£54, rescheduled from Jul 3 & 4, 2020, original tickets remain valid

 
Mrs Brown's Boys: D'Live Show: The Musical For Moore Street Hammersmith Apollo 2021-06-112021-06-12 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

Brendan O'Carroll stars as feisty Irish matriarch Agnes Brown in a madcap stage production based on the award-winning TV sitcom.

The Isley Brothers

Tuesday 29th June 2021 - 7.30pm | £56-£66, rescheduled from Jul 1, 2020, original tickets remain valid

 
The Isley Brothers Hammersmith Apollo 2021-06-292021-06-29 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

Soul, funk and rock hits from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, Ronald and Ernie Isley.

All events at Hammersmith Apollo
 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

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

Louis Tomlinson
Ongoing

15th February to 15th July 2021 | rescheduled from Sep 20 & 21, original tickets remain valid, phone for availability

 
Louis Tomlinson Roundhouse 2021-02-152021-07-15 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings
Sparks

Sunday 23rd May 2021 - 7pm | £32.50-£37.50, rescheduled from Oct 21, original tickets remain valid

 
Sparks Roundhouse 2021-05-232021-05-23 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The brother duo, consisting of Ron and Russell Mael, perform pop material in support of their latest album, A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip.

Crowded House

14th, 15th and 16th June 2021 - 7pm | £35-£75, rescheduled from Jun 4-6, original tickets remain valid

 
Crowded House Roundhouse 2021-06-142021-06-16 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Australian rock group, formed in Melbourne in 1985, led by New Zealander Neil Finn and featuring Nick Seymour on bass.

Squarepusher

Friday 29th October 2021 - 7pm | £25, rescheduled from May 15, original tickets remain valid

 
Squarepusher Roundhouse 2021-10-292021-10-29 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The jazz bass virtuoso and electronic envelope-pusher makes his return following a five-year hiatus, with new album, Be Up A Hello. With support from Paranoid London, Scalping and Ray Keith.

All events at Roundhouse
 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

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

Cast
On Soon

Saturday 8th May 2021 - 7pm | £27.50

 
Cast Shepherd's Bush Empire 2021-05-082021-05-08 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

Liverpudlian indie-rock four-piece who rose to prominence in the 1990s.

Milton Jones: Milton: Impossible

Wednesday 26th May 2021 - 7pm | £27.50, rescheduled from Nov 29, original tickets remain valid

 
Milton Jones: Milton: Impossible Shepherd's Bush Empire 2021-05-262021-05-26 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

Dry and deadpan one-liners from the surreal pun master and Sony Award-winning radio star.

Roachford

Saturday 12th June 2021 - 7pm | £29.50-£55, rescheduled from Apr 3, original tickets remain valid

 
Roachford Shepherd's Bush Empire 2021-06-122021-06-12 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The London-born singer, famous for songs such as Cuddly Toy and Family Man, brings his pop-rock and soul originals to the stage.

Lee Brice

Saturday 26th June 2021 - 7pm | £27.50, rescheduled from Jul 7, 2020, original tickets remain valid

 
Lee Brice Shepherd's Bush Empire 2021-06-262021-06-26 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The award-winning country singer-songwriter from South Carolina delves into his back catalogue including his self-titled latest album.

Jethro Tull

Friday 24th September 2021 - 6.30pm | £35.25-£52.15, rescheduled from Oct 8, original tickets remain valid

 
Jethro Tull Shepherd's Bush Empire 2021-09-242021-09-24 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

Multi-instrumentalist Ian Anderson and his band performs their eclectic rock material, combining elements of blues, folk and hard rock.

All events at Shepherd's Bush Empire
 
 
 

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

The Fratellis
On Soon

Tuesday 27th April 2021 - 7pm | £25, rescheduled from May 5, original tickets remain valid

 
The Fratellis The Forum 2021-04-272021-04-27 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The indie-rock trio from Glasgow play all the favourites from debut album Costello Music and the upcoming offering, In Your Own Sweet Time.

The Pigeon Detectives
On Soon

Wednesday 28th April 2021 - 7pm | £20, rescheduled from May 13, original tickets remain valid

 
The Pigeon Detectives The Forum 2021-04-282021-04-28 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The indie-rock five-piece hailing from Leeds performs its debut album Wait For Me in full, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Support from Little Comets.

The Magic Numbers
On Soon

Saturday 8th May 2021 - 7pm | £22.50, rescheduled from Oct 1, original tickets remain valid

 
The Magic Numbers The Forum 2021-05-082021-05-08 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Indie-pop and pop-rock by the four-piece from Hanwell comprising two pairs of brothers and sisters.

Steel Pulse
On Soon

Friday 14th May 2021 - 7pm | £27.50, rescheduled from May 1, 2020, original tickets remain valid

 
Steel Pulse The Forum 2021-05-142021-05-14 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The veteran roots reggae band, who were formed in 1977 in Birmingham, bring their classic sound to the live stage.

Crash Test Dummies

Thursday 10th June 2021 - 7pm | £32.50, rescheduled from Jun 11, 2020, original tickets remain valid

 
Crash Test Dummies The Forum 2021-06-102021-06-10 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The American folk-rock four-piece, known for the 1993 smash hit Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm, celebrates its 25th anniversary.

All events at The Forum
 
 
 

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

National Television Awards
On Soon

Tuesday 20th April 2021 - 6.30pm | £23-£79

 
National Television Awards The O2 Arena 2021-04-202021-04-20 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Ant & Dec hosts the 26th annual awards show with a chance to mingle with the stars of the small screen on one of the big nights in the television calendar. Plus exclusive live music ...

Celine Dion
On Soon

Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd April 2021 - 6.30pm | £65-£150, rescheduled from Sep 17 & 18, original tickets remain valid

 
Celine Dion The O2 Arena 2021-04-222021-04-23 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The critically-acclaimed, award-winning Canadian singer performs her soft-rock and pop numbers from across her career.

Craig David
On Soon

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April 2021 - 7.30pm | £28-£44

 
Craig David The O2 Arena 2021-04-242021-04-25 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

With 12 BRIT and two Grammy award nominations to his name, the R&B singer and MC returns at the top of his game for a performance that combines hip hop, garage and dance influences.

Jeff Dunham: Seriously'

Friday 21st May 2021 - 7pm | £45, rescheduled from May 16, original tickets remain valid

 
Jeff Dunham: Seriously' The O2 Arena 2021-05-212021-05-21 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Character comedy from the American comedian and ventriloquist.

The Pussycat Dolls

Friday 28th and Saturday 29th May 2021 - 6.30pm | £45-£55, rescheduled from Oct 30 & 31, original tickets remain valid

 
The Pussycat Dolls The O2 Arena 2021-05-282021-05-29 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The American R&B and pop group featuring Nicole Scherzinger, makes its comeback.

All events at The O2 Arena
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
 

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

Joan As Police Woman

Saturday 22nd May 2021 - 7pm | £28.50, rescheduled from Jun 16, original tickets remain valid

 
Joan As Police Woman Union Chapel 2021-05-222021-05-22 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Rock-pop musician and singer-songwriter performing in support of her new LP, Joanthology.

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Thursday 27th May 2021 - 7.30pm | £25, rescheduled from Jun 9, original tickets remain valid

 
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita Union Chapel 2021-05-272021-05-27 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

An award-winning collaboration between the Welsh harpist and Senegalese kora player, celebrating their second album SOAR.

Mavis Staples

Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th June 2021 - 7pm | £42.50, rescheduled from Jun 10 & 11, 2020, original tickets remain valid

 
Mavis Staples Union Chapel 2021-06-152021-06-16 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The soul, gospel and blues singer and civil rights icon performs in support of her album We Get By.

Ben Fogle: Tales From The Wilderness

Tuesday 7th September 2021 - 7pm | £30, rescheduled from Sep 22, original tickets remain valid

 
Ben Fogle: Tales From The Wilderness Union Chapel 2021-09-072021-09-07 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The broadcaster, traveller, author and adventurer talks about his career.

All events at Union Chapel
 
 
 

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

RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World Tour

Wednesday 19th May 2021 - 8pm | £41-£75, rescheduled from Sep 6, original tickets remain valid

 
RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World Tour SSE Arena, Wembley 2021-05-192021-05-19 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

Michelle Visage leads the RuPaul contestants in an all-out intergalactic show with music, comedy and entertainment. With Asia O'hara Detox, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Monet X Change, Plastique Tiara, Shea Coulee, Vanessa 'Vanjie' Mateo, Yvie ...

McFly

Friday 21st May 2021 - 6.30pm | £55.50-£97, rescheduled from May 8, original tickets remain valid

 
McFly SSE Arena, Wembley 2021-05-212021-05-21 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The foursome, comprising Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd, have announced a brand new album, titled The Lost Songs, after a three-year hiatus.

Paw Patrol Live: Race To The Rescue

Tuesday 31st August 2021 at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm | £25-£35, rescheduled from Aug 15 & 16, original tickets remain valid

 
Paw Patrol Live: Race To The Rescue SSE Arena, Wembley 2021-08-312021-08-31 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

A live adaptation of the popular children's TV animation.

The Dualers

Saturday 25th September 2021 - 7.30pm | £20-£32.50, rescheduled from Nov 28, original tickets remain valid

 
The Dualers SSE Arena, Wembley 2021-09-252021-09-25 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

Ska and reggae from the South East London-based nine-piece.

Il Divo

Friday 17th December 2021 - 6pm | £45-£150, rescheduled from Dec 12, 2020, original tickets remain valid

 
Il Divo SSE Arena, Wembley 2021-12-172021-12-17 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The multi-award-winning collective - aka Urs Buhler, Sebastien Izambard, Carlos Marin and David Miller - perform classical-crossover.

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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. 

 
 
 
 
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