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

Friday 22nd September 2017 - 8pm | £17.50

 
Bush Hall Presents Bush Hall 2017-09-222017-09-22 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Wry cultural and political observations and hard-hitting humour from Georgia-born stand-up Reginald D Hunter. Also featuring Nish Kumar.

Lisa Mitchell
On Soon

Monday 25th September 2017 - 7pm | £10

 
Lisa Mitchell Bush Hall 2017-09-252017-09-25 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The English-Australian indie pop singer-songwriter performs songs from her third album Warriors.

Billy Lockett
On Soon

Thursday 28th September 2017 - 7.30pm | £10

 
Billy Lockett Bush Hall 2017-09-282017-09-28 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Guitar-led pop with catchy choruses from the singer-songwriter who hails from Northampton.

Randy Houser
On Soon

Monday 2nd October 2017 - 7.30pm | £15

 
Randy Houser Bush Hall 2017-10-022017-10-02 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Country artist who racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits and more than four million in singles sales to date with his Stoney Creek Records album, How Country Feels.

Iamthemorning
On Soon

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 - 7.30pm | £15

 
Iamthemorning Bush Hall 2017-10-032017-10-03 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

A chamber/progressive band founded in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2010.

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

Sleaford Mods

Friday 22nd September 2017 - 7pm | £23.50

 
Sleaford Mods O2 Academy Brixton 2017-09-222017-09-22 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The Nottingham duo comprising singer Jason Williamson and musician Andrew Fearn plays a mix of ranting punk with contemporary electronica from their latest album English Tapas.

Machine Gun Kelly
On Soon

Saturday 23rd September 2017 - 7pm | £28.50

 
Machine Gun Kelly O2 Academy Brixton 2017-09-232017-09-23 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The award-winning, Texas-born rapper, actor and producer performs hip hop in support of the album, Bloom.

Justice
On Soon

Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September 2017 - 7pm | £33.75

 
Justice O2 Academy Brixton 2017-09-282017-09-29 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The French electro duo performs in support of its album Woman.

BBC Introducing Live
On Soon

Wednesday 4th October 2017 - 5.30pm | £23.75

 
BBC Introducing Live O2 Academy Brixton 2017-10-042017-10-04 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

A platform for local pop and rock acts, with performances by George Ezra, Blossoms, NAO, Slaves, The Big Moon.

Sundara Karma
On Soon

Thursday 5th October 2017 - 7pm | £17

 
Sundara Karma O2 Academy Brixton 2017-10-052017-10-05 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Indie-rock originals by the four-piece from Reading.

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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

Object Collection
Ends Today

Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September 2017 - 7.30pm | £8

 
Object Collection Cafe OTO 2017-09-212017-09-22 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The experimental New York ensemble perform post-hardcore, electronic and pop fusion.

Mike Watt & Thurston Moore
On Soon

Tuesday 26th September 2017 - 7.30pm | £14, adv £12, mems £10

 
Mike Watt & Thurston Moore Cafe OTO 2017-09-262017-09-26 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The Minutemen bassist and the Sonic Youth guitarist perform experimental rock. Stefano Pilia supports. Includes Q&A session with Watts.

Il Sogno Del Marinaio
On Soon

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - 7.30pm | £14, mems £12, mems £10

 
Il Sogno Del Marinaio Cafe OTO 2017-09-272017-09-27 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The Minutemen bassist and the guitarist Stefano Pilia perform experimental rock.

Mike Cooper
On Soon

Friday 29th September 2017 - 7.30pm | £12, adv £10, mems £8

 
Mike Cooper Cafe OTO 2017-09-292017-09-29 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The veteran Reading-born musician performs his folk-blues and experimental music alongside a selection of collaborators.

Dominique Lawalree
On Soon

Sunday 1st October 2017 - 7.30pm | £14, adv £12, mems £10

 
Dominique Lawalree Cafe OTO 2017-10-012017-10-01 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

Belgian composer who has written over 450 works, recorded more than 20 albums, and has performed countless tours throughout Europe.

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

London Auditions For The Voice To Win Open Mic 2017
On Soon

24th, 28th and 30th September 2017 - 10am | £5

 
London Auditions For The Voice To Win Open Mic 2017 Dingwalls 2017-08-272017-09-30 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

An opportunity for singers to try out for the TV show.

London Songwriting Competition
On Soon

24th, 28th and 30th September 2017 - 10am | £5

 
London Songwriting Competition Dingwalls 2017-08-272017-09-30 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

An opportunity for aspiring performers to qualify for the competition.

Barns Courtney
On Soon

Friday 29th September 2017 - 7pm | £10

 
Barns Courtney Dingwalls 2017-09-292017-09-29 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

Blues-rock artist from Ipswich, who has previously supported Ed Sheeran, Blur and The Libertines.

Fyfe
On Soon

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 - 7.30pm-10pm | £12.50

 
Fyfe Dingwalls 2017-10-032017-10-03 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

Angst-filled bedroom electronica from the independent artist who has so far chalked up more than 10 million Spotify plays.

My Baby
On Soon

Wednesday 4th October 2017 - 7pm | £14

 
My Baby Dingwalls 2017-10-042017-10-04 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

The Amsterdam-based threesome performs its melange of indie, funk and dub.

All events at Dingwalls
 
 
 

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

Sigur Ros
Ends Today

20th, 21st and 22nd September 2017 - 7pm | £50, phone for availability

 
Sigur Ros Hammersmith Apollo 2017-09-202017-09-22 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The innovative post-rock giants from Iceland perform new and unreleased tracks.

The National
On Soon

25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Sep 2017 - 7pm | £32.50, phone for availability

 
The National Hammersmith Apollo 2017-09-252017-09-28 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The American indie-rock outfit from Brooklyn perform in support of the release Sleep Well Beast.

Gabriel Iglesias
On Soon

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September 2017 - 7.30pm | £27

 
Gabriel Iglesias Hammersmith Apollo 2017-09-292017-09-30 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The Californian stand-up and television star - known comically as fluffy - performs his unique brand of comedy.

Ricky Gervais: Humanity
On Soon

4th to 19th October 2017 - 7.30pm | £30 & £35

 
Ricky Gervais: Humanity Hammersmith Apollo 2017-10-042017-10-19 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning creator of Extras and The Office tours with his latest stand up show containing yet more of his famous brand of dark unflinching humour.

The Pretenders
On Soon

Sunday 8th October 2017 - 7pm | £50-£55

 
The Pretenders Hammersmith Apollo 2017-10-082017-10-08 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

Chrissie Hynde fronts the British-American collective who formed in Hereford in 1978 as they perform their iconic punk-rock hits including I'll Stand By You and Don't Get Me Wrong.

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.

 
 

Events at Heaven

The Sherlocks

Friday 22nd September 2017 - 7pm | £12

 
The Sherlocks Heaven 2017-09-222017-09-22 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

The four-piece from Sheffield, consisting of two sets of brothers, performs indie-rock.

Popcorn
On Soon

5th June to 18th December 2017 - 11pm-5am | £8

 
Popcorn Heaven 2017-06-052017-12-18 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs
Portugal. The Man
On Soon

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - 7.30pm | £20, phone for availability

 
Portugal. The Man Heaven 2017-09-272017-09-27 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

The Alaskan rockers, who formed while members were classmates at Wasilla High School, hit the road to promote the latest album, Woodstock.

Sarah Close
On Soon

Thursday 28th September 2017 - 7pm | £12.50

 
Sarah Close Heaven 2017-09-282017-09-28 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

The singer-songwriter and YouTuber from the Isle of Wight performs indie pop.

Satyricon
On Soon

Friday 29th September 2017 - 6pm | £20

 
Satyricon Heaven 2017-09-292017-09-29 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

The Oslo-based band plays searing black metal.

All events at Heaven
 
 
 

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

Woodburner Presents Tantz + The Nominees + Goldaka + DJ Kobayashi
On Soon

Friday 29th September 2017 - 9pm | £5

 
Woodburner Presents Tantz + The Nominees + Goldaka + DJ Kobayashi Hootananny Brixton 2017-09-292017-09-29 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
All events at Hootananny
 
 
 

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

MassMatiks

Friday 22nd September 2017 - 7.30pm | £6

 
MassMatiks Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-09-222017-09-22 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The band plays dynamic alt rock highlighting social injustice.

Bmore Takes Over The UK
On Soon

Saturday 23rd September 2017 - 11pm-2am | £8

 
Bmore Takes Over The UK Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-09-232017-09-23 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Food & Drink, Drink & Tastings.

Kirin J Callinan
On Soon

Tuesday 26th September 2017 - 8pm-11pm | £11

 
Kirin J Callinan Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-09-262017-09-26 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Guitar-led pop from the singer's two albums Embracism and The Teacher.

The Aces
On Soon

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - 8pm | £7

 
The Aces Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-09-272017-09-27 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The four-piece, all-female band plays pop-rock with support from Lola Young and Daecolm.

Gospeloke
On Soon

Thursday 28th September 2017 - 7pm-11pm | £13

 
Gospeloke Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2017-09-282017-09-28 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.

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

R5

Friday 22nd September 2017 - 7pm | £18.50

 
R5 KOKO 2017-09-222017-09-22 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Pop-rock outfit hailing from California.

Antics
On Soon

Saturday 23rd September 2017 - 10pm | £5

 
Antics KOKO 2017-09-232017-09-23 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

A mash-up of hip hop, funk, breaks and beats from DJ Antics and DJ Beatz, plus a live set from the Antics Band.

Unkle
On Soon

Tuesday 26th September 2017 - 7pm | £23

 
Unkle KOKO 2017-09-262017-09-26 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

London-based experimental electronica duo.

Tom Grennan
On Soon

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - 7pm | £15, phone for availability

 
Tom Grennan KOKO 2017-09-272017-09-27 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

The singer-songwriter performs with a bluesy, soulful tone balanced with an original indie flair.

Chip
On Soon

Thursday 28th September 2017 - 7pm | £15

 
Chip KOKO 2017-09-282017-09-28 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

London-based Jahmaal Fyffe, formerly known as Chipmunk performs a selection of grime and hip hop inspired hits.

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

Life Is Eazi Culture Fest 2017
On Soon

Saturday 23rd September 2017 - 5pm | £25-£60

 
Life Is Eazi Culture Fest 2017 Roundhouse 2017-09-232017-09-23 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The Nigerian-born artist, Mr Eazi, hosts a celebration of Afrobeat culture, performing his favourite hits, Skin Tight, Hollup, Bankulize, In The Morning, Tilapia and Detty Yaself, alongside a variety of fashion, dance and visual art ...

Third Eye Blind
On Soon

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - 7pm | £26.50

 
Third Eye Blind Roundhouse 2017-09-272017-09-27 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The San Francisco rock outfit performs in support of its album Dopamine.

Rock At The Round
On Soon

Thursday 28th September 2017 - 7pm | £10

 
Rock At The Round Roundhouse 2017-09-282017-09-28 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Roundhouse Resident Artists and DIY bands spanning across rock sub genres including indie, classic and blues, with Riff Rath, Infinite Thread, Hatfield Rising and Couples.

The Best Of Cuba
On Soon

Friday 29th September 2017 - 7pm | £8

 
The Best Of Cuba Roundhouse 2017-09-292017-09-29 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Gerardo and Su Rumbache bring a fusion of Afro-Cuban percussion, classical music and jazz to the dance floor.

Todd Terje
On Soon

Saturday 30th September 2017 - 2pm | £25.50-£35.50

 
Todd Terje Roundhouse 2017-09-302017-09-30 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The DJ/producer supplies intergalactic disco and electronica.

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.

 
 

Events at Scala

Johnnyswim
On Soon

Tuesday 26th September 2017 - 7.30pm | adv £15

 
Johnnyswim Scala 2017-09-262017-09-26 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

American folk, soul, blues and pop duo, consisting of singer-songwriters Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez, formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2005.

Lewis Watson
On Soon

Thursday 28th September 2017 - 7.30pm-11pm | adv £15

 
Lewis Watson Scala 2017-09-282017-09-28 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The folk-pop singer-songwriter performs new material from his album Midnight.

University Of Dub Presents Roots Dance Bless - Strictly Roots Music
On Soon

Friday 29th September 2017 - 10pm-6am | adv £13

 
University Of Dub Presents Roots Dance Bless - Strictly Roots Music Scala 2017-09-292017-09-29 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Nico and MC Oliver & The Mighty and many more spin reggae and dub.

Mega Spanish Party
On Soon

Saturday 30th September 2017 - 10pm-6am | £15, adv £8

 
Mega Spanish Party Scala 2017-09-302017-09-30 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The DJs will be presenting the best in dance, indie, pop, rock, reggaeton and R&B.

Micah P Hinson
On Soon

Monday 2nd October 2017 - 7.30pm | £17.50

 
Micah P Hinson Scala 2017-10-022017-10-02 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The country and Americana singer-songwriter from Texas performs in support of his latest album, The Holy Strangers.

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

Vulfpeck
On Soon

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017 - 8pm | £26, phone for availability

 
Vulfpeck Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-09-232017-09-24 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The American four-piece perform funk.

Maluma
On Soon

Tuesday 26th September 2017 - 7pm | £45, phone for availability

 
Maluma Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-09-262017-09-26 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

Colombian pop and reggaeton singer Juan Luis Londono Arias brings his act to the UK's stages.

Sparks
On Soon

Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th September 2017 - 7pm | £29

 
Sparks Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-09-272017-09-28 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The brother duo, consisting of Ron and Russell Mael, perform pop material in support of their new album, Hippopotamus.

Anathema
On Soon

Saturday 30th September 2017 - 7pm | £22.50

 
Anathema Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-09-302017-09-30 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The Liverpool-based group performs progressive rock in a heavy style.

Shane Filan
On Soon

Sunday 1st October 2017 - 7pm | £29 & £50

 
Shane Filan Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017-10-012017-10-01 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The former-Westlife vocalist from Sligo, Ireland performs commercial pop

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

Black Angels

Friday 22nd September 2017 - 7pm | £23

 
Black Angels The Forum 2017-09-222017-09-22 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Psychedelic rock from the Texan quartet in support of their debut album, Death Song.

New Found Glory
On Soon

Saturday 23rd September 2017 - 7pm | £26

 
New Found Glory The Forum 2017-09-232017-09-23 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The pop-punk quartet from Florida celebrate 20 years on the scene, performing from their back-catalogue plus the 2017 album, Makes Me Sick

Charlie Sloth
On Soon

Tuesday 26th September 2017 - 7.30pm | £12

 
Charlie Sloth The Forum 2017-09-262017-09-26 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Hip hop tracks from the London-based DJ and producer.

Vir Das: The Boarding Das World Tour
On Soon

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - 7pm | £23.50

 
Vir Das: The Boarding Das World Tour The Forum 2017-09-272017-09-27 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The Indian performer's stand-up show mixes comedy with unique storytelling and apparent honesty.

Odesza
On Soon

Friday 29th September 2017 - 7pm | £28.75

 
Odesza The Forum 2017-09-292017-09-29 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

A performance from the up-and-coming electronica duo.

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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

Little Mix Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th November 2017 | £29.25-£49.25, VIP ticket £116.75

 
Little Mix The O2 Arena 2017-11-252017-11-26 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Since becoming the first ever group to win the X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have been working hard to ensure they don't fall under the same umbrella as many previous unsuccessful winners. Perrie Edwards, ...more

Micky Flanagan: An' Another Fing
Now On

14th September to 21st October 2017 - 8pm | £25 & £37.50

 
Micky Flanagan: An' Another Fing The O2 Arena 2017-09-142017-10-21 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Razor sharp observations from the Cockney comic, who has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and various comedy panel shows on TV.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
On Soon

Saturday 30th September 2017 - 6.30pm | £35-£55

 
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds The O2 Arena 2017-09-302017-09-30 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The veteran Australian alternative rock outfit tour in support of their latest release Skeleton Tree.

Lady Antebellum
On Soon

Tuesday 10th October 2017 - 6.30pm | £42-£55

 
Lady Antebellum The O2 Arena 2017-10-102017-10-10 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Vocalist Hilary Scott leads the Nashville trio to perform their award-winning country tunes.

Impractical Jokers: Where's Larry'
On Soon

Friday 13th October 2017 - 8pm | £25-£55

 
Impractical Jokers: Where's Larry' The O2 Arena 2017-10-132017-10-13 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The impish Comedy Central quartet of Q, Murr, Joe and Sal (aka Impratical Jokers) perform stand-up, skits, tomfoolery and introduce never-before-seen videos on stage.

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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

Baby Strange
Free Event

Friday 22nd September 2017 - 8pm | Free

 
Baby Strange The Old Blue Last 2017-09-222017-09-22 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Punk influenced indie with upbeat pop elements comes courtesy of the Glasgow-formed three-piece in support of the debut album, Want It Need It.

Low Commotion
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 23rd September 2017 - 9pm-2am | Free

 
Low Commotion The Old Blue Last 2017-09-232017-09-23 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Residents and guests supply funk, soul and disco from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Rough Hands
On SoonFree Event

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - 8pm | Free

 
Rough Hands The Old Blue Last 2017-09-272017-09-27 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Hardcore metal combo from Brighton and London. Support is Torchbearer plus special guests.

False Advertising
On SoonFree Event

Thursday 28th September 2017 - 8pm | Free

 
False Advertising The Old Blue Last 2017-09-282017-09-28 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

The Manchester-based threesome brings its indie-pop originals to the stage.

Slime Ball 2017
On SoonFree Event

Friday 29th September 2017 - 6pm-8pm | Free

 
Slime Ball 2017 The Old Blue Last 2017-09-292017-09-29 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music
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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

Fever Pitch: The Opera Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

22nd, 23rd and 24th September 2017 | adv £15, concs £10

 
Fever Pitch: The Opera Union Chapel 2017-09-222017-09-24 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The first musical version of Nick Hornby's book Fever Pitch, which famously follows the ups and downs of life supporting Arsenal Football Club, is staged at the Union Chapel, in the heart of north London ...more

Don't Look Back
On Soon

Tuesday 26th September 2017 - 7.30pm | £22.50

 
Don't Look Back Union Chapel 2017-09-262017-09-26 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Literary & Education, Storytelling.

Russell Crowe's Indoor Garden Party
On Soon

Thursday 28th September 2017 - 7pm | £55

 
Russell Crowe's Indoor Garden Party Union Chapel 2017-09-282017-09-28 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Pop, folk and rock ensemble led by the actor, and featuring Canadian folk rock hero Alan Doyle, producer Carl Falk and vocalists Scott Grimes and Samantha Barks.

Deva Premal & Miten With Manose: Temple At Midnight
On Soon

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September 2017 - 7.30pm | £40-£50

 
Deva Premal & Miten With Manose: Temple At Midnight Union Chapel 2017-09-292017-09-30 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The trio, plus their accompanying musicians provide a performance of mantra, song and chant.

Deva Premal & Miten With Manose: Temple At Midnight
On Soon

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September 2017 - 7.30pm | adv £40-£50

 
Deva Premal & Miten With Manose: Temple At Midnight Union Chapel 2017-04-292017-09-30 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music
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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

Micky Flanagan: An' Another Fing
On Soon

23rd Sep, 30th Sep, 12th Oct and 13th Oct 2017 - 8pm | £30-£35

 
Micky Flanagan: An' Another Fing SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-09-232017-10-13 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

Razor sharp observations from the Cockney comic, who has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and various comedy panel shows on TV.

G-Dragon
On Soon

Sunday 24th September 2017 - 6.30pm | £55-£160

 
G-Dragon SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-09-242017-09-24 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

South Korean rap artist.

I Love The 90s Tour
On Soon

Friday 29th September 2017 - 6.45pm | £35-£55

 
I Love The 90s Tour SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-09-292017-09-29 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

Nostalgia oozes in this inaugural edition of I Love The 90s, featuring performances from some of the decade's most iconic artists including Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Color Me Badd, All 4 One, Kool Moe Dee, Salt ...

Legends Live
On Soon

Friday 20th October 2017 - 6.30pm | £45

 
Legends Live SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-10-202017-10-20 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

Iconic and legendary artists Suzi Quatro, David Essex, The Osmonds and Hot Chocolate perform their classic hits.

Weezer

Saturday 28th October 2017 - 6pm | £40-£68

 
Weezer SSE Arena, Wembley 2017-10-282017-10-28 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The American rock band famous for classic hit Teenage Dirtbag, performs in support of its latest album, The White Album.

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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

Erol Alkan Residency

Friday 22nd September 2017 - 9pm-4am | various releases £5-£18.50

 
Erol Alkan Residency XOYO 2017-09-222017-09-22 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

Erol Alkan, 2ManyDJs and Cowboy Rhythmbox, plus in Room 2 Rory Phillips and Nadia Ksaiba, are on hand to provide a whole night of top electronica and house tunes.

XOYO Loves
On Soon

Saturday 23rd September 2017 - 9pm-4am | adv £5

 
XOYO Loves XOYO 2017-09-232017-09-23 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

Breakbot and Red Rack'em are the selectors on the night providing a menu of house, techno and disco.

Re:Imagine Presents: Daft Punk - A Live Orchestral Rendition
On Soon

Sunday 24th September 2017 - 7pm-10pm | £13.50

 
Re:Imagine Presents: Daft Punk - A Live Orchestral Rendition XOYO 2017-09-242017-09-24 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

A 16-piece orchestra performs the music of the Daft Punk album Homework in its own style.

Monday Monday
On Soon

9th January to 27th November 2017 - 10pm-3am | £7, adv £5

 
Monday Monday XOYO 2017-01-092017-11-27 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
Sneak
On Soon

26th Sep, 3rd Oct, 10th Oct, 17th Oct, 24th Oct and 31st Oct 2017 - 10pm-3am | £4-£7

 
Sneak XOYO 2016-12-062017-10-31 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
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