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

We Were Promised Jetpacks
On Soon

Wednesday 21st November 2018 - 8pm | £15, phone for availability

 
We Were Promised Jetpacks Bush Hall 2018-11-212018-11-21 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Indie quartet from Edinburgh performing old and new material.

Chasing Deer
On Soon

Thursday 22nd November 2018 - 8pm | £15

 
Chasing Deer Bush Hall 2018-11-222018-11-22 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The London-based threesome perform their commercial pop originals.

Bush Hall Presents With James Acaster
On Soon

Friday 23rd November 2018 - 8pm | £19.50, phone for availability

 
Bush Hall Presents With James Acaster Bush Hall 2018-11-232018-11-23 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

Stories, anecdotes and audience interaction from the four-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, and Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and BBC Radio Four star. Plus The Pin and Carl Donnelly.

A Peaceful Noise
On Soon

Saturday 24th November 2018 - 7.30pm | £20

 
A Peaceful Noise Bush Hall 2018-11-242018-11-24 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

John Kennedy hosts performances by Tom Grennan, The Hunna, Liela Moss and Sophie &The Giants in aid of the Nick Alexander Memorial Trust.

A Midwinter's Tease
On Soon

Sunday 25th November 2018 - 7.30pm | £20

 
A Midwinter's Tease Bush Hall 2018-11-252018-11-25 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The Cheek of it! School presents a seasonally-themed burlesque show, featuring a wide variety of acts.

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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

SW4 Presents NYE Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Monday 31st December 2018 | £37.85

 
SW4 Presents NYE O2 Academy Brixton 2018-12-312018-12-31 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

South West Four presents a spectacular New Year's Eve dance party to cap off their 15-year celebrations with a selection of their favourite artists. The end of 2018 line up features a DJ set by ...more

Lil Pump

Tuesday 20th November 2018 - 7pm | £31.65

 
Lil Pump O2 Academy Brixton 2018-11-202018-11-20 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The American rapper, real name Gazzy Garcia, performs his original material.

Yung Lean: Wings Of Desire
On Soon

Wednesday 21st November 2018 - 7pm | £22.10

 
Yung Lean: Wings Of Desire O2 Academy Brixton 2018-11-212018-11-21 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The Swedish rapper curates an evening of live music and art, with his invited guests including Bladee, Yves Tumor A/V, ECCO2K and Thaiboy Digital.

Anne-Marie
On Soon

Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November 2018 - 7pm | £26, phone for availability

 
Anne-Marie O2 Academy Brixton 2018-11-222018-11-23 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The chart-topping singer-songwriter from Essex performs her pop and R&B numbers.

Honne
On Soon

Saturday 24th November 2018 - 7pm | £17.50, phone for availability

 
Honne O2 Academy Brixton 2018-11-242018-11-24 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The London-based pairing of James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck performs its electronica and pop originals.

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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

Jaimie Branch: Fly Or Die
On Soon

Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd November 2018 - 7.30pm | £14

 
Jaimie Branch: Fly Or Die Cafe OTO 2018-11-212018-11-22 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

Critically-acclaimed American trumpeter, a mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene.

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Dingwalls

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

Camden Lock, Camden Town, London, NW1 8AB

Tube: Camden Town Station , Camden Town Station

 
 

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

 
 

Events at Dingwalls

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 four-piece from America plays commercial pop-rock.

Bogan Bingo
On Soon

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
On Soon

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
On Soon

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.

The Paper Kites

Tuesday 19th February 2019 - 7.30pm | £13

 
The Paper Kites Dingwalls 2019-02-192019-02-19 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

The quintet from Melbourne performs indie rock and folk.

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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

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Saturday 18th May 2019 | £40-£46

 
Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals Hammersmith Apollo 2019-05-182019-05-18 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

See ten of the top professional dancers from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing perform brilliant ballroom dances. Reigning Strictly champion Katya Jones is just one of the ten dancers and Strictly favourites performing on the 35 ...more

Christine & The Queens
Now On

Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st November 2018 - 7pm | £38.50, phone for availability

 
Christine & The Queens Hammersmith Apollo 2018-11-202018-11-21 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

Electro-pop singer-songwriter from France, otherwise known as Heloise Letissie, performs songs from her upcoming album.

The Queen Extravaganza
On Soon

Thursday 22nd November 2018 - 7pm | £28.50-£46.50, phone for availability

 
The Queen Extravaganza Hammersmith Apollo 2018-11-222018-11-22 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

A tribute to the ever-popular rock band Queen with a performance of all the greatest hits.

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast
On Soon

Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November 2018 - 8pm | £28.75

 
Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast Hammersmith Apollo 2018-11-232018-11-24 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

Wry observations from the South Shields-born stand-up, TV regular, star of BBC 2's The Sarah Millican Show and 2011 British Comedy Award-winner.

Stefflon Don
On Soon

Thursday 29th November 2018 - 7pm | £24.50

 
Stefflon Don Hammersmith Apollo 2018-11-292018-11-29 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music
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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

Porn Idol
On Soon

Thursday 22nd and Thursday 29th November 2018 - 11pm | £1

 
Porn Idol Heaven 2018-11-012018-11-29 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

Resident DJs and guests supply burlesque glamour and party tunes.

Arkells
On Soon

Friday 23rd November 2018 - 7pm | £13

 
Arkells Heaven 2018-11-232018-11-23 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

The Canadian outfit from Hamilton, Ontario performs its brand of alt rock.

Camp Attack
On Soon

Friday 23rd November 2018 - 11pm | £1

 
Camp Attack Heaven 2018-11-232018-11-23 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 24th November 2018 - 10.30pm | £3

 
G-A-Y Heaven 2018-11-242018-11-24 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

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

The Orielles
On Soon

Thursday 29th November 2018 - 8pm | £10

 
The Orielles Heaven 2018-11-292018-11-29 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

The four-piece from Liverpool and Halifax performs indie-pop.

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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
On SoonFree Event

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
Spaghetti Night: Manlio Calafrocampano + Freeman MC + Silver Rock Band
On SoonFree Event

Friday 23rd November 2018 - 3.30pm-9.30pm | Free

 
Spaghetti Night: Manlio Calafrocampano + Freeman MC + Silver Rock Band Hootananny Brixton 2018-11-232018-11-23 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
Onipa + Kasai Masai + Andy V & Berise (Shanti Powa) + Mango Park + DJs
On SoonFree Event

Friday 30th November 2018 - 3.30pm-9.30pm | Free

 
Onipa + Kasai Masai + Andy V & Berise (Shanti Powa) + Mango Park + DJs Hootananny Brixton 2018-11-302018-11-30 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
Too Many Ts
On Soon

Friday 7th December 2018 - 3.30pm-9.30pm | £5

 
Too Many Ts Hootananny Brixton 2018-12-072018-12-07 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
Kosmo Sound + Concrete Disco + Chiminyo + Count Bassy
On Soon

Saturday 8th December 2018 - 3.30pm-9.30pm | £7

 
Kosmo Sound + Concrete Disco + Chiminyo + Count Bassy Hootananny Brixton 2018-12-082018-12-08 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

Huntar

Tuesday 20th November 2018 - 8pm | £8

 
Huntar Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-11-202018-11-20 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Electropop and R&B originals come courtesy of this London-based singer-songwriter. Support from Onr and Tim Chadwick.

The Virginmarys
On Soon

Wednesday 21st November 2018 - 8pm | £14

 
The Virginmarys Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-11-212018-11-21 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

A rock duo from Macclesfield consisting of Ally Dickaty on guitar and vocals and Danny Dolan on drums.

Lucien Parker
On Soon

Friday 23rd November 2018 - 7.30pm | £7

 
Lucien Parker Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-11-232018-11-23 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The artist from Minneapolis performs his hip hop originals.

Buffalo Boogie
On SoonFree Event

Friday 23rd and Friday 30th November 2018 - 8pm-2am | Free

 
Buffalo Boogie Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-11-022018-11-30 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Residents spin hip hop, R&B and disco.

The Great Escape First Fifty
On Soon

Tuesday 27th November 2018 - 7.30pm | £5

 
The Great Escape First Fifty Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-11-272018-11-27 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

A preview of artists appearing at the Festival in 2019. Appearing on the night are Kwengface, Blackwave and Ren.

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Koko

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

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

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

 
 

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

 
 

Events at KOKO

Kojey Radical

Tuesday 20th November 2018 - 7pm | £15

 
Kojey Radical KOKO 2018-11-202018-11-20 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Hip hop artist and poet aka Kwadwo Adu Genfi Amponsah.

808 State
On Soon

Friday 23rd November 2018 - 7.30pm | £22.50

 
808 State KOKO 2018-11-232018-11-23 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Manchester's acid house pioneers who form in the late 1980s rework their material which spans their entire catalogue.

The House And Garage Orchestra
On Soon

Sunday 25th November 2018 - 7pm | £18.50

 
The House And Garage Orchestra KOKO 2018-11-252018-11-25 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

The orchestra performs house and garage classics, produced by Shy Cookie and guests.

Hudson Taylor
On Soon

Wednesday 28th November 2018 - 7pm | £15

 
Hudson Taylor KOKO 2018-11-282018-11-28 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

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

Calpurnia
On Soon

Thursday 29th November 2018 - 7pm-11pm | £15

 
Calpurnia KOKO 2018-11-292018-11-29 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

Indie rock outfit from Vancouver, fronted by Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard.

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Roundhouse

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

Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 
 

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

 
 

Events at Roundhouse

Jacob Banks
On Soon

Wednesday 12th December 2018 - 7pm | £20

 
Jacob Banks Roundhouse 2018-12-122018-12-12 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The Nigerian-born but UK-raised singer performs his contemporary soul material.

Alan Walker
On Soon

Thursday 13th December 2018 - 7pm | £22

 
Alan Walker Roundhouse 2018-12-132018-12-13 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The Norwegian DJ supplies his high-energy dance and electro sound.

Lily Allen
On Soon

Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th December 2018 - 7pm | phone for prices

 
Lily Allen Roundhouse 2018-12-172018-12-18 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The singer-songwriter from London performs her pop tunes.

Adam Ant
On Soon

Thursday 20th December 2018 - 7pm | £38-£55

 
Adam Ant Roundhouse 2018-12-202018-12-20 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The flamboyant singer known for this new wave and post-punk hits in the 1980s performs material from his entire back catalogue.

Thunder

Friday 21st December 2018 - 7pm | £35

 
Thunder Roundhouse 2018-12-212018-12-21 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

This quintet has been around since 1989 when they were formed from the ashes of the band Terraplane. Their original take on the hard rock genre is leavened with elements of soul and pop, which ...

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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

Hackney Colliery Band

Tuesday 20th November 2018 - 7.30pm | £19.25

 
Hackney Colliery Band Scala 2018-11-202018-11-20 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The band showcases a collection of Balkan beats, contemporary hip hop and rock.

The Japanese House
On Soon

Wednesday 21st November 2018 - 7.30pm | £15, phone for availability

 
The Japanese House Scala 2018-11-212018-11-21 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Indie-pop artist, whose real name is Amber Bain.

Israel Nash
On Soon

Thursday 22nd November 2018 - 7.30pm | £16.50

 
Israel Nash Scala 2018-11-222018-11-22 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Self-penned indie-rock and Americana comes courtesy of this Texas-born singer.

University Of Dub Presents Roots Dance Rockers - Power Of The Trinity
On Soon

Friday 23rd November 2018 - 10pm-6am | adv £10, concs £13, £15

 
University Of Dub Presents Roots Dance Rockers - Power Of The Trinity Scala 2018-11-232018-11-23 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs
La M.O.D.A
On Soon

Saturday 24th November 2018 - 8pm | £19.20

 
La M.O.D.A Scala 2018-11-242018-11-24 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The seven-piece band plays folk, blues and Latin tunes.

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Shepherd's Bush Empire

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

Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

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

 
 

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

 
 

Events at Shepherd's Bush Empire

Hothouse Flowers

Tuesday 20th November 2018 - 7pm | £35

 
Hothouse Flowers Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-11-202018-11-20 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The veteran Irish rock band play in support of their album Let's Do This Thing. Supported by The Henry Girls.

Wardruna
On Soon

Thursday 22nd November 2018 - 7pm | £29.50, phone for availability

 
Wardruna Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-11-222018-11-22 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The Norwegian folk collective dedicates themselves to creating musical renditions of Norse cultural and esoteric traditions.

The Damned
On Soon

Friday 23rd November 2018 - 7pm | £28

 
The Damned Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-11-232018-11-23 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

Legendary punk outfit which formed in London in 1976 and led by vocalist Dave Vanian.

From The Jam
On Soon

Saturday 24th November 2018 - 7pm | £27.50-£30

 
From The Jam Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-11-242018-11-24 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The band, fronted by Bruce Foxton and featuring Russell Hastings and drummer Mike Randon, performs songs from The Jam's extensive back catalogue, as well as live favourites and songs from Bruce's solo career.

Raleigh Ritchie
On Soon

Wednesday 28th November 2018 - 7pm | £20

 
Raleigh Ritchie Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-11-282018-11-28 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

Rapper and actor, known for his role as Grey Worm, in the television series, Game Of Thrones.

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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

Metric

Tuesday 20th November 2018 - 7pm | £23.75

 
Metric The Forum 2018-11-202018-11-20 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Canadian rock outfit led by vocalist Emily Haines.

Kurupt FM
On Soon

Wednesday 21st November 2018 - 7pm | £25, phone for availability

 
Kurupt FM The Forum 2018-11-212018-11-21 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Comedy hip hop group from West London, featuring MC Grindah, Beats and Chabuddy G.

Basement
On Soon

Thursday 22nd November 2018 - 7pm | £18

 
Basement The Forum 2018-11-222018-11-22 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Melodic hardcore band from Ipswich, consisting of Duncan Stewart, James Fisher, Ronan Crix, Andrew Fisher and Alex Henery.

The Music Of Cream: 50th Anniversary World Tour
On Soon

Sunday 25th November 2018 - 7pm | £27-£35

 
The Music Of Cream: 50th Anniversary World Tour The Forum 2018-11-252018-11-25 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns reunite to pay homage to the legacy of the iconic blues-rock band.

Skrapz
On Soon

Tuesday 27th November 2018 - 7pm | £15

 
Skrapz The Forum 2018-11-272018-11-27 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The London-born rapper brings his latest rhymes to the stage.

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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 On Soon 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

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

Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th February 2019 | £52-£227

 
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour The O2 Arena 2019-02-092019-02-10 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Foxtrotting and waltzing its way across the country, Strictly Come Dancing goes on a live tour at the beginning of 2019. Strictly favourite and winner of the 2017 TV show, Ore Oduba will be hosting ...more

Jess Glynne

Tuesday 20th November 2018 - 7pm | £36.50

 
Jess Glynne The O2 Arena 2018-11-202018-11-20 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

British singer Jess Glynne performs a selection of her pop hits including her solo singles Right Here and Hold My Hand.

Florence and the Machine On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd November 2018 | £47.37-£63.62 (seated), £57.57 (standing)

 
Florence and the Machine The O2 Arena 2018-11-212018-11-22 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Florence + the Machine come to The O2 for two nights as part of their nine-date UK tour to promote their latest album High As Hope. Back in 2009 Florence won the Critics Choice gong ...more

Florence + The Machine
On Soon

Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd November 2018 - 6.30pm | £37.50-£55, phone for availability

 
Florence + The Machine The O2 Arena 2018-11-212018-11-22 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Singer-songwriter Florence Welch leads her indie and folk-influenced pop outfit, in support of latest album High As Hope.

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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

Pagan
Free Event

Tuesday 20th November 2018 - 7pm | Free

 
Pagan The Old Blue Last 2018-11-202018-11-20 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Blackened rock'n'roll outfit hailing from Melbourne, performing material from their new album, Black Wash.

Fangclub
On Soon

Monday 10th December 2018 - 8.30pm | £7.50

 
Fangclub The Old Blue Last 2018-12-102018-12-10 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

Dublin-based garage rock collective.

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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

Woman To Woman: Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven & Julia Fordham
On Soon

Friday 23rd November 2018 - 7.45pm | £35, phone for availability

 
Woman To Woman: Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven & Julia Fordham Union Chapel 2018-11-232018-11-23 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The three singer-songwriters take to stage to perform their classic singles.

Pete Wareham & Ivo Neame
On Soon

Saturday 24th November 2018 - 12noon | £5

 
Pete Wareham & Ivo Neame Union Chapel 2018-11-242018-11-24 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The saxophonist and organist perform an exclusive set of collaborative improvisations. Plus trumpeter Hilde Marie Holsen performs music from her recent album Lazuli.

Lau
On Soon

Saturday 24th November 2018 - 7pm | £25

 
Lau Union Chapel 2018-11-242018-11-24 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The award-winning Edinburgh-based threesome, consisting of Martin Green, Kris Drever and Aidan O'Rourke, plays experimental folk.

The Kingdom Choir
On Soon

Wednesday 28th November 2018 - 7.30pm | £25

 
The Kingdom Choir Union Chapel 2018-11-282018-11-28 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Karen Gibson leads the choir to perform a range of works including their rendition of Stand By Me, performed at the Royal Wedding in 2018.

Camille O'Sullivan: Where Are We Now'
On Soon

Thursday 29th November 2018 - 7pm | adv £23.50, phone for availability

 
Camille O'Sullivan: Where Are We Now' Union Chapel 2018-11-292018-11-29 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

A new show asking the question in our suddenly, crazily-changing world. Framing this question through the arresting, final songs of Bowie and Leonard Cohen and those of other crucial writers such as PJ Harvey and ...

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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

Fatboy Slim Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Thursday 21st February 2019 | £94.32

 
Fatboy Slim SSE Arena, Wembley 2019-02-212019-02-21 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

20 years since 'You've Come A long Way Baby', 17 years after the infamous Big Beach Brighton, the world-famous DJ, real name Norman Cook, brings the best party he can to six UK cities, kicking ...more

A Perfect Circle
On Soon

Wednesday 5th December 2018 - 6.30pm | £46-£102

 
A Perfect Circle SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-12-052018-12-05 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

American rock supergroup formed in 1999 by guitarist Billy Howerdel and Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan.

Popcaan
On Soon

Thursday 6th December 2018 | tickets on sale Friday 1st June, 10am

 
Popcaan SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-12-062018-12-06 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

Jamaican dancehall and reggae fusion DJ, singer and songwriter.

James And The Charlatans
On Soon

Friday 7th December 2018 - 6pm | £34

 
James And The Charlatans SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-12-072018-12-07 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

Two heavyweights of the British rock music come together for a special one off show featuring the Glastonbury stars known for their unique and diverse style alongside the indie-rockers fronted by Tim Burgess.

Nightwish
On Soon

Saturday 8th December 2018 - 7.30pm | £35

 
Nightwish SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-12-082018-12-08 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The six-piece Finnish collective formed in 1996 and perform symphony metal material.

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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

Sneak
Ongoing

20th Nov, 27th Nov, 4th Dec, 11th Dec and 18th Dec 2018 - 9.30pm-3am | £4

 
Sneak XOYO 2018-01-022018-12-18 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
The Yonce Experience
On Soon

Wednesday 21st November 2018 - 10pm-3am | £5

 
The Yonce Experience XOYO 2018-11-212018-11-21 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
Your Mum's House
On Soon

22nd Nov, 29th Nov, 6th Dec, 13th Dec and 20th Dec 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: Marie Davidson (Live) + Intergalactic Gary + Jon K + Patrick Little
On Soon

Friday 23rd November 2018 - 9.30pm-4am | £8-£25

 
Hunee Residency: Marie Davidson (Live) + Intergalactic Gary + Jon K + Patrick Little XOYO 2018-11-232018-11-23 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
XOYO Loves
On Soon

Saturday 24th November 2018 - 9.30pm-4am | £8-£20

 
XOYO Loves XOYO 2018-11-242018-11-24 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs
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