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

Chuck Prophet & Stephanie Finch With Jesse Malin

Tuesday 18th September 2018 - 7.30pm | £18.50

 
Chuck Prophet & Stephanie Finch With Jesse Malin Bush Hall 2018-09-182018-09-18 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The singer-songwriter from California and former member of Green On Red, is joined here by his wife and Jesse Malin, as they perform his indie-rock originals.

From Hallelujah: An Evening About Jeff Buckley

Tuesday 18th September 2018 - 7.30pm | £16

 
From Hallelujah: An Evening About Jeff Buckley Bush Hall 2018-09-182018-09-18 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

A Q&A with Buckley's manager, Dave Lory, and special guests.

Deaf School
On Soon

Thursday 20th September 2018 - 7.30pm | £20

 
Deaf School Bush Hall 2018-09-202018-09-20 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The veteran Liverpool-based band plays its alt rock and pop originals, including new material.

Delta Sleep
On Soon

Friday 21st September 2018 - 7.30pm | £12

 
Delta Sleep Bush Hall 2018-09-212018-09-21 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The alt rock outfit performs in support of its second album, Ghost City.

Tom Morello: An Evening Of Intimate Insight
On Soon

Monday 24th September 2018 - 7.30pm | phone for availability

 
Tom Morello: An Evening Of Intimate Insight Bush Hall 2018-09-242018-09-24 Where:
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road London, W12 7LJ
Category: Live Music

The guitarist from Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave discusses and performs tracks from his collaborative album, The Atlas Underground.

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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

Trailer Park Boys: A F**ked Up Evening With The Trailer Park Boys

Tuesday 18th September 2018 - 7pm | £28-£65

 
Trailer Park Boys: A F**ked Up Evening With The Trailer Park Boys O2 Academy Brixton 2018-09-182018-09-18 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Outrageous humour from the stars of the Canadian mockumentary, featuring Ricky, Julian, Bubbles and Randy.

Tash Sultana
On Soon

20th, 21st and 22nd September 2018 - 7pm | £29.95, phone for availability

 
Tash Sultana O2 Academy Brixton 2018-09-202018-09-22 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The young, dynamic, multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne plays alt pop.

Tory Lanez
On Soon

Tuesday 25th September 2018 - 7pm | £34.50, phone for availability

 
Tory Lanez O2 Academy Brixton 2018-09-252018-09-25 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Rapper, singer, songwriter and producer, from Toronto, Ontario.

Halestorm
On Soon

Friday 28th September 2018 - 7pm | £20, phone for availability

 
Halestorm O2 Academy Brixton 2018-09-282018-09-28 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

The American rock outfit performs new and old material.

Star Shaped Festival
On Soon

Saturday 29th September 2018 - 1pm-11pm | £45

 
Star Shaped Festival O2 Academy Brixton 2018-09-292018-09-29 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road London, SW9 9SL
Category: Live Music

Featuring The Bluetones, Space, Dodgy and other acts from the 1990s perform, with DJs playing Britpop and alt rock classics alongside.

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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

Swan Meat
On Soon

Wednesday 19th September 2018 - 7.30pm | £12, adv £10, mems £8

 
Swan Meat Cafe OTO 2018-09-192018-09-19 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The musician from Washington DC, Reba Fay, performs her electronica originals. Also on the bill are Natalie Sharp, Lone Taxidermist & Kutin and Kindlinger.

Wolf Eyes
On Soon

Friday 21st September 2018 - 7.30pm | £14, adv £12, mems £10

 
Wolf Eyes Cafe OTO 2018-09-212018-09-21 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The band from Michigan brings its experimental material to the UK's stages. With Yeah You and Aaron Dilloway & Vicky Langan.

Universal Eyes
On Soon

Saturday 22nd September 2018 - 7.30pm | £14, adv £12, mems £10

 
Universal Eyes Cafe OTO 2018-09-222018-09-22 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The band from Michigan brings its experimental material to the UK's stages. With Triple Negative.

Wolf Eyes
On Soon

Sunday 23rd September 2018 - 7.30pm | £14, adv £12, mems £10

 
Wolf Eyes Cafe OTO 2018-09-232018-09-23 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The band from Michigan brings its experimental material to the UK's stages. With Aaron Dilloway and Sharon Gal.

Consumer Electronics
On Soon

Saturday 29th September 2018 - 7.30pm | £12, adv £10, mems £8

 
Consumer Electronics Cafe OTO 2018-09-292018-09-29 Where:
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street London, E8 3DL
Category: Live Music

The pairing of Philip Best and Sarah Froelich from London performs its experimental music material. Support from Kleistwahr.

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Dingwalls

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

Camden Lock, Camden Town, London, NW1 8AB

Tube: Camden Town Station , Camden Town Station

 
 

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

 
 

Events at Dingwalls

Jaret Reddick
On Soon

Wednesday 19th September 2018 - 7pm | £25

 
Jaret Reddick Dingwalls 2018-09-192018-09-19 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

The singer-songwriter and musician returns to the UK to perform a mixture of songs, comedy, anecdotes and questions, calling on his experience as the frontman of Bowling For Soup.

Ricky Warwick And Damon Johnson
On Soon

Tuesday 2nd October 2018 - 7.30pm | £17

 
Ricky Warwick And Damon Johnson Dingwalls 2018-10-022018-10-02 Where:
Dingwalls, Camden Lock London, NW1 8AB
Category: Live Music

An acoustic set from the two members of the American hard rock band Black Star Riders

Deer Tick

Thursday 8th November 2018 - 7.30pm | £17

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

The Rhode Island-based five-piece plays country-rock.

The Aces

Tuesday 20th November 2018 - 7pm | £12

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

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

Trampolene

Wednesday 28th November 2018 - 7pm | £10

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

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

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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

The 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize
On Soon

Thursday 20th September 2018 - 7.30pm | £22-£41.25

 
The 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize Hammersmith Apollo 2018-09-202018-09-20 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

Featuring performances from shortlisted artists Everything Everything, Everything Is Recorded, Florence + The Machine, Jorja Smith, King Krule, Lily Allen, Nadine Shah, Novelist, Sons Of Kemet and Wolf Alice.

Spiritualized
On Soon

Friday 21st September 2018 - 7pm | £36.50-£47.50

 
Spiritualized Hammersmith Apollo 2018-09-212018-09-21 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

Jason Pierce's space and progressive rock band with its original material.

Halsey
On Soon

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018 - 7pm | £29.75, phone for availability

 
Halsey Hammersmith Apollo 2018-09-222018-09-23 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The American singer, actress and songwriter plays her brand of electro-pop. Support from Alma and Raye.

The League Of Gentlemen Live Again! On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

27th, 28th and 29th September 2018 | tickets on sale Wednesday 20th December, 9am

 
The League Of Gentlemen Live Again! Hammersmith Apollo 2018-09-272018-09-29 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark, unhinged characters from the popular BBC television series to the stage. The critically acclaimed black comedy, The League of Gentlemen, which ran from ...more

Babbu Maan
On Soon

Sunday 30th September 2018 - 7pm | £52.75-£112

 
Babbu Maan Hammersmith Apollo 2018-09-302018-09-30 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9QH
Category: Live Music

The Indian singer-songwriter and actor, who collected the World Music award as Best Indian Male Artist, performs tracks from his album Ik C Pagal with a full live band.

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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 20th September 2018 - 11pm | £1

 
Porn Idol Heaven 2018-09-202018-09-20 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

Resident DJs and guests supply burlesque glamour and party tunes.

Camp Attack
On Soon

Friday 21st September 2018 - 11pm | £1

 
Camp Attack Heaven 2018-09-212018-09-21 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 22nd September 2018 - 10.30pm | £3

 
G-A-Y Heaven 2018-09-222018-09-22 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

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

Let's Eat Grandma
On Soon

Thursday 27th September 2018 - 8pm | £12.50

 
Let's Eat Grandma Heaven 2018-09-272018-09-27 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

Alternative pop duo Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth.

Porn Idol
On Soon

Thursday 27th September 2018 - 11pm | £1

 
Porn Idol Heaven 2018-09-272018-09-27 Where:
Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street London, WC2N 6NG
Category: Nightclubs

Resident DJs and guests supply burlesque glamour and party tunes.

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Hootananny

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

95 Effra Road, London, SW2 1DF

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 

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

 
 

Events at Hootananny Brixton

Floor Rippers Element Jam
On SoonFree Event

19th September, 17th October and 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
Ahnanse & King Geb / Namiwa Jazz / Stereo Kela & Subculture
On Soon

Friday 21st September 2018 - 9pm-3am | Free-£5

 
Ahnanse & King Geb / Namiwa Jazz / Stereo Kela & Subculture Hootananny Brixton 2018-09-212018-09-21 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
Free Comedy
On SoonFree Event

Friday 21st and Friday 28th September 2018 - 8.30pm | Free

 
Free Comedy Hootananny Brixton 2018-09-142018-09-28 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs

Comedy, Stand-Up.

Badger Badger's Barbarellas Bang Bang Party! With Miles Metric
On Soon

Saturday 6th October 2018 - 9pm-3am | Free-£7

 
Badger Badger's Barbarellas Bang Bang Party! With Miles Metric Hootananny Brixton 2018-10-062018-10-06 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
Backbeat Soundsystem / Tarzan Bros / Orlando Santos & Hiphoppapotamus

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

 
Backbeat Soundsystem / Tarzan Bros / Orlando Santos & Hiphoppapotamus Hootananny Brixton 2018-10-202018-10-20 Where:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road London, SW2 1DF
Category: Pubs
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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

Kev Brown

Tuesday 18th September 2018 - 8pm-12midnight | £10

 
Kev Brown Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-09-182018-09-18 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The established hip-hop producer, who has worked with Diamond D, Pete Rock, Busta Rhymes, Peter Rosenberg, 9th Wonder and Jazzy Jeff, presents his solo work.

Buck & Evans
On Soon

Friday 21st September 2018 - 7.30pm | £10

 
Buck & Evans Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-09-212018-09-21 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The Cardiff band plays harmonious rock music with a soul groove.

Buffalo Boogie
On SoonFree Event

Friday 21st September 2018 - 8pm | Free

 
Buffalo Boogie Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-09-212018-09-21 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Residents spin hip hop, R&B and disco.

Holy Esque
On Soon

Saturday 22nd September 2018 - 6pm | £8.50

 
Holy Esque Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-09-222018-09-22 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

The Scottish four-piece plays indie rock.

Get Busy
On Soon

Saturday 22nd September 2018 - 9pm-2am | £5

 
Get Busy Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2018-09-222018-09-22 Where:
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

DJs spin dancehall, Afrobeat and soca.

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

Lauv

Tuesday 18th September 2018 - 7pm | £15, phone for availability

 
Lauv KOKO 2018-09-182018-09-18 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

The singer from San Fransisco, Ari Staprans Leff, brings his commercial pop tunes to the UK.

Antics
On Soon

Friday 21st September 2018 - 10pm | £5

 
Antics KOKO 2018-09-212018-09-21 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

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

Dreadzone
On Soon

Thursday 27th September 2018 - 7pm | £22.50

 
Dreadzone KOKO 2018-09-272018-09-27 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

An eclectic fusion of dub, reggae, techno, folk and rock from the London-based electro-dub pioneers.

Peter Hook & The Light
On Soon

Friday 28th September 2018 - 6pm | £32.50, phone for availability

 
Peter Hook & The Light KOKO 2018-09-282018-09-28 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

The ex-New Order bassist performs New Order's Technique and Republic LPs in full.

Antics
On Soon

Friday 28th September 2018 - 10pm | £5

 
Antics KOKO 2018-09-282018-09-28 Where:
KOKO, 1A Camden High Street London, NW1 7JE
Category: Nightclubs

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

All events at Koko
 
 
 

Roundhouse

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

Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 
 

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

 
 

Events at Roundhouse

Sleaford Mods
On Soon

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September 2018 - 7pm | £25, two day ticket £40

 
Sleaford Mods Roundhouse 2018-09-212018-09-22 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

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.

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets
On Soon

Monday 24th September 2018 - 7pm | £50, phone for availability

 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets Roundhouse 2018-09-242018-09-24 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The Pink Floyd drummer, accompanied by Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken, performs songs from two of the band's earliest albums, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn and A Saucerful Of ...

Franz Ferdinand
On Soon

Wednesday 26th September 2018 - 7pm | £30, phone for availability

 
Franz Ferdinand Roundhouse 2018-09-262018-09-26 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

The Glasgow indie-rock collective, led by Alex Kapronas, performs in support of its album, Always Ascending.

RIBA Stirling Prize 2018 Awards Celebration
On Soon

Wednesday 10th October 2018 - 1pm-6.30pm | £39.10-£260

 
RIBA Stirling Prize 2018 Awards Celebration Roundhouse 2018-10-102018-10-10 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Exhibitions & Art, Art Fair.

Coheed And Cambria
On Soon

Tuesday 16th October 2018 - 7pm | £29.50

 
Coheed And Cambria Roundhouse 2018-10-162018-10-16 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8EH
Category: Historic Buildings

Progressive rock band from New York, consisting of frontman Claudio Sanchez, guitarist Travis Stever, bass player Zach Cooper and Josh Eppard on drums.

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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

Catherine McGrath

Tuesday 18th September 2018 - 7pm | £14

 
Catherine McGrath Scala 2018-09-182018-09-18 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

The Irish singer-songwriter plays country music.

Sports Team
On Soon

Wednesday 19th September 2018 - 7pm-11pm | £9

 
Sports Team Scala 2018-09-192018-09-19 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Pop-rock originals come courtesy of this London-based six-piece. With support from Fur, Ugly, P-Rallel and So Young DJs.

El Grande
On Soon

Friday 21st September 2018 - 9pm-5am | £10-£12

 
El Grande Scala 2018-09-212018-09-21 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Dance, Latin.

Overtime
On Soon

Saturday 22nd September 2018 - 11pm-5am | £11

 
Overtime Scala 2018-09-222018-09-22 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs
Scala Cinema Book Launch Party
On Soon

Wednesday 26th September 2018 - 7pm-12midnight | £11

 
Scala Cinema Book Launch Party Scala 2018-09-262018-09-26 Where:
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road London, N1 9NL
Category: Nightclubs

Literary & Education, Author Event.

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

Straight No Chaser
On Soon

Sunday 23rd September 2018 - 7pm | £27.50

 
Straight No Chaser Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-09-232018-09-23 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The Indiana-formed ensemble performs a cappella versions of a wide variety of musical styles.

Absolute Radio 10th Birthday Gig
On Soon

Tuesday 25th September 2018 - 7pm | £13.50

 
Absolute Radio 10th Birthday Gig Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-09-252018-09-25 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

Celebrate the radio station's 10th birthday with performances from Manic Street Preachers, George Ezra and Blossoms.

Mitski
On Soon

Wednesday 26th September 2018 - 7pm | £16.50

 
Mitski Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-09-262018-09-26 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The indie-rock singer-songwriter from New York performs songs from her albums including Puberty 2.

Pale Waves
On Soon

Thursday 27th September 2018 | tickets on sale Friday 8th June, 9am

 
Pale Waves Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-09-272018-09-27 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

Grunge-inspired indie pop from the Manchester-based four-piece.

Julien Baker
On Soon

Saturday 29th September 2018 - 8pm | £17.50

 
Julien Baker Shepherd's Bush Empire 2018-09-292018-09-29 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green London, W12 8TT
Category: Live Music

The alternative rock singer-songwriter and guitarist from Memphis performs songs from her album Sprained Ankle.

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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

Nines
On Soon

Thursday 20th and Friday 21st September 2018 - 7pm | £23.50

 
Nines The Forum 2018-09-202018-09-21 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Hip hop from the London-based rapper who released his new album, Crop Circle in April.

Kult
On Soon

Saturday 22nd September 2018 - 6pm | £29-£35

 
Kult The Forum 2018-09-222018-09-22 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

Rock and metal outfit from Poland led by Kazik Staszewski.

The Magic Gang
On Soon

Wednesday 26th September 2018 - 7pm | £16

 
The Magic Gang The Forum 2018-09-262018-09-26 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The four-piece from the New Forest plays upbeat and sparkling indie rock.

Against The Current
On Soon

Saturday 29th September 2018 - 7pm | £17.50

 
Against The Current The Forum 2018-09-292018-09-29 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The trio from Poughkeepsie, New York performs its original brand of intelligent punk-rock with a pop edge.

Ray BLK
On Soon

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 - 7pm | £22

 
Ray BLK The Forum 2018-10-032018-10-03 Where:
The Forum, 9-17 Highgate Road London, NW51JY
Category: Live Music

The MOBO-nominated R&B singer performs her singles, Doing Me and My Hood, together with some new material.

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The O2 Arena

The largest purpose-built music venue in London.

Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 

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

 
 

Events at The O2 Arena

Ennio Morricone Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Monday 26th November 2018 | £95.25-£111.75

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

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

50 Cent
On Soon

Thursday 20th September 2018 - 6.30pm | £65, phone for availability

 
50 Cent The O2 Arena 2018-09-202018-09-20 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

The rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, celebrates 15 years since the release of Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

BBC Radio 1Xtra Live
On Soon

Saturday 22nd September 2018 - 7.30pm | £23.50-£28.25

 
BBC Radio 1Xtra Live The O2 Arena 2018-09-222018-09-22 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Featuring Chance The Rapper, Pusha T, Jorja Smith, Ella Mai, Chip, MIST, Mr. Eazi, Yxng Bane, Stefflon Don, Popcaan, Kojo Funds, Davido, Charlie Sloth and special guests.

The League Of Gentlemen Live Again!
On Soon

Sunday 23rd September 2018 - 6pm | £35 & £39.50

 
The League Of Gentlemen Live Again! The O2 Arena 2018-09-232018-09-23 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark, unhinged characters from the popular BBC television series to the stage.

Kylie On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th September 2018 | £45-£85

 
Kylie The O2 Arena 2018-09-262018-09-27 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square London, SE10 0BB
Category: Live Music

Kylie's appeal is enduring and irresistible and the recent release of her new track 'Dancing' - "a song that easily ranks among Kylie's finest" (The Guardian) - has only strengthened her public appeal. ...more

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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

Paris Monster
On Soon

Wednesday 19th September 2018 - 8pm-12midnight | £10

 
Paris Monster The Old Blue Last 2018-09-192018-09-19 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

The bass-driven rock-synth duo supply massive sounds, funky beats and thoughtful self-penned lyrics.

Strange Bones
On Soon

Tuesday 9th October 2018 - 8pm | £10

 
Strange Bones The Old Blue Last 2018-10-092018-10-09 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3ES
Category: Live Music

A performance of their hard-edged contemporary rock tracks courtesy of the three-piece band who formed om Blackpool.

Yves
On SoonFree Event

Wednesday 17th October 2018 - 7.30pm | Free

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

Rock'n'roll three-piece from Swindon.

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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

Joke For Scope
On Soon

Thursday 20th September 2018 - 7.30pm | £22.99

 
Joke For Scope Union Chapel 2018-09-202018-09-20 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Russell Howard, Richard Herring, Stuart Mitchell, Sindhu Vee, Chris McCausland and Rosie Jones raise funds and awareness for the disability equality charity Scope.

Home Free
On Soon

Friday 21st September 2018 - 7pm | £24

 
Home Free Union Chapel 2018-09-212018-09-21 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The American five-piece a cappella group comprising of Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Adam Rupp, Tim Foust, and Adam Chance performs its country numbers.

The Left Outsides
On Soon

Saturday 22nd September 2018 - 12noon | suggested price £5

 
The Left Outsides Union Chapel 2018-09-222018-09-22 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The married pair, Alison Cotton and Mark Nicholas, perform their self-penned psychedelic-flavoured folk songs. Albecq and Sister Cookie support.

Benedict Allen: Ultimate Explorer
On Soon

Saturday 22nd September 2018 - 7pm | £25

 
Benedict Allen: Ultimate Explorer Union Chapel 2018-09-222018-09-22 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

The adventurer-explorer tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure.

Five Alive Drawing Stories
On Soon

Sunday 23rd September 2018 - 6pm-9pm | £20

 
Five Alive Drawing Stories Union Chapel 2018-09-232018-09-23 Where:
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace London, N1 2UN
Category: Live Music

Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration.

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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

The League Of Gentlemen Live Again!
On Soon

Wednesday 26th September 2018 - 7.30pm | £35 & £39.50

 
The League Of Gentlemen Live Again! SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-09-262018-09-26 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark, unhinged characters from the popular BBC television series to the stage.

Jason Derulo
On Soon

Friday 28th September 2018 - 6pm | £32.50-£57.50

 
Jason Derulo SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-09-282018-09-28 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

The singer-songwriter and dancer performs his hip hop and pop music from his latest album, as well as older material.

Stepback The 90s Concert
On Soon

Thursday 11th October 2018 - 7.30pm | tickets on sale Apr 13

 
Stepback The 90s Concert SSE Arena, Wembley 2018-10-112018-10-11 Where:
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way London, HA9 0DH
Category: Live Music

A touring bill featuring pop stars of the decade. Among the 2018 contingent are Peter Andre, B Witched, 5ive, Blazin Squad, Boot Luv, Big Brovaz, East 17 and S Club.

Kacey Musgraves

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

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

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

Slayer

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

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

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

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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

Take Care: An Orchestral Rendition Of Drake By Re:imagine

Tuesday 18th September 2018 - 7pm-10pm | £15

 
Take Care: An Orchestral Rendition Of Drake By Re:imagine XOYO 2018-09-182018-09-18 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

A full orchestral version of Drake's album, released in 2011.

Sneak
Ongoing

2nd January to 18th December 2018 - 9.30pm-3am | £4

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

Thursday 20th September 2018 - 7pm | £12.50

 
Gryffin XOYO 2018-09-202018-09-20 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

The Los Angeles-based musician Dan Griffith presents his dance, electronica and soul tunes live on stage.

Your Mum's House
On Soon

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

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

Friday 21st September 2018 - 9.30pm-4am | various releases £13.50-£20

 
Flava D Residency XOYO 2018-09-212018-09-21 Where:
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street London, EC2A 4AP
Category: Nightclubs

Garage, grime, hip hop and house from the London-based DJ and producer, along with Lady Leshurr, Jamz Supernova, Emerald and AG plus, in Room 2, Pussy Palace.

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