Music in London

Londoners are never starved for choice when it comes to music entertainment being a destination city for all major acts, boasting some truly iconic music venues and a diverse music scene  that will satisfy almost all appetites. 

To find the best music acts coming to London as well as the best music festivals in the UK & Europe go to our page.


London Music Festivals

Music Festival season in Europe is traditionally between June and August and fortunately London does not miss out on the action with numerous music festivals held over the summer. These include Love Box (mixed genre, Victoria Park, July), Field Day (Primarily Alternative Rock, June) British Summer Time (mixed genre, Hyde Park, July) South West Four (Electronic, Clapham Common, August) Wireless (Mixed Genre,Finsbury Park, July)  BBC Proms (Classical music, various locations, July - Sept)


London's Must Experience Live Music Venues/Bars

London's music scene is as much about the talent and acts performing as it is about the nostalgic venues the music acts peform in. History has been made in many of these venues where no name acts have established themselves and become well known acts. There are too many great venues to mention but for a taste we recommend:  Ronnie Scotts, The Dublin Castle, Half Moon 


London's best pubs/bars for Cover Bands (Listen to the classics)

Lots of pubs will get in someone to play live music and bust out the classics. Below are three bars/pubs we recommend.

Oneill's (Soho)

Porterhouse (Covent Garden) 

Roadhouse (Covent Garden)


Have a sing a long at a Piano Bar 

 Players (Charring Cross)

 Piano Bar (Kensington High Street)

 Piano Works (Farringdon)


London's Best Live DJ Bars

Big Chill House (Kings Cross) Venn Street Records (Clapham Common) Old School Yard (London Bridge) Queen of Hoxton (Shoreditch)  Old Street Records (Shoreditch) Jewell (Piccadilly) Salvador and Amanda (Covent Garden) 


London's Best Jazz Bars

Ronnie Scotts (Soho) Jazz Cafe (Camden) 606 Club (Chelsea) Vortex Jazz Club (Dalston)


London's Best Live Music Bars

Dublin Castle (Camden Town) The Lexington (Islington) Magic Garden (Battersea) Half Moon (Putney) Hootananny (Brixton) Victoria Dalston (Dalston) 100 Club (Soho)


London's Best Music Venues

Royal Albert Hall

The Roundhouse

O2 Arena

Wembley Arena

O2 Academy Brixton

Shepherd's Bush Empire