Music Venues In London

London Nightlife: Live Music

If you are into your music then why not enjoy the rich music scene in London and visit some of the best venues in the city. Whether you like Rock music, Jazz or clubbing, London offers different variety suitable to anyone’s taste. Here is a list of popular music venues in London worth checking out.

Rock Music Venues


If you enjoy rock music, these music venues are for you:

The Underworld

The Underworld is located in the heart of Camden Town, an area known for its music venues. The Underworld not only offers the best in rock music but also supports new to the scene bands. The venue is great for a night out and is a very cheap option if you aren’t looking to spend a lot of money.

Some of the biggest bands in the genre have played at The Underworld, including The Offspring, Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead and Foo Fighters.

The standing only venue is one of the best rock music venues to visit in London. Enjoy the rock experience at great low prices. The Underworld is a fun night out that can be enjoyed with live music every Friday night.

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The Old Blue Last

If you are looking for a trendy, hip pub that offers live music from some of the greatest artists in the industry, then The Old Blue Last is the place to visit. The Old Blue Last mixes, Rock with Pop and Punk with a wide variety of different talented artists playing at their venue over the recent years including, Amy Winehouse, The Artic Monkeys and Steel Panther.

Located in Shoreditch, NME described the popular music venue as:

East London’s most notorious venue”

The pubs exterior is quaintly old fashioned, whilst the interior has been renovated into a trendy pub for people of any age to enjoy.

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Jazz Music Venues


If Jazz is more to your taste, then check out some of these top Jazz music venues in the London area:

606 Club

606 Club is a top Jazz, Latin and R&B venue. Enjoy great music whilst dining on great food at the restaurant/club. A total of 10 bands play at the restaurant per week, making it a lively and fun place to check out if it’s the type of music you enjoy.

View London said of the 606 Club:

“Good food, drinks at fair prices and high quality jazz in a cool-but-cosy basement…outstanding value”

The laidback environment which was established in the 1970’s adds to the authentic feel of a top Jazz club. Located at 606 King’s Road, the establishment is one of the best of its kind in the country.

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Round Midnight Blues and Jazz Bar

Round Midnight is a top venue for blues and jazz enthusiasts. Based in London the Blues and Jazz bar offers great live music, seven days a week. The venue which opened in 2009 also offers a comedy night once every few Monday’s to match with the top class entertainment and food which feature throughout the rest of the week.

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If dancing the night away to some of the best DJ live sets is more your style, then check out these popular nightclubs in London:


Fabric is a top clubbing venue based in Smithfield. The club offers the Ibiza club experience in the heart of London. Various types of music is played at Fabric including hip hop, Drum & Bass and Techno. Fabric was voted the number 1 club to visit in the world in 2007 and 2008 by DJ magazine.

There are three separate rooms to enjoy at club with independent sound systems in each, so it is like entering 3 clubs in 1. Room 1 is their most famous as it is known as the Body Sonic Dance Floor because sections of the floor are attached to 400 bass transducers which means the dance floor vibrates whilst dancing. Fabric is a place to visit for those who enjoy loud and live music.

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Ministry of Sound

Ministry of Sound is one of the biggest, best and most exciting nightclub experiences in England. The venue is home to some of the best DJ sets in the world. The massive dance floor and late nights mean you can enjoy the experience into the early hours of the morning.

Ministry of Sound boasts a global brand which extends to managing their own music label, Artists and Radio Station. Ministry of Sound is one of the defining nightclub venues in not only London but the whole of England.

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London’s wide range of top music venues means night outs will never be dull. Make sure to keep an eye out for future articles about the London nightlife.