There is no definitive guide to live music venues for you to visit when you are living in London. The cultural and musical diversity is staggering and you’ll be able to find venues and events that cater to all types of musical taste. If you just love the vibe of watching and experiencing live music then there are number of excellent and rather famous clubs and pubs that offer a range of musical events for you to enjoy.
Part of living in London means that you need to get out and enjoy the city at night. So lock up your new London rental and head out on the town into central London for a live music experience.
Half Moon – Putney: This is one of the more famous spots for live music in London and this club has been the home for many of the biggest bands in music today. The Rolling Stones consider the Half Moon to be their home. U2 and The Who made the Half Moon famous, or was it the other way round? This club now also offers comedy and live music seven days a week. It is one of the finest venues for international blues and soul musicians in the world.
Hootananny – Brixton: This packed venue offers great Mexican food and top notch performances. If you’re in the mood for some reggae, hip-hop or soul and ska, then this is the place to go. It’s really crowded, but really rocking too.
Ronnie Scott’s- Soho: If jazz is your thing then there really is only Ronnie Scott’s in terms of fame and quality. In business since 1959, the club has played host to Miles Davis, Stan Getz, and Ella Fitzgerald to name but a few of the jazz legends who have played here.
The Dublin Castle – Camden: If you love live gigs, then you’ll adore The Dublin Castle. Considered by many to be the home of the Indie movement in England, this venue is one of the best live gig venues in the city.
Wherever you go to kick back and chill out, or even if you want to rock it loud and late, living in London means you’re right in the very center of it all.