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The best songs of 2017
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The best songs of 2017

Yes, you're probably still thinking about the best music of the last year. But there's already been some great new tracks released in 2017

The best London gigs in 2017
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The best London gigs in 2017

Our round-up of the best London live shows in 2017

Crowds pay tribute to George Michael at his Highgate home
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Crowds pay tribute to George Michael at his Highgate home

A growing display of floral tributes and handwritten cards have taken over pop icon George Michael's home

Stoke Newington record shop Lucky Seven up for sale
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Stoke Newington record shop Lucky Seven up for sale

A cruel combination of rising rent prices and the vinyl revival means the shop is on the market

Discover live music in London

Rock concerts in London
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Rock concerts in London

From huge upcoming rock concerts to indie gigs, here’s how to get your rock ’n’ roll fix in London

Hip hop concerts in London
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Hip hop concerts in London

Hear the best of hip hop live in London with our guide to the city’s upcoming hip hop concerts

Punk and metal concerts in London
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Punk and metal concerts in London

Feel the force of punk and metal live in London at one of these upcoming concerts and events

Reggae concerts in London
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Reggae concerts in London

See reggae live in London with our full guide to upcoming reggae concerts and events – irie!

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The best upcoming gigs in London

The best classical music in London

Why every Londoner should go to the Proms
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Why every Londoner should go to the Proms

Five extremely good reasons to Prom this year – no Union Jack headgear necessary

This month's best classical concerts
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This month's best classical concerts

Discover the best classical music events to see in the capital

A beginners' guide to the BBC Proms
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A beginners' guide to the BBC Proms

How do I buy tickets? When should I clap? And what the hell is a Prommer? We answer all these questions and more

Prom like a pro
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Prom like a pro

Casually drop these nine facts into conversation and you'll sound like a Proms expert

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Playlists by Time Out’s music experts

The 100 best party songs
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The 100 best party songs

Plug in your biggest speakers and party hard with our playlist of guaranteed floorfillers

Relaxing music: the ultimate playlist
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Relaxing music: the ultimate playlist

Relaxing music doesn't necessarily mean aural wallpaper. Plug in to our three-hour playist for meditation, sleep, study or general chilling

The 50 best sad songs
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The 50 best sad songs

Misery can be delicious too. Here are 50 super-sad songs to prove it

The 100 best London songs
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The 100 best London songs

London calling! This is the sound of the city, distilled into a hundred songs

The 50 best ’90s songs
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The 50 best ’90s songs

From Britpop to hip hop and R&B to riot grrrl, we’ve picked the 50 best songs of the 1990s

The 20 best R&B songs
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The 20 best R&B songs

Get slow, smooth and sexy with our ultimate R&B playlist

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The best music venues in London

Union Chapel
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Union Chapel

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Brixton Academy

Brixton Academy

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Koko
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Koko

Users say
  • 3 out of 5 stars
The O2
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The O2

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Shepherd’s Bush Empire
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Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
See the best music venues in London