From jazz to pop to metal, the capital offers free music to cater for all tastes. Check out our guide below and find great free gigs and music in London.
The best free music in London
Aiming to prove that there’s much more to Camden Market than incense and Slipknot hoodies, this free day of entertainment is a very good reason to venture back to NW1. The canalside yards and market halls of Camden Lock are hosting a free urban music festival, with three stages of live music. Ace electro-psych-pop trio Stealing Sheep top the bill, with party-starting antics by The Cuban Brothers and expert beats by Norman Jay MBE, plus young indie boys Flyte. And there's more: comedy, street food, ‘artisan shopping’ (us neither) and pop-up cocktail bars.Read more
Vinyl buffs, rejoice: the Independent Label Market is back for another summer instalment. It’s a platform for dozens of the UK’s best independent record labels to sell their wares directly to music lovers, and a chance for punters to get hold of some of the freshest LPs, CDs, tapes and merchandise, and hang out with the ever-friendly label staff and musicians who man the stalls. In case that leaves you thirsty, the London Brewers’ Market is once again running a pop-up beer garden next door. Head over to sample local craft brews from London and beyond, and have a (hazy) chat to the brewers behind them. The market opens at 11am, and it’s best to arrive early if you want to take your pick of the exclusive items and beat the crowds (yes, there will be crowds). Set your alarm, and bring a tote bag and plenty of cash.Read more