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
Vinyl buffs, rejoice: the Independent Label Market is back for another winter 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 setting up next door. Head over to sample craft beer from London and beyond and have a (hazy) chat to the brewers behind it. The market opens at 11am, so 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, bring a tote bag and plenty of cash and stock up on Christmas pressies for all the record nerds in your life.Read more
Shake off that Friday night hangover with this feelgood Saturday daytime event, with live music plus tea and cakes, and a drawing space for young (and old) concertgoers to get creative. Two special Christmas editions in December feature organist James McVinnie and friends (December 5) and alt folk singer The Pictish Trail with his Lost Map Records labelmates (December 12). Come in from the cold!Read more