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 its annual summer fair. It’s both 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. Almost 100 labels taking part have already been announced including Bella Union, Communion, Domino, Heavenly, Kitsune, Ninja Tune, Young Turks – and if all that leaves you thirsty, the London Brewers’ Market will be set up right next door, offering liquid refreshment from some of London’s best independent breweries. 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 and bring a tote bag and plenty of cash: you’ll find plenty of vinyl treasure here.Read more