Hankering after some hip hop? Searching for some soul, R&B, grime, dubstep or bassline, but don't want to take the chance with an amateur promoter at some shabby club? Here's our guide to London's most reliable urban music venues.
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Whether it's fiddle-driven traditional forms or warped and weird nu-folk that tickles your fancy, our guide to London's most reliable folk venues – and the club nights staged there – will help you plan your night out.
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Music buffs will appreciate iconic venues such as Roundhouse where Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix have performed, Koko (formerly Camden Palace) noted as the home of Britpop and plenty of small pub stages such as Barfly and The Enterprise perfect for catching up-and-coming bands.
Soho is home to a myriad of well-known live music venues. Ronnie Scott's legendary jazz bar attracts big visiting names whilst The Borderline hosts a variety of acts from acoustic folk to ska. Whether you're into traditional jazz or groovy soul and funk be sure to explore the revered music scene in Soho.