The best music venues in London

From the hundreds of music venues in the capital, you chose your favourites. Here they are, and boy, you picked good



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No question, London’s live music credentials are rock solid. But which venues can turn a concert into a mind-blowing night out? After asking you for your nominations on Facebook we put a shortlist to the public vote. And here they are: the 20 best places to see gigs in the capital, as picked by Londoners.

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So, after tallying up the votes and after a few seriously hard equations, we've compiled a list of the twenty best music venues in London. Where does your favourite rank? Let's take a look...
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The musicians' picks of London's music venues

It wasn't just the public who chipped in: Noah and The Whale, Florence Welch, Skepta and many more musicians gave us their two cents on the capital's best venues
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We asked you to name the best music venues in London. Here's what you said

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When we graduate from private gigs and record an album, we'd love to perform at The Brixton Academy. We did a short performance there during the interval of a Belle & Sebastian concert and the crowds went crazy. It was a nice feeling.


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