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When will clubs reopen in London?
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When will clubs reopen in London?

Maybe never…

The best live-streaming concerts and DJ sets
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The best live-streaming concerts and DJ sets

Rock out, virtually

There’s a nationwide campaign to help small music venues survive
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There’s a nationwide campaign to help small music venues survive

Save Our Venues wants your help

When will you next get to go to a gig?
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When will you next get to go to a gig?

London’s live music venues have a tough time ahead

All the independent record stores delivering vinyl
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All the independent record stores delivering vinyl

Support your local vinyl shop

Playlists by Time Out’s music experts

The 100 best party songs
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The 100 best party songs

Thanks to Spotify and other streaming services, everyone's a DJ these days. But this doesn't mean it's acceptable to cobble together dodgy party playlists filled with soggy bops and half-arsed nearly-bangers. To help you make sure your party goes off like a frog in a sock, we've put together this list of surefire floor-fillers featuring a generous smattering of '90s songs, house songs and R&B songs. Just remember to think of your party playlist like a spag bol: a little bit of cheese is a fine addition, but too much can be overpowering. 

The 50 best soul songs
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The 50 best soul songs

50 songs that pack the greatest emotional punches and most gut-wrenching feels

The best music documentaries

The best music documentaries

The finest music docs you can watch for FREE on YouTube

The best inspirational songs
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The best inspirational songs

In need of some musical motivation? Boost your mood with our list of the 30 most inspiring songs of all time

Relaxing music: the ultimate playlist
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Relaxing music: the ultimate playlist

Relaxing music doesn't necessarily mean aural wallpaper. Plug in to our three-hour playist for meditation, sleep, study or general chilling

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The best music venues in London

Union Chapel
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Union Chapel

Brixton Academy

Brixton Academy

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Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

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The O2
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The O2

EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney)
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EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney)

Shepherd’s Bush Empire
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Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
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Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

Jazz Cafe
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Jazz Cafe

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
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O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Scala
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Scala

Omeara
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Omeara

100 Club
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100 Club