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Top ten London gigs in November
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Top ten London gigs in November

From Christine and the Queens to Culture Club, there's a lot going on as the weather turns chillier.

All Points East 2019 announces first headliner
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All Points East 2019 announces first headliner

The super-festival returns to Victoria Park in 2019 for a ten-night stand.

Good news for iconic LGBT+ venue the Royal Vauxhall Tavern
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Good news for iconic LGBT+ venue the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

It's secured a new 20-year lease.

What’s the deal with... Moss Kena
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What’s the deal with... Moss Kena

He's got moody electro bops for days.

We Love Hackney fights back against the borough's nightlife curfew
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We Love Hackney fights back against the borough's nightlife curfew

Locals are fighting for their right to party later.

The best gigs in London in the coming months

Top ten London gigs in October
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Top ten London gigs in October

London’s autumn gig calendar is always packed, and there’s no reason why this year would be an exception. Among our October gig highlights you’ll find rising stars alongside veterans and legends. Here are our must-see concerts in London this month.

Top ten London gigs in November
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Top ten London gigs in November

It’s almost definitely drizzling and chilly right now so what better way to keep warm than by seeking out a sweaty room full of adrenaline-pumped music fans? Here’s our guide to the best London gigs happening this November.

Top ten London gigs in December
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Top ten London gigs in December

From Christmas concerts to end-of-the-year pop spectaculars, London has plenty of great live music to offer even in midwinter. Here’s our gig guide for December; check out our list of Christmas gigs for shows with some extra festive sparkle.

Best London gigs in January
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Best London gigs in January

  After the hustle, bustle and general madness of Christmastime and the inevitable indulgence of New Year's Eve, January can often be a quiet time for staying inside from the bitterly cold weather at home to save money after the expenditure of the festive period.  Admittedly, January is a quiet month for London's music scene. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of great gigs and world-class artists passing through our city. From homegrown talent to visiting pop royalty, there's bound to be something to give your January that added sprinkle of winter magic. Here’s our January gig guide – book now or regret it later! RECOMMENDED: Your guide to the best gigs and festivals in London 

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Rock concerts in London
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Rock concerts in London

From huge upcoming rock concerts to indie gigs, here’s how to get your rock ’n’ roll fix in London

Hip hop concerts in London
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Hip hop concerts in London

Hear the best of hip hop live in London with our guide to the city’s upcoming hip hop concerts

Punk and metal concerts in London
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Punk and metal concerts in London

Feel the force of punk and metal live in London at one of these upcoming concerts and events

Reggae concerts in London
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Reggae concerts in London

See reggae live in London with our full guide to upcoming reggae concerts and events – irie!

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Playlists by Time Out’s music experts

The 100 best party songs
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The 100 best party songs

Plug in your biggest speakers and party hard with our playlist of guaranteed floorfillers

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 songs of 2017
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The best songs of 2017

Yes, 2017 isn't over by a long shot. But there's already been some great new tracks released in 2017

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

The 50 best sad songs
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The 50 best sad songs

Misery can be delicious too. Here are 50 super-sad songs to prove it

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The best music venues in London

Union Chapel
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Union Chapel

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Brixton Academy

Brixton Academy

Users say
4 out of 5 stars
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Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

Venue says: “Join us for headline acts, classical coffee mornings, late-night jazz, and everything in between. Unforgettable experiences since 1871.”

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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Koko
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Koko

Users say
3 out of 5 stars
The O2
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The O2

Users say
4 out of 5 stars
Shepherd’s Bush Empire
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Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Users say
4 out of 5 stars
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