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The songs that made 2018
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The songs that made 2018

From Childish Gambino to Cher, these are the tunes you need on your end of year playlist.

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

That's right, Mariah is back in town.

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.

The best gigs in London in the coming months

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

Keep warm by seeking out a sweaty room full of adrenaline-pumped music fans.

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

Check out a Christmas concert or end-of-the-year pop spectacular.

Best London gigs in January
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Best London gigs in January

Happy New Year! Let's banish the January blues by going to a gig.

Top ten London gigs in February
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Top ten London gigs in February

This is when the 2019 gig calendar REALLY gets going.

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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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