We list hundreds of London gigs every week, to help you find the very best of the city’s vast and thriving music scene. Here are our picks of the best gigs and concerts in London over the next seven days – click the link below to view full listings for the week. Happy gigging!
The best gigs in London this week
Old school crooners perform to celebrate the launch of an 11-track LP, 'The Last of the Crooners'. The album, which costs £20 and is only available from the pub, features music by performers who have been playing at beloved East End boozer the Palm Tree for yonks. The record forms part of photographer Tom Oldham's project of the same name, which also includes an exhibition about the Palm Tree in the pub itself.
For many, the original star of The Unthanks wasn't Rachel Unthank (or even her sister Becky) but acerbic pianist Belinda O'Holley, whose introductions and asides would counter the siblings' sweetness with vaudevillian timing. Now O'Hooley's own chamber-folk duo with vocalist Heidi Tidow is firmly established on the folk scene.
Did you know you can listen to world class music for free almost every day? That's right, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Southwark Cathedral host Choral Evensongs almost every evening of the week, so you can indulge in a top-notch programme of music created by world-famous composers and sung by some of the best choirs in the country. The inspiring and powerful performances are open to everyone, whether you're religious or not, and no matter what faith. See here for a full programme of Evensong performances at London's cathedrals or search your post code to find other Evensongs near you.