London's best music venues by genre

The best places to see live music in the capital, whatever your chosen genre

Know what kind of music you'd like to hear, but are unsure of where to hear it? Let our experts point the way, with this handy guide to London's best venues by music genre

Music venues in London by genre

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Gig venues in London by area

  • Live music in Camden

    Music buffs will appreciate iconic venues such as Roundhouse where Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix have performed, Koko (formerly Camden Palace) noted as the home of Britpop and plenty of small pub stages such as Barfly and The Enterprise perfect for catching up-and-coming bands.

  • Live music in Soho

    Soho is home to a myriad of well-known live music venues. Ronnie Scott's legendary jazz bar attracts big visiting names whilst The Borderline hosts a variety of acts from acoustic folk to ska. Whether you're into traditional jazz or groovy soul and funk be sure to explore the revered music scene in Soho.