Music in Soho

Your guide to the gigs and concerts in Soho's live music scene

Soho is home to a myriad of well-known live music venues. Ronnie Scott's legendary jazz bar hosts big-name concerts, whilst The Borderline hosts a variety of gigs from acoustic folk to ska. Whether you're into singer-songwriters, metal or the blues, you can find all sorts of shows in Soho.

  • Ronnie Scott's

    47 Frith St, London, W1D 4HT

    Opened by the British saxophonist Ronnie Scott in 1959, this legendary Soho institution made its name as the first club to host American jazz musicians in the UK. As well as...
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  • 12 Bar Club

    26 Denmark St, London, WC2H 8NL

    This cherished hole in the wall - if smoking were still allowed, this is the kind of place that would be full of it - books a grab-bag of stuff. Located just off Denmark Street...
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  • Borderline

    Orange Yard, Manette St, London, W1D 4JB

    Despite its rather unprepossessing entrance off a scrappy yard and its faux-saloon decor, The Borderline is regarded as a Soho musical institution. And with good reason. The...
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  • Pizza Express Jazz Club

    10 Dean St, W1D 3RW

    There are few better pairings than pizza and jazz. The upstairs restaurant of this Soho stalwart is jazz-free, but the 120-capacity basement is one of Europe's best modern...
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  • The Intrepid Fox

    15 St Giles High St, London, WC2H 8LN

    When cruising for a boozing in Soho, discreet members’ clubs don’t have the edge. Instead head for local rock ’n’ roll cornerstone The Intrepid Fox. Like the shadow of Mordor on...
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  • Crobar

    17 Manette St, London, W1D 4AS

    Sandwiched in the tiny strip of shop fronts that runs between The Borderline and the corner of Charing Cross Road, The Crobar is a modern legend in London's late-night, inner-city...
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  • 100 Club

    100 Oxford St, W1D 1LL

    Perhaps the most adaptable venue in London, this wide, 350-capacity basement room has long provided a home for trad jazz, pub blues, northern soul and punk. Originally a restaurant...
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  • Ain't Nothing But Blues Bar

    20 Kingly St, W1B 5PZ

    Taking its name from a musical revue that tracked the history of the genre, this blue-painted (natch) venue benefits from a late licence (3am on Fridays and Saturdays) and a specialist music...
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