the best live music venues in london: shacklewell arms

Number 13: Shacklewell Arms

No question, London’s live music credentials are rock solid. But which venues can turn a concert into a mind-blowing night out? Time Out readers pick the best places to see gigs in London.

The Horrors performing at the Shacklewell Arms The Horrors performing at the Shacklewell Arms

Shacklewell Arms

71 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EB

The Shacklewell Arms occupies the position in fashionable hearts that was held by the Old Blue Last in the past – with the balance of asymmetrical haircut power having moved to Dalston, it was inevitable this quirkily decorated gaff would steal its thunder.

In 2011 the venue hosted a triumphant secret gig by The Horrors to launch their great-leap-forward album ‘Skying’, and this year it has already seen a residency from next big things Toy.

Most popular gigs at Shacklewell Arms

  • Pandr Eyez

    FreeRecommended Wed Nov 28, Shacklewell Arms

    Alternative pop done well; PE sound like they could be sampling classics, but their originals bou...

  • The Fleshtones + The DeRellas

    Sat Dec 8, Shacklewell Arms

    Long standing proponents of 'Super Rock', hailing from the New York boroughs. Garage punk rock wi...

  • Letherette

    Thu Nov 29, Shacklewell Arms

    Glitchy house producer mixes snatches of vocals with '80s basslines.

  • James Yorkston

    Recommended Wed Dec 19, Shacklewell Arms

    Ruddy-faced Scots troubadour - and member of Fife's Fence collective - plays his distinctive, coo...

  • Allah-Las

    Mon Dec 10, Shacklewell Arms

    LA men bring their very Doors mild psych to town.

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