London is a city bursting with musical talent and creativity, making it a dream destination for music lovers worldwide. Whether you’re looking to discover emerging artists or see established artists in action, London is the place to be. Here are some of our favorite spots for live music in London.
The Old Church
There will always be something breathtaking about watching live music in a Church. The intricate acoustics, the outstanding architecture, and beautiful stained glass windows allows for an incredible scene to watch live music. The Old Church in Stoke Newington captures all of that and more. The last remaining Elizabethan church in London was open to the public at the end of the 16th Century, and is now used as a non-for-profit local art and community space.
Built in 1937 and situated in beautiful North London, this stunning independent library was recently saved from being closed down and has now become a thriving spot for a variety of community events. With high ceilings, stunning windows, and a vast book collection, this has become a wonderful location to host intimate live music in London.
Formed in 1991 as a charity center to support young people through innovative music and mixed arts projects, Raw Material in Brixton has become a vital hub in South West London. To date it has supported thousands of musicians through the live event space (Tiny Brixton) with performances, workshops, recording sessions, and incredible intimate live music for the thriving neighborhood in London. Check it out to support local initiatives for young musicians!
UNCLE in Elephant & Castle
Have you ever watched live music with an entire city in view in the backdrop? If not, then this could be worth heading to. One of London’s tallest residential buildings, the top floor of UNCLE in Elephant & Castle makes for a unique location for live music in London. One of the city’s most vibrant and well-connected neighborhoods and with views of the whole city from the 45th floor Sky Lounge and Bar, a scenic spot for live music in London.
In the art district of Hackney in East London, you’ll be sure to soak up a buzz of creative energy. On a street of converted warehouses and intimate specialty coffee hang outs you can find Acrylicize, a space that has over the past few years opened up to live music. It is a multidisciplinary studio made up of artists, designers, creatives, and craftsmen which create and curate bespoke artworks & installations. The place oozes artistry and is a fitting place to see musicians perform intimate gigs!
Fancy sipping tea by the river before settling in for a candlelit live music performance? Look no further. Hidden beside the River Thames in Central London, you will find an extremely cute and cozy tent cafe that by day is a beautiful spot for tea and cakes, and by night a stunning space for workshops, art exhibitions, and live music! Just five minutes away from the central financial district of London, you’ll find this gem surrounded with wild flowers and an open log fire. It’s an incredible space to host candle lit, intimate live music in London.
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Words by Charlie Hearl