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A souk somewhere in the Middle East must have been stripped bare to fill this self-styled ‘Arabic den’ with rugs, lattice screens, exotic lanterns… more »
Salvaged from the shell of cult classic DJ bar/club/live-music venue Barden’s Boudoir, The Nest comes courtesy of the crew from Paradise by way… more »
No-frills drinking den The Old Blue Last doesn’t exactly follow the Shoreditch template – not in terms of looks, anyway. With its sparse decor… more »
The hip team behind Proud don’t like to stick to convention, so when they relocated Camden’s coolest bar a few years back they found a former… more »
The ‘backstage bar’ at The Spice of Life is a music cellar that boasts an impressive past: Paul Simon, Cat Stevens & Dylan played it, & the… more »
For decades, this Putney pub’s bijou stage has hosted everyone from The Stones & The Who to KD Lang & U2 – & thanks to its new backers, Geronimo… more »
A cool cat & an old hand among the young Dalston pups that surround it, the Vortex has been keeping the jazz vibe alive for more than 20 years… more »
Check out some the London’s best live music gigs with Square Meal’s guide to the best bars & pubs in London for live music. The live music scene in London is and has always been big business and many of the capital’s bars and pubs serve as the backdrop for some great gigs. Bars and pubs are the backbone of the live music industry, the place where many now hugely famous singers and groups first made their name. From blues to jazz and rock to pop, London’s bars and pubs offer a wide range of live music for all tastes and ages.
Find your ideal London bar or pub offering live music with this handy Square Meal list of London’s finest live music bars and pubs. Whatever your musical taste, you are certain to find what you are looking for here. If you’re heading to the West End for a gig you might also want to take a look at bars and pubs in Covent Garden; Soho and Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia.
Every one of the top bars & pubs for live music in London featured in Square Meal’s list of London’s best live music bars & pubs have been tried and tested by critics and our own customers so check out the reviews with Square Meal today. Each Square Meal listing features an independent review, as well as reviews from those who have visited, together with unique special offers such as free drinks and discounts.