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Named after the famous bay in Rio de Janeiro, this Brazilian bar/diner/nightclub brings the carnival spirit to Covent Garden. It may be housed… more »
There’s no need to feel blue at Camden’s spirited soul shack, where food from America’s deep south, nightly live music & a bumper crop… more »
Since swinging into Mayfair in 1979, this evergreen hybrid has been knocking out dinner, dancing and all that jazz for the good-time party… more »
Ranald Macdonald is a man with a passion for the finer things and has been sharing his brand of bonhomie with the good folk of London since… more »
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 »
Opera buffs & novices alike are charmed by this concept restaurant, which sees staff belting out popular arias as the evening progresses.… 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 »
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 »
Its original black-sheep clientele may have moved on to pastures edgier, but this long-running Shoreditch bar/nightclub still packs a crowd –… more »
It’s great news for Streatham that Hideaway has found its feet so fast. There are precious few venues that successfully combine good food & drink… more »
This 30-year-old institution continues to showcase live jazz seven nights a week from its discreet basement premises behind an unmarked door on… 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 »
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 »
This sardine-can of a bar is as close as it gets to the 1950s, the decade when a nascent rock & roll industry was centred on Tin Pan Alley –… more »
It would have made a great location for The Sopranos, but the top notes at this offbeat art gallery-cum-cocktail lounge/diner aren’t operatic:… 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.