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London’s top live music hotspots with drinks

Let‘s dive into this diverse list of some of London‘s most premier, fun, and engaging venues that will deliver live music and drinks together!

Craving for live music with nice drinks to accompany you in London? The good news is that London city got you covered! The nightlife scene can’t get much better than this, and there are so many options depending on what kind of experience you are looking for. Therefore, let‘s dive into this diverse list of some of London‘s most premier, fun, and engaging venues that will deliver live music and drinks together!

The Piano Works

The Piano Works in Farringdon is known as London’s only non-stop live music venue. What’s cool about this place is that they only play songs that are requested by the audience. In-house musicians can take center stage and entertain up to 400 people at once. It offers a unique selection of cocktail drinks and wines and even has a restaurant serving some classic bar food. 

This basement venue is a place to have a good time and can be found at two different locations.

Full Address: 113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BX & Clareville House, 47 Whitcomb Street, WC2H 7DH.

Official Website: https://pianoworks.bar/

What People Are Saying: https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-piano-works-farringdon

Jazz Cafe

Located in the heart of Camden, Jazz Cafe has live music every night. Some of the most respected artists have been here, including Amy Winehouse. 

The full seating capacity is 150 which makes it a more intimate experience for concert attendees. 

They also have a lounge bar along with a restaurant that accepts reservations. 

Full Address: 5, Parkway, NW1 7PG.

Official Website: https://thejazzcafelondon.com/

What People Are Saying: https://www.yelp.com/biz/jazz-cafe-london?start=20

The Victoria Dalston

Part of East London’s music scene, check out The Victoria Dalston. This venue is operated by the East London art collective, and they have done some nice refurbishings on the inside, especially the bar island.

It is a 50s style bar that looks pretty stunning. You can order wines, beers, and cocktails as you enjoy listening to live rock music with your group of friends. 

Another bonus is that their menu caters to vegetarian and even vegan options. 

Full Address: Hackney area at 451, Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS.

Official Website: http://www.jaguarshoes.com/venue/the-victoria/

What People Are Saying: https://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/the-victoria-london-19

Old Street Records

If you’re in Shoreditch, be sure to visit Old Street Records that always have a great music line-up featuring all sorts of music artists. You can find new bands and well-established bands playing at this venue. 

With a dance floor that calls your name, it’s no wonder why this place is a popular scene. The drinks menu is certainly vast with 2 dozen house cocktail options along with several beers, wines, and champagnes. You can also enjoy Italian style pizzas if you need a bite to eat here. 

Head in early because they have a happy hour up until 6 pm daily.

Full Address: 350-354, Old Street, EC1V 9NQ 

Official Website: https://www.oldstreetrecords.com/

What People Are Saying: https://www.yelp.com/biz/old-street-records-london

Diogenes The Dog

To experience laid back acoustic music with a wine and cheese night, look no further than Barrel & Blues hosted at Diogenes The Dog in South London. 

This is not your usual live music gig because it provides a very intimate, close-quarters space for the audience to be up close to performers. 

The main musicians here are Artie and Jake Zaitz. It’s a very cozy environment where you can taste a variety of wines from around the world. See what it’s all about!

Full Address: 96 Rodney Road, SE17 1BG.

Official Website: https://www.diogenesthedog.co.uk/

What People Are Saying: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g186338-d15322911-Reviews-Diogenes_the_Dog-London_England.html

The Half Moon

The Half Moon is a well-established pub that has live music for everyone to enjoy. They even have comedy nights and acoustic musicians to offer some variety in their entertainment. 

Located in Putney, this is one of the longest-running music venues in London. It has been around since the 1960s and has had nightly live performances by so many musicians throughout the years. 

If you want a full moon experience, then don‘t forget to order their quality pub food as well!

Full Address: 93, Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1EU

Official Website: https://www.halfmoon.co.uk/

What People Are Saying: https://www.yelp.com/biz/half-moon-london-2

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