Live Music in Central London
When evening draws in, Central London comes alive with
a range of fantastic music venues and whatever kind of
live act you enjoy there’s sure to be something
appealing to get your toes tapping.
From funk and jazz to the very latest new music there’s
a range of great places to visit for all music tastes.
Get your groove back with a visit to the Africa Centre
[map] , King Street. The centre offers an African band showcase
including Nigerian and Congolese on a Friday night.
Folk and rock bands take to the floor at The 12 Bar
Denmark Place. The best national and international songwriters
flock to The 12 Bar Club to entertain the small intimate
audience with a range of emotive songs.
See live music at the Mean Fiddler W1 [map],
Charing Cross Road. This is the place where the top acts
go and you’ll be sure to catch some big names here.
The Macadam Building [map],
Kings College, Surrey Street, has a wide programme of
indie and pop music from some of the best up-and-coming
bands in the UK. This is the place to enjoy a cheap pint
and do a bit of talent spotting.
For those who like their music more intense The Royal
Opera House [map],
Bow Street, Covent Garden, is the perfect place to catch
a touring production from world-renowned companies. Alternatively,
take the scenic tour of this splendid building during
the day and see where the real sopranos perform.
See homegrown talent at The English National Opera
[map] , The London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, one
of the world’s leading opera companies.
Sadler’s Wells [map], Roseberry Avenue, Islington,
offers some of the best national and international dance
and contemporary live music acts.
St-Martin-In-The-Fields Church [map],
overlooking Trafalgar Square, hosts a variety of candlelit
evening recitals and lunchtime recitals and is perfect
for those who prefer gentle organ and piano music.
The Barbican Hall, The Barbican Centre, is London’s
finest acoustic theatre and is home to the London Symphony
Orchestra as well as offering a temporary abode to a wide
range of touring orchestras and bands.
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