Covering a culturally diverse area of London, it’s
no surprise that South East London presents an equally
eclectic mix of live music venues. Whether you’re
into musicals, R'n'B or swing and jazz, you’re sure
to find the perfect place to indulge your passions here.
The Royal Festival Hall [map],
Belvedere Road, hosts a wide selection of orchestral and
big band events. This is also the place where the BBC
Symphony Orchestra does much of its live recording.
Head to Fairfield Halls [map],
Park Lane, Croydon, for a real variety of music. Enjoy
folk singers, country legends and some of the very best
Stretch your vocal cords with a visit to The Hole In
The Wall [map],
Borough High Street, Borough, for a great night of karaoke.
Enjoy some top cover bands in a laid-back environment
at The Wickham Arms [map],
Upper Brockley Road, Brockley.
Relive your youth or simply enjoy some great music with
retro 80s bands appearing at The Ship [map],
The High Street, Croydon.
For Irish and Country music head to The Hand In Hand
New Kent Road, Southwark, or check out the best of Irish
folk at the Blythe Hill Tavern [map],
Blythe Hill Lane.
If you’re looking for a great place to chill out
and listen to an eclectic range of live bands visit The
Paradise Club [map],
New Cross Road. Located in one of London’s most
bohemian districts, New Cross Road is a great place to
amble from pub to pub where a fantastic atmosphere greets
Head outdoors with a cool beer and a blanket to sit on
and enjoy the sights and sounds of the annual People
Catford. This annual event, which takes place in July,
is your opportunity to see the cultural community around
this area and enjoy a varied programme of jazz music,
brass bands and street entertainment.
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