Live Venues
O2 Academy is one of Live Venues.

1. O2 Academy

9.0
211 Stockwell Rd (at Astoria Walk), Brixton, Greater London
Music Venue · 134 tips and reviews

Thrash HitsThrash Hits: One of the biggest theatre venues in London and they sell beer. This is important when you're watching heavy metal. The sloping floor means there’s a good view from anywhere downstairs. Read more.

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire is one of Live Venues.

2. O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

8.1
Shepherd's Bush Green, Shepherds Bush, Greater London
Music Venue · Shepherd's Bush · 49 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: Opening as a music hall in 1903, between 1953 and 1992 it was run by the BBC who broadcast Crackerjack, That’s Life and Wogan from here.

The O2 Arena is one of Live Venues.

3. The O2 Arena

9.1
Peninsula Sq (at Millennium Way), Greenwich, Greater London
Music Venue · 293 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: The largest dome in the world and the largest single-roofed structure in the world was built amid some controversy for £789 million just in time for the millennium, completed in June 1999.

The Forum is one of Live Venues.

4. The Forum

7.1
9-17 Highgate Rd., Kentish Town, Greater London
Concert Hall · Kentish Town · 76 tips and reviews

Thrash HitsThrash Hits: Not the cheapest bar prices in London but if you get to the front rails of the elevated area as you enter downstairs, you have the best view of the stage without getting knocked around all night long. Read more.

Roundhouse is one of Live Venues.

5. Roundhouse

9.4
Chalk Farm Rd, London, Greater London
Music Venue · Camden Town · 131 tips and reviews

LondonistLondonist: Of course, this is one of London's great music venues. Even better for extreme circus. Look up to the roof on the extension and you'll see a little-known Antony Gormley.

Eventim Apollo is one of Live Venues.

6. Eventim Apollo

8.3
45 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, Greater London
Concert Hall · Hammersmith Broadway · 75 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: Opened as the Gaumont Palace cinema in 1932, this music and comedy venue has hosted everyone who’s anyone over the years, including The Beatles, Springsteen, Bowie, Johnny Cash and Bob Marley.

Royal Festival Hall is one of Live Venues.

7. Royal Festival Hall

9.2
Southbank Centre (Belvedere Rd), London, Greater London
Concert Hall · London · 130 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: London’s only post-war Grade I listed building was opened in 1951 for the Festival of Britain. The hall officially reopened after its renovation in 2007 with a performance by rock legends Motorhead.

Royal Albert Hall is one of Live Venues.

8. Royal Albert Hall

9.6
Kensington Gore, Queen's Gate, Greater London
Concert Hall · 178 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: The acoustics here were once so bad, it was said this was the only venue where a composer could be sure of hearing his work twice. It was corrected in 1969 by putting diffusing discs on the ceiling.

O2 Academy is one of Live Venues.

9. O2 Academy

7.0
16 Parkfield St, Islington, Greater London
Music Venue · Islington · 41 tips and reviews
Union Chapel is one of Live Venues.

10. Union Chapel

9.5
Compton Terrace, Highbury, Greater London
Music Venue · Islington · 50 tips and reviews

Ben W.Ben Ward: When attending gigs, shows or—plausibly—religious service in the wintertime, be sure to sit inside the circle of the balconies, since that's where the heaters are directed.

Scala is one of Live Venues.

11. Scala

7.3
275 Pentonville Rd, King's Cross, Greater London
Music Venue · King's Cross · 33 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: This club was still being built as a cinema when the First World War broke out, and it became an aircraft factory. It opened as the King’s Cross Cinema in 1920, which closed in 1974.

Somerset House is one of Live Venues.

12. Somerset House

9.5
Strand, London, Greater London
Monument / Landmark · City of Westminster · 139 tips and reviews
Jazz Cafe is one of Live Venues.

13. Jazz Cafe

8.5
5 Parkway, London, Greater London
Jazz Club · Camden Town · 36 tips and reviews

Love CamdenLove Camden: More than a home for some of London's best live music - also a great venue for a bite to eat during the day

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club is one of Live Venues.

14. Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

9.5
47 Frith St, London, Greater London
Jazz Club · Soho · 103 tips and reviews

HISTORY UKHISTORY UK: Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club opened on nearby Gerrard St in 1959, moved here in 1965 and is now the most famous jazz club in Britain. Jimi Hendrix’s played his last public performance here in 1970.

Abbey Road Studios is one of Live Venues.

15. Abbey Road Studios

9.0
3 Abbey Rd. (Garden Rd.), London, Greater London
Recording Studio · Abbey Road · 54 tips and reviews

Music Heritage UKMusic Heritage UK: Probably London's most famous music heritage site. Made famous by the Beatles but plenty of other historic acts have recorded here too. Read more.

The Garage is one of Live Venues.

16. The Garage

6.3
20-22 Highbury Corner, London, Greater London
Music Venue · Highbury East · 41 tips and reviews
The Social is one of Live Venues.

17. The Social

8.2
5 Little Portland St, London, Greater London
Nightclub · West End · 53 tips and reviews
After Dark Jazz Bar is one of Live Venues.

18. After Dark Jazz Bar

6.7
9 Greek Street (Soho), London, Greater London
Jazz Club · Soho · 12 tips and reviews
100 Club is one of Live Venues.

19. 100 Club

8.5
100 Oxford St, London, Greater London
Music Venue · West End · 27 tips and reviews