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Jazz Cafe

Jazz Club, Music Venue, and Nightclub
Camden Town, London
  • The experts at Time Out London and Evening Standard recommend this place
    • Time Out London
    • Evening Standard
  • Venesssa B.
    "My Fav venue for live music in London, intimate cool vibe..."(4 Tips)
    Evening Standard
    "great view of the stage."(3 Tips)
    Love Camden
    "best live music"(6 Tips)
    Time Out London
    "venue was only converted from a branch of Barclays"(2 Tips)
40 Tips and reviews
  • intimate
  • stage
  • music
  • DJs
  • balcony
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  • Ian
    IanAugust 24, 2013
    Book a table or two upstairs and enjoy the show. Nife atmosphere. Toilets are two floors below and a bit of a journey but it's all part of the ambience. If it was Smokey like the old days...:))
  • Evening Standard
    Evening StandardMay 11, 2012
    The main floor is quite cramped, but perfectly set-up as a raucous big-band dance area; and there’s always the option of reserving a table on the restaurant balcony for a great view of the stage. Read more
  • Emmett N.
    Emmett North JrFebruary 25, 2014
    I performed there in september 95'to a full house while debuting my album 'In The Zone' with my band 'Gallery of Groove',i enjoyed myself,many fans & friend came to hear us,Emmett North Jr.
  • Sylvie D.
    Sylvie D.QrSeptember 5, 2012
    Seriously ?Great quality music always, proper British accents, and Miguel performing live ? AWESOME venue.
  • Mean Fiddler
    Mean FiddlerJune 24, 2011
    The venue used to be a Barclays Bank before being converted to a 7 night-a-week Jazz Club. If you dine in the restaurant before a show, try the Caribbean chicken. Delicious!
  • Love Camden
    Love CamdenOctober 18, 2010
    More than a home for some of London's best live music - also a great venue for a bite to eat during the day
  • Hassan E.
    Hassan ElmiJanuary 4, 2015
    One of my favorite places on London because i am a jazz fan. Great area with alot of bsrs and restaurants
  • Giacomo M.
    They did a great jobe revamping this venue! It's really amazing now, good varied music and fun dj sets
  • hello_emily
    hello_emilyFebruary 8, 2015
    Good music venue but get your drinking done before you get there. The selection of booze leaves much to be desired & the queues are bad.
  • Lef G.
    Lef GermenlisFebruary 14
    Great venue and helpful staff. If only the waiter wouldn't try to take my half finished glass every 30 seconds
  • Harry A.
    Harry AduMay 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Good food, cosy intimate venue. Get a table by the railing if you want a clear stage view.
  • Richard C.
    Richard ClarkMay 7, 2010
    Love this place. Food is OK and atmosphere is great. Keep an eye out for special events. Seen some great acts over the years, including De La Soul and Jamiroqui
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 28, 2012
    Given its reputation, you wouldn’t think the Jazz Café was such a newbie on London’s music map, but the venue was only converted from a branch of Barclays in 1990. Read more
  • Neil H.
    Neil HodgkinsonOctober 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Jazz Cafe is a London Icon delivering a broad range of live music most nights of the week.
  • Ed W.
    Ed WoodcockJanuary 16
    It's recently been done up. They've moved the bars to the edges, where it used to be right in the middle.
  • Damon B.
    Damon BattenApril 24, 2015
    You can catch some amazing hip-hop here - people under the stairs and krs-one next month!
  • Sean A.
    Sean AnnandsinghDecember 18, 2009
    a great place to go for dinner, sweet music, food is so so, but atmosphere is toppa! always a good time to be had! book in sell out quickly! Read more
  • Rob
    RobAugust 17, 2011
    Being short, I wander off to the right of the stage where there are usually less people to look past
  • Chris W.
    Chris WhealJuly 12, 2014
    No real beer. Guinness was £4.50 until about 8.30, when they ran out. Newcastle Brown was £4.70. Then Guinness came back on at £4.90 a pint. Great sound but stupidly pricey poor service and beer.
  • Venesssa B.
    Venesssa ByronJune 22, 2011
    My Fav venue for live music in London, intimate cool vibe... Where I first met Melanie Fiona in person : )
  • Shahid C.
    Shahid ChoudhryJune 6, 2010
    Really intimate Jazz venue, have enjoyed some memorable concerts here, Taha Rachid, Souad Massi, Trilok Gurtu etc
  • Lester K.
    Lester KanFebruary 9
    What is there not to like about? Great music and reasonable prized drinks?
  • Noah K.
    Noah KoffSeptember 20, 2011
    Eclectic music venue with top quality international artists
  • Nikos M.
    Nikos MenegakisAugust 31, 2016
    Great place if you are into soul / funk
  • Chris S.
    Chris SharpMarch 6, 2010
    First time at Jazz cafe, Blackalicious played, really nice intimate venue with good vibes. Good Dj's too ;)
  • Jon W.
    Jon WorthApril 22, 2011
    Check your beer. Due to time between events the kegs can get a little stale!
  • Junior H.
    Junior HamerNovember 15, 2011
    I have seen loads of soul and jazz funk artists there. It my local venue
  • Dj S.
    Dj StrikeJuly 5, 2015
    Concerts and food
  • Olga B.
    Olga BudaevaApril 26, 2014
    Nice music! Good place!
  • Nate v.
    Nate van der EndeSeptember 19, 2012
    Drinks are incredibly over-priced, bar staff is awful and the venue is average. Unless someone great is playing, don't bother.
  • Mo L.
    Mo LishomwaMarch 20, 2010
    The food has improved and is finally edible... But it's about the music
  • Lewis B.
    Lewis BakerJuly 22, 2010
    Be careful when you book tickets for a show because they let far too many people into the venue!
  • Alessia C.
    Alessia CameraNovember 26, 2015
    Small inside
  • Faron M.
    Faron McKenzieMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Teedra Moses & Jermaine Riley
  • vaughan d.
    vaughan dennyNovember 23, 2009
    Monday nights 5pounds and unsigned bands, awesome.
  • Glen H.
    Glen HMay 19, 2013
    Drunk night.
  • Kostas A.
    Kostas AMarch 29, 2011
    Beardyman gig.
  • Seb B.
    Seb BMarch 17, 2010
    Nick's cousin will play there on good friday !
  • carlos r.
    carlos rouseOctober 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroDecember 29, 2014
    Lugar para ver ótimos shows, seja de jazz, soul, reggae! Como não é muito grande você fica muito perto do palco!
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