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Music & Night-Out

Music is universal. All love it. To British it is their life blood almost. Music Festivals are held all year round.

Here is a list of Music and Night Out Clubs where you can enjoy Music & pass your night completely Free or partially (like membership) Free. We will put some clubs’ names at the end of this page where access are open only for full payment of admission. It’s advisable to check specific clubs websites or make a phone call for update news.

Free Admission- Music & Night-Out

Southbank-Royal Festival Hall-Lunchtime music
Rich Mix- World music and exhibitions
Rough Trade East – In-store gigs
The Social- Gigs and Club Nights
St-Martin-in-the-Fields- Lunchtime concerts
Popcorn at Heaven
Paradise- Karaoke at Kensal Green
London Friday Night Skate
Ain’t Nothing But The Blues Bar
Comedy Cafe Theatre- New Act Night
Gigs at Birthdays
Bar Nightjar- Piano recitals
The Royal Opera House- Lunchtime recitals
Catch- Friday nights
Death Disco
Hard Rock Café

Paid Admission

London Beatles Walks
Beatles Abbey Road
British Music Experience
Crawdaddy Club
The 100 Club
93 Feet East
Camden Underworld
The Good Mixer
The Dublin Castle
Camden Barfly
KOKO
Water Rats
The Borderline


Southbank-Royal Festival Hall-Lunchtime music

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You will able to listen Jazz, Folk or world music from rising stars and established ensembles if you visit Clore Bedroom/South Bank Centre. Visit http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/james-lavelles-meltdown-get-involved or the above link to see the ongoing programs.

Entry to Royal Festival Hall and to all buildings is free, and you are welcome to come into Foyer spaces and enjoy the atmosphere with or without a ticket.

Address: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Rich Mix- World music and exhibitions

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East London’s premier cultural centre, Rich Mix hosts open mic spoken word nights, exhibitions, acoustic music (with free cake!) in its bar.

Every Wednesday Richmix is hosting events that won’t cost you a penny – from live music and spoken word to cabaret and workshops. (http://www.richmix.org.uk/latest-news/special-offers/free-wednesdays/). They have Music gigs and live events held in main space will finish at 12am Monday to Thursday and Sundays, and 1am on Fridays and Saturdays with payments.

Address: 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

(Pic- courtesy Rich Mix)

Rough Trade East – In-store gigs

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Brick Lane’s independent record shop hosts regular music/gigs. Most of them are Free. They are the independent purveyors of great Music since 1976. Their aim is to unite inspiring artists with curiosity minded listeners. They have two stores in London addresses are given below.

Address: Rough Trade East, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL, T: 020 7392 7788 & Rough Trade West, 130 Talbot Road, London, W11 1JA, T: 020 7229 8541

Please use the keyword ‘Free Music’ or ‘Free Events’ under search category for easy find-out the free music events.
(Pic- courtesy Rough Trade East)

The Social- Gigs and Club Nights

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This central London bar has been going for 15 years. the Social was opened in 1999 with a simple manifesto – to provide great music and better booze to anyone who fancied tripping through the doors. It has launched over a million hugely successful hangovers.

There’s a great range of weekly club nights with a mixture of resident and guest DJs spinning the tunes from house and disco to funk and hip-hop, plus showcases of some of the best new bands around.

Address: The Social, 5 Little Portland St, London W1W 7JD, Ph. 0207 636 4992

Here membership is FREE. And Free entry on Friday nights ALL night EVERY week and reduced entry on other paying nights.

St-Martin-in-the-Fields- Lunchtime concerts

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Visitors can listen tomorrow’s classical music stars, from pianists to choirs, play and sing for free at this beautiful church on the edge of Trafalgar Square on every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1pm.

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark church in the heart of London, Trafalgar Square. With over twenty services a week, St Martin’s is a place of prayer and worship for Londoners and visitors alike.

Church music programme is also provided by the Choir and Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields, some of London’s finest voices and regular performers on the BBC and in concert.

Address: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, Tel: 020 7766 1100

Popcorn at Heaven

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Popcorn, one of London’s biggest most diverse and vibrantly exciting weekday club night experience. World famous Heaven nightclub, Popcorn offers the discerning clubber a smorgasbord of musical delights from some of the country’s leading DJs.

Popcorn operates an all welcoming door policy. It is open from 11pm till 5.30am. Grab a wristband from G-A-Y Bar in Soho for free entry (free Entry upto 1am).

Address: Heaven Nightclub, Under the arches, Villiers St, London, WC2N 6NG Tel: 0207930 2020

Paradise- Karaoke at Kensal Green

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No fee to hire the private karaoke room (which takes up to 25 guests) every Monday and Tuesday. Paradise by Way of Kensal Green is the perfect setting for every occasion and all sorts of events

Address: 19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, London, W10 4AE Ph. 020 8969 0098
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London Friday Night Skate

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London Friday Night Skate (LFNS) and Sunday Stroll are weekly organised street skates in central London. It’s a really worth enjoying Night-Out. At 8pm every Friday it departs from Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner. And on Sunday 2pm it departs from Serpentine Road in Hyde Park.

Both are weather dependant. The events are open to all skaters able to stop, turn and control their speed on hills.

Participation is entirely free and the skates are staffed entirely by volunteers. LFNS runs purely for the joy of skating.

Ain’t Nothing But The Blues Bar

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This London’s original Blues Bar is said the best blues Bar this side of the Atlantic. Its open seven nights a week. From Sunday to Thursday, entry is free all night long and it’s free before 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Nearest tubes: Oxford Circus & Piccadilly Circus. Situated directly behind Hamley’s Toy Store.

Address: 20 Kingly Street, Soho – W1B 5PZ Phone: 020 7287 0514

(Pic-Courtesy-Ain’t Nothing But The Blues Bar)

Comedy Cafe Theatre- New Act Night

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In Shoreditch, Comedy Cafe Theatre where many comedy stars, including Jimmy Carr and Mickey Flanagan, cut their teeth. Every Wednesday at 7.45pm. It has a bar and restaurant downstairs and is also hosting live music five nights a week

Address: Comedy Cafe Theatre, 68 Rivington Street, Trendy Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY And Phone: 020 7739 5706. Entrance is FREE.

Gigs at Birthdays

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BIRTHDAYS is an independent bar and venue located on Dalston’s main strip. It’s a two-floor fun factory with a massive sound system, a stage, pretty lights, and all the other stuff at a music venue in the basement, as well as a bar with cocktails and food.

Entry to the bar is always free, This mini bar/club has staged many a free gig but you’ll need to pay to get into the basement but it’s cheap.

Address: Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BJ (five minutes’ walk from Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland tube stations.) Phone 02079231680
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Bar Nightjar- Piano recitals

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This Bar was voted recently the world’s second best bar for its awesome cocktails. According to Time Out, this is the best live Music venue and best basement Bar. It earned so many awards.

Most nights there’s a charge, but entrance to Piano Tuesdays is Free on the house.

Address: The Nightjar, 129 City Road, London, EC1V 1JB Tel: 0207 253 4101
(Pic: Courtesy-Bar Nightjar)

The Royal Opera House- Lunchtime recitals

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The Royal Opera House holds regular lunchtime recitals where visitor can catch rising orchestral and choral stars. It’s is one of the world’s leading opera companies under the direction of Antonio Pappano, It is also renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers.

Please click on http://www.roh.org.uk/about/deloitte-ignite/free-daytime-and-evening-events for more free events.

Address: Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD

Catch- Friday nights

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Every Friday is free. And you can expect anything from live bands to Nineties dance, indie and hip hop.

Address: Catch, 22 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8DA
(Pic: Courtesy-guestlistspot)

Death Disco

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Death Disco takes place every Wednesday night at the Notting Hill Arts Club in West London. It is very popular to indie kids. The night is the brainchild of indie music mogul Alan McGee.

Entry is free.

Nearest Tube: Notting Hill Gate (Central Line; District Line; Circle Line)

Address: The Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 3JQ Phone: 020 7460 4459

Hard Rock Café

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The Hard Rock Cafe is popular to rock ‘n’ roll music lovers. The Hard Rock Cafe was opened in 1971, combining a traditional American menu of classic burgers with an array of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. Hard Rock Cafe branches are emerging in major cities across the world. They have over 192 locations, which include restaurants, hotels, casinos, and live music venues, in 60 countries.

London’s Hard Rock Cafe has Rock Shop where tourists can buy classic Hard Rock Cafe t-shirt; the cafe is also home to The Vault, a magnificent treasure trove of rock memorabilia.

Membership is FREE

Nearest Tube: Green Park (Piccadilly Line; Jubilee Line; Victoria Line), Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line)

Address: 150 Old Park Lane, London W1K 1QZ Tel.
(Pic: Courtesy-Waymarking & Hard Rock)


Paid Admission


London Beatles Walks

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Beatles expert Richard Porter conducts The London Beatles Walks. There are two main tours, titled The Magical Mystery Tour and the In My Life Walk.

The Magical Mystery Tour’s highlights include the Apple offices, where The Beatles played their famous rooftop session; Paul McCartney’s offices; the site of Lennon’s ‘bigger than Jesus’ remarks; the heart of Swinging London; the Abbey Road studios; and The Beatles Coffee Shop, where merchandise can be purchased.

The ‘In My Life Walk’ has various highlights including the site of the opening scenes of the A Hard Day’s Night film; the restaurant featured in the Help! film; the Apple shop/boutique; the registry office where two Beatles’ weddings took place; the home where Paul McCartney lived with Jane Asher; the Abbey Road studios; and The Beatles Coffee Shop, where merchandise can be purchased.

Admission: Children: Free. Others need to pay

Address: ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ begins at Tottenham Court Road tube station. ‘In My Life Walk’ begins at Marylebone tube station.

Beatles’s Abbey Road

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Abbey Road is the world’s most famous recording studio as the majority of The Beatles’ recordings held at this studio in the 1960s. Beatles’ final album ‘Abbey Road’ was released in 1969 with the LP’s front cover featuring the Fab Four negotiating the zebra crossing outside the studio. This iconic image is re-enacted by scores of tourists each day.

Address: Abbey Road Studios, 3 Abbey Road, London, NW8 9AY, Phone: 02072667000

Abbey Road is a working studio and business. For any special visit, you need to phone them in prior.

British Music Experience

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The British Music Experience (BME) is a permanent exhibition at 02 Greenwich which was opened in 2009. It’s is extremely popular with music fans, particularly those of indie and alternative rock music. It houses much pop and rock memorabilia. There are also exhibitions dedicated to specific eras in British music, dating from 1944 through to the present day.

Nearest Tube: North Greenwich (Jubilee Line)

Admission: Under 5s: Free

Address: The o2, Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London SE10 0DX Phone: 020 8463 2000
(Pic: Courtesy-Global Audio)

Crawdaddy Club

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This club was established in 1962 by Giorgio Gomelsky and it’s famous for the first residency for the Rolling Stones, and helped to launch the careers of such music legends as Eric Clapton with the Yardbirds, Paul Jones with Manfred Mann,Long John Baldry and Ray Davies before he started The Kinks, amongst many others.

This club run regular live gigs with some of the best bands of today to keep the rich musical heritage of Richmond alive.

Don’t miss to take a seat at Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones restaurant) as well. Please visit the website or make a phone call for programs & Tickets Price

Nearest Tube: Richmond (District Line)

Address: 1 Kew Road, Richmond, London TW9 2NQ

The 100 Club

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The 100 Club is a legendary music venue for rock specially. It has been trading under the same name since 1964 and has put on live music since 1942 as the Feldman Jazz Club amongst other names, earning it the title of the oldest independent venue world wide. It hosted the International Punk Festival in 1976.

Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road (Central Line; Northern Line), Oxford Circus (Central Line; Victoria Line; Bakerloo Line)

Admission: Dependent on the gig

Address: 100 Oxford Street, London W1D 1LL Tel. 020 7636 0933

93 Feet East

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93 Feet East, a music venue for London’s hipster community, a very popular to music lovers. It generally hosts gigs by indie/rock bands, although artists of other genres also play at the venue.

Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street (Circle Line; Hammersmith & City Line; Metropolitan Line; Central Line) Aldgate East (Hammersmith & City Line; District Line)

Admission: Dependent on the gig.

Address: 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL Tel. 020 7770 6006
(Pic: Courtesy-Metro)

Camden Underworld

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The Camden Underworld or otherwise known as The Underworld is based on the edgy, bohemian Camden High Street in Camden Town. The Underworld has become the heart of the alternative music scene in England.

The venue can hold about 500 people and is located at the bottom of the World’s End pub. The list of famous artists to have played the venue includes the Alabama 3, At The Drive-In, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Cranberries, Crazytown, The Datsuns, Frank Black, Hole, Kristin Hersh etc.

Nearest Tube: Camden Town (Northern Line), Chalk Farm (Northern Line)

Admission: Dependent on the gig

Address: Camden Underworld, 174 Camden High Street, London NW1 0NE Phone: 020 7482 1932

The Good Mixer

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The Good Mixer, a pub became famous in the mid 1990s during the Britpop / Cool Britannia era. In 1994 and 1995 The Good Mixer became publicised in the press as the favourite haunt of various Britpop musicians such as Blur. It became a keen place of interest for music-loving London tourists. The Good Mixer has continued to flourish, with a new generation of indie music lovers treating the pub as their own.

Please make a phone call for ongoing programs and Tickets Price

Nearest Tube: Camden Town (Northern Line)

Address: The Good Mixer, 30 Inverness Street, Camden Town, London NW1 7HJ, Tel. 020 7916 7929

The Dublin Castle

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The Dublin Castle, UK’s coolest music venues attracts London tourists with a love of indie rock and roll. The venue has a reputation for hosting hot unsigned bands as well as signed bands in the early stages of their career.

Nearest Tube: Camden Town (Northern Line)

Admission: Dependent on the gig

Address: The Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7AN, Tel. 020 7485 1773
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Camden Barfly

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The Camden Barfly or known as The Monarch, the London Barfly is where some of the biggest bands of recent years have started. It is one of the UK’s most important small music venues. It typically plays host to indie and rock bands.

Nearest Tube: Chalk Farm (Northern Line)

Admission: Dependent on the gig

Address / Contact Details 49 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AN, Ph.: 020 7688 8994
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KOKO

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KOKO is renowned for hosting indie and alternative rock bands. It started as as The Camden Theatre opened by famous actress Ellen Terry in 1900. It was renamed as Camden Hippodrome in 1909 where Charlie Chaplin regularly performed.

Nearest Tube: Mornington Crescent (Northern Line)

Admission: Dependent on the gig

Address: 1A Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE Ph. 0207 388 3222

Water Rats

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Water Rats/Monto Water Rats is the UK’s most prestigious small music venues. The Water Rats played host to Bob Dylan’s first UK gig, back in 1962. It typically plays host to indie or alternative rock bands.

Nearest Tube: Kings Cross St Pancras (Hammersmith & City Line; Circle Line; Metropolitan Line; Northern Line; Piccadilly Line; Victoria Line)

Admission: Dependent on the gig

Address: Monto Water Rats, 328 Grays Inn Road, King’s Cross, London WC1X 8BZ Ph. 020 7837 4412 020 7837 7269

The Borderline

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The Borderline, a prestigious small music venue usually play indie or alternative rock. Famous artists to have graced the venue’s stage include R.E.M. and The Libertines. Oasis used the venue as the setting for their classic 1994 single ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’.

Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road (Central Line; Northern Line)

Admission: Dependent on the gig

Address: The Borderline, Orange Yard, Off Manette Street, London, W1D 4JB, Tel: 020 7734 5547
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