London’s Top 5 Live Music Venues


London has established itself as a centre of extraordinary gig venues and live performances! It is also a one-stop destination in every musician’s touring diary and all these venues are well worth checking out if you travelling to the capital city. Read on to add some of these incredible music venues to your itinerary and witness iconic performances and legendary artists perform and make history!

The Royal Albert Hall

Opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria, London’s Royal Albert Hall is undoubtedly one of the most treasured music venues. You can expect some truly memorable nights of orchestras and late-night jazz playing iconic music from films like ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Harry Potter’. The venue celebrated its 150th birthday in 2021 and attracts youth from all over the globe with its techno night events and more!

The eye-catching acoustic diffusers and cavernous interior make the perfect ambience for live music performances that you’re sure to remember for a long time! From the Arctic Monkeys to Beyonce, the venue hosts hundreds of events every year that you must look out for and enjoy. Secure yourself an impeccable stay at The Barbican Rooms Hotel with chic rooms, luxurious amenities, and a prime location in the heart of the city for utmost convenience exploring London!

Royal Festival Hall

Built as part of the Festival of Britain in 1951, the Royal Festival Hall has made its name as one of the most inspiring arts centres in the city! With its enviable location on the banks of the Thames River, near your luxe hotel in London City, make sure to add this venue to the top of your list to witness spectacular live music performances. The venue is also hosting one of the capital’s most innovative and groundbreaking Meltdown Festival in 2024!

O2 Forum Kentish Town

What was once an art deco cinema has undergone a stunning transformation into a live music venue with Pixies, Radiohead, Bleachers and the Gorillaz performing at its main stage! At the O2 Forum in Kentish Town, your live music experience is sure to be enhanced by the boujee booths and incredible balcony views! Catch your favourite music superstar perform under the historic art deco roof here and make memories with your loved ones!

Barbican Music Hall

Be it contemporary concerts or the classical ones that you are into, reserve your stay at one of the premium hotels near Barbican and you’re sure to find an exciting gig to lose yourself in at the Barbican! The world-class centre with excellent acoustics is known to push its boundaries for all major forms of art. Also, the live performances at its one-of-a-kind music hall are quite special to watch!


Camden is a London borough with a rich music history and this world-renowned music venue adds to its charm! Known to have housed legendary music makers and artists like The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Coldplay, KOKO in Camden comes with a rich music heritage that is worth witnessing. Formerly known by the name of Camden Palace, KOKO is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant live gig venues in the city!

If you love music and planning a trip with your friends and family to London, don’t miss out on catching a show at one of these iconic venues! Whether you’re looking for meeting rooms in the city of London with bespoke service for business meets or exquisite, comfort-filled rooms for a family holiday stay, make your bookings now and have a great time!