From large arenas where you can go and see some of the biggest bands in the world perform, to little, smoky bars where you can enjoy the music performed by bands which are yet to make it big in the world of music – London has it all. Just imagine listening to U2 or Eric Clapton at the O2 Arena and then going for a quick drink at one of the local bars and enjoying the sounds of jazz played by a musician you have never heard of before in your life. This can only be done in a city such as London, as this city has a unique atmosphere when it comes to live music performances and it has retained this special musical spirit for a very long time.
When it comes to places where you can go and enjoy a good live gig in London, it is safe to say that the list is very long.
However, here is a list of some of the live music venues you should never fail to visit while in London:
• The Dublin Castle – No matter what day of the week it is, this venue will have three fresh bands for you every single night, for a realistically small entrance fee. This club has been a popular hotspot for musicians for over forty years, and you might even be lucky and run into someone famous while enjoying the atmosphere of the Dublin Castle.
• Half Moon – This is definitely something you should never miss out on. The Rolling Stones played here at the beginning of their career, U2 also did this a long time ago and today you can enjoy a new musician or band every single night of the week. Sometimes you can see new and unknown artists, but sometimes you can enjoy the performance of legends such as Elvis Costello or Geno Washington.
• New Cross Inn – One of the most interesting places to go out in London. Every night, new bands and DJ’s take the stage in this club and entertain the crowd with the sounds they produce. Aside from this, there is also an open mike night, which is a great chance for you to check if you have what it takes to be a rock star!
Owing to the fact that Londoners are known for partying hard and thanks to the London’s live music scene, anyone who enjoys going out and listening to live music performances is sure to have a blast in this amazing city.