Music venues in London

Here is our guide to the best entertainment venues in London – from big live music venues like The O2, to small clubs and classical concert halls like the Royal Albert Hall.

Best live music venues

> Eventim Apollo
The Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith Apollo) is one of London’s most popular music venues.
> The Forum
The Forum in Kentish Town is one of London’s most popular music venues for live concerts.
> Indigo
Indigo is a smaller concert venue inside the big tent of The O2, for comedy, concerts and club nights.
> O2 Academy Brixton
The O2 Academy in Brixton is one of London’s most popular venues for live music concerts.
> O2 Academy Islington
The O2 Academy in Islington is one of London’s most popular venues for concerts and comedy gigs.
> O2 Arena
The largest single-roofed building in the world – tall enough to accommodate Nelson’s Column.
> O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush
The O2 Empire in Shepherd’s Bush is one of London’s most popular venues for music concerts.
> Roundhouse
The Camden Roundhouse is one of London’s most famous and popular venues for music concerts.
> SSE Arena Wembley
The SSE Wembley Arena is one of London’s major venues, hosting music gigs and sports events.

Classical music venues

> Barbican Centre
London’s concrete complex hosts numerous exhibitions, orchestra recitals and art displays.
> Cadogan Hall
Cadogan Hall near Sloane Square is one of London’s best venues for classical music.
> London Coliseum
The London Coliseum is home to both the English National Opera and the Royal Festival Ballet.
> Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall, famous for the Proms, was built to commemorate the death of Prince Albert.
> Royal Festival Hall
Royal Festival Hall is one of London’s main concert venues, and is part of the Southbank Centre.
> Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House hosts many major productions. It is also home to the Royal Ballet.

Upcoming concerts and gigs


When:
Where:O2 Arena, North Greenwich
Country music stars Lady Antebellum are coming back to the UK in October, and playing one night at the O2 Arena.


When:
Where:O2 Academy Islington, Islington
Canadian metal band Kataklysm will be coming to London and playing 'Shadows & Dust' and 'Serenity in Fire' in their entirety.


When:
Where:Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
Marillion are back together with a brand-new album, and playing their first show at the Royal Albert Hall.

Classical events and operas


From:
Where:Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
The Royal Albert Hall will be screening Daniel Craig's 'Casino Royale', alongside a live performance of the score.


From:
Where:Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
Enjoy the best bits from Walt Disney's 'Fantasia' and 'Fantasia 2000', alongside a live performance of the score.


From:
Where:Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
Hear Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' sung like you've never heard it sung before -- with 400 voices at the Royal Albert Hall.

 
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