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Omeara, London Bridge (London)

  • Address: 6 O'Meara Street, London SE1 1TE
  • Type: Acoustic, Rock, Country, Americana, Pop, Singer-Songwriter
  • Owners: TBA
  • Capacity: TBA
  • Nearest Station: London Bridge
  • Website: http://www.omearalondon.com/
  • Contact: TBA

 

A new home for live music, creative events and club nights in London Bridge’s newly refreshed railway arches. With the sites heritage seeped in a background of music and late night parties, OMEARA will be carrying on the baton with a lovingly curated line-up of events, put together by the good people at Communion Music. They will be providing a creative events space for everything from the best emerging live acts to renowned DJ’s right in the heart of London.

Their pop-up friends in the arch next door offer a huge variety of top quality food. You can grab yourself a bite to eat, visit them at the bar, get a booth with your friends or come and check out the show that night. 

Carry on into the early hours with our line-up of club nights, drinks deals and our late licensed outdoor terrace. They are only 5 minutes from London Bridge, Southwark and Bermondsey stations, and a 10 minute stroll from Waterloo. There’s no excuse not to come along for a tipple or two. Whether that’s in the daytime, evening or early morning, that’s up to you...

Union Chapel, Islington (London)

 

Just a short walk from Highbury and Islington station, the iconic Gothic style Union Chapel is one of our favourite London venues. It was the winner of 'Time Out's' favourite London music venue of the year for two consecutive years and for good reason. It is a beautiful music venue. The Union Chapel hosts a variety of music and comedy nights and has a variety of rooms to hire including the church itself.

The Union Chapel is one of London's most characterful venues. A typical gig here involves sitting on a church pew (bring a jacket or jumper for a cushion), drinking tea from a mug whilst enjoying great music in one of London's most beautiful churches. For atmosphere it cannot be beaten.

As you enter the Union Chapel you can literally grab a pew and wait for the gig (seating here is unreserved) or you can head back to the back of the church where there is a full licensed bar on the first floor. The bar also serves home cooked hot food, with proceeds going to help the Chapel's 'The Margins Project'. No alcoholic drinks are allowed in the chapel, but you can buy hot drinks, soft drinks, ice cream and snacks from the kiosk in the chapel foyer.

The interior of the church is beautiful, with the ground floor being a large octagonal shape with a balcony wrapped around above, all stone arches, stained glass windows and the like. The domed ceiling and stone walls mean the acoustics are superb, and every act I have seen here sounded fantastic. I would recommend getting here early enough to get a seat downstairs, as you feel a little bit further away from it all upstairs. 

Top tip (1) Seating is unreserved so arrive in good time before doors open (2) They have lovely hot chocolate too....with marshmallows and cream...yum! Very important for winter gigs (3) Bring a cushion as the pews can be a little hard or of course you can join the Union Chapel and they will lend you one.

The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon (London)

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  • Address: The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell. EC1V ODX
  • Music Type: Various
  • Owners:
  • Capacity: 100+ (Mixed standing and seating)
  • Nearest Station: Farringdon
  • Website: http://www.theslaughteredlambpub.com/
  • Contact:

The Slaughtered Lamb is a famous pub music venue a close to the City. It's gigs are held in the basement. The Lamb is a very intimate space and is great for acoustic music. Many musicians have chosen to release their EP's or albums at the venue. Try the craft beers as well, they are very good.

Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston (London)

  • Address: 10A Bradbury Street, Dalston, London N16 8JN
  • Music Type: Jazz, blues and folk to pop, world music and beyond
  • Owners:
  • Capacity: 50 - 100 (Mixed seating and standing depending on configuration)
  • Nearest Station: Dalston Kingsland
  • Website: http://www.servantjazzquarters.com/
  • Contact:

A two minute walk from Dalston Kingsland station on Bradbury street you will find the cosy and intimate Servant Jazz Quarters. Despite the name, they are not strictly a jazz club. SJQ has a history of hosting music events before opening as a fully licensed venue in February 2011. SJQ is dedicated to music from many genres and supports innovative artists from all backgrounds and particularly those from the Hackney area. The music program varies from night to night so you will need to check the website for updates on gigs and events. Expect an eclectic mix of music ranging from jazz, blues and folk to pop, world music and beyond. 

The Lexington, Angel (London)

  • Address: 96-98 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9JB
  • Music Type: Various
  • Owners:
  • Capacity: (TBA) Mix of standing and seated.
  • Nearest Station: Angel (Northern Line)
  • Website: http://www.thelexington.co.uk/
  • Contact:

The Lexington is one of Islington's finest music venues and lounge bar. A slow burning glow of downbeat decadence and bluesy class - with perhaps just a dash of burlesque elegance thrown in for good measure. The Lex is a short walk from Angel tube station. The music performances are held in the large upstairs room of the venue.

Kings Place, Kings Cross (London)

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  • Address: 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
  • Music Type: Various
  • Owners:
  • Capacity: Hall one (415 [302 stalls and 113 balcony]) Hall Two (260 standing / 200 theatre / 84 cabaret) Seated in both but sometimes Hall 2 is all standing depending on the gig
  • Nearest Station: Kings Cross / St. Pancras
  • Website: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/
  • Contact:

Kings Place is a short walk from Kings Cross station and has two great 'state of the art' theatre style rooms for music in the basement of the building. It is worth keeping an eye on the programme as some excellent artists play at the venue. The sound is very good in both halls.

Cecil's, London Bridge (London)

  • Address: 8 Holyrood St, London SE1 2EL
  • Music Type: Various (Including Jazz, Folk, Americana and Acoustic)
  • Owners:
  • Capacity: 150?
  • Nearest Station: London Bridge
  • Website: http://www.cecilslondon.com/
  • Contact:

Cecil's is another of London hidden music venue gems. Located in a basement of an old tea warehouse, a short walk from London Bridge Station, it is a venue full of surprises. Cecil's has a fantastic vibe and hosts some great music and comedy night. The venue is designed as a 1930's Shanghai speakeasy and once inside you feel that you have been transported to the Far East in a different era. They have great cocktails and a good selection of beers. Great music, great sound and great staff.

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