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Top Choice Live Music in Greenwich & South London

O2 Academy Brixton

It’s hard to have a bad night at the Brixton Academy, even if you leave with your soles sticky with beer, as this cavernous former-5000-capacity art-deco theatre always thrums with bonhomie. There’s a properly raked…
Live Music in Greenwich & South London

O2 Arena

One of the city’s major concert venues, hosting all the biggies – the Rolling Stones, Paul Simon and Sting, One Direction, Ed Sheeran and many others – inside the 20,000-capacity arena. It's also a popular venue for…
Spectator Sport in Greenwich & South London

Kia Oval

Home to the Surrey County Cricket Club, Kia Oval is south London’s cricketing home. As well as Surrey matches, it also regularly hosts international test matches. Getting tickets for county games is relatively strai…
Cinema in Greenwich & South London

Clapham Picture House

This excellent cinema is a mainstay of Clapham, with an inspiring list of independent and art-house films, as well as mainstream Hollywood fare. The popular bar is another reason to stop by for a pre-movie aperitif.…
Dance in Greenwich & South London

Laban Theatre

Home of the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the Laban Theatre is the largest and best-equipped contemporary dance school in Europe and presents student dance performances, graduation shows and regula…
Comedy in Greenwich & South London

Up the Creek

Bizarrely enough, the hecklers can be funnier than the acts at this great club. Mischief, rowdiness and excellent comedy are the norm, with the Blackout open-mic night on Thursdays (www.the-blackout.co.uk; £5) and S…
Club in Greenwich & South London

Ministry of Sound

This legendary club-cum-enormous-global-brand (four bars, three dance floors) lost some ‘edge’ in the early noughties but, after pumping in top DJs, firmly rejoined the top club ranks. Friday is the Gallery trance n…
Cinema in Greenwich & South London

Brixton Ritzy Picturehouse

Originally opening in 1911, this classic cinema is a cornerstone of Brixton cultural life, attracting both film-goers and drinkers (to its bars and fine cafe). Upstairs at the Ritzy brings you free live music (jazz,…
Cinema in Greenwich & South London

Peckhamplex

What this no-frills independent cinema lacks in interior design (the decor is… dated) it more than makes up for in charm. Loved by its locals, Peckhamplex shows all the latest releases for £4.99 per ticket – whateve…
Theatre in Greenwich & South London

Battersea Arts Centre

This arts centre suffered severe fire damage in 2015, but continues to operate a busy schedule of innovative performances and activities while the Grand Hall is rebuilt.