Top Choice Live Music in North London

Jazz Cafe

The name would have you think jazz is the main staple, but it's only a small slice of what's on offer. The intimate clublike space also serves up funk, hip-hop, R&B, soul and rare groove, with big-name acts regu…
Top Choice Live Music in North London


Once the legendary Camden Palace, where Charlie Chaplin, the Goons and the Sex Pistols performed, and where Prince played surprise gigs, KOKO is maintaining its reputation as one of London’s better gig venues. The t…
Top Choice Traditional Music in North London

Cecil Sharp House

If you've ever fancied clog stamping, hanky waving or bell jingling, this is the place for you. Home to the English Folk Dance and Song Society, this institute keeps all manner of wacky folk traditions alive, with p…
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Opened in 1920 as a salubrious golden-age cinema, Scala slipped into porn-movie hell in the 1970s, only to be reborn as a club and live-music venue in the noughties. It's one of the best places in London to catch an…
Live Music in North London

Electric Ballroom

One of Camden’s historic venues, the Electric Ballroom has been entertaining North Londoners since 1938. Many great bands and musicians have played here, from Blur to Paul McCartney, The Clash and U2. There are cons…
Concert Venue in North London


Built as a railway repair shed in 1847, this unusual Grade II–listed round building became an arts centre in the 1960s and hosted legendary bands before falling into near-dereliction in 1983. Its 21st-century resurr…
Spectator Sport in North London


For cricket devotees a trip to Lord’s is often as much a pilgrimage as anything else. As well as being home to Marylebone Cricket Club, the ground hosts Test matches, one-day internationals and domestic cricket fina…
Concert Venue in North London

Union Chapel

One of London’s most atmospheric and individual music venues, the Union Chapel is an old church that still holds services as well as concerts – mainly acoustic – and the monthly Live at the Chapel comedy club. It al…
Comedy in North London

Angel Comedy

There's free comedy every night at this great little club upstairs at the Camden Head. Monday is improv night, and on other evenings you might get anything from a new act to a famous name road-testing new material; …
Theatre in North London

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

A popular and very atmospheric summertime fixture in London, this 1250-seat outdoor auditorium plays host to four productions a year: famous plays, new works, musicals and usually one production aimed at families.