Top choice live music in Kensington & Hyde Park

Currently run by PizzaExpress, the Pheasantry on King's Rd is a 19th-century building that has been a ballet academy, a boho bar and a nightclub (where Lou Reed once sang). These days it ranges over three floors, with a lovely garden at the front for alfresco dining, but the crowd-puller is the live cabaret and jazz in the basement.

Shows are generally at 8pm or 8.30pm; book online.