With a thriving nightlife, London is home to numerous venues where you can listen to amazing live performers. Whether you’re a fan of jazz or looking for hip hop artists, you can find a place to head for the evening. One of the capital’s regions that’s become synonymous with venues offering live music is Soho, where you’re guaranteed a good time.
The Park Grand London Paddington is just a short, direct journey from the heart of Soho, ensuring you have plenty of evening options to fill your stay with. It’s just a quick Tube ride on the Central line to Oxford Circus, where you’ll be able to walk right to the centre of Soho in a matter of minutes. If live music is what you’re looking for, be sure to try out these five venues.
Ronnie Scott’s has become a legendary venue in London. It’s been running since the 1950s and has hosted some of the biggest names in jazz. If you like jazz music, there’s no other place to go, there’s a packed programme of artists but you’ll need to book early to avoid disappointment. It takes just 20 minutes to get to this destination from hotels near Paddington Station and you’ll be in the plush interior that takes you back to another era.
Live at Zedel
Live at Zedel doesn’t just bring you live music but theatre, comedy and other live entertainment too. Taking inspiration from French style, the environment is perfect for a dinner and show with a vibrant mix of music that will get you tapping your feet and swaying along to the beat. If you’re looking for evening entertainment that has a bit of everything, it’s worth exploring what’s on during your stay at this venue.
If you want to discover new sounds and upcoming artists, Borderline is the perfect place for you. The intimate venue dates back to 1976 and has an incredible amount of diversity with artists from folk acts to indie bands performing here. The venue has recently undergone refurbishment, boasting an upgraded sound system for even better acoustics. If you’re travelling from the Park Grand London Paddington, stay on the Central line until Tottenham Court Road Station and you’ll be just a few minutes away from Borderline.
Pizza Express Live
Soho is renowned for its jazz bars and among the best is Pizza Express Live. Right at the heart of Soho, it’s been presenting the top jazz performers since 1976, all while you tuck into some delicious pizza. Keeping up with its iconic past, the venue has an exciting line-up of artists heading its way over the summer of 2018, it’s sure to make your trip to London memorable.
Located at 100 Oxford Street, this venue has been hosting live music events since 1942. Today the 100 Club still has the vibe and atmosphere that made it famous in the 70s, with big names often playing intimate gigs here while they’re on tour. It’s hosted some incredible artists, both from the UK and internationally, and was recognised as one of the venues to have played an important role in the development of jazz in the country.