London has a world-class reputation for music. The city hosts some of the biggest venues, outstanding universities and conservatoires, and is home to hundreds of famous musicians! London has given us iconic artists such as David Bowie, The Clash, and The Rolling Stones.
London is home to countless music venues, including everything from arenas and stadiums to tiny trendy bars. Some of London's biggest venues include O2 Arena, Wembley Stadium, and Wembley Arena. These are great for watching big, well-known bands, but if you're looking for indpendant bands and upcoming talent, you can check out venues like The Old Blue Last, The Finsbury and The Lexington. For touring bands, there's also The Roundhouse, O2 Academy Brixton, and Kentish Town Forum.
But that's not all! For fans of classical and jazz, The Barbican hosts an eclectic range of concerts throughout the year. Also, The Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music regularly host evening and lunchtime concerts from students, as well as some of the most highly regarded musicians in the world.
Of course, it's almost impossible to cover everything musical that's happening in London right now - it's truly endless! Check out these guides for an in-depth look at what's on:
When we start our musical journey, buying an instrument is the first hurdle to clear. There is almost a whole new language to learn and it's difficult to know where to start. However, if you go into a great music shop, there will be an expert on hand to get you started! Rose Morris is a great Central London store with a stunning selection of guitars. Similarly, Wunjo Guitars has a fantastic selection of guitars and bass guitars. If you’re interested in playing strings, The Piano Warehouse in South West London. Check out PMT for all your music technology needs, plus they have a great range of drum kits!
Want to take your music practise and make it social? Great idea! There are plenty of amateur and professional music groups that you can join in London. London City Voices is open to all those wanting to get involved - they put on annual concerts as well as great social events. Instrumentalists, click here for an extensive list of groups you can join in London.
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