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Ever find yourself craving a night out in London town, but unsure where to head for some top-notch tunes and amazing vibes?

Well, fear not, because we’ve got you covered! Get ready to dive into the buzzing world of music bars in London, where the beats are fresh, the drinks are flowing, and the good times never stop rolling.

1. Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

This is one of the oldest jazz clubs in the world, opened in 1959. This iconic spot has live jazz on every night and depending on whether you want to dance or have a drink and sit and enjoy the music, there are several floors to accommodate however you’re feeling on the night. The ambience of this place is dark, red, romantic and very Soho just what you expect from a jazz club.

  • Ratings and Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 5,448 reviews on Google
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2. Cahoots Soho


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Cahoots, located in Soho, is a unique underground venue that whisks visitors back to the post-war 1940s era. Set in a disused underground tube station, guests can savour bespoke cocktails, 1940s-style snacks and regular entertainment paying tribute to the stars of that era. Cahoots captures the spirit of wartime Britain with its unique drinks, sing-alongs around the piano, live music, vintage DJs and overall atmosphere aimed at boosting morale.

  • Ratings and Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3,936 reviews on Google
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  • Instagram:  4K Followers

3. Nightjar Shoreditch

Nightjar is the ultimate speakeasy-style bar in London with live music every night. They have a huge selection of cocktails which are unique with wacky, unusual and amazing ingredients – you take the risk of a hangover but it’s worth it. This is a great place to come late at night to have some cocktails or just to mingle with the locals and listen to some chilled jazz music or swing music with a low-lit setting and throwback charm.

  • Ratings and Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2,263 reviews on Google
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  • Instagram: 119K Followers
  • Facebook: 51K Followers

4. Scarfes Bar


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  • Address: Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
  • Phone: +44 20 3747 8670
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Scarfes Bar exudes the ambience of a refined gentleman’s club – elegant yet laid-back, akin to a luxurious living room adorned with shelves of leather-bound books and a cosy fireplace that crackles during the winter months. Every evening, guests can enjoy live jazz, adding to the sophisticated atmosphere. The cocktail menu is both delightful and playful, featuring drinks named after the renowned caricaturist Gerald Scarfe.

  • Ratings and Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1,144 reviews on Google
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  • Instagram: 29.5K Followers
  • Facebook: 5.8K Followers

5. Old Street Records

This bar is inspired by the stripped-back and raw style of American record stores. The great thing about this bar is that they have different floors with different types of music. You can unwind upstairs whereas downstairs is a place to party.

  • Ratings and reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 2038 reviews on Google
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  • Instagram: 6.7K Followers
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6. The Piano Works

  • Address: Gillian Lynne Theatre, Parker St, London WC2B 5PW.
  • Phone: +44 20 7889 1966
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They’ve always got live music on, delicious food, amazing cocktails and a fun atmosphere. You can dance, request songs and enjoy the talented musicians and singing waiters. The music starts at 5:30 pm with a pianist and later at 8:30 pm, the house band takes over. You can continue to dance and party even at 1 am their very own DJ. It’s a night you won’t want to end.

  • Ratings and Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 657 reviews on Google
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  • Instagram: 18K Followers
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7. Jack Solomons Club

To access Jack Solomons Club, locate the hidden entrance behind a butcher’s kiosk inside Sophie’s Steakhouse basement. Once inside, you’ll find a spacious area transformed from an old boxing gym into an elegant space with green-velvet curtained booths and low-lit tables. The music varies, ranging from solo keyboard performances to full jazz ensembles.

  • Ratings and Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 258 reviews on Google
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London’s Music Bars are unbeatable

And there you have it, folks! London’s music scene is alive and kicking, with various London bars to suit every taste. Whether you’re into jazz, or blues or just want to dance the night away, these spots have got you covered. From the underground vibes of Cahoots to the refined elegance of Scarfes Bar, there’s something for everyone. So, gather your friends, put on your dancing shoes, and let the good times roll in London’s vibrant music bars.


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