London’s music scene is well known and while this means there are plenty of great music related venues on offer, it can be difficult to know where to start looking. Fear not however, as we’ve compiled the following list, showing some of the capital’s best – and coolest – options.
The Magic Roundabout is one of London’s most unique offerings, not least of all because it functions as an open-air terrace in the summer before being transformed into a heated, tented venue in the winter. With a dance floor and no less than 3 bars, the party spirit is sure to be in full swing, whilst the award winning street food is also sure to go down a treat with guests. Being right in the middle of Old Street roundabout, it is very well connected to the rest of the city as it is right by Old Street train station and within easy walking distance of tube stations such as Barbican and Moorgate.
Proud Camden was specifically designed with flexibility in mind and it certainly is able to accommodate a whole range of different events of all styles and sizes. The vast exhibition space in the Main Gallery is great for bigger events but there is also a selection of 7 different horse stables, all of which have been converted into unique party areas (there’s even a soundproofed karaoke room so you can really let loose with the vocal cords!). With full catering and entertainment options available and 2 tube stations each within a 7 minute walking distance, it’s a practical choice as well as a fun one.
It’s certainly fair to say that Fabric has an interesting past, having begun its life as an underground cold store for the Smithfield Meat Market. Now, with its Victorian architecture, vaulted ceilings and exposed brickwork, it has been converted into a fully-functioning, multi-purpose event space with an impressive choice of 5 bars, 3 dance floors and 2 lounges at your disposal, as well as 2 stages and ready-to-use sound and lighting systems, making this a fantastic music venue. Just 5 minutes from Farringdon station, it’s also easy to travel to from across London.
Village Underground is a former warehouse dating back to the turn of the century which has subsequently been renovated and adapted into a versatile event space that is able to accommodate a vast range of occasions, from concerts to club nights. The extensive amounts of exposed brickwork and arched ceilings create a distinct style and a tangible atmosphere that all your guests are sure to remember. With good nearby transport links at your convenience and a solid maximum capacity, Village Underground is certainly not to be missed.
Found on Kingsland Road, surrounded by a plethora of good public transport links, Rolling Stock is a designated arts venue that is best known for its fantastic DJ nights, with some of the best in the business ensuring that each and every one is an occasion to remember. With spaces including a bar, a gallery, a beer garden (with incredible murals on the walls to keep you enthralled) and an underground dance floor, as well as drinks on offer that include a great selection of craft beers, wine and cocktails, this really is a go to venue for fun-filled music events.