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The essential guide to live music in SE & SW London 
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Off the Cuff is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Founded in 2014 by Tony Porter, this independent music venue is housed in a railway arch along with a bar and courtyard seating. Film

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Abbey Wood (SE2)
Abbey Arms, 31 Wilton Rd, SE2 9RH
Live music.

Beckenham (BR3) 
Bricklayers Arms, 237 High Street, BR3 1BN
Thursday jam night 

Bromley (BR1)
O'Neill's, 27-29 East Street, BR1 1QE
From Irish folk to indie and beyond 

Bermondsey (SE1) 
Spit & Sawdust, 21 Bartholomew Street, SE1 4AL
Live music every Wednesday. Free admission. 

Blackheath (SE3) 
Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, SE3 9RQ
160-seat recital room with classical concerts, plus rock, pop and folk gigs 
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road, SE3 7SE
Folk, Jazz and more 

Borough (SE1)
Mc & Sons, 160 Union Street SE1 0LH
Irish music

Brockley (SE4) 
Skehhans, 1 Kitto Road, SE14 5TW
Folk & Rock

Camberwell (SE5) 
Jazz at the Crypt, St. Giles Church, Camberwell Church Street, SE5
Est. 1995. Every Friday evening 
Joiner’s Arms, 35 Denmark Hill, SE5 8RS
Live bands and weekend DJ nights 
The Junction, 171 Coldharbour Lane, SE5 9PA
Nightly jazz and blues sessions 

Catford (SE6)
Ninth Life, 167 Rushey Green , SE6 4BD
Live music & DJ nights 

Charlton (SE7)
The Bugle Horn, 6 The Village, SE7 8UD
Live music 

Croydon (CRO) 
Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, CR0 6BR
Live music every night, from blues jams, acoustic sessions, Sunday jazz to DJ sets 
The Ship, 47 High Street, CR0 1QD
From swing through to 80s to punk to classic rock & heavy metal 

Crystal Palace (SE19)
Crystal Palace Park, 42 Thicket Road, SE19 2GA
2022 Festival

Deptford (SE8
Bird’s Nest, 32 Deptford Church Street, SE8 
Live music every week from folk to hardcore punk, Blues to Ska.
Royal Albert, 460 New Cross Road, SE14 6TJ
Jazz every Sunday night. Operated by Good Evening

East Dulwich (SE22)
The Castle, 280 Crystal Palace Road, SE22 9JH
Upstairs Dulwich Folk 

Elephant & Castle
Rosy Hue, 6 Ash Avenue, SE17 1GQ map
Est. June 2022. Live music every Thursday.

Eltham (SE9) 
Eltham GPO, 4 Passey Place, SE9 5DQ
Live music 
Rusty Bucket, 11 Court Yard, SE9 5PR
Occasional Live music 
Tudor Barn, Well Hall Road, SE9 6SZ
Sunday afternoon live music.

Forest Hill (SE23)
The Signal, 7 Devonshire Road, SE23 3HE

Greenwich (SE10) 
The O2. (est, 2007) Peninsula Square
Music arena with seating  for 20,000.
Pelton Arms, 23-25 Pelton Road
Saturday electric bands, Sun acoustic music  .

Herne Hill (SE24)
Off the Cuff, Arch 645, 301-303 Railton Road, Herne Hill
Busy live music venue run by Tony Porter. By Herne Hill station.  

Honor Oak (SE23) 
Blythe Hill Tavern, 319 Stanstead Road, SE23 1JB
Thursday Irish traditional music in the snug.

Kennington (SE11) 
Cable Cafe Bar, 8 Brixton Road, SW9 6BU
Live Jazz every Tuesday. Operated by Good Evening
Toulouse Lautrec, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 4RN
Jazz club (2nd floor) & restaurant.

Lee (SE12)
Lord Northbrook, 116 Burnt Ash Road, SE12 8PU
Live music on hold?

Lewisham (SE13) 
Fox & Firkin,  316 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JZ
Live bands from Blues & heavy metal to reggae & latin.

New Cross (SE14) 
Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road
Live music from an array of upcoming acts 
New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road
Rock music. 

Nunhead (SE15) 
Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE map
Goose is Out folk. 343 bus .

Penge (SE20) 
Bridge House, 2 High Street, SE20 8RZ
Sunday live Jazz. Penge West Station

Plumstead (SE2) 
Old Mill, 1 Old Mill Road, SE18 1QG
Jazz, Blues, Folk & more

Shortlands (BR2) 
Shortlands Tavern, 5 Station Road, BR2 0EY
Live music 

South Norwood (SE25)
Stanley Arts, 12 South Norwood Hill, SE25 6AB 
Music, theatre, art, enterprise and community space 

South Bank (SE1) 
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
Purcell Room, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX

Surrey Quays (SE16) 
Printworks, 1 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7PJ             
Experimental, multi-purpose venue. Electronica etc

Sydenham (SE26)
The Greyhound, 313-315 Kirkdale, SE26 4QB
Live music every Thursday. Free entry.

Walworth (SE17)
Rocket Van, 92 Brandon Street, SE17 1AL map
Live music every Friday.

West Norwood (SE27) 
The Railway. 7 Station Rise  
Live music every Saturday

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Balham (SW12) 
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HD
Live music.                                                                  

Barnes (SW13) 
Bull’s Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, SW13 9PY 
Live jazz gigs.                                            

Battersea (SW11) 
Magic Garden, 231 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4LG
Live music free 5 nights a week - acoustic blues, folk, jazz etc 

Brixton (SW9)
Hootananny, 95 Effra Road, SW2 1DF
Roots reggae, ska and Afro-beat.
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL
Live music venue with a 5,000 capacity. 
Windmill, 22 Blenheim Gardens, SW2 5BZ map
Leftfield and underground acts play every night.

Clapham (SW4) 
Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ map
Live music nights.

Putney (SW15) 
Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1EU map
One of London’s top live music venues 

Raynes Park (SW20) 
The Cavern, 100-102 Coombe Lane, SW20 0AY
Live music nights Wed - Sun.

Streatham (SW16)
Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, SW16 2ED               
Closed. Looking for a new venue.
The Rebel Inn, 78A Streatham High Road, SW16 1BS
Live music every Saturday 

Stockwell (SW9)
The Swan, 2A, Stockwell Road, SW9 9BF  
Live indie, pop and Irish bands.

Tooting (SW17) 
Tooting Tram and Social, 46-48 Mitcham Road, SW17 9NA           
Live music every Wednesday.

Wandsworth (SW18) 
Newtown’s Bar, Gravity Southside, SW18 4TF
Fourth floor cocktail bar with live music. 

Wimbledon (SW19) 
Old Frizzle 74-78 The Broadway Wimbledon, SW19 1RQ           
Live music nights.

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