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.
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.
Studio Spaces E1 is the ideal choice if you are looking for something that is highly flexible in its use, with an adaptable layout and a simple enough finish so that you can kit the space out accordingly for your particular event. Stemming from a central kitchen/lounge area, you will find three main spaces which can either be hired individually or combined to offer a maximum capacity of 1250. These include: The Black Studio, one of the few blackout spaces in London; The White Studio, which is flooded by light in thanks to the south facing floor-to-ceiling windows; and The Warehouse, a generous and versatile space.
Alexandra Palace is a venue that is guaranteed to impress, be it in terms of its appearance, size or history. Set within 196 acres of its very own parkland, the grounds boast wonderful panoramic views of London’s iconic skyline, whilst inside you will find 9 unobstructed spaces which are interconnected and come in a range of sizes and uses. With vast onsite parking accommodating up to 1500 cars and good nearby transport links, getting there is certainly not an issue, nor is the capacity, considering there is room for a whopping 10,000 guests in total.
St John at Hackney has played host to everything from electronic to classical when it comes to music, with previous performers including Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Coldplay and Anna Calvi with Heritage Orchestra, so you would certainly be joining an illustrious list if you decided to hold your event here. The building itself is a Grade II listed church that dates back to the 18th century, with huge windows that flood the space with natural light. The maximum capacity is 1400, with 1000 standing on the ground floor and 400 seated on the balcony, but the layout and seating arrangements can be altered accordingly.