The best music venues in London

The best music venues in London

From production-heavy pop shows at The O2 to rough-and-ready rock gigs at Brixton’s The Windmill, and iconic jazz clubs to opulent concert halls, London is a city filled with many different music venues. Here are some of the best, where you’ll often find gigs by the world’s biggest rock, pop, hip hop, electronica, indie, dance and soul stars. Source … Read more

The best nights out in London this week

The best nights out in London this week

It’s London Pride this weekend, in case you didn’t know. Our city’s nightlife offering wouldn’t be a sliver of what it is now if it wasn’t for the queer community. So even if you’re not attending the official Pride march for whatever reason, you can still celebrate the performers, artists, people and venues that make … Read more

The best music festivals in London in 2022

The best music festivals in London in 2022

There are lots of world-class music festivals happening only a tube ride away from most Londoners. And that, people, is a real luxury. After a long day of sun and debauchery, there’s nothing better than a nice hot shower and your own bed. Haha, who are we kidding? With headliners from underground electronic DJs to massive international bands and … Read more

17 autumn art exhibitions in London we can’t wait to see

17 autumn art exhibitions in London we can’t wait to see

The end of summer is a quiet time in art, everyone’s off sunning themselves in Saint-Tropez or drinking champers with curators called Klaus in Lake Como or something. But come September, it’s back to business, and the exhibition schedule this autumn is looking pretty damn snazzy. From big famous names to relative unknowns, huge paintings to … Read more

Relaxing music: the ultimate playlist

Relaxing music: the ultimate playlist

‘Chill out music’ may summon up visions of ambient house and whalesong, but relaxing music doesn’t necessarily mean aural wallpaper. If you need some audio help to realign yourself – be it meditation music, sleep music or study music – then plug in a pair of noise-cancelling headphones and press play on our pitch-perfect relaxing … Read more

The best inspirational songs

The best inspirational songs

We all like to see ourselves in the music we listen to, whether it’s a peppy tune about being a great friend or a sweaty lovemaking ballad (especially if it’s a sweaty lovemaking ballad). That’s doubly true when it comes to the best inspirational songs. There’s something cathartic about knowing that our favorite singers must overcome the … Read more

The best music documentaries you can watch for free on YouTube

The best music documentaries you can watch for free on YouTube

Despite the current global situation, there are still millions of ways to broaden your musical horizons whilst clubs, gig venues and record shops remain closed. Here’s our pick of some of the finest docs out there. Forget Netflix and the rest – these are all available to watch for free, baby! Enjoy!  ‘LDN’ (Nathan Miller, 2017). Watch … Read more

The 50 best soul songs

The 50 best soul songs

Soul music is all about punch-you-in-the-gut emotion, which is why it never really goes out of fashion. From Stax and Motown to Northern Soul and neo-soul, it’s a timeless genre that’s gripped us for decades.  In compiling our list of the greatest ever soul songs, we’ve sought the advice of Soul City – the weekly … Read more

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When will music venues reopen in London?

London’s summer music festival season was meant to kick off later this month with All Points East in Victoria Park. Sadly, the festival has been called off, as have pretty much all of 2020’s outdoor music events in the capital. The story is the same indoors: when London locked down in March, its music venues … Read more