Rock bars



17 Manette Street, Soho | Have a look!

My favourite rock/metal bar. Music streams just from an old fashioned juke box. No frills and unpretentious but with a lot of character and a friendly crowd. Stays open until the early hours so great for nightcaps!

The Black Heart

2-3 Greenland Place, Camden | Have a look!

Authentic rock pub offering live music, great selection of beers and ‘dark’ atmosphere.

Devonshire Arms (The Dev)

33 Kentish Town Road, Camden | Have a look!

Metal, punk and rock pub also offering live music.

Cart & Horses

1 Maryland Point, Stratford | Have a look!

Iron Maiden’s birthplace. A ‘pilgrimage’ for any Maiden fan. Say no more!

The Big Red

385 Holloway Rd| Have a look!

The Borderline

Orange yard, Manette Street, Soho | Have a look!

Live music venue with a history of more than 20 years still going strong. Perfect intimate venue to catch up with new rock and indie bands.

The Back Room

148b Old Park Lane, Mayfair | Have a look!

A small bar, adjacent to Hard Rock (and part of the chain), with a lot of character and a far more authentic rock vibe than its parent venue. Definitely worth a visit.

Hard Rock Cafe

150 Old Park Lane, Mayfair | Have a look!

The ‘commercial’ option. Still a good one if you find yourself in Mayfair, not your usual rock n’ roll area! The memorabilia is great and the food quite good.

St Moritz Club  

159 Wardour Street, Soho | Have a look!

A very historical rock venue founded in 1960, St Moritz became a regular hangout for a lot of punk and rock musicians during the 70s and 80s.

Decadence , every Saturday, at St Moritz is dedicated to glam rock. – sadly no longer active

Other venues for live rock


1A Camden High Street, Camden | Have a look!

An atmospheric and very special venue.

O2 Islington

Angel Central | Have a look!

I know, this is not an independent rock venue, but it is one of my favourites for live music. The intimate setting reminds me a lot of the Sunset Strip rock clubs. Would really recommend catching a gig here.

The Underworld

174 Camden High Street, Camden | Have a look!


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