Entertainment in London
London has a wealth of entertainment available, with live theatre, and a massive selection of cinemas, bars and restaurants, featuring live entertainment.
There are a number of cinema multiplexes and a well-known theatre and performing venues, as well as many excellent music spots within the city for intimate gigs and full-blown shows of all music genres every night of the week. So from emerging new acts and local talent to headlining names, there's no excuse not to open up your ears, especially as many places also run comedy nights, poetry slams and spoken word events for your enjoyment.
Shepherd's Bush Empire, The Empire has been a live entertainment venue for over 100 years and is a favourite within the industry, often chosen by artists for its extraordinary level of intimacy and historic importance on the touring circuit.
The O2 Arena, The arena at The O2 truly creates a new benchmark in what both fan and performer can and should expect from a rock or pop concert in the UK. You will only see the world's hottest and most sought after acts on this stage.
Wembley Stadium, The 90,000 capacity venue is second largest stadium in Europe, and serves as England's national stadium. It is the home venue of the England national football team, and hosts the latter stages of the top level domestic club cup competition, the FA Cup.
606 Club, As well as members, musicians and local residents the Club appeals to anyone looking for a late night supper while enjoying some live jazz - it reaches a cross section, both young and old
The Banana Cabaret is the venue for new comedians to showcase their talent, as well as a favorite with comic stalwarts like Will Smith, Frank Skinner, Omid Djalil, and the Pub landlord Al Murray, among the dozen other talented and famous comedians gracing its stage.
Bush Hall, One of London's Best Venues for Live Music and Events
Cadogan Hall is a 900-seat concert hall on Sloane Terrace in Chelsea, London.
Cafe OTO, Cafe OTO opened in April 2008 with the aim of providing a home for creative new music that exists outside of the mainstream.
Charlotte Street Blues is a Blues bar in London, it features a nightly rotating programme of events, with the intention of helping new British and Irish Blues bands make their mark while also promoting more established home-grown and international groups.
Comedy Cafe, The Comedy Café is one of London's best comedy clubs, situated in the heart of trendy Shoreditch, within walking distance from the city.
ExCeL London (Exhibition Centre London) is an exhibitions and conference centre in London, United Kingdom. It is located on a 100-acre site on the northern quay of the Royal Victoria Dock in London Docklands, between Canary Wharf and London City Airport.
The HMV Hammersmith Apollo is a major entertainment venue located in Hammersmith
Hackney Empire, The Hackney Empire, situated in the heart of the East End, in the cultural borough for the 2012 games and is one of London's most important, popular arts complexes.
indigO2 is the hidden gem within The O2, the smaller entertainment venue next to the arena under The O2 roof. With a flexible capacity of 2,400, indigO2 is the perfect venue for any live music, comedy, club night, TV recording or corporate event.
Jazz Cafe, Hear the modern legends of jazz, soul, world, funk, hip hop and dance at The Jazz Café in London.
London Coliseum, With 2,359 seats it is the largest theatre in London and home to the English National Opera
O2 Academy Brixton, The Brixton Academy, currently officially known as the O2 Academy, Brixton, is one of London's leading music venues, nightclubs and theatres. Situated in Brixton, South London, the building has hosted a range of leading rock acts since becoming a music venue in 1983.
Rich Mix Centre, This 132,000 square foot flagship arts and cultural centre boasts the best in art, performance, fashion, design, music, dance, film, theatre and comedy.
Camden's legendary Roundhouse has continually pushed boundaries in music and performance.Today the Roundhouse is a space dedicated to nurturing creative young talent, as well as presenting an eclectic line up of the best in Live Music, Theatre, Dance and Circus
Royal Albert Hall hosts more than 350 performances a year including classical concerts, rock and pop, ballet and opera, tennis, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances and lavish banquets. The Proms is a popular eight-week summer season of daily classical music concerts and other events held annually at the Albert Hall
The Barfly Camden, Barfly has played host to, amongst others, The Strokes, The Vines, Starsailor, Wheatus, Elbow, The Cooper Temple Clause and The Electric Soft Parade, not to mention being the main venue for filming of the still-talked-about Barfly Sessions
The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club, The Piano Bar is a relaxing bar with banquette and table seating offering traditional cocktails, wines, spirits and beers
The Dublin Castle, The Dublin Castle is one of London's most famous pubs and venue. Any aspiring band should, or has, passed through the doors in to the back room to play.
The Rotunda - located on Clarence Street, Kingston opposite the mainline railway station - is a modern leisure development built over 4 levels. Open 7 days a week til late The Rotunda offers visitors a choice of venues including a 14-screen Odeon - cinema the largest in the UK - David Lloyd leisure club, Tenpin as well as a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets - PizzaExpress, Frankie & Benny's, Old Orleans, Frangos and the new Cafe au Play.
Wembley Arena - the UK's flagship live music venue first opened in 1934 as the Empire Pool and Sports Arena hosting the 1948 Olympics and numerous sporting and musical events.