Shoreditch is well known for being one of London’s hippest and altogether coolest areas. Along with this reputation comes a great deal of live music venues, all showcasing the best of London’s music scene and its multitude of talented performers across a huge range of different genres. From rock to grime, you’ll find it in Shoreditch.

Whether you’re setting off on a Monday evening or a Friday night, you’ll find bands playing live, acoustic sets and open mic nights for undiscovered talent as well as bigger music events taking place throughout the neighbourhood. Knowing where to go to hear the best music in Shoreditch can be tough as there are so many places to choose from and most pubs and bars will be offering something to keep customers entertained. To help you narrow down your hunt, we’re sharing some of our recommendations – as chosen by the M By Montcalm Shoreditch London team.


The Old Blue Last

The Old Blue Last is one of the very best places to see live music in the area and though it may look like a standard British pub from the outside, don’t be fooled. Some of the country’s best bands have played at this venue and there’s a large focus on helping artists to make a name for themselves. The Old Blue Last is a great choice if you’re staying at M By Montcalm Shoreditch London as its large bar and open space offers the perfect combination between pub and gig venue. It’s perfect for kicking back and listening to a set or two any night of the week.

The Blues Kitchen

The Blues Kitchen is a unique place in the heart of Shoreditch and it’s a popular hotspot for locals and tourists alike. The main genre found at The Blues Kitchen is blues and jazz, though there are funk, soul and swing nights also. The Blues Kitchen offers guests a full menu with delicious barbequed Texan dishes and a range of cocktails.

Matchbox Shoreditch

During your stay at M By Montcalm Shoreditch London, try and fit in a visit to Matchbox Shoreditch. Though not one of the most well-known venues, Matchbox Shoreditch is popular with locals. Here you’ll find live music, guest DJs, great food and artwork.

Old Street Records

Old Street Records has made a name for itself recently as being one of the top places to go for a bite to eat and to listen to some music. The bar serves pizzas, cocktails and snacks daily with live music events happening frequently. Old Street Records is worth checking out for the interior alone, and it’s sure to please any music lover.

A trip to Shoreditch wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the music that’s on offer. For years Shoreditch has been known as a place where the cool kids hang and the hipsters head, but it’s quickly becoming a hub for live music and local talent.