Best performances in London

Check out the top performances in London, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Wilton's Music Hall
1. Wilton's Music Hall
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38 local reviews
1 Graces Alley, London
Closed now
+44 20 7702 2789
Music Venue
Paul
The most fabulous Victorian Music Hall in a semi-restored state. Interesting mix of events & performances. Gre…
Jo
Beautiful Grade II listed old Music Hall, now home to a multi arts performance space and available for private…
Robin
Beautifully preserved Victorian Music Hall. Check the website for performances
1. Wilton's Music Hall
1. Wilton's Music Hall
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38 local reviews
1 Graces Alley, London
Closed now
+44 20 7702 2789
Paul
Paul
The most fabulous Victorian Music Hall in a semi-restored state. Interesting mix of events & performances. Great bar and ambiance.
Jo
Jo
Beautiful Grade II listed old Music Hall, now home to a multi arts performance space and available for private hire. Beautiful historic bui…
Robin
Robin
Beautifully preserved Victorian Music Hall. Check the website for performances
2. The Vortex Jazz Club
2. The Vortex Jazz Club
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26 local reviews
11 Gillett Square, London
Closed now
020 7254 4097
Establishment
Mark
What they say…. The Vortex Jazz Club is one of the UK’s premier jazz venues, programming almost 400 performanc…
Anja
The Vortex Jazz Club is one of the UK’s premier jazz venues and winner of the Live Jazz Award category at the …
Jessica
Great jazz and nice cocktails in the relaxed bar downstairs
2. The Vortex Jazz Club
2. The Vortex Jazz Club
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26 local reviews
11 Gillett Square, London
Closed now
020 7254 4097
Mark
Mark
What they say…. The Vortex Jazz Club is one of the UK’s premier jazz venues, programming almost 400 performances a year in an intimate space…
Anja
Anja
The Vortex Jazz Club is one of the UK’s premier jazz venues and winner of the Live Jazz Award category at the 2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards…
Jessica
Jessica
Great jazz and nice cocktails in the relaxed bar downstairs
3. Cafe Oto
3. Cafe Oto
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48 local reviews
18-22 Ashwin St, London
Open now
+44 20 7923 1231
Cafe
Adam
Daytime cafe, night-time performances, with live avant-garde music from free jazz to psych rock.
Alana
Daytime cafe, night-time performances, with live avant-garde music from free jazz to psych rock.
Huw
Daytime cafe, night-time performances, with live avant-garde music from free jazz to psych rock.
3. Cafe Oto
3. Cafe Oto
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48 local reviews
18-22 Ashwin St, London
Open now
+44 20 7923 1231
Adam
Adam
Daytime cafe, night-time performances, with live avant-garde music from free jazz to psych rock.
Alana
Alana
Daytime cafe, night-time performances, with live avant-garde music from free jazz to psych rock.
Huw
Huw
Daytime cafe, night-time performances, with live avant-garde music from free jazz to psych rock.
4. Barbican Hall
4. Barbican Hall
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105 local reviews
Silk St, London
+44 20 7638 8891
Performing Arts Venue
Karina
The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe. T…
Marco
The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe. T…
Branca
Brutalism at its finest, the Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the City of London and the largest…
4. Barbican Hall
4. Barbican Hall
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105 local reviews
Silk St, London
+44 20 7638 8891
Karina
Karina
The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe. The Centre hosts classical and …
Marco
Marco
The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe. The Centre hosts classical and …
Branca
Branca
Brutalism at its finest, the Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe. The Ce…
5. Royal Opera House
5. Royal Opera House
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27 local reviews
Bow St, London
+44 20 7212 9331
Opera House
Rob
Performances by Royal Opera and Royal Ballet companies in stately Covent Garden theatre.
Benedict
Does what it says on the tin. But also ballet. They often have returns on the day of a performance & cheap sta…
Andrew
Contemporary and classical ballet, Opera performances. The most beautiful building in London located in the he…
5. Royal Opera House
5. Royal Opera House
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27 local reviews
Bow St, London
+44 20 7212 9331
Rob
Rob
Performances by Royal Opera and Royal Ballet companies in stately Covent Garden theatre.
Benedict
Benedict
Does what it says on the tin. But also ballet. They often have returns on the day of a performance & cheap standing tickets if you want your…
Andrew
Andrew
Contemporary and classical ballet, Opera performances. The most beautiful building in London located in the heart of Covent Garden. A must s…
6. Rich Mix
6. Rich Mix
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59 local reviews
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London
Open now
+44 20 7613 7498
Movie Theater
Tracy
This is the best Art's Centre in our part of town, comprising cinema and performance spaces for a world class …
Travis
Community arts hub staging music, dance and spoken word performance, art shows and film screenings.
Nina & Jack
Rich Mix is East London’s independent arts venue. Three cinemas and a multitude of flexible performance spaces…
6. Rich Mix
6. Rich Mix
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59 local reviews
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London
Open now
+44 20 7613 7498
Tracy
Tracy
This is the best Art's Centre in our part of town, comprising cinema and performance spaces for a world class creative programme of theatre,…
Travis
Travis
Community arts hub staging music, dance and spoken word performance, art shows and film screenings.
Nina & Jack
Nina & Jack
Rich Mix is East London’s independent arts venue. Three cinemas and a multitude of flexible performance spaces
7. Roundhouse
7. Roundhouse
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41 local reviews
Chalk Farm Road, London
0844 482 8008
Establishment
Kushal
Impromptu intimate performances by the likes of Lady Gaga
Elizabeth
Fantastic programme of alternative theatre, music and performance
Samantha
An incredible performance space. Great live acts.
7. Roundhouse
7. Roundhouse
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41 local reviews
Chalk Farm Road, London
0844 482 8008
Kushal
Kushal
Impromptu intimate performances by the likes of Lady Gaga
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Fantastic programme of alternative theatre, music and performance
Samantha
Samantha
An incredible performance space. Great live acts.
8. Southbank Centre
8. Southbank Centre
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89 local reviews
Belvedere Road, Lon
Open now
0844 875 0073
Establishment
Nimota
This riverside titan of arts and entertainment has morphed and expanded in the past few years securing its pos…
Wing
Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames offering a wide range of cultur…
Dennis
The Southbank Centre is a riverside titan of arts and entertainment and is one of the most attractive cultural…
8. Southbank Centre
8. Southbank Centre
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89 local reviews
Belvedere Road, Lon
Open now
0844 875 0073
Nimota
Nimota
This riverside titan of arts and entertainment has morphed and expanded in the past few years securing its position as one of the most attra…
Wing
Wing
Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames offering a wide range of cultural events. See music, dance, a…
Dennis
Dennis
The Southbank Centre is a riverside titan of arts and entertainment and is one of the most attractive cultural hotspots in London. Caters fo…
9. South London Gallery
9. South London Gallery
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42 local reviews
65 Peckham Rd, London
Closed now
+44 20 7703 6120
Art Gallery
Rachel
Gallery exhibiting various modern artists, a real mix of disciplines from video & performance to site specifi…
Laura
The South London Gallery is a free contemporary art gallery with an international reputation for exhibitions, …
Duncan
Art gallery with quality food in cafe....good brunch at weekends.
9. South London Gallery
9. South London Gallery
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42 local reviews
65 Peckham Rd, London
Closed now
+44 20 7703 6120
Rachel
Rachel
Gallery exhibiting various modern artists, a real mix of disciplines from video & performance to site specific work. Nice bookshop and real…
Laura
Laura
The South London Gallery is a free contemporary art gallery with an international reputation for exhibitions, film and performance events. 6…
Duncan
Duncan
Art gallery with quality food in cafe....good brunch at weekends.
10. Hackney Empire
10. Hackney Empire
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54 local reviews
291 Mare St, Hackney
Open now
020 8985 2424
Establishment
Alix
Historic theatre that puts on many suitable performances for children & adults, including the Christmas panto…
Benedict
Historic Arts Performance Venue, including music, theatre, & dance. With Harold Pinter as patron you know you …
Alix
Historic theatre that puts on many suitable performances for children & adults, including the Christmas panto…
10. Hackney Empire
10. Hackney Empire
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54 local reviews
291 Mare St, Hackney
Open now
020 8985 2424
Alix
Alix
Historic theatre that puts on many suitable performances for children & adults, including the Christmas panto. Beautiful inside decor on a p…
Benedict
Benedict
Historic Arts Performance Venue, including music, theatre, & dance. With Harold Pinter as patron you know you are onto a winner.
Alix
Alix
Historic theatre that puts on many suitable performances for children & adults, including the Christmas panto. Beautiful inside decor on a p…
11. National Theatre
11. National Theatre
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43 local reviews
National Theatre, City of London
Open now
020 7452 3000
Establishment
Brian
A real favourite of ours - there's always at least one brilliant performance worth seeing in the three auditor…
Ciara
This has some spectacular performances such as War horse the stage is also really cool as it revolves .
Emily
It’s over 50 years since Laurence Olivier was the first director of the National Theatre Company, and 40 years…
11. National Theatre
11. National Theatre
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43 local reviews
National Theatre, City of London
Open now
020 7452 3000
Brian
Brian
A real favourite of ours - there's always at least one brilliant performance worth seeing in the three auditoriums.
Ciara
Ciara
This has some spectacular performances such as War horse the stage is also really cool as it revolves .
Emily
Emily
It’s over 50 years since Laurence Olivier was the first director of the National Theatre Company, and 40 years since it moved into its perma…
12. LSO St. Luke's
12. LSO St. Luke's
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5 local reviews
161 Old Street, City of London
020 7588 1116
Establishment
Valentina
The home of the London Symphony Orchestra, St Luke's concert hall sometimes offers free Friday matinee perform…
Ellen
The London Symphony Orchestra have a performance space in this beautifully restored 18th Century Church. As we…
Sophie
Music education and performance centre in the 18th Century Grade 1 listed Hawksmoor church. One of the homes o…
12. LSO St. Luke's
12. LSO St. Luke's
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5 local reviews
161 Old Street, City of London
020 7588 1116
Valentina
Valentina
The home of the London Symphony Orchestra, St Luke's concert hall sometimes offers free Friday matinee performances.
Ellen
Ellen
The London Symphony Orchestra have a performance space in this beautifully restored 18th Century Church. As well as Classical performances i…
Sophie
Sophie
Music education and performance centre in the 18th Century Grade 1 listed Hawksmoor church. One of the homes of the London Symphony Orchestr…