The Blues Kitchen, IMG Cred: Chris Osburn
Explore London’s Most Popular Jazz and Blues Bars!
There’s no need to get the blues in a jazzy town like London. If you’re looking to experience a great night of live blues or jazz then you’re in the right place. London is home to an amazing bar and club scene, and as a fan of rock ‘n’ roll can attest, the Brits have always had an affection and a knack for finding the best in American music. Here are five fantastic venues in central London where you can listen to live blues and jazz from the local up ‘n’ comers to the crème de la crème of international headlining acts.

Ain’t Nothing’ But
20 Kingly Street, W1B 5PZ
Nearest Tube is at Oxford Circus.
London’s original blues bar (and some say the best one) “this side of the Atlantic” – Ain’t Nothin’ But in the heart of trendy Soho offers live music seven nights a week with free admission Sunday to Thursday. Find out more at

Blues Kitchen
111 – 113 Camden High Street, NW1 7JN
Nearest Tube is at Camden Town.
A very happening bar with a deep South menu that’s as dynamic as its stage – Blues Kitchen is located just down the street from vibrant Camden Market and offers folks the chance to “dine all day and party all night.” There’s something on every night, from an open mic jam on Sundays, rib specials on Monday and much, much more. And where else are you gonna get deep fried alligator tail in London? Visit for details.

Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway, NW1 7PG
Nearest Tube is at Camden Town.
Also in Camden and just round the corner from Blues Kitchen, Jazz Cafe is something of an institution. It’s not exclusively a blues or jazz venue, but let’s just say these soulful genres are in heavy rotation on the calendar. Top acts from around the world – from Grandmaster Flash to Bobby Womack – have performed at this iconic London venue. Making a special occasion out of your visit?  There’s a first floor balcony restaurant overlooking the stage. Visit to find out more.

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
47 Frith Street, W1D 4HT
Nearest Tube is at Tottenham Court Road.
A cornerstone of London’s live music scene since it opened in 1959, Ronnie Scott’s is a legendary venue. And as much as this place is revered by jazz musicians and fans alike, rock ‘n’ roll aficionados will appreciate finding out that Ronnie’s is where The Who premiered Tommy and where Jimi Hendrix had his last gig. For more history, details and a list upcoming shows go to

Round Midnight
13 Liverpool Road, N1 0RW
Nearest Tube is at Angel.
You’ll find live acoustic, jazz, ska, Latin, funk and of course blues eight times a week at Round Midnight. And best of all, there’s never a cover charge in this intimate venue with a large stage, conveniently located near Angel Station and buzzing Upper Street. Details at
These are just a few of the exceptional music venues London has to offer. But don’t take our word for it – book a trip with CheapOair and get ready to explore one of the world’s greatest cities. From the music scene to the palace, you’ll have plenty to see and do on your trip!
Photo: Chris Osburn

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