London borough of Camden » Entertainment » Nightlife

Camden is one of the most popular areas of London for a night out, particularly with fans of alternative rock music. This charming area offers something for everyone, and music lovers may want to explore the neighbourhood's diverse range of music and nightlife venues. Camden's alternative pub-crawl nights include some of the best bars, clubs and live music venues where you will party and drink with a whole lot of people.

Of all these, Parkway, Chalk Farm Road, Kentish Town Rd and Camden High St. are the core areas pioneered by music clubs and live concert venues. Find the best gigs featuring alternative music like Live, House, Bar Cat, Beat Boy, Jazz Buff or Fly Chick, thriving at these nightspots. Along with the street markets, a pub-crawl of Camden's venues will leave you with unforgettable memories. Just for you, we have listed some of the best venues in Camden.

Top Ten Live Music Venues

Top Ten Live Music Venues

KOKO ( Visit Site )

KOKO, formerly known as Camden Palace or The Music Machine, is an old-fashioned concert venue. Many music legends have played their famous tracks at this venue.
Address: 1A Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE, United Kingdom


The Roundhouse, originally built as a railway engine shed, is a legendary performing arts and concert venue in Camden. The shed was adapted as a performing arts centre by playwright Arnold Wesker and his company.
Address: Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8EH, United Kingdom

Underworld (The World's End) ( Visit Site )

A famous music venue in Camden, Underworld has hosted various influential artists such as Alabama 3, Sheryl Crow, the Foo Fighters etc. The venue is a part of the World's End pub, located in the basement. Enjoy the latest acts in the UK's alternative music scene.
Address: 174 Camden High St, London NW1 One, United Kingdom


Dingwalls is a live music venue near Camden Lock, Camden. The perfect stop to experiment and experience different genres of music, stage act, comedy performances etc. Various bands and performers like Mumford and Sons, Foo Fighters etc., have played at Dingwalls.
Address: Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB, United Kingdom

Electric Ballroom

The Electric Ballroom is a unique and popular music venue (mainly for rock bands. The two-storey building has two dance floors, four bars, and a stage on the ground floor.
Address: 184 Camden High St., Camden Town, London, NW1 8QP, United Kingdom

The Dublin Castle

If you are a true blue fan of British pop music then 'The Dublin Castle' is the place for you. Amazing acoustics, along with the smoky interiors, give a feel of how a real pop and rock pub should be.
Address: 94 Parkway, London NW1 7AN, United Kingdom

Green Note

Green Note is an award-winning live music venue in Camden Town. It regularly hosts gigs ranging from folk and blues to jazz, country. It also servers wine, cocktails, coffee and juices.
Address: 106 Parkway, London NW1 7AN, United Kingdom

The Camden Assembly

The Camden Assembly (formerly The Barfly) is a music venue and a pub where famous and budding talents display their talents. It organises parties, events and offers delicious food & drinks.
Address: 49 Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8AN, United Kingdom

Jazz Cafe

The Jazz Cafe is the oldest and most established live music venue in Camden Town, opened in 1990. The cafe also showcases original theatre and opera performances, thus giving it a classy and contemporary touch.
Address: 5 Parkway, London NW1 7PG, United Kingdom

The Blues Kitchen

The Blues Kitchen is a live music venue and a BBQ restaurant. It has three branches in London, one of them is on Camden Hight Street. It is home to blues, rock'n roll, soul music. It serves authentic American Soul food too.
Address: 111-113 Camden High St, London NW1 7JN, United Kingdom

List of Some More Pubs, Nightclubs, Bars

Simmons Bar
- Cocktail bar
Address: 7-9 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 8NH, United Kingdom

Bucks Head
- Pub
Address: 202 Camden High St, London NW1 8QR, United Kingdom

The Elephants Head
- Pub
Address: 224 Camden High St, London NW1 8QR, United Kingdom

The Oxford Arms
- Irish Pub
Address: 265 Camden High St, London NW1 7BU, United Kingdom

Brewdog Camden
- Beer hall
Address: 113 Bayham St, London NW1 0AG, United Kingdom

The Hawley Arms
- Pub
Address: 2 Castlehaven Rd, London NW1 8QU, United Kingdom

The Bull & Gate
- Pub
Address: 389 Kentish Town Rd, London NW5 2TJ, United Kingdom

The Edinboro Castle
- pub
Address: 57 Mornington Terrace, London, NW1 7RU, United Kingdom

The Devonshire Arms
- Live music bar
Address: 33, Kentish Town Rd, London, NW1 8NL, United Kingdom

The Camden Head
- pub
Address: 100 Camden High Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 0LU, United Kingdom

Bullet Bar
- Gay bar
Address: 147 Kentish Town Road, Camden, London, NW1 8PB, United Kingdom

The Lock Tavern
- pub
Address: Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London, NW1 8AJ, United Kingdom