The Best London Gigs and Concerts Happening This Month

By Maria Bregman

London is renowned for its vibrant music scene, attracting top talent from around the world. From intimate gigs in hidden venues to massive stadium performances, the city offers a wide range of live music events to suit all tastes. Whether you’re a fan of rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop, or classical music, you’re bound to find something that tickles your musical fancy. To help you navigate through the sea of gigs and concerts this month, we’ve rounded up some of the best events happening in London. So, grab your dancing shoes and get ready to experience the magic of live music!

1. Arctic Monkeys – O2 Arena

The Arctic Monkeys, the iconic British indie rock band hailing from Sheffield, are back in London for a highly-anticipated two-night extravaganza at the O2 Arena. Riding high on the success of their latest album, “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino,” the band is set to deliver an unforgettable performance, showcasing both their new material and classic hits like “Do I Wanna Know?” and “Fluorescent Adolescent.”

2. Ed Sheeran – Wembley Stadium

Superstar singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is bringing his captivating live show to London’s iconic Wembley Stadium for three consecutive nights. Known for his infectious pop tunes and beautiful ballads, Sheeran’s performances are often a mix of soulful acoustic renditions and high-energy anthems. Get ready to sing along to hits like “Shape of You,” “Thinking Out Loud,” and “Castle on the Hill.”

3. London Symphony Orchestra – Barbican Centre

Date: Various dates throughout the month

If orchestral music is more your style, then don’t miss the London Symphony Orchestra’s performances at the Barbican Centre. Led by world-renowned conductor Sir Simon Rattle, the orchestra will be presenting a diverse repertoire, ranging from classical masterpieces to contemporary compositions. Immerse yourself in the soaring melodies and rich harmonies of the greats like Beethoven, Mahler, and Ravel.

4. Lizzo – O2 Brixton Academy

Get ready to dance your heart out with Lizzo, the queen of self-love and body positivity. Known for her infectious energy and empowering lyrics, the American singer-rapper is set to bring her signature blend of hip-hop, pop, and R&B to the O2 Brixton Academy. Expect a night filled with chart-topping hits like “Truth Hurts,” “Good as Hell,” and “Juice.”

5. Bon Iver – Eventim Apollo

Indie folk sensation Bon Iver is returning to London for three nights at the Eventim Apollo. Known for their ethereal soundscapes and hauntingly beautiful lyrics, the band’s live performances are often intimate and emotionally charged. Prepare to be swept away by emotional ballads like “Skinny Love” and “Holocene,” as well as their experimental newer material.

6. Jazz Café – Various Artists

Date: Various dates throughout the month

For jazz enthusiasts, the Jazz Café in Camden is a must-visit venue for live music in London. Hosting a range of established artists and emerging talent, this iconic jazz club offers an intimate and relaxed space to enjoy the smooth sounds of this timeless genre. From Latin jazz to swing, funk to soul, you’re sure to find something that will make your foot tap and your heart soar.

7. The O2 Arena – Various Artists

Date: Various dates throughout the month

As one of the world’s largest indoor arenas, The O2 consistently attracts big-name acts from every genre. From pop princesses to legendary rock bands, this iconic venue has hosted countless unforgettable shows. Keep an eye on their lineup to catch performances by some of the hottest artists of the moment, as well as nostalgic reunions and epic spectacles.

8. Royal Albert Hall – Various Artists

Date: Various dates throughout the month

For a touch of grandeur and elegance, head to the Royal Albert Hall, one of London’s most iconic concert venues. Known for its stunning architecture and impressive acoustics, this historic venue hosts a diverse range of events throughout the month, including classical concerts, rock gigs, ballet performances, and even film screenings with live accompanying orchestras. Immerse yourself in the exquisite ambience and be transported by the magic of the Royal Albert Hall.

9. Fabric – Various Artists

Date: Various dates throughout the month

If electronic music is more your scene, then look no further than Fabric, one of London’s premier nightclubs. Renowned for its cutting-edge sound systems and world-class DJs, Fabric consistently attracts top talent from the underground electronic music scene. Experience the pulse-pounding beats and mesmerizing light shows as you lose yourself on the dance floor.