Not only does London have plenty of free museums, but a magnificent city also provides a lot of options for free live music.
London is an artsy city in search of new talent and preserving traditions. You’ll find anything from contemporary music to classical riffs when venturing out looking for free music.
Here’s the best free live music that London has to offer.
If you’re a big fan of jazz, head to the Troubadour on Sundays and Tuesdays for free jazz sessions. A wide array of musicians arrive to entertain the masses so that you might find a new favourite artist next Tuesday!
The Southbank Centre
This spot is the musical equivalent of the best 4 Star Hotels in London. It’s free, which costs a star but it is just as enjoyable.
The Southbank Centre has expos, plays, film screening and much more. On Fridays, they produce free music sessions for anyone interested. Most of the time it is a smash worth checking out! Especially if you want to break up your usual Friday routine.
Royal Opera House
I am calling all classical music fans!
The opera houses provide a handful of excellent performances free of charge! As most free live music events, it takes place during lunchtime on Fridays. This year the free music event will showcase talent from the Royal Opera, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet.
If you’re on a business trip, it’s easy to get stuck in your hotel room. Take a moment or two during lunchtime and leave your hotel like the Grand Royal London Hyde Park to enjoy great live music to liven up your workweek.
House of Vans
Check out the House of Vans for free music events! They’re not available on a weekly basis, so check out their social media or give them a call to find out when their next session is.
They usually book emerging talent such as Laurel, Superfood and Yonaka. The underground location is almost club-like and has a great vibe if you enjoy a grungy type of vibe.
Covent Garden Market
There’s no prettier place to shop indoors than in Covent Garden Market. If you’ve been by the infamous shopping area, you know that the sound of live music is an excellent mood-setter when shopping.
It’s for free, and the performers are always different. Although this isn’t necessarily an event, there’s nothing better than getting surprised by a little music on a random Tuesday.
St. James Piccadilly
Bring your lunchtime sandwich to St James’s Piccadilly for live classical music. They’ve set up a 50-minute session every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for free! Do note that everyone is encouraged to make a donation of 3.50, but technically the spot is for free.
In the words of ABBA, thank you for the music, London! Hopefully, you’ve discovered at least one or two.