A subterranean Soho music venue has achieved a truly impressive reputation. In order to surprise its visitors, an intimate bar called The Borderline has maintained, since its inception and until today, a thrilling agenda offering numerous music events and club nights.
The Underworld can be found in Camden Town, London. The venue is known for being the home of the alternative music scene. Rock gigs are a must-see of the pub as well as its retro nights and up and coming artists’ live acts.
Hot spot or not? No doubt about the answer to that question. Arctic Monkeys have allegedly described The Joiners as “a place where you have to play to get started”. Much-admired and situated in Southampton, the pub was NME’s choice on Britain’s best small music venue in 2013.
Tunbridge Wells Forum, located in Kent, is an outstanding portrait of what music venues are capable of doing to remain active. Volunteers have taken in the role of real puppets pulling their strings to avoid its closure and to maintain the Forum’s programme one of the most compelling to UK audiences.
The Zanzibar Club, a music venue located in Liverpool’s Seel Street, breaks all the rules detaching itself from the conventional clubs in the city. Unlike most venues, The Zanzibar normally bets on a programme featuring unsigned artists from the rock and alternative music universe.
The Square is still firmly supportive of the Essex live music scene after more than 30 years of existence. In 2008 the venue’s command was taken over by SquareOne Entertainment LLP, a group of local musicians and former staff from the original place that decided to carry on with the same music diversity they accustomed their visitors.
Playing at the Hope and Anchor is said to be the real deal, when you want an insight into the early days of punk rock. Celebrated for its influential role in that era, the London’s pub remains its activity concerned about showing their visitors the most recent music acts. No snobs allowed.
The Horn is one of the leading venues in St Albans, Hertfordshire. This English pub has played an outstanding role in the British music history, and still does it, filling an agenda with about 80 gigs a month. There, local bands are encouraged to show off their talent and originals.
Alleycat is an old school live music venue located on Denmark Street, London’s historic Tin Pan Alley, notable for its connections with the British popular music. The basement bar is open since 2011 and sets itself apart from the other city clubs due to the retro vibe it emanates.
Located in Clerkenwell, London, there is a retro-looking venue called The Slaughtered Lamb. The award winning pub is open every day of the week for various gigs, comedy shows, DJ sets and many more.