There’s something nonchalantly cool about listening to jazz with a cocktail in hand. From speakeasy-style underground haunts to legendary 1950s venues, here’s our pick of the best places to hear this old-school genre live in the capital...
Sitting just off the King’s Road, this intimate basement venue has been around for more than three decades. With a friendly atmosphere and an imaginative food menu, it’s a far cry from the glitzier bars of Chelsea but a great place to hear genuine British jazz.
Bermondsey Arts Club
Housed in former public loos (yes, really), this small, candlelit venue is now a polished, Art Deco-style speakeasy with a varied cocktail menu and regular live jazz performances.
Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch
Expect hearty Texan soul food (think BBQ ribs and Cajun spices aplenty) and late night antics at the Shoreditch outpost of The Blues Kitchen.