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Live Music Venues in Bethnal Green, Greater London*

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Live Music Venues
  • The Leisure Lounge,Bethnal Green Rd Tea, corner of Bethnak Green Rd and Bishopsgate. Church outside Bethnal Grn Tube, occasional classical music concerts.
  • The Pleasure Unit - has launched the career of many east end bands.
  • Despite being a public money pit and having an inept bookings policy, the Ocean on Mare Street is technically the best live venue in London, no question. Only in Hackney could such a wonderful facility be so underused. Chats Palace in Homerton has good free acoustic jams on Tuesdays
  • Ocean is not bad. Unfortunately not many pubs have live music these days
  • The Globe in Morning Lane, blues jam run by a mad China man known as Billy Chong - Terry to his friend - the good the bad and lots of the very ugly. Great fun on a Monday night though. Thursday traditional singalong, loads of real old boys singing old boys songs, but some real talent, I think this does the ocasionaly Saturday now but not sure. Trad jazz with Sunday Lunch... my favorite boozer in case you hadn't guessed. Fridays suck though as it's Karokee
  • The Lord Cecil in Hackney across from the Hackney Baths (beginning of 'murder mile' in Clapton) is the best thing in the area for music and hanging out. Friendly couple run it and there's more odd ball characters in there than is natural. I knew I was in Hackney when I sat down.
  • Most Music halls have disappeared in the east end the only one thats worth mentioning is The Hackney Empire i guess
  • - Ocean on Mare Street. Massive.
  • The Duke of York, Bethnal Green. For the best of UK house and andGarage......and the friendly dog.
  • Best night out on Bethnal Green Road: The Old George. The Guvnor looks like one of Chas N Dave. Mix of all generations. Top night out.

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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