AIN’T NOTHIN BUT BLUES BAR, SOHO W1 One of the best places to hear authentic blues music in London. Atmospheric, intimate and fantastically located in Soho. Get there early to grab a seat, the venue packs out quickly! Jam sessions on Sunday and Monday nights with an impressive standard of musicianship.    4 minutes Oxford Circus, 7 minutes Piccadilly Circus tubes

BLUES KITCHEN, Camden NW1  Well-respected blues venue, bar and restaurant serving New Orleans and Cajun style food. Open late on the weekends with associated London branches in Brixton and 4 minutes Camden Town tube

JAZZ CAFÉ, Camden NW1  Intimate and iconic jazz venue showcasing live music nightly. The best in jazz, soul, hip-hop and reggae. Disco, house and soul club night every Saturday night. Food from 7-11pm. 1 minute Camden Town tube

KINGS PLACE, King’s Cross N1 Contemporary music and arts complex hosting classical and jazz music concerts with two music halls, surrounding galleries and cafe. 6 minutes King’s Cross St. Pancras tube

THE NIGHTJAR, Hoxton EC1 Prohibition-style speakeasy bar in the heart of Hoxton. Excellent jazz music, atmosphere, and fine cocktails. Reservations recommended. 2 minutes Old Street tube

RONNIE SCOTT’S, Soho W1  Historic Jazz venue with a world-class reputation since 1959, Ronnie Scott’s is a must for music lovers. Jazz greats Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Art Blakey have all graced the stage of this iconic venue famously known as the ‘home of British jazz’. 5 minutes Leicester Square Tottenham Court Road tubes

VORTEX, Dalston N16 A unique, not-for-profit venue offering the finest in jazz, avant-garde, experimental and improvised music. Compact and affordable with exciting, varied programming. 1 minute Dalston Kingsland Station