7 Music Venues in Hackney Every Music Lover Should Visit

Step outside Kip and you’ll find some of the best music venues in Hackney and indeed London! From small intimate bars with the latest emerging talent from around the globe to thriving clubs with international DJs, Hackney’s music scene never sleeps.

Why worry about catching the last train home when you can book a room at Kip? Kip is the perfect after-gig hotel. We’ve got rooms that can sleep up to six of you so if you’re with your mates there’s room for all of you or if it’s an occasion why not book the Penthouse?


Outside view of Oslo, Hackney Central

A Viking Vessel marooned in Hackney Central’s old rail station. Creative comfort food served cosy wooden interiors, Nordic hospitality at its best.  An awesome range of local craft beers, Oslo also knows how to throw a party. With cutting-edge sounds, club nights and live music this is Amhurst Road’s very own oasis of cool.

The best bit? Get 20% off food when you show your Kip keycard!




Where: Moth Club, 1A Amhurst Rd, London E8 1LL

Moth Club

Man singing and playing guitar on stage at Moth Club

Once a haven for ex-forces, this old members’ club in central Hackney has been revamped and given an injection of coolness by the creative team behind the Shacklewell Arms. Moth Club combines the traditional social features of a members’ club with a contemporary music playlist. The glittery backdrop behind the stage regularly frames some of the best up-and-coming artists from the UK and further afield, as well as bigger names. They even host the occasional karaoke and bingo night too.




Where: Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London E9 6NU


Nest nightclub Hackney

The Nest is a smashing new music and urban-art club in Dalston from a group of nightlife champions including one of the founders of the almighty Fabric. With a firm focus on the best in up-and-coming new music, a cool vibe and cheeky style, the basement-level club is fitted out with a ridiculously good Martin Audio sound system and brings in a constant stream of Next Big Things.




Where: The Next, 36 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London N16 7XJ


Crowd dancing at Mangle nightclub in Hackney

Mangle is a music and events space at the heart of Hackney’s London Fields. They are renowned for finding the most exciting and emerging talent from all over the world and for working with some of the scenes most dynamic agents and promoters.




Where: Mangle, 13-18 Sidworth St, Dalston, London E8 3SD


The Shacklewell Arms

Crowd at a gig at the Shacklewell Arms, Hackney

The go-to place for up and coming American bands, buzzing British bands and cool new sounds, the Shacklewell Arms has become a bit of an institution in recent years. It’s split into three different spaces: a classic and cosy British pub, a covered and heated courtyard with a smoking area, and a back room with a stage and dance floor for live music events. With live music throughout the week and DJs pumping out everything from electro to pop at weekends.




Where: Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Ln, London E8 2EB


NTs bar London Hackney

Starting out in Shoreditch as pop-up sensation Night Tales, NT’s has found a permanent home in Hackney. On the edge of London Fields, housed in the railway arches NT’s has an impressive view, complete with terrace – the perfect place for watching sundown over the City with a cocktail in hand. Dotted with vintage furniture, candles and frequented by some seriously funky DJ’s, this feels like the best house party in town.




Where: NT’s Bar,  207, 1 Westgate St, London E8 3RL

Paper Dress Vintage

The front of Paper Dress Vintage, Hackney

We’re still not sure if this is a dress shop or a music venue but Paper Dress Vintage is definitely one of the quirkiest spots in London! Either catch a gig or rifle through the treasure trove of 50’s tea dresses & sparkly shoulder pads..or combine the two for a thoroughly unique experience!


Paper Dress Vintage is also just across the road from Kip in central Hackney and offers guests staying at Kip 15% off stock and 10% off drinks.




Where: Paper Dress Vintage, 352a Mare St, London E8 1HR

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