The Who, The Kinks, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Queen: the list of bands from London is a veritable who's who of rock royalty.
Whether they're rocking out in Hyde Park or playing one of the major arenas on a world tour, London is truly the home of rock music, whether homegrown or touring from abroad. Find a classic rock'n'roll atmosphere in smaller venues like The Black Heart, where you can listen to a lineup of lesser-known bands.
Find some of the best metal bands around at venues such as Camden's The Underworld or the O2 Forum Kentish Town, If punk's more your style, head to Oxford Street's The 100 Club or the Electric Ballroom in Camden.
Check out some of the best rock gigs coming up in London below or discover the different beats of the city with this London music guide.