So, you're sorted - you've got tickets to see your favourite band in London, got your travels plans arranged and are ready to lose your mind at the gig you've been looking forward to for months. All you need now is somewhere to drink before or after. But where to go?
Well, we've been to a fair few gigs around the capital in our time, and spent quite a lot of time in pubs while waiting for doors to open or unwinding afterwards. We've racked our brains and cast our eye over the main live music areas in London to bring you 23 of the best places to drink before or after a gig.
Some are homely traditional pubs, others are bars with a twist, some are brilliant venues in their own right. Either way, make sure you pay these places a visit when you're next in London.