From grime, trap and rap nights to hip hop brunch and karaoke, Culture Trip has you sorted for the best hip hop events in London.
Tucked away on a residential strip of Hoxton Street is an unassuming pub that has earned a reputation for hosting some of London’s liveliest, no-holds-barred hip hop nights. The parties take place on Friday and Saturday nights and – as is typically the case at hip hop nights in London – expect classics to be served up with a side of afrobeats and dancehall.
Don’t be fooled by the name. The Jazz Cafe, an iconic venue for live music in London’s music heartland, welcomes acts ranging from soul and jazz to opera and – you guessed it – hip hop. It’s here you’ll catch up-and-coming, experimental and international hip hop acts, as well as hip hop heavyweights (Kool G Rap and The Four Owls are among recent performers).
A hip hop themed fish and chip restaurant that doubles as a music venue, performance space and bar, this Brixton spot is one-of-a-kind. Whether you want to munch on Korean chicken wings while listening to a hip hop soundtrack, check out up-and-coming MCs at an open mic cypher or dance the night away to your favourite rap classics, this unique, multi-purpose venue has you covered.
The teams behind Supa Dupa Fly and Rilla regularly take over the basement bar at this swanky Shoreditch hotel for uninhibited underground parties, spinning everything from hip hop and R&B to bashment and trap. While Supa Dupa Fly hosts the party every third Saturday of the month, Rilla’s bashes are a little more sporadic, so keep an eye on their website for the next event.
There’s something about a windowless basement bar in Shoreditch that makes for the perfect hip hop party setting. Concrete, an underground space beneath a pizza restaurant, is one of them. Laying claim to “Shoreditch’s biggest hip hop, trap, rap and grime party”, this industrial-style spot is a guaranteed good time every Friday and Saturday night.
If you’re tired of hearing the same chart hits at every bar, this new Dalston venue might be the spot for you. With club nights ranging from soulful hip hop to an all-female DJ crew, Junction House is committed to bringing something different to the nightlife scene in North East London.
Indulge in top-notch food and tunes at Hip Hop Brunch LDN
If there’s two things that London loves, it’s hip hop and brunch. It was only a matter of time before someone combined the two, and that’s exactly what the folks over at Hip Hop Brunch LDN have done. They provide a three-course meal, bottomless cocktails and hip hop karaoke every Saturday at a secret London location, and even have magicians and temporary tattoo artists. If you like your brunch loud, uninhibited and thoroughly entertaining, this daytime party is calling your name.
Secret venue of each brunch is announced on Tuesday that week.
This article is an updated version of a story created by Ruaidhrí Carroll.
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