It might not have the tradition of Paris or New Orleans, but London’s jazz scene is increasingly vibrant. From hallowed institutions such as Ronnie Scott’s and the 606 Club to a club night that operates out of a Camberwell church’s crypt, there’s plenty to soak in if you know where to look. We’ve done the hard work to bring you the inside track on our favourite jazz clubs in London: whether you want to dip your toes into these cool waters for the first time, or simply branch out from the Soho set – there’s something for everyone.[instagram id=”BtgdhBgB6Ki”]
You know the scene: an impossibly attractive couple trade witticisms in-between Manhattans while a coquettish singer coos away in the background. That’s the Nightjar’s vibe in a nutshell. Only unlike in most movies, no one-liner will save your blushes should you have forgotten to have booked a table in advance. Especially if you want a decent view of the classy, crowd-pleasing performers, who take to the stage from 9.30pm onwards. One way or another, you’ll leave Shoreditch swooning.
Address: Nightjar, 129 City Road, Hoxton, London EC1V 1JB
Telephone: +44 20 7253 4101