After nearly two years of uncertainty surrounding live music due to Covid, our local live music venues are welcoming back audiences through their doors once again. So, the next free evening you’ve got nothing to do, why not check out one of these top venues suggested by the Hounslow Musicians’ Network (HMN) and support the local music scene. Maybe one day you’ll be able to tell your friends you were there when a future star was just starting their musical journey in Hounslow!
The Cross Lances – Hanworth Road, Hounslow
The Cross Lances is a traditional 19th-century pub situated on the corner of Cross Lances Road and Hanworth Road. Visitors are welcomed to a mix of traditional and modern decor with a roomy public bar and split level saloon lounge. Live music events are usually held at the pub on Fridays and Saturdays with a mixture of popular rock bands and acoustic solos and duos.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist, Elaine Samuels, hosts a fun, welcoming Open Mic here, on the third Sunday of the month, from 7pm. All styles of performance are welcome and this open mic provides high-quality sound and lighting for performers. Find out more at http://www.elainesamuels.co.uk/cross%20lances.htm
As well as regular returning acts, they are always on the lookout for new talent. Sample some fantastic Fuller’s beer, or a pint of Gales, whilst enjoying some great music.
Location: 236 Hanworth Road, Hounslow, TW3 3TU
Monday to Friday, Sunday – 11.00am to 11.00pm
Saturday – 11.00am to 11.30pm
The Red Lion – Linkfield Road, Isleworth
Listen to live music at the tremendous Red Lion pub with its enticing historic interior and two bars. Enthusiastic guitarists can come down in the middle of the week to join the Wednesday night midweek jam with other acoustic guitarists.
Why not grab a glass of Sharp’s Doom Bar and enjoy a fine dish whilst listening to great tunes from different artists.
Location: 92-94 Linkfield Road, Isleworth, TW7 6QJ
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 11am to 11.30pm
Tuesday, Sunday – 11am to 11pm
Friday, Saturday – 11am to 12am
Victoria Tavern – Worple Road, Isleworth
The Victoria Tavern is a traditional, privately owned pub where live music events are usually held on Sundays, featuring a vast range of solo artists and bands. The tavern is always on the lookout for artists and bands to perform there, so get in touch with them if you are a local musician looking for a new performance venue.
Location: 56 Worple Road, Isleworth, TW7 7BA
1pm to 10.30pm every day
The Brewery Tap – Catherine Wheel Road, Brentford
The Brewery Tap is a cosy, dog and family-friendly pub with a riverside location just off Brentford High Street. Offering a varied live music schedule – promising much-loved bands and artistes several nights a week – you can enjoy everything from jazz, rock, folk and soul to Irish music and more!
Live performances usually take place from 8pm when, as well as enjoying the music, you can try their great selection of drinks, and delicious award-winning Santa Maria pizzas served straight to your table.
Bookings are not required but are recommended.
Location: 47 Catherine Wheel Road, Brentford, TW8 8BD
12pm to 11pm everyday
Magpie and Crown – High Street, Brentford
The Magpie and Crown pub hosts live music four nights a week with jam nights taking place on Tuesdays and Sundays and dedicated bands and solo artists performing on Fridays and Saturdays. Ska and reggae nights are also held on occasions during the week and, during the summer months, musical events are held in the garden.
The pub is keen to host even more musical events with local musicians who are interested in getting involved.
Location: 128 High Street, Brentford, TW8 8EW
Monday to Thursday, Sunday – 12pm to 12am
Friday, Saturday – 12pm to 1am
Musical Museum – High Street, Brentford
The Musical Museum is not just a museum but a place to enjoy live music performances too. The purpose-built venue has three galleries and a concert hall containing a Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ, where visitors can attend live musical events that take place throughout the year.
The concert hall is also available to hire for passionate musicians who are seeking a unique performance venue.
Location: 399 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DU
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 10.30am to 4pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – Closed
Admission fees apply
50% discount for residents of London Borough of Hounslow
The Steam Packet – Strand-On-The-Green, Chiswick
Make your way down to The Steam Packet, right on the riverside near to Kew Bridge, every Friday from 7pm for great live music in their traditional downstairs bar. The fantastic lineup of performers regularly changes, with everything from 3 piece bands to solo acts playing an acoustic mix from covers, pop and indie, to rock and roll, jazz and swing – guaranteed to have your toe tapping and put a smile on your face! As these nights are very popular, bookings are advised.
Location: 85 Strand-On-The-Green, London W4 3PU
Monday to Saturday – 12pm to 11pm
Sunday – 12pm to 10.30pm
George IV – High Road, Chiswick
Wednesday nights at the Fuller’s George IV pub are always popular with music-lovers who enjoy free live music. The Chiswick-based pub has a regular open mic every Wednesday from 8pm in the main bar. They also host acoustic artists every Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm. In addition, on some Thursday evenings, there are ticketed performances from some of the best master musicians.
Location: 185 High Road, London, W4 2DR
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 12pm to 11pm
Friday and Saturday – 12pm–1am
Sunday – 12pm to 10.30pm
Hanworth Royal Naval Association Club – Park Road, Hanworth
The Hanworth Naval Association Club is a community venue that is used for many community activities including live music events. If you’re an eager musician who is looking for a place to hold a music event, the Hanworth Royal Naval Association Club is a great space to use. There is a bar available and useful equipment for events.
Location: Park Road, Hanworth, TW13 6PP
Monday to Saturday – 12pm to 11pm
Sunday – 12pm to 7pm
We’ve listed 9 of our favourite live music venues in the area – have we missed any? If you think we have, we’d love to hear from you. If you would like to tell us about your favourite venue, let us know, or why not get involved with the Hounslow Musicians’ Network (HMN)? https://inhounslow.com/news/join-hounslow-musicians-network/