World Music Day

World Music Day

This iconic street has been a playground for music rebels since the latter part of the 20th century. The Rolling Stones even immortalized the road’s Chelsea Drugstore in their hit “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Today, the King’s Road continues to pulse with musical heritage—if you know where to look. In celebration of World Music Day on June 21, here’s where to enjoy the very best of live music along King’s Road.

606 Club

London is fortunate to host some of the finest jazz clubs in the world, and Chelsea is particularly blessed to have the iconic 606 Club in its midst. With its speakeasy-style ambiance and intimate 120-seat capacity, it’s not just the incredible musicians and cozy atmosphere that have kept ‘The 6’ a staple on the musical map since 1976. The club is dedicated to supporting the local scene by exclusively booking British-based musicians, a tradition that began in the 1970s and remains unchanged today and adding to the experience is an accomplished menu that tantalizes more than just your ears. All dishes are freshly prepared by head chef Jean Pierre, allowing you to enjoy an exquisite meal alongside genres ranging from Latin and R&B to funk, gospel, blues, groove, and, of course, jazz. Discover the upcoming events here.

606 Club | 90 Lots Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0QD

Cadogan Hall

Just a short stroll from the King’s Road, you’ll discover the historic Cadogan Hall on Sloane Street. Boasting 950 seats and remarkable acoustics, this venue regularly hosts the UK’s top orchestras and choirs and is even the official home to the The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s repertoire also extends beyond classical performances, with a year-round programme of diverse genres spanning rock, jazz, and folk to musical theatre and more. Learn more and book your tickets here.

5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

New King’s Road Guitar Emporium

A treasure trove for guitar enthusiasts, this rock-music haven is situated on New King’s Road and don’t worry about the extra steps—it’s well worth the journey. For thirty years, the passionate team at 65A New King’s Road has been trading in vintage guitar brands like Fender, Gretsch, and Gibson, along with basses, amps, pedals, and other merchandise. Serving everyone from emerging artists to world-famous musicians (no surprise given Chelsea’s rich musical history), this shop also offers guitar lessons to nurture the next generation of talent. Visit them to discover the latest vintage gems.

65A New King’s Road, Fulham, London SW6 4SG

The Pheasantry

The Pheasantry, one of London’s top supper clubs, offers a vibrant mix of jazz, cabaret, fado, and folk, with live music every night. Don’t be deceived by the Pizza Express at street level—this basement venue, located in a Grade II listed building, boasts a rich musical history (although is a great excuse for popping for a pizza afterwards!). Once a home for pheasants, the site has been a ballet school, nightclub, and even housed Eric Clapton in the 1960s, and from 1932 to the mid-’60s, it was a popular spot for the bohemian Chelsea set, including author Dylan Thomas. Today, in partnership with Pizza Express Live, it hosts nightly cabaret and theatre performances. Check their events section here to see what’s on and enjoy a slice of the action soon!

The Pheasantry | 152/154 King’s Road, London SW3 4UT

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