One of the problems is the music licence situation. It costs so much to get one, that unless places are going to rely on frequent music to attract custom and really be a music venue more than just a pub, then they usually dont bother. There are a few places that do more occasional informal music without a licence, but I'm not going to publicise them on record, for obvious reasons!
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the hartley - yes I know it's everyone's favourite (TFIC) - has acoustic singers on Tuesdays. They seem to have three regulars who work in rotation. One is very good, one is ok, haven't see the third though.
The Three Stags opposite the Imperial War Museum (but perhaps just outside SE1) has Jazz on a Monday or Tuesday night, I believe. I noticed the amps amd mic stands in there on Sunday, so I assume it is still running.
The Wine Wharf on Stoney Street do the odd jazz gig during the week which is great fun, plus good food and excellent wine, but this is pretty erratic so you'd have to contact them for a heads up of their next event.
The Stage door in Webber Street behind the Old Vic has live music on Saturday evenings, we have been a couple of times. Can get very busy but we usually manage to get a table.
Are there any more at weekends that anyone knows about??
One of the neighbours gets a bit lairy after a few Lambrusco's of an evening and regales us with a selection of Dolly Parton numbers - does that count as live music? In our opinion she sounds like a cat stuck in a washing machine but it never did Nana Mouskouri's career any harm.