Party Earth Review Ronnie Scott’s, London’s oldest jazz venue and a Soho institution, has hosted legends like Jimi Hendrix and continues the tradition by booking the best acts in the world. Low lighting sets the mood in this intimate one... ... read full review
47 Frith Street
Soho London W1D 4HT
Central, Northern Lines: Tottenham Court Road; Northern, Piccadilly Lines: Leicester Square; Piccadilly Line: Covent Garden
020 7439 0747
M–Sa 6pm–3am, Su 6pm–midnight
Covent Garden / Soho, London –
Ronnie Scott’s, London’s oldest jazz venue and a Soho institution, has hosted legends like Jimi Hendrix and continues the tradition by booking the best acts in the world.
Low lighting sets the mood in this intimate one-of-a-kind spot, where the dark and understated décor is clearly designed to put the emphasis on the music.
A small stage front and center is surrounded by tiers of reserved booths where patrons enjoy dinner and a bottle of wine during the show, while a bar at the back offers a few stools to accommodate the handful of drop-in stragglers.
The club fills up with upscale yet laid-back regulars on the weekends, and these folks take their jazz very seriously.
The atmosphere itself seems to be an homage to the institution of jazz music, and Ronnie Scott’s is worth a visit just to watch the jazz lovers slip into a trance when the music starts.
Jazz and music lovers of all types, very civilized, 30s to 50s.
Incomparable jazz. The most popular shows tend to be on the weekends, but those who know their jazz will recognize many of the names who perform during the week.
British dishes include salads, soups, sandwiches, fish, duck, pasta, beef, and chicken. Priority seating for those who are dining. Book tickets online or by phone.
Tickets £10–£46 depending on the artist and day. Appetizers £5.50+, entrées £12+, desserts £6.50+. Beer £3.50+, wine £18+/bottle, cocktails £7.50+, mixed drinks £5.50+.
Depends on the act, so check the website for performers and show times.