The Troubadour, London

Location: 265-267 Old Brompton Rd, London SW5 9JA

Venue Type: Café Bar / Live Music Venue / Historic Venue

EBG Rating:
Quality of Drinks
Café style selection. Wines with limited but decent beer offerings. 
Bodega style venue with exposed beams, old music instruments and simple wooden seating. Sometimes candlelit.
Buzzing and hyper-social with many budding musicians using it as a rallying point.
Renowned for its live music performances (at least, either side of Covid-19.)
Value For Money
Expensive even for the area
Enter through a carved back door which gives a hint of the trinkets and strangeness inside. From its former use as a coffee house, it has long been a bohemian meeting place for budding musicians, with a long and perhaps unnecessarily amplified list of famous visitors. No cask beers, the place offers a range of wines and limited keg offerings. Relatively expensive but well worth it to be camped among the candle light, dusty beams and old musical instruments strewn across the wall, and the excitable crowd appear to agree. Visit earlier in the day if you prefer a calm, genteel café atmosphere.