From Kodaline to Anna Calvi, Sir Roger Penrose to John Cooper Clarke, Plan B to the The Magic Numbers, The George Tavern has an extremely exciting and diverse array of world class acts performing in unique, intimate surroundings.

We are also very supportive of new promoters and emerging acts with regular showcases of the best
new artists in London and the UK.

If you are interested in putting on a night, playing at one of our showcases, or would like to book The George for a party please email us at

With regular art exhibitions, lectures, vintage jumble sales performances, film and poetry nights, we embrace all aspects of the arts.

Opening hours are as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 4PM - 12AM
Friday - Saturday: 4PM - 3AM
Sunday: 4PM - 12AM

Help preserve the future of The George Tavern as a live music venue and stop inappropriate planning! Buy a Save The George Tavern T-shirt here.



Mon 5th December - Jollies at the George: Guy Fawkes Special
Roll up, roll up, for the fourth edition of the now world famous Jollies at the George open mic stand-up night!
Free Entry
7.30PM - 12AM

Thu 8th December - Pub closed due to private function
The pub is closed due to private function. Sorry for the inconvenience! We will be open again as usual on Friday 9th December.

Fri 9th December - Power Hamlets Presents! The Balkan Wanderers with Arhai + more TBA
The Balkan Wanderers are a 5-piece Balkan-inspired gypsy-ska-punk band, based in Oxford. They take inspiration from traditional Balkan, Gypsy and Klezmer music as well as the contemporary punk-ska scene. Support from Arhai and more TBA!
Entry: £5 OTD, £3 in advance
6.30PM - 3AM

Sat 10th December - Dyschord's with very special guests Weird Sex
The Dyschords is a fictional punk band created for the upcoming British-American science fiction film ' How to Talk to Girls at Parties ', based on the short story of same name by Neil Gaiman and directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Set for release in 2017, the cast includes Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson and Matt Lucas. The music of the Dyschords has been composed and performed by Martin Tomlinson of Selfish C*nt (Vox) & Bryan C B Weller (guitar) who are joined by Cathy Lucas (Vanishing Twin) on bass, Victoria Smith on drums and Sam Ayres (Flowers) on rhythm guitar. Join us for a night of Punk & Ska 7"s with live music from The Dyschords and primal proto punk outfit Weird Sex and Tom Furse of The Horrors / NTS playing records until the early hours.
Free Entry
8PM - 3AM

Sun 11th December - Twin Prop Plane - Single Launch
Join us for a night of original indie-folk music celebrating the release of the first single by London-based band Twin Prop Plane. The five piece draw on an eclectic mix of influences including indie bands such as Belle and Sebastian, Vampire Weekend and The Mountain Goats, and from Jazz and Classical music. Founded by singer/songwriter James Taylor, their sound often contrasts light moods with subtle lyrical meaning.
Support from Les Etoiles and The Porcupine Dilemma.
Free entry
7PM - 12AM

Tue 13th December - Itchy Teeth, MOHIT, Yama Yama
London weirdos Itchy Teeth and MOHIT team up for a wintery celebration of the odd-ball alternative rock kind. Expect music, music and more music, with perhaps some more music thrown in if there isn't already enough music...
Entry: £5
7PM - 12AM

Wed 14th December - The Bloody Mary Brass Band
Fancy something a little different? We’re thrilled to have The Bloody Mary Brass Band back at the George bringing us all the energy and verve of a New Orleans brass band alongside the familiarity and fun of your favourite songs!
Free Entry
7PM - 12AM

Fri 16th December - The Night of the Triffids presents: A Christmas Special
For this year’s Christmas special The Night of the Triffids are bringing us live music from Charla Fantasma and Giant Burger! More TBA and Djs until the early hours.
Entry: TBC
8PM - 3AM

Sat 17th December -M&TV Xmas Party: Paddy Steer, Mother, Harry Merry, Wall Sun Sun, Brass Band
Snap this cracker, snort its smoke; xmas party for those who want it. Get practically-electrocuted by hot-tracked musical-outfits. May the merryment flow into you. Live music from Paddy Steer, Mother, Harry Merry, Wall Sun Sun and Brash Band + DJ set from Mother until the early hours!
Entry: £3 before 9PM, £7 after. Tickets in advance here.
8PM - 3AM

Sun 18th December - Variety Bunker!
East End singalong Variety Bunker! For those of you who've never been, singalong tunes, party games, and general camp old nonsense are what's on offer and you just pay what you can afford into the hat.
Free entry
4 - 7PM

Sun 18th December - The Gin Trap Cabaret
After Variety Bunker this Sunday we have the joy of continuing the evening with Gin Trap Cabaret! Be prepared for music, song, dance, poetry, comedy, drama and magic up close and personal!
Free Entry
7PM - 12AM

Mon 19th December - Pub closed due to filming in the bar
The pub is closed due to filming in the bar, sorry for the inconvenience! We will be open again as usual on Tuesday 20th December until Saturday the 24th.

Tue 20th - 24th December - Pub open as usual
Pop in for a glass of mulled wine or cider and celebrate Christmas with us!

Sun 25th - 30th December - Christmas closed
The pub will be closed from Christmas Day until 30th December and open again in time for this year's NYE celebrations on the 31st!

Sat 31st December - NYE with Mariachi Pinche El Grin Go!
The Mariachi boys are back at the George to help us celebrate this New Year's Eve! This 9 piece roaming/stationary band will be playing fairly rowdy, party friendly mariachi covers of 80's/90's/current pop songs in absurd sombreros, ponchos and badly drawn on moustaches!
Join in on the fun and let us make this the best NYE yet seen at the George!!
Entry: £10 in advance, £15 OTD
8PM - 5AM