The Unicorn, Camden is an underground icon of London that has historically catered for London's heavier sub-genres. Rock, Metal and Alternative. The bar is open daily from noon (closing at 23:00 Sunday - Thursday and 00:00 Friday and Sat). Most events are free entry.  All events are 18+ with stair free access. Check out our Instagram feed.

How to hire the room

The Unicorn puts on shows Thursday - Sunday so we are always looking for bands and promoters to take over the space.  Heavier forms of metal and punk do better in our room than any other genres. 

The venue is historically free entry but we now also run a ticketed option.  Email us for further info.

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If you would like to book a self promoted show then please check the Facebook Calendar to see if the date is available. Then email us with your dates and show proposal.  You will need to lease include links to the bands you wish to put on.

The venue can also be hired as a filming location or showcase venue. Email for more information.


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How to get on an existing show

As with every venue we get inundated with bands looking for support slots.  We can't possibly reply to all the emails we get so we have created a Facebook Groups which you can join if you are based in London.  

If you are London based then please join: London Support Bands for The Unicorn Camden

If you have played or are about to play our venue you can join The Unicorn's collaborative playlist which can then lead to being included on the venues main Spotify playlist.

Find Us

The Unicorn is situated at the junction of Brecknock Road and Camden Road. To get here you can take the 29 or 253 buses from Camden Town station or Holloway Nag's Head. Alternatively, it is a short 20 minute walk, directly up Camden Road to our location.

Other nearby stations are Kentish Town, Camden Road and Caledonian Road.  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: There is absolutely NO PARKING OR STOPPING anywhere at the Unicorn. NOT EVEN FOR LOADING. You MUST use the public road at all times, We are POWERLESS to prevent you receiving a parking ticket if you ignore this notice, it is YOUR responsibility TO INFORM ALL concerned parties of this – ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS 

Street parking is available in the local area and is free after 6pm Monday - Friday.