A crowd of people face Omeara's stage, which is brightly lit.
The Facts
NAME: Omeara
IT'S: a live music venue in South London
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Ben Lovett, of Mumford & Sons
LOCATION: London Bridge
ADDRESS: 6 O’Meara Street, London Bridge, SE1 1TE
CLOSEST TUBE: London Bridge
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Omeara

Conveniently placed on O’meara Street is South London’s newest live music venue, a 9,000-square-foot space under two Victorian railway arches.

“Omeara is somewhere to be when you’re looking to be elsewhere,” says their website, and let’s be honest, we’d rather be somewhere other than London during this cold and blustery winter weather. Just as the rumours said music venues were a bit of a dying breed, up pops a new one, and we’re not mad.

Years in the Making

London-based band Seramic performs live at Omeara.

A two-year undertaking by owner and Mumford & Sons member, Ben Lovett, the venue houses around 320 people and boasts a state-of-the-art sound system. It is a space for gigs and indie club nights, but also functions as a multi-purpose venue for comedy nights, talks, burlesque and magic shows.

The BBC reports that an estimated 40 percent of London’s live music venues have closed in the last ten years. Despite that, Lovett has hope for a “resurgence,” and Omeara’s opening could be the start.

The New “Spot”

A group of people gather around Omeara's bar.

Omeara can be found in Flat Iron Square, a new culture and food hub that has recently made its home in London Bridge. It is quickly becoming the new “spot” for the cool kids.

Omeara comes equipped with a rooftop terrace, smokers will be pleased to know, as well as a late license, so you’ll never have to worry about your nights ending too early. There’s even an X-Posure Live All-Dayer lined up for the New Year.

We’re happy the excitement of music venues hasn’t died — that’s our Christmas party sorted, then.

If live music isn’t your scene, use our map of new events and openings in London to plan your next night out.

Words by Helena Alyssa

The Facts
NAME: Omeara
IT'S: a live music venue in South London
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Ben Lovett, of Mumford & Sons
LOCATION: London Bridge
ADDRESS: 6 O’Meara Street, London Bridge, SE1 1TE
CLOSEST TUBE: London Bridge
WEBSITE: Visit Site
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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