With its tradesman-style entrance, reception area that doubles up as the club office and loophole licensing (guests must order a meal to drink alcohol), the 606 Club is an endearingly provincial venue for live music in London. Inside, though, the music policy (jazz, latin, soul, gospel and R&B, all played by UK-based musicians) ensures a professional standard. In fact this no-nonsense, low-ceilinged, brick-cased 160-capacity basement venue is a real musicians’ club – it’s not unusual for performers to recognise well-known artists in the audience and to invite them to join in, and there’s deliberately no stage so that the music is more accessible. There’s a monthly open jam session, gospel brunches and even Brazilian jazz from 606’s very own Steve Rubie, saxophonist and owner for 30 years (NB; the 606 Club was originally opened in 1958, at 606 King’s Road). Food is (relevant if you care for a drink) contemporary European – steaks, fresh fish, veg; nothing to write home or complain about. And such is its support of the industry that entry is free for musicians and students of music – bring your latest release along to prove it.