The world's largest street performance programme
The Busk in London programme is suspended until further notice due to the global pandemic.
Please follow UK government's advice and stay at home to help slow the spread of the virus and save lives.
London's buskers will be back entertaining on the streets and in the stations once this is all over and we are able to socialise again.
Until then please take this situation seriously, stay safe and stay at home.
Photo by Rupert Caney
THE BUSKERS' CODE
*This code was collaboratively written by performers, the Metropolitan police, land owners, local businesses and local councils
We curate over 12,000 hours of live music and street performance on busking pitches across the capital each year
We have over 500 performers on our talent roster and work with private land owners and brands to create performance and earning opportunities for artists
Sign up to get involved in 2020
Photo: KT Tunstall at Wembley Park on International Busking Day 2019
LONDON'S STREETS ARE PAVED WITH TALENT
You never know who might spot you performing on our pitches!
Hattie Briggs was spotted by Alfie Boe while performing on our Network Rail busking pitch at Paddington Station. Now he's taking her on the road as his support act. The 22 date tour culminates in the Royal Albert Hall.
Lucy May Walker was also spotted recently by Jeremy Vine while performing on our pitch at Charing Cross Station. He invited her to perform live on his BBC Radio 2 show.
Well done Hattie & Lucy May!
Join our performer community on our Busk in London social pages today.
INNOVATING WITH TECHNOLOGY
OUR BUSKERS NOW ACCEPT CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS
We partnered with iZettle in 2018 to create a new software patch to
pre-set contactless tipping amounts and keep the payment units awake
This tech innovation was a world first and enabled passers by to quickly and easily
tip a busker without having to wait until the end of a song
These units are now being used by performers at London stations
Contact us to get your hands on one of these great iZettle contactless payment units so your audience can tip you more easily
We created International Busking Day in 2015 as a hashtag campaign to help raise the profile of street performance and celebrate talent
Now in its 4th year street performers participate all over the world