About Ukulele Wednesdays

What is Ukulele Wednesdays?

It’s a free weekly ukulele jam, which happens concurrently in two locations in London and welcomes all levels, from beginners to advanced. A fun strumalong to liven up your humpday! Bring your ukulele and a songbook. Download the pdf to your tablet/or phone, or if you’ve extra cash to spend, print it out.

Get an email if we change venue, or update the songbook: Join the email list.

New songbook email only: Join the other mailing list.

How do I join in?
Turn up with your ukulele and songbook, and be ready to say hello and play with the friendly and wonderful people at either of the two venues.  If you want a bit more online activity, head over to twitter and facebook (see below for details). See you for a strum?

At what time does it start/end?
Go for food from 6:30pm or go for a strum between 7:30-8pm. The last strum is usually around 11pm.

Where is it?
Ukulele Wednesdays happens concurrently in 2 London venues each week, see below for details. Join in at the one most local to you, or try them all out and see which one you prefer. They tend to feel different week-to-week, so worth trying each venue a few times.

The Main Venue
Has a projector screen. If you get there early and get a spot up front, you can see the chords projected. Songbook requests tweeted or shouted. People take the mic to lead. Best to bring a device with the songbook on, just in case you can’t see the screen. Usually, a bassist and a cajon player will be playing with the ukuleles to keep time.
In the Lower Deck of
Tamesis Dock, Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 7TP 
Phone: 020 7582 1066
Nearest Tubes:  Vauxhall, Lambeth Bridge.

The First Venue
This was the first Wednesdays. It may seem anarchic at times but that’s the fun! Shout the song you want everyone to join you with, so everyone can find it in the book. When they have, count in so that they can join you. 
In the Basement of
The Royal George, 133 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0EA Phone: 020 7734 8837
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road.

On facebook?
Chat to others from the above locations in these groups:

FB group: Ukulele Wednesdays Tamesis Dock, and Catch All.

FB group: Ukulele Wednesdays at the George.

On twitter? Follow & share uke info for us to RT 🙂

On instagram? Follow and tag us for us to repost 🙂

 

Want to know more about how Ukulele Wednesdays began? See the history lesson, here.

 

33 thoughts on “About Ukulele Wednesdays

  1. Hi, I’m interested in coming to ukulele Wednesday tomorrow. I’ve been learning Uke for a few months, but I just wanted to find out how good you need to be to take part.

    Can you also let me know what time it starts.

    Many thanks

    Susie Bond

  2. We will be traveling from Alaska to visit the UK for the holidays and will be in London on Wednesday, January 8th. Both my son and I play (he’s 12 and better than me, of course). Are kids allowed in the pubs for the ukulele jams if their folks are with them?

    Rhonda

  3. The Toy Library in Walthamstow is having a May Fair, would the Castle E17 group like to come along and perform?

    Thanks!

    Terri

  4. A friend recommended your event to my daughter who plays uke while we were visiting from the US. It was June 25th and the Royal George was full (explained to me that the other venue was undergoing construction). The sound of so many ukeleles playing together was astounding! I am inspired to branch out from guitar to the uke so that the next time I visit London I will be better prepared. Love your song book too.

  5. Do you guys run the night at the Albany near Great Portland Street? Are there ever extra uke’s for people that don’t own them themselves?

  6. Jill and I from New Zealand were brought along to the jam last Wednesday ( August 27th) Magic night, had a real blast.Thanks so much for having us in your space everybody,

    xxx Don

  7. Aloha to everyone on ukulele Wednesday’s. We got to enjoy your Harry today at our oasis ukulele group here in California. Harry entertained us with his version of Hotel California. You are all welcome to visit us when you are in the states. Nice to hear someone who knows how to speak real English!

  8. how much would you have to know to join these sessions, just bought my ukulele but wondering what basics i should know before i come along?

    • Hello Paul, we welcome basses and other instruments, but not guitars, I’m sorry. Many of our players bring ukuleles rather than guitars, which is useful as there wouldn’t be enough room if it were guitar Wednesdays.

  9. Hi,
    My family and I will come to visit London on february and I discover your group on the web. I’m a beginner in ukulele playing and I wish to know if I could come with my kids to a event at the albany.
    Thanks a lot for your songbook, i enjoy it so much.

  10. Hi. Am interested in what you do but as I live in Coventry, do you know of similar my way. Am very new to Ukulele and not yet ready to Jam with others, nerves.

  11. Hello! I live in the USA and your songbook is my absolute favorite resource for playing the ukelele. I just started 3 months ago. I wish I could come to Ukelele Wednesdays! Thank you for sharing the songbook. I was curious about your version of Riptide. I learned a version that is Am, G, C (and an F in the bridge) and it’s a lot easier to play. Just thought I would share in case it was helpful. Thank you again for sharing all of the wonderful songs!!

  12. Hi
    I have a fabulous function room
    With big screen, huge sofas
    Perfect acoustics
    I used to have the lion in Stokey
    Loved the uke jams there
    Worth a thought!
    Thanks

  13. Hi there 🙂
    I run the creative events at the newly refurbished Montague Arms in Peckham, London; Well known for its famous gig-nights!
    We have a lovely large space with plenty of opportunity. It would be great to collaborate and have your wonderful ukulele club host some evenings here!
    We have upcoming slots over the next few weeks! If you’re interested would be cool to chat further.
    Looking forward to hearing back from you.
    Abigail

    • Hi Abigail,
      I’m sorry it has taken so long to respond. I see that the Montague Arms is now closed, so we missed the chance to play with you. We almost always play at our two venues at Tamesis Dock, Vauxhall, and the Royal George, Soho, but there are occasions when they get booked out for private parties. In those instances, we would love to try a different venue – let us know if you are still running creative events and perhaps we can set something up.
      UW

  14. I wonder if you could please add the ukulele chords to Budapest (Ezra George) and If It Hadn’t been for Love (Chris Stapleton/Adele)? Thanks, Marsha

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