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Carling Academy Brixton

211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL, London, England
020 7771 3000; 0905 020 3999
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Ranked #125 of 1,179 Nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Description: Live music venue.
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I went to see Orbital play live there. It has a great view from any point in the room owing to the sloping floor (used to be a cinema). The sounds great too.

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somerset
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My Sister and I went to see Blink 182 at the start of August. I was happy with the size of the venue, wherever you were it looked like you had a good view. Having been to the o2 arena this is much more intimate. We turned up just 15mins before the doors opened but thanks to having an o2... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Been coming to this place only cause Top DJs do play here. Venue and music is great, place is spacious. The staff are rude especially the security, they treat people like rubbish. Never again avoid to save disappointment. Vinhc

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The staff here seem to revel in making visitors feel uncomfortable, from our first to last minute there. Initially the door man scanned both our tickets, after he handed our tickets back to us an getting distracted said we hadn't given him our tickets! After we laughed I decided to just walk past him. At this point he got aggressive,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I visited this venue last night for the Jurassic 5/Dilated Peoples concert and such was myself and friend impressed with the staff, that I felt a needed to put a thank you to them in writing! From the onset of entering the venue - the young man on the door checking the tickets and the ladies and gentlemen of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
114 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

If you are an O2 customer you can get priority tickets and they have a queue jump service if you show the O2 symbol on your phone... We saw Korn here and the queue went all the way around the building so it makes you wonder if getting the cheapest pay as you go phone available is worth having, to... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Went here to see Korn. The queue stretched right round the academy so the back of the queue was near the entrance. Security were good with the bag checks but they should have had more toilets. The floor is sloped so you can see the band from the back of the room. Security were a bit rude at the end... More

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I visited in for the first time in about 29 years. We hit there early and lined up facing towards the front if the doors we were then told by a security guard that we had to turn round and join a queue that was going away from the door. He didn't check any tickets, didn't explain why they were... More

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is a great iconic venue. But it seems that the sound mixers only care about the main act, so if you're interested in listening to the support acts don't expect good sound quality. The biggest disappoint is the beer. £5 for a pint of watered down lager. Absolute rip off.

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Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Hello to everyone and to everyone@Trip. Attended a concert at the academy yesterday. It is now called O2 Academy Brixton. Not Carling. The event was very very good. Super sound quality. The venue is a 10 minute walk from Brixton tube station. There will be a few rude security guys.....Oh never mind..!! You are there to enjoy. I was at... More

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