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Carling Academy Brixton

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Address: 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL, London, England
Phone Number: 020 7771 3000; 0905 020 3999
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Description: Live music venue.

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Jimmy Carr live

Ive seen Mr Carr a few times with my partner and hes one of our favoruite comedians. So my partner booked a birthday threat for me go to see him in the brixton o2 academy. Now i... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Ive seen Mr Carr a few times with my partner and hes one of our favoruite comedians. So my partner booked a birthday threat for me go to see him in the brixton o2 academy. Now i havent been here before but i had always heard good things about the brixton acadamy. The venue itself is much bigger than i... More 

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Harwich, Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great concert venue and a lovely building. The down side is that the drinks are expensive and you need to check the tube is running as sometimes its shut by the time concerts end if you go weekdays & its onlu on 1 tube line but it is easy to find once you're there

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Rated very good for the venue itself: offers great views of the stage from most areas of the floor. We were stood near enough at the back but still enjoyed a great view and sound of the band, as did many people ahead of us. A number of bars are set up but poorly located and queuing was a bit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Shame about the ques to get in system. They call every one on O2 but don't check. But good sound system and great performance.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I went to see Gerard Way back in January and it was the most amazing night of my life, it was my first visit to Brixton and I didn't want to leave. The venue is small enough that it's intimate but big enough to hold everyone. With a performer like Gerard Way I felt like the audience were all one... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This was my first visit to Brixton I went to see Above and Beyond on 3rd April who are amazing in there own right. I absolutely fell in love with this venue and if given a choice will go and see every gig possible here, baring in mind I live in Coventry and have the NEC and NIA etc right... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

UB40 tickets booked for ages, we arrived in Brixton and to the venue, to be greeted by very friendly staff, who chatted and even recommended which door to go into to get the best view. The building itself is beautiful and more stunning than you would imagine. UB40 were amazing they made it the evening of all evenings, and I... More 

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Oxfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Tin-pot Hitlers start your evening by funnelling you past sniffer dogs. They remove you gum and will treat you as a common criminal. The acadey must have had many problems, the restrictions are ridiculous. One pet hate of mine is whe the bar Staff remove your bottle top and refuse to give it too you. Why? Will so someone throw... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The academy is not situated in great location, with little in the way of places to eat or drink in the vicinity. The venue itself isn't the cleanest and is distinctly shabby in appearance. However, that said, the acoustics and view were amazing...so all was not lost

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Saw Sam Smith on Thursday and although he was amazing, the venue was far from it. Staff seemed to be disorganised and the bar was a complete joke and incredibly expensive, £2.65 for a small bottle of water! The standing in the stalls was totally overcrowded and totally ruined it for me. Constantly pushed by drunk people, who had been... More 

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Address: 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL, London, England
Phone Number: 020 7771 3000; 0905 020 3999
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

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