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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 #156 of 1,199 Nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Clubs
Owner description: Live music venue.
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Clubs
Owner description: Live music venue.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is our fifth time at this venue , always enjoyed it , however this time it was oversold . Far to May people for it to be comfortable . Getting a drink was a nightmare , the toilets were discusting , overflowing and stank. Enjoyed the gig but had no room to move which has never been the case... More 

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Wouldn't bother. At event peak 45 min queue for mens toilet. They were overflowing badly..... Over an hour to get a bar drink. Bad setup, sound quality is terrible. I mean really terrible. Not worth it compared to new venues..... Especially considering you are lucky to get away without bring mugged..... AVOID.

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Wiltshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Saw Kasabian here, my first time at Brixton Academy. I wouldn't normally bother writing about venues but I was pretty impressed with this one. The sound quality was excellent; it manages to be a big enough venue yet feel intimate at the same time. The sloped seating and floors helps those of us who are 'vertically challenged' to see the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have been to Brixton three times now to see metal/rock bands and I can tell you that I will never go to this venue again. The sound is truly terrible, all you can hear is the booming of the bass drum and the high end of the vocals, everything else is lost in a wash of noise and it... More 

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Paris, France
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

One of the best venues in London for live music. However, bar prices are high compared to pubs. I can highly recommend.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Always packed out every time I visit but the sloping floors make for a pretty good view wherever you stand. You can nearly always get down the sides and right down the front at any time too. Lots of bar space and people serving so never long to wait to get served. Bar's inside the venue so you don't miss... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I have seen many bands here and I have never been disappointed. I have been when it is a sell out and when it is only 3/4 full. The staff can cope with all crowd sizes and it all works like clockwork. The site lines are vey good with the sloping floor. Toilets are big and clean for this sort... More 

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Westcliff on Sea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I like this venue a lot. Small and intimate. Drinks are reasonably priced for a concert venue and they have now started an O2 priority entrance queue for O2 customers. The staff working in the balcony were really friendly as were the people working the bar.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited to see Clean Bandit perform. This is a really good venue made better by the sloping floor so you have a good view wherever you are positioned. Would definitely go back here.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Views are good but you have to like standing if you book downstairs... cos you have to wait a long time bagging your space before the bands come on. If you don't like standing book a seat upstairs which is more comfortable for the 'oldies'. Good access to transport and easy to exit/arrive without a mad crush.Not great facilities toilets/beer... More 

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