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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 #57 of 1,165 nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Description: Live music venue.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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173 reviews 173 reviews
109 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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London
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The title summarizes the type of experience you have at this venue. At the Brixton Academy, where I went a few times to see some of my favorite artists, I had by far the worst experience at any music venue in London: - It starts with a long queue on the pavement around the building, slowly moving, because... - ...... More

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The best thing about the Brixton Academy, aside from the stellar line up they always get, is the sloping floor! No longer need you have your view blocked by the tallest bloke in the room standing directly in front of you...Even if they do, you can see over them! Amazing!

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Melbourne
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Went to see Basement Jaxx at the old academy and it was simply amazing. Huge scale , amazing sound and atmosphere. Slightly dodgy neighbourhood but that was part of the character. Froze half to death trying to get on the last bus back to Clapham after the show but that's London in December for you.

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Seville, Spain
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I went for a gig and I only can say that the sound was Great! Absolutely amazing, it doesn't matter the band (usually very good bands), it's sounds always great! No doubts, the place for a gig in London

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