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O2 Academy Islington

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The venue is located inside Central Angel shopping Centre next to Pret. Unfortunately encountered a... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
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Question about seating layout

When reading some of the reviews, I got the impression that this venue is more set up for cocktail... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
San Francisco, California
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16 Parkfield Street | Angel Central, London N1 0PS, England
+44 20 7288 4410
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 nights here watching Dog Fashion Disco, it's a great little venue, super friendly door staff, hope to go again.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time at the Islington academy and was impressed with the place. Probably the friendliest and most helpful security and staff I have ever met at a venue! recommend getting your drinks in elsewhere first tho as the drinks here are a complete rip off!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to see a band Tonight Alive. We arrived at the venue as the doors were opening. My partner uses a crutch and we asked about access. Have to say the staff went out of their way to help us. They took us up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Russ S
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

One of the smallest o2 if i’m not wrong but still really good, i saw stratovarius and amorphis here, was really good but maybe for the size of the place the sound wasnt 100%, actually after stratovarius my ears were with a beep for 2...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ChilenoUK
Reviewed October 8, 2018

I had 7 friends coming to visit me in London and I bought tickets online for all of us...it was supposed to be a fun night and it turned out to be a complete nightmare... At the entrance there was a lady part of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank martab0rg0
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

An awful club with the rudest staff. Went to the toilet with my friend- on her birthday- and afterwards got accused of taking drugs and had to be searched to be let back in- there was absolutely no evidence of this at all so of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ellie T
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The venue is located inside Central Angel shopping Centre next to Pret. Unfortunately encountered a rude security guard who told me that they were not doing o2 priority line for this band. I later, the manager asked me if I was on Priority so i...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank kittykate96
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Much to our surprise, it turned out that Mrs.Electric and myself had been to this venue before( to see Emilie Autumn). It was not until we entered the main hall that we realized. This time we went to see PFM. It was a good gig,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Electricwarrior
Reviewed May 24, 2018

When reading some of the reviews, I got the impression that this venue is more set up for cocktail table seating, not conventional theater seating. Is this correct? I googled for a seating plan chart for this venue and could not locate one. I've been...More

Date of experience: May 2018
8  Thank Shahmeran
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Out of all the O2 venues I have been to, this is the smallest. But having said that, I think it was a good thing as it was a lot more intimate and the atmosphere was better It is a little hidden away but drink...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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April 4, 2018|
Response from Becky P | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do check ID
Louissa N
November 1, 2017|
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Response from cricketphil | Reviewed this property |
there is spme reserved seating. Depends on what ticket you get. standing is more fun.