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O2 Academy, Brixton

#56 of 1,268 Nightlife in London
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Address: 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL, London SW9 9SL, England
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Live music venue.

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More staff required

Fun, smaller venue with great history. The main area on the circle level needs attention, posters or something, it was a cave. Finding seats in the dark would be easier if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Melanie B
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Dundalk, Canada
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Dundalk, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fun, smaller venue with great history. The main area on the circle level needs attention, posters or something, it was a cave. Finding seats in the dark would be easier if there were more than TWO members of staff to assist the entire circle level. They did their best, but sheesh, when people can't see seat numbers and have to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

NME Awards - Had an amazing time here for the awards, a good atmosphere and a good crowd 👍🏻. Amazing acts and amazing music 😁. Staff - The staff going into the O2 were very friendly and had a good laugh with you while you were waiting in the cue. But there was some staff that were quite rude. One... More 

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Thank Reeve L
Scotland
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246 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is stunning and I liked the fact that the floor was sloped so even small people like me could see some of what was going on. The queues for everything were ridiculous, we never got any merch as the queue was huge. For drinks we waited about 15 mins in line, it didn't matter which bar we went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get to bby tube and easy to enter with little hold up at the door. Random Gothic interior added to the atmosphere of a great gig. Wellworth a visit for some music/culture.

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Thank Donald F
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always great nights here from all the concerts I have seen and it is one of my favourite music sposts. It is not big or too small.. just about perfect. I hope Incubus return asap!!!

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

WOW! Booked to see Dropkick Murphys on Friday 27th Jan. A steward outside saw my partner was walking with a cane and directed us to the priority disabled line. We were let in first and directed to Aisha who sorted us out with chairs in the disabled area, offered us disabled toilet key and could not have been more friendly... More 

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Thank GIRLTHING63
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times and attending a concert is just great especially my last one - Celebrating David Bowie. The venue is perfect for music, such a great atmosphere...

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Wow- what a great venue! No matter where you are in here you can see and definitely hear everything. We visited for the Bowie 70th birthday celebration and what an excellent time we had.

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UK
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168 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

On a wild and very wet Sunday night in January 2017, we joined the queue for the David Bowie commemoration concert. The Academy is very easy to find. Exit Brixton tube, turn right, it is just on the left. Opposite is a Nando's which was mobbed on the evening but during the afternoon it was a cinch to get a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Agree with previous review. First time here qued even though got there early for nearly an hour right round the block. Couldn't get to bars. Sound quality not very good would only come again if I got a seat!!standing on a slopping floor for nearly three hours not good for anyone's back. Drinks also when did get one very very... More 

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