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O2 Academy, Brixton

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Love the sloping floor!!!

Visited for the first time to see Bastille - arrived just over an hour before doors opened in what... read more

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emmaday16
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Excellent venue

Been here to see loads of gigs and loads of great artists over the years. I absolutely love this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kirstyandmatthew15
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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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211 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SL, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited for the first time to see Bastille - arrived just over an hour before doors opened in what we thought was an orderly queue round the block however the O2 priority guests were not shown where to go which led to lots of pushing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank emmaday16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here to see loads of gigs and loads of great artists over the years. I absolutely love this venue and the sloping floor, you pretty much get a good view wherever your standing. Toilets for women are a nightmare and getting a drink is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kirstyandmatthew15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this venue multiple times now, love it as it’s relatively small and the slopes floor means you generally get a good view, I’ve never been upstairs so not sure what that’s like, handy for o2 customers and you do get a few perks...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sooze223
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My experience ('the stranglers') was good but there was the age-old problem in the circle of some people standing to dance, thus restricting the view of others. Luckily didn't really affect me but one idiot (accompanied by equally idiotic partner) became really abusive to the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tripperinblack
Reviewed February 18, 2019

Mostly a great venue - sloped floor means you can get a good view from wherever you are in the stalls, great sound as long as you aren't to the side of speaker stacks, beautiful architecture. The only downside is very long bar queues -...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RCS87
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Iconic live music venue. Great atmosphere friendly staff. Well worth a visit if you get the chance. Brixton is moving forward some great pubs as well

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank geeo
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Could have done with more staff working on the bars to help with the queues. Otherwise a good venue.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ella2494
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Hello to all readers and to all staff@Trip. I went to see Mastodon at O2 academy Brixton . On Jan 25. Its my 3rd visit. The venue is the same. The security staff are very strict . I have no complaints. They are doing what...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ravikumar T
Reviewed February 11, 2019

We visited the O2 Brixton to watch the most recent Bastille tour, the band performed well and we thoroughly enjoyed it however the venue was a little disappointing. Upon arrival the queue lines were not clear and we discovered actually went right round the block,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SteveS1971
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Went to see the Dandy Warhols on Friday 1st February. The venue had a great atmosphere and in that respect was perfect for the gig!! However, the place was absolutely freezing. It had snowed all day but despite that the heating had obviously not been...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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PKCook
March 17, 2019|
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Response from ailismum | Reviewed this property |
The floor is slanted so that you can get a good view of the stage, even if you are a bit further back. When I have been there it was possible to move about, getting nearer the front by walking down the sides. It’s obviously... More
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KatherineH1337
February 23, 2019|
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Response from ailismum | Reviewed this property |
Yes lots of people skip the support and only turn up for the main band, who usually come on about 9
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rogersfriend
February 6, 2019|
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Response from BlackPepperPlease | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would suggest that the Uber parks as close as possible to the venue. By the time an event finishes the area is a little quieter
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