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O2 Academy, Brixton

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Address: 211 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SL, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7771 3000

Live music venue.

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A convenient venue in the heart of Brizzle. An intimate feel, and the size of the place means no-one is far from the stage so a good view should be had by all.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Timothy N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A convenient venue in the heart of Brizzle. An intimate feel, and the size of the place means no-one is far from the stage so a good view should be had by all.

Thank Timothy N
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Watch out for the steep drink prices, occasional ropey sound, which has happened too many times and you can only blame rubbish sound engineers, and the ground floor gents ..... having been there 3 nights in 5 they stank ! Need hosing down with disinfectant 😝

Thank Mark1208
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here to see Pierce the veil on the 27th november. the place is huge and its easy to see the stage. the only thing that let it down was the rude staff. I know dealing with some younger guests can be difficult but i heard one of the staff swearing at a girl who can only have been about... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place will always do well whomever turns up to play. It is a little tired inside and the acoustics may not be perfect but it is a concert venue and you're not here to listen to a symphony recital and no one is being forded to buy over priced hideous lager. A good night with the Pixies

Thank KAF0460
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This venue needs to urgently review its acoustics and invest in bass traps. The sound is so poor you can't hear the band but the bass is so loud your clothes vibrate. I have never been satisfied with my experience there. The smell from the male toilets is so disgusting no one stands within whiffable distance of the door. The... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw wilco great band staging great. The venue drinks very highly price 6. Quid tin of beer. 2.70 for a mini bottle of water. Cloakroom charges high. Would try and catch bands at a nicer venue.

Thank Harriet W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge Noel Gallagher fan and was lucky enough to get tickets to the last gig of his current tour. The venue is really a throw back to venues when gigs were not fashionable to got and that you had to be hard core to go to a place like the academy. The venue has a real feel of history around... More 

Thank Denis L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant venue with good views from downstairs standing and great sound. Bar prices are not cheap and the gents toilet downstairs to the side of the music hall is disgusting but if you see a good band here it rocks.

Thank Beveraldo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still an old cinema like the other O2 venues, but this is so much bigger. Great view from anywhere due to the sloping floor. Great atmosphere although very lively down near the front - no trouble though. Pretty good bars - fairly easy to get served..

Thank paulspod
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decent venue to see live music, we didn't have the best view from where we were sitting so the was a bit annoying but all in all it's a pretty standard venue

Thank Matt T

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