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O2 Academy, Brixton

#55 of 1,260 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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Bowie Celebration concert.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank natashamedds
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168 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank chips34
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here. The Bowie birthday celebration. Firstly the queue it went round the block in a figure of eight, with the place rammed difficult to get drinks and toilets, would only come here again if I was seated upstairs.

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Thank Clivey57
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best places for big gigs in London, i´ll try to go back next time for sure. Check the listings because you can find any kind of music.

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Thank Alberto T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, this venue has hosted the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Armin Van Buren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to name a few.... when the event is on you want to see go. Great venue with security levels at the right amount to stop violence but not stop fun. #PartyTillWeDie

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Thank Ryan_Camsey
Visby, Gotlands Län, Sweden
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28 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

The venue is great for concerts. Good sound and easy to see the stage from most places in the stalls. However, at the event I went to, the staff had no clue about anything. Not at the cue, the security, the box office or the merchandise stand. The VIP-tickets i bought gave me the opposite of the VIP treatment. This... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 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 😝

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