The Magic Roundabout

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The Magic Roundabout
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This location was reported permanently closed
About
Located literally in the middle of Old Street Roundabout & accessed via a secret staircase inside Old Street tube station, The Magic Roundabout is London's most unique outdoor event space where you'll find award-winning street food brought to you by the award-winning Burger Bear and a rotation of London's best food traders, coffee, cocktails, craft beers and more! We have DJs playing every night of the week and host day parties with the best promoters in London every weekend. The venue offers cover and heaters all year round to ensure that you'll have fun, whatever the weather. Recently voted 'Best Outdoor Space in Shoreditch'.
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Phantom R
Greater London, UK15 contributions
Nothing magic
Dec 2018 • Friends
I went to magic roundabout, it’s alright for something that is above an underground station. Drinks were ok, food was rubbish and overpriced. Would not recommend
Written December 8, 2018
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Xcloose
London, UK1,261 contributions
Hidden little gem
Sep 2018 • Friends
I have been here a few times, and I absolutely love the quirkiness of this place. It is like no other place I have been

The entrance to the venue is actually WITHIN Old Street Station and is hidden away but if you find it, you are in for a treat

It is a great open air space on top of Old Street roundabout with good food stalls. The only issue is the toilets which look rather makeshift
Written November 13, 2018
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Happiness10711437481
2 contributions
Bouncer so rude he made little girls cry
Nov 2018 • Friends
Absolute horrible bouncer. So mean and so rude. Saw two boys with a large group of girls and decided that they wouldn't deserve entry. When one of our group asked why he imminently kicked her out, a girl less than half a size who had booked this special day for a group reunion, however his awful treatment brought her to tears. The manger at the time did seem to be on our side, giving us a complete refund for all purchases and the table we booked. Then our 15+ group decided to take our business else-wear.
Written November 12, 2018
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SanjaDo89
London, UK34 contributions
Quirky, friendly and fun :)
Sep 2018 • Friends
I went on a Saturday night for my birthday with no expectations, but when we got there we fell in love with the place. As it’s an open space you can smoke pretty much anywhere, the drinks are good and the staff are super friendly. Music was decent some current stuff, some cheese but overall a good mix. Would definitely recommend as I’ll be returning soon myself :)
Written October 8, 2018
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tguk_14
London, UK23 contributions
Invisible staff and a broken fryer
Aug 2018 • Business
Came here last week for a company away day, where some guys came to give us a graffiti workshop (Magic Roundabout being one of the venues you can use). Unfortunately it was raining that day, which can't be helped, but there was absolutely no one to welcome us on arrival and the one obvious covered spot had leaky plastic roofing and wet cushions. We asked if we could have access to another covered area but were told that was being used for staff working and a private event at 5pm. This was at only 1pm (and our booking was until 3.30) so I would have thought paying and present customers would take priority over staff having a meeting. We bought tokens for the bar and food van but it was not clear what food the token included, burgers were slow to come and the fryer went bust so the chips took even longer. Although we were mainly being looked after by the graffiti team, I felt we were a bit abandoned by the venue staff. Wouldn't go there on a night out, especially in the rain.
Written August 20, 2018
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Temi O
Berlin, Germany15 contributions
What and Where is the vibe?
Aug 2018
So the magic roundabout would have been a great concept. On paper it would be a pretty cool set up for a summer hang out. Open roof, music, bars, food, maybe occasionally watch a match on the tv screens.

I visited with a few friends and I was super excited to see what it had to offer... as I soon found out not much.

It does not live up to its potential at all. There is such a huge deal with security and gaining entrance to the place, just to get up to the roof top and find that it’s a roof top that has tried to create a hang out spot around the unaccommodating groves and illogical architectural work of old street station. It had way too many people than it did space, which inevitably meant that drinks were spilling all over you, the ground was covered in rubbish ( half eaten food, glasses) and it really did not offer much of an ambience to compensate for the untidiness of it all.

The music was quite dull, lyric less house/ pop tunes all day and night? To cater to the clear diversity of people who hang out at the magic roundabout, a change of genre may have helped ( massively) to create and switch up the vibe. Perhaps this may help liven the spirit of the place (the dance floor was literally empty).

It’s a shame to see that it is not being used to it full potential.
Written August 14, 2018
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Jediraider
London, UK87 contributions
A bit scruffy
Aug 2018 • Friends
This place is fun with a group of friends, but it's just a bit scruffy. Plastic glasses, corrugated plastic roofing (boiling on a hot day) and very few food options during the day. Over-rated.
Written August 12, 2018
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Xcloose
London, UK1,261 contributions
Gona be sad to see this place go
May 2018 • Friends
Have only been a handful of times but each time I have, I have had SO MUCH FUN!

It is in such an unsuspecting place but amazing once there

Drink prices are not bad, always a great selection of food and the only downside is the makeshift toilets! But that aside, this place is GREAT! Well, soon to be WAS great :'-(
Written August 10, 2018
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SteveW25167220
Glasgow, UK385 contributions
Great vibe and music with accommodating staff!
Jul 2018 • Friends
I love everything about this place. If you have travelled the world and fancy a beach bar style vibe with funky decor original staff and fresh music then come here. For a group i would reserve a table as seating is limited. I wish I could spend longer in here!!! i will be back!
Written July 29, 2018
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nicmad1
Manchester, UK328 contributions
Wicked place- a hidden gem
Jul 2018 • Friends
Had the pleasure of going to this bar- I couldn't get my head around that it was in the station- on the roundabout!!

It was closed for a private party, but we had 30 mins to get a drink and to enjoy the surroundings.

The staff were great - an Ozzie guy who went to study in Birmingham was awesome!! Thank you!!

Loved this place- can't wait to return.
Written July 20, 2018
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