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Roundhouse

Music Venue and Performing Arts Venue
Camden Town, London
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  • The experts at Londonist and Time Out London recommend this place
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  • Laura C.
    "good spot without a pillar in the way!"(9 Tips)
    FUCK BORING
    "One of the best music venues in London, with a sweet cafe to match!"(7 Tips)
    Drowned in Sound
    "various intimate shows by big acts."(5 Tips)
    John H.
    "Amazing venue for live music."(16 Tips)
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  • Natalie P.
    Natalie ParchmentMarch 31, 2015
    I came her to see blue and it's an amazing venue, a lot bigger than you think, cloak room staff are super quick and it has a really nice bar to chill out in before or after the performance starts
  • Very Good Service
    One of our favorite music venue in London, great acoustics, intimate atmosphere and a place where you can actually see the act without having to rely on video screens.
  • Fabian
    FabianOctober 14, 2016
    Acoustics are not the best in this round house (heh heh) and more troublesome for quiet acts, but expect great atmosphere in a spectacular venue. It's plain lovely. The Kills were just amazing.
  • Nicki I.
    Nicki IodiceSeptember 29, 2015
    I am yet to find a venue with better sound. The view isn't the best when you're standing at the back, but the sound quality is amazing. Great acoustics!
  • Alex C.
    Alex CropperJune 3, 2016
    The venue is beautiful, a lot of history to it and feels very intimate. If you get the right band here, you're in for a treat. A gem of a venue.
  • Magnus B.
    Cool, round venue with a bit of gothic touch with pillars in a circle at the main stage. Great view even from the bar areas in the back.
  • Henry Herrera | Events & Volunteer Coordinator
    The amazing Fuerzabruta is back. Drums, aerialists, strobe lights, water, and dance. I'm going to the 10pm show tonight, but it would be great to meet up in the bar at around 8:30pm. Tickets £32.50 Read more
  • Giorgi M.
    Giorgi MerebashviliNovember 8, 2014
    Super venue with very polite stuff, illumination absolutely amazing, flying lotus performance was just out of this world, have never listened to music this wonderful way
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 28, 2012
    The Grade II-listed Roundhouse was built in 1846 as a turntable shed for steam engines, and the venue has married beautiful looks with beastly behaviour ever since. Read more
  • Filiz S.
    Filiz SalihNovember 20, 2011
    Fantastic venue and amazing bands and artists signed and unsigned have performed here. Creative projects are scheduled here. Roundhouse is an amazing charity for creative projects :)
  • Mike K.
    Mike KeefeOctober 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    When there's a big crowd for a gig and you're stuck at the back, walk all the way around to the right and cut across. Easy to get close to the front!
  • Chris R.
    Chris ReesSeptember 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great venue to get close to a band. The rest feels a bit like a student union with multiple table tennis tables and a few bars. Outside area on the first floor.
  • Drowned in Sound
    Drowned in SoundJanuary 25, 2011
    An incredible calibre of live shows happen at this venue (we've seen the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Grizzly Bear), including the BBC Electric Proms and various intimate shows by big acts. Read more
  • Barry G.
    Barry GSeptember 29, 2016
    Awesome. Went for the Apple Music festival. Will definitely go back. Look up when you're in there! Amazing roof and super friendly staff :)
  • Chrissy C.
    Chrissy CNovember 9, 2014
    Really great music venue. The sound is spot on and there are upstairs seats if you don't feel like dancing/moshing. Beware, it's a popular spot for pickpockets :(
  • LIAD
    LIADSeptember 16, 2010
    Of course, this is one of London's great music venues. Even better for extreme circus. Look up to the roof on the extension and you'll see a little-known Antony Gormley.Of course, this is one of Londo
  • Irada B.
    Irada BabayevaMarch 25, 2016
    I was passing by and saw this place. There was the concert of "Half Moon Run". It was great concert and place is very cosy itself!
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WanApril 29, 2015
    Stunning venue and overall a good buzz about the place! Bar and restaurant inside if you want to grab something quick before the show!
  • O L.
    O LMay 21, 2016
    Very well designed music venue. The acoustics are probably the best I've ever experienced. Add amazing beer, what more could you want
  • Edoardo L.
    Edoardo L'AstorinaFebruary 26, 2011
    Wanna see your favourite band in London's slickest rock venue? Go to the Roundhouse!! And if you're dropping by during the day, they do really nice freshly squeezed orange juice in the cafe downstairs
  • Arielle
    ArielleOctober 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite concert venue in London. Big enough for great acts, still an intimate show, and not a bad seat in the house.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmallwoodFebruary 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best venues in London. Great sound. Come in summer for Camden beach!
  • Adam W.
    Adam WhiteheadNovember 6, 2014
    Great venue, very smart and clean facilities and awesome acoustics. Seeing Asking Alexandria here this evening
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KingSeptember 8
    Been here 5+ times
    Its still one of the best venue in london....use the toilets at the left or right towards the stage they are quieter
  • London Symphony Orchestra
    London Symphony OrchestraSeptember 16, 2011
    Very trendy venue, and a fantastic space for all sorts of events because of its versatility. Pop, rock, classical, dance, circus... it's an eclectic mix.
  • Evening Standard
    Evening StandardMay 11, 2012
    Chic and clean, with clever lighting and cool exposed brick, The Roundhouse certainly sets itself apart from Camden’s other, perhaps less salubrious venues. Read more
  • FUCK BORING
    FUCK BORINGFebruary 13, 2011
    One of the best music venues in London, with a sweet cafe to match! Our favourite thing about visiting is the Antony Gormley sculpture on the roof. Read more
  • Robert E.
    Robert EMay 8, 2013
    We, The Knife, will be performing live. We will be there, on stage, all seven of us, sometimes all ten of us, or even more. We have worked hard, together. Things, ideas, concepts have been tried.
  • Akin O.
    Akin OSeptember 16, 2012
    Great theatre. Drinks are relatively cheap for London but they have a policy of once in you can't go out of the building.
  • AnyTrip
    AnyTripMay 13, 2011
    Crystal-clear sound here - great for when we saw Grizzly Bear. You have to pay to withdraw money inside so make sure you have enough cash for the bar before entering!
  • Kaz M.
    Kaz MMay 13, 2016
    Best beer selection I've seen at a music venue of this size, reasonably priced. not too overcrowded
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliJanuary 31, 2016
    Original performance space with very interesting shows on their listings
  • Jason O.
    Jason O'LearyDecember 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I was rather impressed with the seated area when at gigs. Very impressive views. (If you manage to avoid the pillars)
  • Londonist
    LondonistMay 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Of course, this is one of London's great music venues. Even better for extreme circus. Look up to the roof on the extension and you'll see a little-known Antony Gormley.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KentDecember 28, 2012
    Become a member. It goes to giving disadvantages kids access to creative space and you get a VIP bar too
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo Sánchez-SáezSeptember 5, 2014
    Amazing medium sized venue! Top notch and modern facilities, much cleanliness and excellent sound.
  • G C.
    G CMay 1, 2012
    One of my favourite venues. Well organised, good bars, great acoustics, and a varied list of acts.
  • Doug M.
    Doug MortonSeptember 24, 2014
    Fantastic venue. It holds quite a few people, but still feels very intimate.
  • noenotiene
    noenotieneOctober 20, 2013
    the sound is the bomb! really high quality. and the free wifi is a much appreciated plus
  • Buffy C.
    Buffy ClacksonDecember 27, 2012
    Great venue. Don't waste time queuing at the busy bar inside, there's another quieter bar outside ;)
  • Colm L.
    Colm LinehanSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic venue, beautiful and small with great sound. Perfect place for the iTunes Festival
  • Simon S.
    Simon SaintMarch 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing venue for gigs, still a mystery as to how you gets seats upstairs though!
  • Dmitry D.
    Dmitry Devishev3 weeks ago
    Great club, but it’s kind of weird they require to get paper tickets before allowing you in.. Why don’t use e-tickets?
  • Maryann H.
    Maryann HuynhSeptember 25, 2012
    Great venue. One of my favourites in London. Don't forget to bring cash!
  • Bea M.
    Bea Matti August 3, 2015
    A beach in London? Just awesome. They don't make the best cocktails though..
  • Thrash Hits
    Thrash HitsFebruary 7, 2011
    A lot of metal passes through this refurbished, historical venue. Opeth recorded a DVD here. BMTH hosted one of the biggest hardcore shows ever. Just don't stand behind one of the pillars. Read more
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinMay 2, 2015
    Great space for gigs. And so well ventilated! They even have air con.
  • Nash N.
    Nash NaniDecember 5, 2015
    One of the more atmospheric venues left in London
  • Love Camden
    Love CamdenOctober 18, 2010
    There's another smaller bar upstairs too. And if you've got seat for a gig but feel like moving, there's space to dance at the front and back of the upstairs section.
  • Mark P.
    Mark PatczaiOctober 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the greatest music venues in London.
  • John H.
    John HydeOctober 4, 2014
    Amazing venue for live music. ITunes was really good for Calvin Harris
  • Dave M.
    Dave MarshallFebruary 26, 2016
    Great concert venue in Camden. Intimate and well organised.
  • Cat H.
    Cat HigginsAugust 7, 2014
    Great music venue. Always have an special evening. So many great memories
  • Naza P.
    Naza PasoOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my fav music venue in London, great atmosphere and amazing architecture!
  • Paul G.
    Paul GallagherDecember 16, 2015
    A great venue for concerts and corporate functions alike.
  • Bartek B.
    Bartek BiedrzyckiMarch 29, 2016
    Cool music venue. Sound was great and the main space has a retro feeling.
  • Carl C.
    Carl ClancySeptember 20, 2014
    Excellent food - check out the monkfish carpaccio and the calamari.
  • Laura C.
    Laura CallanJuly 31, 2011
    Lovely old renovated venue, just try and get a good spot without a pillar in the way!
  • Katy Z.
    Katy ZackFebruary 3
    Truly unique music venue that was a pivotal spot in the punk scene.
  • Anke v.
    Anke vdWAugust 17, 2014
    great concert hall. beware you're not sitting behind a beam though.
  • Mark J.
    Mark JenkinsJanuary 29, 2012
    Best venue in London, by a mile. Fantastic for live music
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 26, 2015
    Great venue, the sound is just amazing in this place.
  • National Maritime M.
    Designed by engineer Robert Stephenson (1803-59), who survived a perilous shipwreck off New York when returning from a posting with the Colombian Mining Association. Find your maritime story. Read more
  • Blog O.
    Blog On The BlockNovember 8, 2014
    Coming for a gig? Buy a ticket in advance because the queue for tickets gets ridiculously long.
  • James S.
    James SchofieldDecember 17, 2011
    Fantastic venue but aim to get standing tickets as there's quite a few pillars
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CiolinoApril 21, 2016
    There's a candy shop, bring cash! And then go for a pre-show drink to the terrace.
  • Omid T.
    Omid TavallaiMay 17, 2011
    Free wi-fi. Clean toilets. Decent draught beer. And like everyone says.. DON'T GET STUCK BEHIND A FUCKING PILLAR.
  • Lisette
    LisetteFebruary 7, 2015
    the atmosphere is great. love it here
  • Vivienne G.
    Vivienne GoulburnSeptember 25, 2013
    Eat first in Made on the ground floor, great food!
  • Michaela W.
    Michaela WatkinsonSeptember 22, 2015
    Gorgeous venue. Try stand in a place where the pillar won't get in the way.
  • Nitzan L.
    Nitzan LindenbergSeptember 18, 2016
    Great venue with amazing acoustics!
  • James P.
    James PartonNovember 14, 2011
    Beautifully refurbished venue, one of the best in London
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmOctober 5, 2016
    Stunning venue for a live gig!
  • Mick S.
    Mick StevensDecember 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the greatest live music venues in London
  • Rusty
    RustySeptember 24, 2012
    Absolutely one of the greatest music venues in London!
  • Emilio L.
    Emilio LaraAugust 29, 2015
    Having a bar just behind you is great. Great place!!!
  • Thibault L.
    Such a great concert venu!
  • Francesca F.
    Francesca FAugust 6, 2014
    A beautiful place for concert
  • Bob S.
    Bob SmithOctober 18, 2015
    A good size venue to see major concerts and shows.
  • Cal G.
    Cal GuyllMarch 26, 2010
    Make sure that you dont get stuck behind one of the pillars during the show or you won't be able to see a thing!
  • Ross M.
    Ross MitchellAugust 29, 2011
    Probably my favourite venue in London - be sure to check out the patio/smoking/BBQ food area out back!
  • Jess J.
    Jess JethwaJanuary 20
    A great show there and one of my favourite venues.
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew TitcombeFebruary 14, 2012
    I remember Moon Williams and his band performing here at "Decameron" Still got the poster somewhere Great past Great future as well!
  • Caroline J.
    Caroline JMay 6, 2010
    Building fantastic - Music great - CircusFest fabulous - and Acrobat coming up mid May is a must see
  • James P.
    James PattersonFebruary 22, 2016
    Talk to the staff. They can only help when they know what the problem is
  • Sai Preeti
    Sai PreetiJanuary 5, 2014
    DON'T miss Fuerzabruta! Absolutely amazing!!!!!
  • Lef G.
    Lef GermenlisFebruary 14
    Historic venue but the sound is usually mediocre because of its shape I suppose. But I've seen some wicked gigs there
  • Estuary Properties (UK) Ltd
    One of the best, if not the best, London music venues around.
  • Zoárd Manó A.
    Zoárd Manó AndresikMay 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to get cash beforehand, as no bar takes card, and the cashpoint inside charges you. Opt for sainsburys across the road
  • Tajana
    TajanaFebruary 28, 2011
    Great for concerts! Not too big, not to small
  • Eleanor B.
    Eleanor BeresfordSeptember 11, 2012
    Cleanest music venue I've ever been to. Where is the chewing gum on the floor?
  • Katerina K.
    Katerina KerrSeptember 21, 2015
    A stylish venue in Camden. Keep an eye on the upcoming events
  • Ross G.
    Ross GroomOctober 23, 2016
    Really great venue - feels like a festival tent but inside
  • aaron b.
    aaron brindleyAugust 30, 2015
    Bring cash as bar is cash only and ATM's charge
  • Henna P.
    Henna PatelNovember 5, 2016
    One of my favourite London venues
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BovanMay 13, 2013
    saw Pink Floyd and The Who here new year's eve 66/67 - it's probably changed a bit
  • Rich H.
    Rich HRNovember 30, 2012
    Great music venue, great bar attached
  • Coenraad D.
    Coenraad DMay 20, 2016
    Good atmosphere, acoustics
  • Adrià P.
    Adrià PérezOctober 9, 2015
    Amazing quality of sound!
  • James P.
    James PattersonFebruary 22, 2016
    Brilliant staff who try hard to be helpful
  • Fernando A.
    El lugar es acogedor, la acústica es buena (con un buen sistema de sonido), la organización y el staff están en punto, podés guardar tus bolsones y abrigos por algunas libras.
  • Pepe Z.
    Pepe ZapataFebruary 14, 2013
    Primos hermanos del Price de Madrid
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