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O2 Academy

O2 Academy

Music Venue
  • Mark P.
    "The best music venue in London, hands down."(3 Tips)
    Jia L.
    "Amazing amazing venue to see live music."(12 Tips)
    "Sit or stand in the 4th row for best view in the circle section"(10 Tips)
    Nash N.
    "Go to the balcony for great views"(2 Tips)
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  • Little Scrapes
    Nowhere near enough bar staff to serve the thirsty hoards. Bar service so slow the venue may as well be dry. Preload, or being a hip flask.
  • Mark P.
    Mark PatczaiMarch 21
    Been here 10+ times
    The best music venue in London, hands down. Amazing gigs, always.
  • Hummy R.
    Hummy RashidMarch 19
    Good views are to be had everywhere because of the incline of the floor.
  • Margherita B.
    Awesome concert venue in Brixton. The XX opened up by Robyn 😍
  • Cami H.
    Cami HeitzFebruary 19
    Nice concert venue, small and cozy
  • Ross G.
    Ross GroomDecember 3, 2016
    Bug venue, good for gigs and nights out alike. Sloped floor towards the stage helps.
  • Virgi R.
    Virgi R.November 25, 2016
    Venue is ok, but crew very bossy and a bit freaked out.
  • Giacomo M.
    Giacomo MasonNovember 12, 2016
    Possibly my fave venue in London. Just the right size, and the sloping floor means you can ser even from the back!
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvansNovember 11, 2016
    Great venue, floor is slanted which makes the view much better, although after standing for 3 hours it hurts your back pretty back on the slope!
  • Christine L.
    Christine LutonNovember 7, 2016
    Great for music events. Went to the 2016 Top100DJs party here and really enjoyed the venue.
  • Ceara P.
    Ceara PixieNovember 6, 2016
    Great venue but was over-crowded and was very difficult to buy a drink.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SlaughterSeptember 30, 2016
    The sloped flooring means shorties can see !
  • B
    BAugust 7, 2016
    Good venue for concerts
  • Ilias P.
    Ilias PapounidisJune 7, 2016
    Exactly what you need it to be.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisMay 31, 2016
    Ok but ropey sound
  • Swarmstrong
    SwarmstrongApril 24, 2016
    Beautiful interior, truly great venue. Sloped floor is genius!
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SalviApril 4, 2016
    Great venue with visibility from everywhere thanks to the slopping floor. They take credit cards at the bar.Good acoustic.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MakinMarch 5, 2016
    Had a great time watching massive attack - just wish they'd sort he queues out for drinks and stock some decent drinks. Terrible range of spirits and awful beer.
  • Ramão J.
    Not even O2 WiFi here? Really?
  • Nash N.
    Nash NaniDecember 22, 2015
    Best old school music venue in London! Go to the balcony for great views
  • Ali B.
    Ali BDecember 22, 2015
    Weird indoor castle thing going on - love it. Fantastic historical venue and pleasant staff.
  • Cyndie D.
    Cyndie Da RochaNovember 7, 2015
    Impressive decor, size and sound.
  • Dayna M.
    Dayna McAlpineOctober 27, 2015
    The floor going down at a huge slant means no getting angry at the tall person in front of you!
  • Ladybag
    LadybagOctober 26, 2015
    Nice acts, nice venue
  • Megan Allison
    Megan AllisonOctober 22, 2015
    Absolutely brilliant. A temple for live shows.
  • Alan M.
    Alan MortonOctober 5, 2015
    Amazing venue :)
  • Asa B.
    Asa BaumOctober 5, 2015
    Saw James Bay here, was absobloodylutely great!
  • Ugnius
    UgniusJune 11, 2015
    Through all my life as a dj and music fan, o2 gets the award of the worst sound quality I've ever heard and I've had my fair share of shows all around the globe.
  • Rachel O.
    Rachel O'ReillyMay 9, 2015
    Fantastic venue. Once you're in you can't go out and back in again though so make sure you have everything you need before you go in!
  • Arne B.
    Arne BlondéApril 20, 2015
    Legendary venue (but very expensive)
  • Hui-ern N.
    Hui-ern NgApril 6, 2015
    Above and beyond!!!
  • Tom W.
    Tom WoolvertonMarch 28, 2015
    Just take a gas mask to the toilets
  • Jia L.
    Jia LiMarch 15, 2015
    Amazing amazing venue to see live music. Saw caribou here..psychedelic.
  • Blondie
    BlondieMarch 4, 2015
    Authentic venue that make every concert magiacal.
  • PJ W.
    PJ WascherMarch 3, 2015
    Saw The War On Drugs here. Cool venue. If you want to sit, buy a balcony ticket. Standing only on the main floor.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferFebruary 26, 2015
    Good for short people.
  • Mat C.
    Mat CollisFebruary 25, 2015
    First time mixing here for the NME awards. So much history here. Such a cool venue
  • Jonny W.
    Jonny WrightFebruary 18, 2015
    Best venue in London! The only problem is the expensive drinks
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmallwoodFebruary 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best venue in London for short people due to a natural incline. Serves beer in 2 pint glasses
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 27, 2015
    Love this place, feel like a second home. The venue is beautiful!
  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithJanuary 7, 2015
    Lost count how many times I got asked if I wanted to "buy pills" or "get high" in here
  • Matt T.
    Matt TaylorDecember 23, 2014
    Upstairs has seating which can be used for those wanting a more relaxed concert!
  • Hui-ern N.
    Hui-ern NgDecember 19, 2014
    Fav location for a rave so far
  • Andrew w.
    Andrew woodNovember 30, 2014
    Decent venue. Bars are quick, and the floor slopes for a good view from wherever. Acoustics aren't as good as Shepherd's Bush.
  • Anastasiya L.
    Anastasiya LyaminaNovember 27, 2014
    Nice area to stand
  • Giorgi M.
    Giorgi MerebashviliNovember 7, 2014
    Aaaaaaa, uuuuuu, had a chance to be there on the knife concert, the drinks are fairly priced but the safety personnel are super rude
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.November 3, 2014
    Great venue
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SilverlockOctober 18, 2014
    Don't worry too much if there's a long queue outside, it's quite easy to get near the front once inside (without pushing). Toilets and bar easily accessible too.
  • Jack H.
    Jack HoppusAugust 8, 2014
    The stage is great; and a great experience. The black roof gives the impression that you are outside.
  • Hon L.
    Hon LeeApril 11, 2014
    Manics were playing and they were amazing even at the back of the venue.
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PieMarch 14, 2014
    Best music venue in London. Intimate but spectacular. You can find out more about it by reading simon parkes' 'live at the Brixton academy' - great book!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RodgerFebruary 22, 2014
    Without a doubt the worst pint of lager in the entire world. Good venue otherwise!
  • Amalia A.
    Amalia AlonsoDecember 20, 2013
    Love this place and the sound!
  • ksenja l.
    ksenja laginjaDecember 19, 2013
    Great concert hall!
  • Alexandra P.
    Alexandra PoncetDecember 17, 2013
    terrible sound, otherwise well-sized fine venue
  • Haylie S.
    Haylie SeymourNovember 30, 2013
    Great venue but don't bother queuing for drinks absolute nightmare and overpriced but still a lovely venue.
  • Patricia B.
    Patricia BNovember 29, 2013
    O2 subscribers queue separately.
  • Vardges H.
    Vardges HoveyanNovember 13, 2013
    You should pay 2 pounds to use cloakroom!
  • Peter (Pedro) M.
    Peter (Pedro) MNovember 10, 2013
    Seen Blink 182 & Stone Sour & Ke$ha & Papa Roach Here
  • James H.
    James HallSeptember 18, 2013
    If your not an 02 customer get a cheap pay as you go sim to jump the queue then keep 4 concerts
  • Olusola A.
    Olusola AdebusuyiJuly 15, 2013
    Don't bring water.
  • FyF F.
    FyF FashionJuly 10, 2013
    Arrive early, get nandos and chill ;)
  • Marius C.
    Marius CucuruzJune 21, 2013
    great venue! it's got a really good vibe to it
  • Seb J.
    Seb JacobsMay 27, 2013
    Arrive with plenty of time to spare if you want to get a good spot
  • Joanna M.
    Joanna MasiniMay 21, 2013
    They won't let you take chewing gum in
  • Dóra
    DóraMay 19, 2013
  • Hassan
    HassanMarch 28, 2013
    Sit or stand in the 4th row for best view in the circle section
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LeckieMarch 25, 2013
    If you get stuck with seating tix and have friends in stalls, have someone from downstairs bring out 2 standing stubs then go in with them. Legendary venue, pity its in Brixton! Shit beer, shit prices
  • Debora S.
    Debora SeghettiMarch 13, 2013
  • Tim L.
    Tim LaceyFebruary 15, 2013
    Watch out.traffic wardens about
  • Enis
    EnisFebruary 8, 2013
    Who you are !!
  • Peter (Pedro) M.
    Peter (Pedro) MJanuary 31, 2013
    very good concert venue
  • Matt W.
    Matt WhiteJanuary 26, 2013
    Mental night/morning
  • Kat G.
    Kat GusDecember 20, 2012
    Great venue for the music events!
  • Rob W.
    Rob WeisnerDecember 11, 2012
    Great atmosphere,cheaper beer than expected and great views from everywhere
  • Peter (Pedro) M.
    Peter (Pedro) MNovember 27, 2012
    Seen Blink 182 & Stone Sour & Papa Roach Here Live
  • Will B.
    Will BeardmoreNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Head for the sides to fast track to a great, close up view.
  • Pablo A.
    Pablo AmpueroNovember 13, 2012
    The downstairs bars tend to have a shorter wait during shows.
  • Krishna S.
    Krishna SrinivasanNovember 8, 2012
    Cash only bar and cash machine charges 2 quid.
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YipOctober 31, 2012
    Tame Impala were brilliant! Great venue!
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MaisanoOctober 17, 2012
    One of the best venues for gigs.
  • Punktastic
    PunktasticAugust 15, 2012
    A huge theatre venue, Brixton's sloping floor gives you a fine view of any of the bands playing there, and there's usually 2/3 great shows per month for Rock lovers.
  • Peter (Pedro) M.
    Peter (Pedro) MAugust 1, 2012
    blink at brixton
  • Peter (Pedro) M.
    Peter (Pedro) MAugust 1, 2012
    mark from blink at brixton
  • Peter (Pedro) M.
    Peter (Pedro) MAugust 1, 2012
    tom from blink at brixton
  • Peter (Pedro) M.
    Peter (Pedro) MAugust 1, 2012
    seen blink 182 here last week
  • Peter (Pedro) M.
    Peter (Pedro) MJuly 27, 2012
    Seen Blink 182 here :)
  • James F.
    James FranklinJune 27, 2012
    Terrible acoustics. Recommend to avoid
  • Mark W.
    Mark WhitingJune 21, 2012
    Want that authentic feeling of just being robbed - go to the bar!
  • Beboy R.
    Beboy RockerMay 31, 2012
    Who you seeing?
  • Chris H.
    Chris HinkleyMay 3, 2012
    They segregate the queue into male and female @_@
  • Belén M.
    Belén MartínezApril 30, 2012
    Don't go to the Circle area, they won´t let you stand up even for a second to dance and enjoy the gig. Always go for the stalls tickets if u wanna have real fun.
  • Hakan S.
    Hakan SmitzApril 28, 2012
    Missed Foster The People again
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 28, 2012
    The Academy’s famous raked dancefloor splits opinion – it allows the petit(e) attendee to see something of wht’s happening on stage, which is good, but isn’t exactly ideal if you fancy a boogie. Read more
  • Jame
    JameMarch 10, 2012
    Cypress Hill was great here!
  • Phil S.
    Phil SheardFebruary 3, 2012
    Always go standing, the sloped floor makes everywhere a good view
  • Breakin' C.
    Breakin' ConventionJanuary 11, 2012
    Catch the UK B-Boy Championships World Finals here in October and find out which crew, soloist, popper and lockers will reign supreme as World Champion!
  • Kane B.
    Kane BeereDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Have pear cider over normal cider here, not out of choice, the quality or normal cider is poor
  • Shehnaz H.
    Shehnaz HansrajDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Indulge in a pre-gig pizza at Franco Mancas!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CutajarNovember 26, 2011
    Beer is a rip off
  • Juliemy M.
    Otima estrutura e visibilidade!
  • Mélodie C.
    Mélodie CarréMay 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Summer vibes assurées. Mon ami et moi sommes passés le temps un après-midi par temps chaud/humide - bières fraiches à foison, terrace idéale, vue plaisante sur les WC du voisinage! À refaire! 😜
  • Hussein G.
    Hussein GenghisDecember 1, 2015
    İlginç bir yer leziz
  • Mary Colette N.
    Très bel endroit
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroDecember 31, 2014
    Uma das melhores casas de show que já conheci, ainda mais quando os Specials tocaram aqui!!!
  • Maytê R.
    Maytê RibeiroAugust 6, 2014
    Hoje é dia de Blink182
  • Red P.
    Red PathosJune 28, 2013
    Сцена оформлена как экстерьер здания, зал покатый - соответственно всем видно действо
  • danny w.
    danny wahyujanaDecember 18, 2012
    o2 : o o : o two
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