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O2 Academy Islington

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Address: 16 Parkfield Street | Angel Central, London N1 0PS, England
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+44 20 7288 4400

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Some good bands play here

This venue holds around 800....a couple of mins from Angel tube... It looks like they now have a few chairs right of stage for disabled folks...or oldies... A pretty simple... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray M
Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only problem was we were staying at the premier Inn, a 30 second walk to the O2. But when the Gig had finished, we could not walk straight back to the Hotel, and was told to take the long route. WHY ? If we hadn't have been to the Gig, would they still let us pass ?

Slough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venue holds around 800....a couple of mins from Angel tube... It looks like they now have a few chairs right of stage for disabled folks...or oldies... A pretty simple square kind of space downstairs for most people say 700 and 100 upstairs in the balcony. When full it can be very hard to get near the stage or anywhere... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is dirty and expensive, but I was there to see a band who were great. Security folk are awful, not one polite or nice one.

Thank Ness N
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88 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This venue is relatively small but that means that the view of the stage is good from wherever you're standing. There are a couple of bars, although a pint of diet coke was nearly £6. Good facilities inside. Sound was good, we saw a band. We had a great time watching Blue October, however the security lady outside at the... More 

Thank festiqueen
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Blue October last night, it was the first time we'd visited this venue. It was easy to find and the security staff were very helpful in sorting out our disabled tickets and passes. We were able to roam between the main room downstairs with 2 bars and also the upstairs room with a bar and toilets where... More 

Thank Nikki G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Nice medium sized venue. Friendly door staff. Good facilities. Good sound. BUT £2.80 for a small plastic glass of squirty coke !!! Come of it !! The barman wasn't even wearing a mask .......... we won't be going back. And please don't use the sad old excuse, "well it is London you know" it's lame, and its insulting.

Thank Steve C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Don't bother paying for tickets in advance, as when you get to the venue you'll just be told to join the back of the line with all the people who didn't pay for their ticket in advance, and they will get in before you. But before they get in, all the people on the guest list will get in before... More 

Thank Ghemmie
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Went for a halloween event and friend's birthday. The venue itself was pretty boring but okay, large amount of space for the dance floor, very cramped bar. It also had an upstairs area with some sofas though which is nice for a break. The music was pretty bad though, they played a mix of 80s songs and slowed down pop... More 

Thank ColetteW999
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Apart from the fact that it was booked to way over capacity, the bar (of which there were 3) were all manned by 2 or less staff. Considering I had to wait 20-30 minutes to get a drink for them to then ask me for £10.20 for a double Vodka and coke, which was served in what I could only... More 

Thank Jay D
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315 reviews
127 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We went to see TMB here and the band were great (as always!) but the actual venue could improve on some things. The mezzanine was empty when we arrived, whereas the main standing area was packed, so we went up there with some other people, to grab our spot for the show. After 5 minutes, a security type person came... More 

Thank SarahNRaJ

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