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“Great bands but RIPOFF drink prices.Very run down.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of O2 Academy, Brixton

O2 Academy, Brixton
Ranked #56 of 1,271 Nightlife in London
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Owner description: Live music venue.
London
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great bands but RIPOFF drink prices.Very run down.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

Went to see a band and found the organisation to be pretty non existent. Unreserved seating means people running to get best seats and then changing there minds and moving time after time. Staff seemed to allow their friends to stand in the stair area but made other people move. Don't bother drinking inside the venue as 1 pint of Guinness and a can of Tuborg came to £9.10 which I was told was a bargain price by the staff who obviously must hear this time after time.people were openly smoking all types of substances which seemed to go unchecked. Not a particularly good venue to see a band so if the band you like is playing at another venue you would probably be advised to go there. Shame on the owners as it could be a great place. I shan't be going back as I don't like being ripped off.

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“Within Temptation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

Band and support were excellent. Venue is large and easy to find.

Visited November 2011
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“First time at the Academy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

Great venue. The way concerts should be. Dark, loud, atmospheric and sweaty.

Visited October 2011
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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Anything goes!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2011

This was my first and probably last visit.

Drug taking, smoking dope and cigarettes were rife. With no air conditioning the mist and smell became unbearable; the heat was ridiculous.

Nobody form the staff appeared to do anything!

An iconic venue, that's well overdue for a refurbishment and the staff need to be informed about the laws on illegal substance abuse.

Visited April 2011
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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“GREAT VENUE, BUT GET WRECKED B4 U GO IN. DRINKS PRICES DISGRACE”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2011

Promoters or organisers or owners.......whoever you are I have spread the word about your excessive drinks prices and feel that is my duty to never go to such an overpriced shambles again. F'%k you

Visited March 2011
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