I had never been to Brixton Academy before so didn't really know what to expect, but it was amazing, I will definitely go back. Its so easy to get to with buses stopping right outside the venue and the tube a few minutes down the road. There are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby too on the whole a great central location. Inside there's plenty of space and a bar, toilets are right inside the reception area - my tip go before you find a space for your concert as the queues get pretty long after! There is seating upstairs but personally I think the view is better standing downstairs, the floor has a gentle slope to it so you get a good view wherever you are. You really do feel immersed in the music and the atmosphere is amazing.
My tips! Do drink before you go in - Security don't like you having your own water or gum inside. Do visit the toilets before your event - for reasons already discussed! Don't feel you have to take a bag ladies, security will search it and you lose moments finding a good spot while they do. Do wear a loose light top especially if you're dancing - there is air con but it struggled against a full house and lights etc. And don't head straight for the bar - again you'll lose moments queuing for a drink you can get outside afterwards while the good viewing spots are taken.
I'll certainly be going back.
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