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Welcome to this guide to London's live music venues including information on how to get to venues such as the Forum, the best places to drink before the Brixton Academy, sound and atmosphere ratings for Koko, user reviews and tips on how best to enjoy your gig at some of London's most famous live music venues.


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Brixton AcademyEver wondered where the best place is for a pre-gig drink near the Scala? Or where the best place to stand is at the Brixton Academy? Or why it’s a good idea to turn up early for a gig at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in winter? The answers to all these questions and more are available on this Guide To London's Live Music Venues, dedicated to helping you get the most out of your gig. Featuring venue info, user reviews, a message board and handy guides to London's live music venues including descriptions, capacities and contact information.

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Shepherd's Bush Empire
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