An up-and-coming live music venue in the heart of Central London.
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229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN
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A strange one. Part sports hall, part students union, part gig venue and (apparently) part student exam hall.
Because of the strange mix, it doesn't reallllly cut it as a gig venue. It's a big old box with a strangely high stage at one end (I guess you won't have the problem of starting at the back of a tall guy's head here) and a heavily strained bar at the other.
The student accomodation...more
As a promoter I like the sound.
We use the small room for presenting new music.
With students living above it, the bar can be quite reasonable.
Our crowd bring their own good vibe and it's location makes it handy for audiences and music industry checking out new talent, alike.more
I have been here twice, or maybe three times - I was quite drunk!
As a music venue, for a big band it's great. I managed to blag some Xfm VIP tickets for Glasvegas a while back and supported by Blood Red Shoes they filled the space and gave it a good vibe. The problem with this venue is that it is too empty. It's a box where talented people play to enthusiastic fans who are almost always...more
This club isn't much more than a cube of a room with a stage at one end and a bar at the other. They have DJ nights and the occasional band. Its only benefit is that its small, so if someone you want to see is playing there you'll have a good view.more
The 229 is the answer to a chill night of sound and conversation. Situated on Great Portland Street close to the tube station, this venue is laid back and intimate. I came here for a friend's gig and was amazed by the relaxing vibe. The focus of 229 is not sitting, lounging and looking good, it's all about the music. The stage is rather large along with the dance floor area. There are a few...more