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229 Great Portland Street
+44 (0)20 7631 8388
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Yelp Reviews

3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews

Top 5 reviews of 229

4.0 out of 5 11 October 2014
by Debbie H.

Great evening seeing Ezio. Friendly people. Reasonably priced wine. Music to dance to. An evening well spent.more

3.0 out of 5 2 January 2013
by Olivia E.

I've been here twice. Once in 2010 and the second time, just a couple of weeks ago for a Bad Manners gig.

The gig was excellent -by the way- but the venue was nothing out of the ordinary.

I have to admit, people were polite and nice. Now I don't know if that was their tactic for "no trouble" in a room full of skinheads or they're just really nice people?!

The guys working at the bar were...more

3.0 out of 5 4 April 2012
by Craig M.

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

5.0 out of 5 30 November 2011
by Tracey W.

This Club has many different rooms so dont be confused by the other reviewers that may not know this as I have been in all of them. This week I was at 229 to see Secret Affair in the larger hall which as a capacity of 800. It was a sellout and pretty damn hot. The bvar is at the back of the hall and the stage is set up high so everyone gets a good view. The stage lighting sound and lighting is...more

3.0 out of 5 27 April 2009
by Lizzie S.

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

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