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229 Great Portland StreetLondonW1W 5PN
- +44 (0)20 7631 8388
229 club in London is the worst music venue ever! Paid £6 each to watch 4 bands, only 2 bands turned up, not offered even an apology!!!!! Doorman drunk chugging beer - avoid this place! We told the batman that we had come to watch 4 bands as shown on website, the claimed that this want the case. And since we didn't get to see the main featured band lazlo, we should have been offered a refund...more
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
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
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
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