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229 Great Portland StreetLondonW1W 5PN
- +44 (0)20 7631 8388
Great evening seeing Ezio. Friendly people. Reasonably priced wine. Music to dance to. An evening well spent.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