229

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229

Address
229 Great Portland Street
London
W1W 5PN
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7631 8388
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews

Top 5 reviews of 229

4.0 out of 5 17 March 2016
by Ed T.

Tucked away near Great Portland Street, I've been here a few times for gigs now and have a pretty positive impression of the place.

It's surprisingly large for a start, and the bar here offers a decent variety of alcohol and booze for not too high a price.

It's a bit of a blank canvas space in my view, and you could do a lot with what the venue has to offer if you were looking to host an...more

4.0 out of 5 8 March 2016
by Dominique R.

I've been here for 2 music gigs now! I was expecting a dinky place, but it is a pretty large venue! There is a relatively reasonably priced bar. This time I was allowed access to the VIP bar which was roomy with a lot of seating, but closed off from the stage so it only a place to hang out when you don't want to watch the acts. I saw a number of country singers this evening which was different...more

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

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