The Borderline

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Londoners love The Borderline; it's perfect for an intimate night out with your favourite band.

The Borderline has been one of London's top live music venues for more than 20 years. An intimate basement club, The Borderline showcases the best live blues, rock, pop, indie and alternative bands in Soho. The venue also hosts regular club nights.

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Orange Yard, Off Manette Street, London, W1D 4JB

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+44 20 7734 5547

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The Borderline

Address
Orange Yard, Off Manette Street
London
W1D 4JB
Telephone:
+44 20 7734 5547

Yelp

4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Borderline

4.0 out of 5 30 June 2012
by Dixie Q.

I came here upon finding out they play Britpop. As a Britpop fan, how can I not go clubbing in a venue that will play my type of music? Esp when there are no venues in Toronto?

The place itself seems to cater to the university crowd. The not discerning crowd perhaps? Because the decor is not the priority here. The beer is cheap and flows abundantly. The cover charge is cheap too. The crowd is...more

4.0 out of 5 12 March 2009
by Andy T.

If it's a small, scuzzy dive bar you're after for a good sweaty gig, then look no further. This place has it all.

I know people that love it and others that can't bear it, it just depends on what your into. It's a beer soaked floor type place and the quality of your night depends very much on who or what you're seeing or dancing to.

The bar's never too busy to get served, which is...more

3.0 out of 5 7 December 2008
by Alice S.

I recently stood behind a pillar for an hour whilst trying to watch/listen to a band called Department of Eagles. We tried moving a few times, but in The Borderline, unless you are standing on the dance floor, it is pretty hard to get a great view anywhere. There is a good atmosphere in the venue, though the decor is very strange- why is there a Western/Alamo themed music bar in London?!

The...more

3.0 out of 5 1 December 2008
by Claire L.

The Borderline is part of Mean Fiddler's group of venues. The Mean Fiddler own a variety of rock venues around London but The Borderline seems to be styled completely differently to their usual "rock" vibe and feel.

This place has quite a past and has been host to so many big names through the years - all evident from the photos on the wall as you enter the venue.

The music is usually a...more

3.0 out of 5 30 November 2008
by Craig E.

The Borderline is a top music venue with a rich history and an exciting present. Although many of the artists who perform here are at the bottom rung of the music industry ladder, The Borderline is a significant rung to have climbed. Among some of the artists who have performed here in the past are Oasis and R.E.M and more recently acts like Brandi Carlisle and The Fray have used the venue to...more