Renowned for its Indie, Rock and Soul gigs, The Forum was built in 1934 and was originally an Art Deco cinema. Balcony and free-standing areas are available. Admission is by ticket only. They also have a snack bar and are also licensed to sell alcohol.
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Venue Details & Map
9-17 Highgate RoadGospel OakLondonNW5 1JY
- +44 (0)20 7284 1001
- Public transport:
- Kentish Town West, National Railway
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I saw The Shins here and was really pleased with several aspects of the venue!
Things I always worry about when I go to music venues:
-The pain of standing the whole time.
-The intense heat.
-Ease of experience/convenience.
HMV forum pretty much knocked it out of the park in all of these respects! We got the unreserved seating tickets on the top level and easily got to sit...more
Fun, rockin' place. Saw Bad Religion here.
Super easy to find, just north of Kentish Town tube, fast entry/ticket-taking, and a pretty large space in an old stage-theater. Plenty of bar space, coat check in back.
Funky acoustics/sound mgmt did definitely detract from the quality of the show, but the floor size is perfect and overall enjoyed the space and would go back.more
Also saw the Tallest Man on Earth here last night. We had upstairs unreserved seating, so we got there close to 7PM. Finding the venue was no problem, and we easily got seats (up against the wall, thanks to a previous yelp review I'd read). The venue is nice, but I'll agree with others that the sound can be slightly lacking. Overall a fun night and good experience.more
Saw The Tallest Man on Earth here last night. The show itself was great, despite the myriad shortcomings of the venue. Most annoyingly, the standing area has no slope so those people lacking the requisite height will likely see precious little of the performer. My view from 1.85m (give or take) afforded me a decent vantage; my more modestly sized female counterpart struggled to see beyong the...more
Nice venue. Been there several times and impressed that every time it's full. I liked it much because there's something interesting every night. Went to The Walkmen several days ago and wasn't disappointed with the choice. Good show and a lot of fun.
Location is good from my opinion. I live close but understand that for a lot of people is too far. But it's worth to come and enjoy a show here....more