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Shepherds Bush Empire

(+) Looks nice, the bars are well situated on the ground floor and you'll never get too hot. (-) Uncomfortable seats on the top floor, always cold, and the sound isn't brilliant. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Hammersmith Apollo

(+) Great atmosphere (-) Not much in the way of food refreshment (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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Royal Festival Hall

(+) Prime location and fantastic acoustics (-) A little staid / cold (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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UK Venues - The Grey Horse

The Grey Horse

(+) Great Music, Atmosphere and Drinks (-) None that I can think of....parking maybe? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2004)

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The Thekla

(+) Very original setting . (-) Fairly expensive . (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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The Refectory (Leeds University)

(+) Attracts relatively big-name bands, convenient location (-) Terrible venue, no air-con, poor facilities, ill equipped. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2004)

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UK Venues - Camden Underworld

Camden Underworld

(+) Easy and convenient to get to, intimate (-) A bit small (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2003)

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UK Venues - Union Chapel

Union Chapel

(+) Novelty factor of seeing a gig in a church, aesthetically pleasant main hall, hippy atmosphere in the second hall. (-) Very cold and the seats aren't comfortable, and you can't just 'pop' to the loo or bar between songs because you'll get lost. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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Garage - Highbury

(+) Close to the Underground, easy parking. (-) Over-zealous security, no disabled access upstairs. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2003)

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Princess Charlotte (Leicester)

(+) Close to band, good sound, some up and coming acts. (-) Sound desk in the middle of the room!! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2003)

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Cavern Club

(+) Famous music venue (-) A little claustrophic (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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UK Venues - Birmingham Academy

Birmingham Academy

(+) good sound, good size of venue (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2004)

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The Beehive, Swindon

(+) friendly and compact pub/venue (-) a bit too small (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Extra-Time Bar, Broadbridge Heath

(+) If you like your rock hard, Slaughter House give you just that (-) The equipment let them down on the night but the crowd were too busy flinging themselves at each other to notice (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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The Band Room Venue, North Yorkshire

(+) Amazing location, superb bands/artists who play for longer/talk to the audience for longer (-) No public transport, limited parking on site, no food or drink (but bring your own) (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2010)

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London Arena

(+) Great Bands (-) Impersonal,poor sound (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2003)

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Volks West Wales

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Manchester Gay Fest

(On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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Yorkshire House (Lancaster)

(On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Barbican Centre

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pretty but not comfortable

Advantages: Looks nice, the bars are well situated on the ground floor and you'll never get too hot.
Disadvantages: Uncomfortable seats on the top floor, always cold, and the sound isn't brilliant.

One of the bad points about gigs is that you never get a choice in where your favourite band is playing. They choose the venue, you have to like it or lump it. Speaking as someone who has probably now been in every London venue, the Shepherd's Bush Empire ...

anna_mcnally 13.09.2001 ˇ Read full review
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Great venue for those with limited mobility

Advantages: brilliant view of stage, friendly, helpful staff
Disadvantages: sound could be better

**Originally posted on Dooyoo under the alias cornixregina** I travelled down from Scotland for the HIM gig on 25/09/05 in this venue and as a wheelchair user I wasn't really expecting much as most of the venues I had been to up until then the wheelcha ...

cornixregina 05.09.2006 ˇ Read full review
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Small and Friendly

Advantages: Great atmosphere
Disadvantages: Not much in the way of food refreshment

...i recently went to see Gabrielle at the Hammersmith Apollo and I was pleasantly surprised. It is a bit of a long journey on the tube from Liverpool Street but once you get to Hammersmith station the Apollo is clearly signposted and only five minutes aw ...

Larzy 01.05.2001 ˇ Read full review
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Royalty Indeed...

Advantages: Prime location and fantastic acoustics
Disadvantages: A little staid / cold

Reflections of bewildering cityscape in the thames...a mixture of shiny modern architechture and the archaic eccentricities of Old London...stately couples supping before the show whilst skaters perfect their tricks on the concrete slopes... These are all ...

Skragli_K 23.03.2004 ˇ Read full review
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The Best Music Venue in Kingston upon Thames

Advantages: Great Music, Atmosphere and Drinks
Disadvantages: None that I can think of....parking maybe?

Definitely the best in Kingston and in the running for the best in the south west of London. It combines rock and roll, indie, soul, blues, jazz, accoustic and much more. Every night holds something different - more than you get from an average pub juk ...

kateflet 10.08.2004 ˇ Read full review
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