The O2 Academy Islington is another famous London venue which you cannot miss to visit. It is owned by Academy Music Group. With 800 people seating capacity, the venue is definitely one of the London’s busiest music establishments. O2 Academy is open to the public since 2003 and hosted numerous well-known artists and performers, such as the Rasmus, Morbid Angel, My Chemical Romance, Tokio Hotel
, Tarja Turunen, and many others. As you might have guessed, the venue becomes more and more famous for its metal and rock shows.
The O2 Academy is easily accessible by all kinds of transport.
By train and tube: If you wish to travel by tube, the nearest London Underground stations would be Angel (Northern line), Highbury and Islington (Victoria line) and King’s Cross St Pancras. If you choose a train to get to the venue, the nearest train station will be Highbury and Islington.
By car: The distance and the route will be based on your departure point.
International: you can easily get to O2 Academy from the international Heathrow airport. Just take the Heathrow Connect, then hop on a tube that will take you from Paddington Station (Circle line) to the King's Cross St. Pancras London Underground Station. Switch to the bus 30 and get off at Angel. You will reach the destination within 1 minute walk.
The venue boasts a 100 space parking lot in Angel Central (Parkfield St.), including accessible parking next to Upper Street and Berners Road.
Access for people with special needs
O2 Academy makes an enormous effort to make all their shows accessible for everyone. The venue has a special Access Card that keeps the information about your disability and accommodation requirements on file so you don’t have to repeat it each time you book. Wheelchair spaces, large print materials (or braille), accessible toilets are all available at any point of your visit to O2 Academy. There is also a medic's room in the foyer area.