O2 Academy Brixton
The nearest London Underground stations are:
Brixton (on the Victoria Line and about 800 metres away)
Stockwell (on the Victoria and the Northern Line and is about 1,400 metres away)
Night Tube services are now running on the Central, Jubilee and Victoria lines, offering a 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays. Find out more here.
Accessible public transport
There’s a lift between the street and the platform at Brixton tube station, but not at Stockwell.
For information on which London Underground stations are accessible, download the step free tube guide
Get more details on the wide range of accessible public transport in London from Transport for London.
For official Twitter updates and customer service for accessibility on the Capital's transport network, follow TfL Access.
More on travel and other accessibility information for O2 Academy Brixton can be found on our Access page.
Every London bus route is wheelchair accessible, with automatic ramps and designated wheelchair spaces.
The following bus stops are available nearby:
B (Stockwell Road) for Peckham (345), Tooting (333), Crystal Palace (322) and Norwood (2 and 196)
D (Brixton Road) for Marble Arch (159) Oxford Circus (109), Piccadilly (3) and King’s Cross (59)
E (Brixton Road) to Liverpool Street station (133) and Old Ken Road (415)
F (Brixton Road) for Tulse Hill (415), Mitcham and Bromley (355), Crystal Palace (3)
G (Brixton Road) to Streatham (59 and159 and 133), Croydon (109) and Morden (118)
Night buses are also available from the following bus stops:
B (Stockwell Road) to Crystal Palace (N2), Peckham (N345)
D (Brixton Road) for Marble Arch (N159) and Oxford Circus (N109)
E (Brixton Road) for Liverpool Street station (N133)
F (Brixton Road) towards Bromley North (N3)
G (Brixton Road) for Croydon (N109 and N250) and Streatham (N159)
Remember that you can’t pay with cash on buses anymore, so don’t forget your Oyster Card/contactless bank card.
The nearest Overground train station is Brixton railway station on Atlantic Road (via staircases). It’s on the Chatham main line (London Victoria to Orpington), operated by Southeastern trains and typically has trains running every 15 minutes in both directions during operational hours – but it’s always best to check running times before you travel.
Accessible facilities at Brixton railway station are limited, so please head to Southeastern for more details before you travel.
Parking and by car
Public transport is by far the easiest way to get to us, but if you are driving there’s a short-term car park in nearby Pope’s Road.
There are two bays just outside the front of the venue on Stockwell Road.
We’ve got plenty of bike racks nearby, including Bellefields Road, Stockwell Road and on the local high street.
Find more information on self-service bike hire stations at TfL.
Always plan your journey in advance. You can find and pre-book a minicab and find the cheapest fares with minicabit.
In London, all black cabs are wheelchair accessible.
Venue opening times
We’ll have opening times, stage times (if we know them on show days) and curfew times if they’re out of the ordinary for seasoned gig-goers (7pm-11pm) on the event page of this website and on our social channels, too. All timings are subject to change, so check before you travel.
North: O2 Forum Kentish Town: 90 minutes before the doors open on show days only.
North: O2 Academy Islington: 12 noon to 2pm, Monday-Saturday.
West: O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire: From 4pm on show days only.
South: O2 Academy Brixton: Two hours before the doors open on show days only.
Opening times will be different on bank holidays, so do check.
We have bars (of course), a cloakroom to leave your stuff and if you’re visiting us for the first time, just ask any of our friendly staff to show you the way. Please try and travel light as cloakroom facilities are limited, so if you really need to bring a bag, please make sure that it is small (laptop size or small handbag).
It’s always best to check the age restrictions for each event in advance as they vary from show to show.
A few obvious ones:
No under 8s please (think about it), but feel free to contact us if you’re unsure and avoid disappointment.
8-13 years, you’ll need to attend with an adult (18+) and only book balcony tickets please.
Most shows are 14+ (and that means you can come without an adult over 18 and be in the stalls area) but please remember to check when you book as it can vary from show to show.
Always look for admission age policies and signs such as 14+, 16+, 18+, 21+ before you book and remember to carry proof of age if you need it.
Find out more about age restrictions and what we accept as ID in our FAQs.
Have we got it all covered?
Hopefully, but if we’ve missed anything, it will be in our FAQs.