O2 Forum Kentish Town

9-17 Highgate Road
Kentish Town
London
NW5 1JY
United Kingdom

Getting here

By tube

The nearest London Underground stations are:

Kentish Town (on the Northern line, High Barnet branch and about 150 metres away)

Camden Town (on the Northern Line and around 1,450 metres away)

Night Tube services are now running on the Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines, offering a 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays. Find out more here

Plan your journey

Tube map

Accessible features

There are steps to escalators and no lifts from the platforms at both Kentish Town and Camden Town Underground stations.

For information on which London Underground stations are accessible, download the Step free tube guide

Wheelchair access and avoiding stairs

Accessible public transport

Get more details on accessible public transport in London from Transport for London and accessibility guides here

More on travel and other accessibility information for O2 Forum Kentish Town is here (link to our Access page)

By bus

Every London bus route is wheelchair accessible, with automatic ramps and designated wheelchair spaces. 

The following bus stops are available nearby, click here for details.

All south-bound buses go from the KF bus-stop, just outside Kentish Town Underground station, including the 214 towards Liverpool Street station and the 134 to Tottenham Court Road. 

The C2 (north) goes towards Oxford Circus and Parliament Hill Fields and the 214 to Highgate village. These are from the KJ bus-stop on Highgate Road, just turn right when leaving our venue and it’s about 50 metres away.

Night buses are also available from the following bus stops. 

There’s the N134 and N20 towards Barnet and Trafalgar Square from bus-stop TP, which is just up Fortress Walk, which is across the road from our venue, turn left and it’s just 30 metres away.

Remember that you can’t pay with cash on buses anymore, so don’t forget your Oyster Card or contactless bank card. 

By train

The nearest Overground train station is Kentish Town West and about half a mile away on Prince of Wales Road with direct services to Stratford and Richmond. 

This is also a National Rail station (Zone 2) at the same place as Kentish Town Underground station that connects the Thameslink and Southeastern train services, with northbound trains to Luton and southbound to Sutton, Orpington and Sevenoaks, via London St Pancras and Blackfriars. Click here to find out more about accessible facilities and detailed station information. 

Parking and by car

Public transport is by far the easiest way to get to us, but if you are driving, please remember that we are in a residential area, which means we’re in a Controlled Parking Zone that’s just for residents and permit holders. 

Disabled parking

We are on a busy main road, so if you need to do a drop off, please be careful and use the adjacent street, Greenwood Place. To find out more about Blue Badge parking in the area, just click here.

By bike

Look out for bike racks in local streets if pedal power’s your thing.

To find more information on self-service bike hire stations, click here.

Taxi

Always plan your journey in advance. In London, all black cabs are wheelchair accessible. 

Venue opening times

We’ll have opening times 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. 

Box office and ticketing service

TicketWeb is our official booking partner, selling tickets for all Academy Music Group venues in the UK. You can book online or call them on 0844 477 2000 24 hours a day (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your network charge). You can also book in person at Academy Music Group venue box offices.


North: O2 Forum Kentish Town: 90 minutes before the doors open on show days only.

North: O2 Academy Islington: 12 noon to 4pm, 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. 

Facilities

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).

Age restrictions

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+) but check the event details.

If it says 14+, 16+, 18+, 21+… be sure to check before you book and remember to carry proof of age if you need it. Find out what we accept in our FAQs.

Have we got it all covered?

Hopefully, but if we’ve missed anything, it will be in our FAQs.