Steeped in musical history, North London’s The Garage is situated at the bottom of Holloway Road and is a must-visit for anyone living in the city. Here’s what you need to know about the venue…
The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N1 1RD
Telephone Number: 020 7619 6720
Opened in 1993, The Garage quickly established itself as one of the capital’s finest indie and rock venues; performing at the venue is a rite of passage for many bands. The venue has also hosted a number of underplays, with The Killers, Mumford & Sons and Suede being among some of the more recent acts to pack the venue. Other acts who have passed through our doors include Green Day, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Temples, Jagwar Ma, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Paramore, Oasis and My Chemical Romance.
How many people does it hold?
600 in the main room, 150 in its smaller venue thousand island upstairs.
Who has played there?
Green Day, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Slowdive, The Fall, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paramore, Oasis, My Chemical Romance, Jagwar Ma, The Killers, Suede, Kasabian, Bloc Party, Pulp, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and loads more!
Have there been any “I was there” moments?
Ahead of the release of his debut solo-album, ex-One Direction singer Harry Styles played a secret show at the venue in May 2017.
How do I get there?
Buses run from various points in London to Highbury Corner and from there The Garage is a 2-minute walk. Alternatively, via the tube join the Victoria Line and get off at Highbury & Islington and the venue is opposite the exit of the tube station. If you’re coming from the Overground Highbury & Islington can be accessed from Hackey and West Croydon. Some national rail service trains also stop at Highbury Islington having come from Welwyn Garden City and West Croydon.
Where should I eat?
There are a variety of restaurants and pubs surrounding Highbury corner either down Holloway Road and Upper Street. All of which are 5-10 minute walk from the venue. If you fancy a burger, Meat Liquor is a winner. A little closer to the venue is The Library, which serves TicketWeb approved Thai food.
Where can I stay?
There are various hotels down towards Angel, a 10-minute walk down Upper Street.
The Garage has great visibility wherever you stand in the room! With a tall stage and big room, you really can’t go wrong.
Where can you carry on the party?
The best place to carry on the party is in The Garage’s sister bar, The General Store, right next to the venue. On weekends they usually have late night club events taking place at The Garage, so check on the website for and up-to-date list of club events taking place.
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