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Venue Guide: thousand island

thousand island is a self-contained new music venue and late-night night-club very very close to the garage next to Highbury corner.

Address: 20-22 Highbury CornerN5 1RD London United Kingdom

Telephone Number: 020 8985 8846

Follow them on: Twitter, Facebook & Instagram 

Brief History

thousand island opened this year when The Garage was refurbished. The Garage is a larger well-known venue that has been putting on shows since 1993. The gig space was formally known simply as “Upstairs at The Garage”. thousand island is an intimate grassroots venue space that now hosts up-and-coming acts and club nights. 

📸 photo flashback tue 22.08.17 | @dreamstateuk by @garethbullphoto #dreamstate #thousandisland #livemusic #gigphotography #gigs #smallvenues #london #music

23 Likes, 2 Comments – thousand island (@thsndslnd) on Instagram: “📸 photo flashback tue 22.08.17 | @dreamstateuk by @garethbullphoto #dreamstate #thousandisland…”


How many people does it hold?


Who has played there?

The venue has only been known as thousand island for a few months, but already there’s been mega memorable gigs. Great new bands such as; Fazerdaze, Dreamstate & Dead Pretties have graced the stage and brought the house down.

📸 photo flashback thu 04.05.17 | @fazerdaze by sewon park #fazerdaze #thousandisland #livemusic #london #gigphotography #gigs #smallvenues #music #sparkles #mirrorballs

13 Likes, 1 Comments – thousand island (@thsndslnd) on Instagram: “📸 photo flashback thu 04.05.17 | @fazerdaze by sewon park #fazerdaze #thousandisland #livemusic…”

How do I get there?

The gig space couldn’t be closer to Highbury & Islington train station – this is your best shout in terms of travelling to and from the gig.

Where Should I Eat?

Upper Street has hundreds of great spots to eat. Stroll along here and you’ll find an array of culinary choices to suit everyone’s needs.

Meat Liquor is a personal favourite for us carnivores here at TicketWeb. 

All MEAT sites are open as usual today. Come an’ get a bit of this before the working week begins. 👅👆

435 Likes, 14 Comments – MEATliquor Bars & Diners. (@meatgram) on Instagram: “All MEAT sites are open as usual today. Come an’ get a bit of this before the working week begins….”

Where can I stay?

Air BnB is probably the best call. Make sure to check Arsenal FC’s fixtures surrounding the time of your stay. You may have to branch out a bit due to high demand if there’s a big match on in The Emirates.

Ticketweb Tips: 

There’s a new groovy bar downstairs called The General Store, head to the show early and sip a few cocktails beforehand here.

The stage is basically a part of the pit/dance floor. When the artists request you move closer DO IT! Get up close and personal with the performers and let loose – you never know if the act you’re seeing will go on to do huge things.

Where can you carry on the party?

thousand island has great club nights and stays open late. So kick it in the venue itself until the early morning – maximum fun, minimum hassle.

Aside from that, you can always hit up Slim Jims or if you’re on a real mad one Fabric is a short Uber ride away.

Check out the full list of upcoming gigs in thousand island right here:

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