Everything you need to know about the Kent venue.
Although it’s less than ten years old, XOYO has quickly established itself as one of the best places to catch live music in the city. Regularly hosting some of the hottest new artists from across the globe, the list of musicians who have walked through the door in its short tenure is staggering.
Here’s what you need to know…
32-37 Cowper Street, London, EC2A 4AP
Telephone Number: 020 7608 2878
Taking over an old print works, XOYO opened its doors in 2010 and has been at the forefront of clubbing and live music culture in the nation’s capital since. The venue regularly features in DJ Mag’s top 100 clubs in the world.
How many people does it hold?
Ground floor: 250
Who has played there?
ASAP Rocky, Nipsey Hussle, BICEP, Solange, Skepta, Stormzy, Mumford & Sons, Jessie J, The Ting Tings, Thundercat, Clean Bandit, Wolf Alice, Travis Scott and loads more!
Have there been any “I was there” moments?
Canadian rapper Smoke Dawg brought Drake, Nafe Smallz, Skepta and Section Boyz on stage at his gig at the venue in 2017.
How do I get there?
Old Street station is the venue’s closest tube stop. A mere two-minute walk away.
Where should I eat?
Street Feast Dinerama is the go-to choice of locals. The street food market hosts purveyors of all the best treats you can think of, from burgers to fried chicken to craft beer. Vegetarian and vegan options are also well represented.
Where can I stay?
The 4-star Hoxton Hotel is a super popular choice, with super-chic decor that will feel like a home from home.
For the best sound and view? Head to the back of the room next to the sound booth.
Where can I carry on the party?
The venue is open until 3:00-4:00 every night. So stick around!
There are ramps into the venue and ground floor. But the venue has no lifts. Give them a ring if you need further assistance and they’ll do their best to help.