The Borderline (CLOSED)
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You haven't 'done' Soho until you've been to a gig at The Borderline, simple as. This much-loved venue with a loyal audience has given a platform to countless bands and artists throughout its long history – stretching back over 20 years – and is still going strong today, showcasing both new and revered talent. Head in for a gig on any given day and you could find yourself moshing to rock and metal, getting busy on the dancefloor at an indie club night or perhaps soaking up the sweet tone of a folk, blues or Americana singer-songwriter.
It can get a little cramped when the 275-ish capacity fills up, but that's all the better for creating an intimate atmospherewhere between artist and audience, and means you won't have to worry about elbowing your way to the front past thousands of people. A Soho musical institution.
We were there when The Borderline reopened in March 2017:
With a gig programme bringing the best in upcoming and established artists across rock, indie and folk, it sits among London's most famous small concert venues.
The club programme reflects the rich nightlife history and culture Soho. With regular events where Soho’s local music & fashion scenes convene, and upcoming underground DJs play the best music from emergent scenes, to our flagship clubnight “Tilted”, playing nothing but indie and alternative all night long.
All this, and one of Soho’s best stocked bars and well-designed event spaces. We’re one of Soho’s best kept secrets.