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The SpecialsExpect a sea of pork pie hats and mod-style suits as the legendary ska band The Specials reform for a 10 date tour around the UK. The band, who are best known for their hits 'Too Much Too Young' and 'Ghost Town', have been stacking up hits for over 30 years and they land in London for one night at the O2 Brixton Academy.

 

About O2 Academy Brixton

This former cinema with its art deco interior, proscenium arch and 140ft dome is London's most celebrated venue for live music, winning Best Live Venue at the NME awards for 7 years in a row. The famous sloping floor means there are great views wherever you're standing, though keeping your feet can be a problem at the more raucous rock gigs. More about O2 Academy Brixton

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Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £64  33% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 22 minutes from The Specials
Recently redeveloped in a contemporary style, the Holiday Inn Express London -Vauxhall Nine Elms is a budget hotel located just south of the river Thames. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £74  25% off
Dolphin Square, SW1V | 34 minutes from The Specials
Dolphin House is a wonderfully quiet spot.The tranquillity is all the more surprising given its close proximity to Victoria, making it convenient for Westminster and Tate ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £121  27% off
354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 34 minutes from The Specials
Situated along the River Thames, opposite Battersea Park, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the first UK hotel from the Portuguese Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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O2 Academy Brixton
London > Entertainment > Live Music
211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 | Same location as The Specials
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 6 minutes from The Specials
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Landor Pub Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
70 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 9 minutes from The Specials
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Larkhall Lane, SW8 | 16 minutes from The Specials
The excellent Oasis Adventure Playground provides supervised adventure play sessions for local children aged 6 to 16 who can zip down the zip wire, ... More
 
 
 
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Brixton Windmill
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Windmill Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 17 minutes from The Specials
Brixton Hill was still relatively rural when the Brixton Windmill was built in 1816 by John Muggeridge and Sons and the area remained largely agricultural until ... More
 
 
 
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Khadambi Asalache House (575 Wandsworth Road)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
575 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 22 minutes from The Specials
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Pop Brixton
London > Shopping >
Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 6 minutes from The Specials
The first in London to realise the retail potential of shipping containers, Pop Brixton is a wonderful community project, ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Post Office Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
76 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 9 minutes from The Specials
In a former Post Office in Lyham Road, Clapham North, The Old Post Office Bakery set up shop in 1982. That was after they'd been serving ... More
 
 
 
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M Moen & Sons
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
24 The Pavement, SW4 | 21 minutes from The Specials
This very British butcher's, founded in 1971 by Maurice Moen and run by his son Garry, is traditional in the best sense of the word. Meat ... More
 
 
 
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La Mazorca
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
384 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from The Specials
A lively Colombian on Brixton Road which gets packed with jovial South Americans on a nightly basis - always a good sign. The food is first ... More
 
 
 
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Nando's
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234-244 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from The Specials
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Rosa's Thai Cafe Brixton
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
36 Atlantic Road, SW9 | 5 minutes from The Specials
Husband and wife team Alex and Saiphin Moore have set up a successful chain of Rosa's Thai cafes across London. They started out with a market ... More
 
 
 
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Le Club Tricolore
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 2 miles from The Specials
Get the kids interested in learning can be difficult, especially with regards to a foreign language. However, if they start at a young age what can ... More
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
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Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 11 minutes from The Specials
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 30 minutes from The Specials
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Pop Fields
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49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 6 minutes from The Specials
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Oasis Nature Garden
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Larkhall Lane, SW4 | 15 minutes from The Specials
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Lido Park Gardens, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 15 minutes from The Specials
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Hive
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11-13 Station Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from The Specials
Though it has the look of a Carnaby Street style bar, with funky lighting and minimalist decor in gunmetal grey, this new Brixton joint differs from ... More
 
 
 
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Effra
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38a Kellet Road, Brixton, London SW2 | 8 minutes from The Specials
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212 Railton Road, SE24 | 20 minutes from The Specials
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Phonox
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
418 Brixton Road, SW9 | 1 minute from The Specials
In the Brixton space where the nightclub Plan B once stood, Phonox offers a modern approach to clubbing - hang out and have drinks at the ... More
 
 
 
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Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 5 minutes from The Specials
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 6 minutes from The Specials
This funky little jazz bar is one of South London's hidden delights. Don't worry about the depressingly empty pub section you can see from the street. ... More
 
 
 
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 29 minutes from The Specials
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Gallery Road, SE21 | 35 minutes from The Specials
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 36 minutes from The Specials
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O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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MetronomyMetronomyThe indietronica four-piece of Joseph Mount, Oscar Cash, Anna Prior and Gbenga Adelekan cast a heady spell with the fifth studio album, Summer 08.2017-05-19T19:00:00+01002017-05-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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Mac DeMarcoMac DeMarcoThe singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist takes to the stage accompanied by his touring band to perform his original, indie-pop and rock material.2017-05-30T19:00:00+01002017-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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DescendentsDescendentsThe veteran rock quartet performs songs from their seventh studio album Hypercaffium Spazzinate, their first new material in over a decade.2017-06-04T19:00:00+01002017-06-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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Prophets Of RageProphets Of RageThe rap-rock supergroup plays new material as well as songs from the catalogues of each member's former group.2017-06-13T19:00:00+01002017-06-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
O2 Academy Brixton, 211  Stockwell Road      SW9 9SL
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