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The Borderline

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Address: Manette Street | W1D 4JB, London W1D 4JB, England
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+44 20 7734 5547
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09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Live music venue. Late night club

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Great evening!

We were at The Borderline to see Alistair Griffin. It's a small venue but has been renovated nicely so facilities are good.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dizzee2016
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Borderline used to be good, grimy but good. No frills, lots of character and always a good fun. We went out to Borderline on a Saturday and sadly found out that it's just another victim of franchise corporate refurbishment. It's just another expensive and sterile central London club. Definitely not going back.

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Thank Steflai
Cayenne, French Guiana
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120 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The door-men are rude and aggressive at this club. Also, as another reviewer is saying, here you will experience trash sound and bad acoustic. I wonder why this club is allowed to stay open longer than the others in the area at week-ends... Definitely they don't deserve it!

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Thank fabmc
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at The Borderline to see Alistair Griffin. It's a small venue but has been renovated nicely so facilities are good.

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1 Thank dizzee2016
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited The Borderline on it's opening weekend since it's relaunch last week, it has had a big refurbishment including new sound system, bar and general interiors. The venue flows better and feels clean and modern. Great drinks at reasonable prices and it also now has a great seating area, which the venue lacked previously.

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1 Thank Katy T
London, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Its a club, the area is a bit big for the customer, they have performance on stage, I got unlucky cause the day I visited they put kind of punk and emo bands, so it was trash sound and bad acoustic. The drinks are expensive inside. Wont go back in this place, not worth it.

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Thank Gian C
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 December 2016

can not beleave I.P.A. 660ml (just over 1 pint) = £10 this is not a mistake .good music .not alot of seats .

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Thank Keith M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

In my opinion as an ex London fire fighter I think this place is downright dangerous, if there had been any kind of incident here the chances of getting out safely were pretty much zero unless you were standing right next to a fire exit. I had been to the Borderline several years ago when it was a much larger... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great night with Charlie Winston (Platinum in France, crazily unheard of in the UK!) playing his first London set in years. With Sam Walker as support act, and Charlie's drummer, the evening was set for some of the best contemporary folk pop. The Borderline is a good venue to see a band. The "stepping" of the area around the... More 

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Thank Floripano
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

It was a great night of music, with Tor Miller, and The Strumbellas performing to the highest level. The venue is a great size, its nice and allows all guests to be close to the band. The only down side is the temperature, everyone was far too hot. It even became an ongoing joke with the bands.

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Thank Tommy H
Camden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Really good fun, pretty cheap drinks, especially for central London and great atmosphere. Only complaint is the music was a real cheese fest. With good music this club would be perfect.

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Thank Keir D

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