London Forum

The London Forum is a well-known venue for concerts in Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom owned by the MAMA Group. The venue was built in 1934 and was originally used as an art deco cinema. After the closure of the cinema, The Town & Country Club was established on the site as a new music venue. This was bought by Mean Fiddler in 1993 and renamed The London Forum.

In 2007, MAMA Group purchased the Forum from Mean Fiddler and spent £1.5 million refurbishing it. It now boasts a fully seated option as well as a new PA and light system. The refurbishment also created a new bar and increased the capacity from 2100 to 2350.

Notable acts who have performed at The Forum
  • Athlete (band) (According to their manager their best gig in london ever leading to an extra encore)
  • Bauhaus (their two last-ever UK gigs)
  • Coldplay
  • The Corrs
  • Deftones
  • Cathedral (due to play the last show of their 21 year career at the Forum on December 3rd 2011)
  • Fugazi (played their last show to-date here on November 4, 2002)
  • Gorillaz
  • Gustavo Cerati
  • James Brown (played his second to last London shows here in June 2005)
  • Killing Joke (original line up for the first time in 20 years)
  • King Prawn (their last ever London show and live DVD was at The Forum)
  • The Lemonheads
  • The Libertines (one of their performances at The Forum was named amongst the top 100 gigs of all time by Q magazine.)
  • The Magic Numbers
  • The Vaccines (2011)
  • Mudhoney
  • PJ Harvey
  • Pulp
  • The Quireboys
  • Thunder
  • Van Morrison (the last artist to perform at the Town and Country Club, and the first to perform at The Forum)
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic (first ever London show)
  • The Who (first UK shows without John Entwistle)
  • Wu-Tang Clan (2011 Rebirth Tour)

Building Activity

  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings added a digital reference
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com