Door details to the Brixton O2 Academy in Stockwell Road. this building started life as an "Astoria" theatre, on the site of a private garden in 1929. After a number of closures and rebirths it was eventually bought for £1 by Simon Parkes. He re-opened it as the Brixton Academny. A number of famous rock musicians have played here including Eric Clapton, Dire Straits and David Bowie to name a few. It is said to have the largest stage in London and holds almost 5,000 people making it a popular venue for musicians.
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