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Sunday, February 23, 2014

KOKO London

KOKO is a small but prestigious music venue in London located at 1A, Camden High Street, opposite Mornington Crescent tube station.

Koko London

The site was originally home to the Camden Theatre, opened on Boxing Day, 1900, then a cinema in 1913, before becoming a live music venue in 1970. In 1970 it opened as the Music Machine, after 20 or so years of being relatively empty. The Music Machine then closed down and the venue re-opened as the Camden Palace in 1982, and finally underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment in 2004 and re-opened again, as KOKO. The venue has played host to some of the biggest names in music, including The Rolling Stones, The Clash, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Prince.

Koko London

In 2007, Prince played a secret show at KOKO, which was his first UK show in 10 years. In February 2014 Prince returned to KOKO to play another secret show, again making history and attracting uncontrollable crowds of far too many people to fit into the venue, with its relatively small capacity of 1410.

Koko London

KOKO is equally easily accessible by train, to Camden Road, tube, to Mornington Crescent and bus.

1a Camden High St
0870 432 5527

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