O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Concert Venue in West London

This famous midsized venue (standing capacity is 2000) attracts all manner of top acts (Muse, La Roux) and back-catalogue giants (Dead Kennedys, the Jesus and Mary Chain). The floor doesn’t slope, so if you’re not so tall, the view from up the back in the stalls may not be good (it's worth paying for the balcony, or arrive early and get up front).

The building dates to 1903 and was once a BBC television theatre.