London's Hottest Live Venues

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 88 months ago
London's Hottest Live Venues

We know the tube's unbearable in hot weather, but the return of the sunshine got us thinking about London's live performance venues. Which are the sweatiest, swelteringiest places to watch theatre, comedy or music?

We can report wringing out clothes after an evening at the Bloomsbury Theatre on the hottest day of last year, and Camden Fringe goers should take note that the Camden Head is notoriously humid (get a seat next to a window).

We asked people on Facebook to out other super-heated venues, and The Network Theatre below Waterloo, Star of Bethnal Green, Royal Albert Hall, downstairs at 333, upstairs at Ye Olde Rose and Crown in Walthamstow and The Drill Hall all came in for a drubbing. Maybe it's time to extend the heat map idea, especially when West End theatres were recording temperatures of 90F a few years ago.

There are also a few surprises. For example, we expected the Hen and Chickens to be a hideous humidityfest but it's actually quite pleasant. Let us know in the comments where to take a portable fan and where we can go to cool down.

Photo by Magic Pea from the Londonist Flickr pool

Last Updated 02 August 2011