Over the years 'The Underworld' (as it has commonly come to be known within the local scene) has become the heart of the alternative music scene in England. Little is promoted about the history of the venue, although it dates back to the opening of the pub above (The World's End).
This really is the most active metal venue in London with the majority of underground metal bands choosing this as their preferred venue. Capacity of approximately 600.
It's hot and sweaty, it's filthy, it's terribly designed (has a great big pillar right in front of the stage) and it is also the most intimate and enjoyable venue in London.
There are also Indie and Hippie club nights on the weekends after the events, these are not worth attending.