Inspired by Luke our news editor's tweet about Shepherd's Bush Empire (that I actually quite like if you've got one of the good seats on the balcony - Sufjan was especially incredible there!) https://twitter.com/#!/lordlukan/status/137486388521222144
My least favourite venue for seeing bands I like is Koko (SHUT UP YOUR NOISY BASTARDS, I'M TRYIN'AH WATCH THE BAND!), so much so I tend to not bother going if a band I like is playing Koko. Closely followed by Electric Ballroom (was anyone at the Mars Volta or Explosions in the Sky shows a few years back when you had to basically crane your ears on stage to listen via the monitors?). Venues outside of Camden/London are also applicable.