The World Finals were held at the London Astoria from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, the World Finals were held in Camden, London over a three-day period at two different venues. The first two days were held at the Camden Underground, followed by the Finals at the Camden Electric Ballroom on December 6, 2007. The first two days served as a semi-finals. The World Finals 2008 were held at Astoria in London, while the finals in 2009 were held at The Scala, also in London, after Astoria closed down. After the World Final in Malaysia, the World Final in 2012 was held once again in Scala, London. Countries who participated in GBOB came from all over the world, from countries as far as South Africa, Morocco, Israel, Japan, China, Bahamas, others.