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ScalaHoused inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The venue welcomed legends like Iggy Pop during the 70s, but didn't become a purely music venue until 1993. Since then though it has seen an illustrious series of soon-to-be-famous bands pass though the doors, including Foo Fighters, Chemical Brothers, Scissor Sisters and Suede.

The old cinema lay out works really well allowing you to watch the bands from in the pit, on one of the raised tiers, or in the upper gallery of seats - so short or tall, sitting or standing, you can get a decent eye-full of the band. The acoustics are quite agreeable too. They attract a fairly heterogeneous array of bands, the selection of hip hop artists they attract is particularly remarkable.

King's Cross is by no means the most pleasant area of Central London, especially after dark, but things are looking up with the arrival of the Eurostar. The Scala started the trend and now there are a few places to head on afterwards. We recommend the recently opened Big Chill House just down the road.

 

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ApreApreThe London-based twosome performs its own take on the electropop genre.2020-02-27T19:30:00+00002020-02-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Bryce VineBryce VineThe West Coast American rapper is known for his platinum-selling breakout single Drew Barrymore.2020-02-28T18:30:00+00002020-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Freaky FridayFreaky FridayThe selectors on the night drop their choice of dance music.2020-02-28T22:00:00+00002020-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Mega Spanish PartyMega Spanish PartyRoom 1 has Spanish pop, Room 2 reggaeton and moombahton and in Room 3 it's trap, hip hop and R&B.2020-02-29T22:00:00+00002020-02-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Face DownFace DownA night of rock, hardcore and metal tunes in two rooms.2020-03-06T22:00:00+00002020-03-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Now That's What I Call Music! Club NightNow That's What I Call Music! Club NightPop from 1980s to 2010s all night.2020-03-07T21:00:00+00002020-03-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Now That's What I Call Music! Club Night
King PromiseKing PromiseThe singer from Accra, Gregory Bortey Newman, performs a selection of Afrobeat, hip hop, R&B and soul tunes.2020-03-08T19:30:00+00002020-03-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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YBN CordaeYBN CordaeThe American rapper, singer and songwriter plays in support of his album The Lost Boy In America.2020-03-09T19:30:00+00002020-03-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Mosa WildMosa WildIndie four-piece from Ashford, recently signed to the Glassnote label.2020-03-11T19:30:00+00002020-03-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Jadu HeartJadu HeartThe electro-pop duo, formed out of a childhood friendship, meld R&B and hip hop.2020-03-12T19:30:00+00002020-03-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Underground Stations

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King's Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Judd Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
Brunswick Square NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £54  40% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 8 minutes from Scala
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  25% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 9 minutes from Scala
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  21% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 10 minutes from Scala
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Live Music nearest Scala

Nearest to Scala
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lafayette
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Goods Way, N1C | 6 minutes from Scala
Following the success of Omeara and Flat Iron Square in Southwark, Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett brings the same winning ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 7 minutes from Scala
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please all ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 15 minutes from Scala
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from Scala
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The Guardian ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from Scala
A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, created especially for Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of E. Nesbit's 'The Railway Children'. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from Scala
Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces and ... More
 
 
 
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American Pastoral
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd January to 14th March 2020 - 10am-6pm
Scala, 6-24 Britannia Street, WC1X | 2 minutes from Scala
Taking its title from Philip Roth's 1997 novel, this group show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes to comment on the American Dream. ...More
 
 
 
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Leveret
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 26th February 2020 - 8pm
Scala, 90 York Way, N1 | 5 minutes from Scala
Folk and country from three of England's folk musicians in a collaborative outfit, featuring Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron....More
 
 
 
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Vox Luminis
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 26th February 2020 - 8pm
Scala, 90 York Way, N1 | 5 minutes from Scala
The group performs Lassus Lamentationes Ieremiae Prophetae and Missa Pro Defunctis....More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Scala
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Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 2 minutes from Scala
The Gagosian is a cavernous space for exhibitions of the highest calibre. It is a major asset for the regeneration of the King's Cross area. Larry ... More
 
 
 
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King's Cross Tunnel
London > Attractions >
1 Pancras Square, King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from Scala
The 90 metre long pedestrian tunnel designed by Allies & Morrison, the architects who designed the masterplan for the entire King's Cross redevelopment, links St Pancras ... More
 
 
 
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London Canal Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from Scala
A trip to the Canal Museum reveals there's more to London's man-made waterways than just enjoying a day out in a narrow boat. You'll learn about ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Scala
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Drink Shop & Do
London > Shopping >
9 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from Scala
Drink Shop & Do is a unique fusion of design shop and café bar, selling products from emerging designers alongside vintage furniture and home wares. Located ... More
 
 
 
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Lola's Cupcakes, King's Cross
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Northern Ticket Hall, King's Cross St Pancras Station, Euston Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from Scala
Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title of ... More
 
 
 
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Hatchards St Pancras
London > Shopping > Books
St Pancras International, Unit 1, N1C | 4 minutes from Scala
The oldest bookshop in London, with the wonderfully atmospheric store on Piccadilly established in 1797, ... More
 
 
 
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06 St Chad's Place
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
6 St Chad's Place, King's Cross, London WC1X | 1 minute from Scala
Tucked away behind the Thameslink in King's Cross 06 St Chad's Place is a cafe, restaurant and bar in a striking architecturally designed conversion of a ... More
 
 
 
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MEATliquor KX
London > Restaurants >
6 St Chad's Place, WC1X | 1 minute from Scala
In an old tram shed on St. Chad's Place, MEATliquor KX is (as the name suggests) mad about two things: ... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Union
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
246-­250 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from Scala
After two successful years serving their signature superfast Roman-style thin and crispy pizza to the Spitalfields crown, Pizza Union comes to King's Cross, with their second ... More
 
 
 
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Near Scala
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 4 minutes from Scala
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 5 minutes from Scala
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
 
 
 
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 9 minutes from Scala
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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Scala gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 5 minutes from Scala
Taking inspiration from its surroundings and the great train journeys that set off from St Pancras station, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa pays homage ... More
 
 
 
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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 7 minutes from Scala
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch ... More
 
 
 
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Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 11 minutes from Scala
Located in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over 25 ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Scala.
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from Scala
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 5 minutes from Scala
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 9 minutes from Scala
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | Same location as Scala
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | Same location as Scala
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The interior ... More
 
 
 
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VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from Scala
VOC is a 17th Century-inspired Punch House from Fluid Movement, the people behind speakeasy bars The Whistling Shop and Purl. Taking its name from Vereenigde Oost-Indische ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Scala.
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from Scala
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 6 minutes from Scala
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from Scala
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
 

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Vox Luminis
Concerts | On 26th February 2020 

Kings Place 5 minutes walk from Scala

The group performs Lassus Lamentationes Ieremiae Prophetae and Missa Pro Defunctis....More

Leveret
Concerts | On 26th February 2020 

Kings Place 5 minutes walk from Scala

Folk and country from three of England's folk musicians in a collaborative outfit, featuring Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob ...More

Space Frames: Granary Square
Space Frames: Granary Square
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2020 

Granary Square 5 minutes walk from Scala

They lit up Coal Drops Yard last winter. Now, from January 2020, Space Frames adds illuminated archways to Granary Square, ...More

 
Portraying Pregnancy
Portraying Pregnancy
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2020 

The Foundling Museum 7 minutes walk from Scala

The Foundling Museum presents the first major exhibition to explore the pregnant female body through portraits from the past 500 ...More

 
Club Golf
Club Golf
Sporting Events | Until 20th March 2020 

Coal Drops Yard 9 minutes walk from Scala

A crazy golf course inspired by the King's Cross rave culture of the '80s and '90s is popping up at ...More

 
Message In A Bottle
Message In A Bottle
Dance | Until 21st March 2020 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 12 minutes walk from Scala

In a first-time collaboration between Sadler's Wells and Universal Music, Message In A Bottle is a brand-new dance show from ...More

 
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Of Taiwan: 13 Tongues & Dust
Dance | Until 29th February 2020 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 12 minutes walk from Scala

The renowned company performs Lin Hwai-Min's Dust that uses Shostakovich's response to the destruction of Dresden to form his own ...More

Novatines
Concerts | On 26th February 2020 

O2 Academy Islington 12 minutes walk from Scala

Bath is the hometown of this four-piece who perform their own take on the rock genre....More

Play Well
Play Well
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2020 

Wellcome Collection 13 minutes walk from Scala

The Wellcome Collection explores the power of play and the important role it has in society for adults and children ...More

 
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2021 

Wellcome Collection 13 minutes walk from Scala

Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a ...More

 

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Park Row
Park Row
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Set within a Grade II listed Art Deco dining room, Park Row is better known ...More

 
Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross
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A luxurious spa, complete with a space for yoga and three treatment rooms Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross is a centre for serious relaxation....More

Montague on the Gardens: Mix It
Montague on the Gardens: Mix It
Foodie Events | From 29th February 

The Montague on the Gardens Hotel

Bottomless cocktail making experience Mix It pops upat ...More

 
The Gruffalo at Kew Gardens
Kids Events | From 4th April 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

Grab your map and paint on some whiskers this Easter ready for a Gruffalo hunt at Kew Gardens. Immersing little ones in the world of Julia Donaldson's much-loved ...More

Kidbrooke Village
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Redevelopment of the notorious Ferrier Estate in Greenwich, which was completely demolished to make way ...More

 
Easter at IWM London
Kids Events | From 4th April 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

The IWM London invites families to enjoy a special line-up of events and activities throughout the Easter holiday, including the chance to become a spy for the day. Coinciding with the release of the latest ...More

Myddelton House
Myddelton House
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Created by E A Bowles (1865-1954), Myddelton House Gardens features many unusual plants and includes ...More

 
Baraka Restaurant and Bar
Baraka Restaurant and Bar
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With open flame Mangal cooking and ancient recipes from across the Ottoman Empire, Baraka is ...More

 
Super Nature
Super Nature
Exhibitions | From 28th March 

Garden Museum

A new art fair inspired by the joy of plants comes to the Garden Museum ...More

 
Drag Bingo and Bottomless Bubbles
Drag Bingo and Bottomless Bubbles
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th February 

Mama London

Eccentric east London hotel Mama London presents an ...More

 
Darkfield: Seance - Flight - Coma
Darkfield: Seance - Flight - Coma
Theatre | From 28th February 

Lewis Cubitt Park and Square

Described as a 'multi-sensory sonic theme park' Darkfield ...More

 
Easter at the Southbank Centre
Easter at the Southbank Centre
Seasonal | From 4th April 

Southbank Centre

This Easter hop down to the Southbank Centre ...More

 
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
Comedy | From 14th March 

Royal Albert Hall

The Hollywood actors, comedians and decades-long friends cross ...More

 
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
Comedy | On 7th March 

Southbank Centre

Insightful social and cultural observations mixed with personal anecdotes from the award-winning Birmingham-born stand-up. Shazia ...More

 
Formafantasma: Cambio
Formafantasma: Cambio
Exhibitions | From 4th March 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

At the intersection of design, contemporary art and research, Italian design duo Formafantasma examines the ...More

 
Cutting Room
Cutting Room
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Cutting Room is a cute restaurant with live music in the basement bar downstairs....More

 
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A collection of contemporary venue spaces located in Westminster's Millbank Tower, an 118-metre high skyscraper ...More

 
George & Vulture
George & Vulture
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The tallest pub in London, the George & Vulture has stood tall against the changing ...More

 
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George & Vulture
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Chop'd City Point
Chop'd City Point
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Chop'd is a good salad, soup and breakfast place where food is freshly made each ...More

 
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New musicals put Pretty Woman and The Prince of Egypt centre stage, and blockbuster ...More

 
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