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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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Yves TumourYves TumourCurrently based in Turin, Italy, the American producer performs his electronic experimental music from his latest album, Safe In The Hands Of Love.2019-05-28T19:30:00+01002019-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Peter PerrettPeter PerrettThe singer-songwriter who fronted The Only Ones in 1970s and 1980s, brings his solo material to the stage.2019-05-29T19:30:00+01002019-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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SebadohSebadohMassachusetts indie-rock trio performing in suppose of their first album in six years, Act Surprised.2019-09-29T19:30:00+01002019-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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WhenYoungWhenYoungIrish indie rock trio fronted by vocalist Aoife Power.2019-10-08T19:30:00+01002019-10-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Cub SportCub SportThe Brisbane-based band plays alternative pop originals.2019-10-17T19:30:00+01002019-10-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Cub Sport
CassiaCassiaThe alt pop band mixes warm tropical grooves with infectiously raw guitar melodies.2019-10-30T19:30:00+00002019-10-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Little CometsLittle CometsThe trio from Sunderland and Newcastle performs indie rock.2019-11-13T19:30:00+00002019-11-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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We Were Promised JetpacksWe Were Promised JetpacksIndie quartet from Edinburgh performing old and new material.2019-12-03T19:30:00+00002019-12-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £55  24% 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
 
 
 
Goodenough Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  37% off
23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 9 minutes from Scala
Blending the traditional with the modern, the Goodenbough Club aims to help guests make a home away from home with its four-star accommodation. Housed within five ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £77  26% 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
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Live Music nearest Scala

Nearest to Scala
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Forge Arts Venue
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3-7 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 20 minutes from Scala
The Forge is a purpose-built acoustically-designed concert venue in the heart of London's Camden Town. Housed in a sustainable, architecturally designed building, boasting both a RIBA ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Scala

Near Scala
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Today Only
Irish Jam Session
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Sunday 26th May 2019 - 8pm
Scala, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H | 4 minutes from Scala
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Ongoing
The New Londoners
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd March to 7th July 2019
Scala, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | 6 minutes from Scala
Close to 200 different countries are represented by people living in London, according to the UN, and award winning British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins has created portraits ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Imaginary Cities
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th April to 14th July 2019
Scala, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | 6 minutes from Scala
Welcoming you to the British Library from 5th April 2019, Imaginary Cities is a free display which fills the Entrance Hall Gallery with a 3D virtual ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Scala

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Scala
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Cross Foot 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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Shopping near Scala

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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Foyles St Pancras International
London > Shopping > Books
St Pancras International, Pancras Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 5 minutes from Scala
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Books on a broad range of subjects from fiction and poetry to ... 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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Education near Scala

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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Leisure near Scala

Scala gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... 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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Pubs near Scala

The best pubs near London Scala.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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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 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Meeting venue hire near Scala

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Scala.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Irish Jam Session
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 26th May 2019 

The Harrison 4 minutes walk from Scala

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Imaginary Cities
Imaginary Cities
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

British Library 6 minutes walk from Scala

Welcoming you to the British Library from 5th April 2019, Imaginary Cities is a free display which fills the Entrance ...More

 
Writing: Making Your Mark
Writing: Making Your Mark
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2019 

British Library 6 minutes walk from Scala

"Writing is so much more than words on the page - it is how we communicate across time and space" ...More

 
The New Londoners
The New Londoners
Exhibitions | Until 7th July 2019 

British Library 6 minutes walk from Scala

Close to 200 different countries are represented by people living in London, according to the UN, and award winning British ...More

 
Band Of Holy Joy
Concerts | On 26th May 2019 

The Lexington 7 minutes walk from Scala

The post-punk six-piece, consisting of drums, bass, guitar, visuals, a 1960s organ and vocals, performs in aid of Hope Not ...More

Hogarth & The Art of Noise
Hogarth & The Art of Noise
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

The Foundling Museum 7 minutes walk from Scala

Explore the use of sound in William Hogarth's art as the Foundling Museum stages the first exhibition dedicated to the ...More

 
Posy Simmonds: A Retrospective
Exhibitions | Until 15th September 2019 

House of Illustration 8 minutes walk from Scala

The first major UK retrospective of the comic artist and graphic novelist includes early pastiches, cartoon strips for The Guardian ...More

YiMiao Shih: Rabbrexit Means Rabbrexit
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

House of Illustration 8 minutes walk from Scala

The Illustrator in Residence represents opinions on Brexit, gathered over a six month period, through drawing, embroidery and video....More

Quentin Blake: From The Studio
Exhibitions | Until 10th May 2021 

House of Illustration 8 minutes walk from Scala

The first ever permanent exhibition space dedicated to the celebrated illustrator includes an up-to-date showcase of Blake's projects as they ...More

Colourstream by Dan Pearson
Colourstream by Dan Pearson
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2019 

Coal Drops Yard 9 minutes walk from Scala

Coal Drops Yard has been transformed into a vibrant floral world thanks to a new installation by the award-winning Dan ...More

 

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