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Designed by H Courtney Constantine, was near completion when the First World War to began. During the war the cinema was used to manufacture airplane parts. The scala was first used as a cinema in 1920 with a seating capacity for 1000 people.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
10 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 £53  27% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 8 minutes from The 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  29% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 9 minutes from The 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
 
 
 
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £101  40% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 10 minutes from The Scala
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
 
 
 
 
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St Pancras Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Scala
Completed in 1822, St Pancras Church was the most expensive church to be constructed since St Paul's was rebuilt after the Great Fire. This Greek Revival ... More
 
 
 
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 13 minutes from The Scala
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
 
 
 
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Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 15 minutes from The Scala
Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about £45,000, the name was chosen ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Scala
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Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 3 minutes from The 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 Tunnel
London > Attractions >
1 Pancras Square, King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from The 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 The 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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American Pastoral
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd January to 14th March 2020 - 10am-6pm
The Scala, 6-24 Britannia Street, WC1X | 3 minutes from The Scala
Taking its title from Philip Roth's 1997 novel, this group show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes....More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Buddhism
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th October 2019 to 25th February 2020
The Scala, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | 5 minutes from The Scala
It has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at the British Library in autumn 2019. ...More
 
 
 
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Space Frames: Granary Square
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th January to 31st March 2020
The Scala, Good's Way, N1C | 5 minutes from The Scala
They lit up Coal Drops Yard last winter. Now, from January 2020, Space Frames adds illuminated archways to Granary Square, creating a playful light installation in ...More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | Same location as The 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
 
 
 
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King's Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from The 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
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from The 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
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near The Scala
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Drink Shop & Do
London > Shopping >
9 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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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Indian Lounge
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
343 Grays Inn Road, King's Cross, London WC1X | 1 minute from The Scala
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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MEATliquor KX
London > Restaurants >
6 St Chad's Place, WC1X | 1 minute from The 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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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 4 minutes from The 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 The 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 | 8 minutes from The 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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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 4 minutes from The 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 The 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 11 minutes from The 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 Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 4 minutes from The Scala
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from The 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
Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 8 minutes from The 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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The Scala clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | Same location as The 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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Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | Same location as The 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
VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from The 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 The Scala.
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from The 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 | 5 minutes from The 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 The 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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American Pastoral
Exhibitions | Until 14th March 2020 

Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 3 minutes walk from The Scala

Taking its title from Philip Roth's 1997 novel, this group show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes....More

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

Granary Square 5 minutes walk from The Scala

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

 
Buddhism
Buddhism
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2020 

British Library 5 minutes walk from The Scala

It has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at ...More

 
Pandamonium Fest 2020
Concerts | On 23rd January 2020 

The Lexington 7 minutes walk from The Scala

London-based indie four-piece Italia 90 headline The Lexington leg of this year's festival, with support from Scrounge and Es....More

Jaz Woodcock-Stewart / Petronella Wiehahn Dance Company / Y Dance
Dance | On 23rd January 2020 

The Place 8 minutes walk from The Scala

Jaz Woodcock-Stewart's striking new piece Learning; Petronella Wiehahn Dance Company's Body Space Body Time explores the shifting experiences of the ...More

Lullabies For The Lost
Theatre | Until 31st January 2020 

The Old Red Lion Theatre 12 minutes walk from The Scala

Eight souls come together in their self created limbo to tell their secrets as they desperately try to escape. Whilst ...More

Play Well
Play Well
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2020 

Wellcome Collection 13 minutes walk from The 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 The Scala

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

 
Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies
Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

Wellcome Collection 13 minutes walk from The Scala

Two artists who have lived with chronic illnesses explore how debilitating disease can shape the way we think about the ...More

 
Emma Danelon
Concerts | On 23rd January 2020 

O2 Academy Islington 13 minutes walk from The Scala

The singer-songwriter performs alt pop in support of her single No More. With support from Oliviya Nicole, Charlie Sanderson and ...More

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Observational material from Alex Edelman, the Bostonian stand-up comedian whose Millennial show earned him best ...More

 
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Richmond Theatre

Lyn Paul stars as Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell's emotionally powerful musical about twins separated ...More

 
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Trafalgar Studios

A double-bill of Puccini's enthralling tales of love and heartbreak, distilled to 60 minutes each and sung in English....More

Queen Symphonic: A Rock Orchestra Experience
Queen Symphonic: A Rock Orchestra Experience
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London Palladium

Four rock vocalists who starred in the musical ...More

 
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