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 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 Coldplay. Its origins are still clearly visible in the high-ceilinged main room, with its steep balconies, and focus on a central stage. The old layout 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 close to the music. The venue has four floors, which hold three bars, and two dance floors.
LondonTown.com - Scala Location Map
Further articles featuring Scala on LondonTown.com
Elbow lead singer Guy Garvey curates this year's Meltdown festival, Coldplay take to the stage at Wembley and the new Tate Modern opens in...
London hosts the final of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium on 31st October 2015, the Frieze Art Fair draws the world's most...
A National Portrait Gallery exhibition on film star and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn, Bastille Day and the open air Somerset House Summer Series are some...
Kristin Scott Thomas plays The Queen and Enda Walsh adapts Roald Dahl's The Twits for the Royal Court in April 2015....
With bank holidays top and tailing May there are two long weekends to enjoy. Highlights of the month include a star turn from actress Fiona...
Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2016. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.
Hotels near Scala
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
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 16th December 2014 to 10th April 2016
King's Cross Railway Station, Euston Road, N1 | 3 minutes from Scala
Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Railway Children, staged at Waterloo three years ago, is now at King's Cross Theatre. E Nesbitt's classic tale is ...More
Entertainment near Scala
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
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
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
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
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
246-Â250 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
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
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
Also in Pentonville Road
Our recommendations in the same street as Scala
What's On Today
Light, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's Watercolours of Rome
Exhibitions | Until 14th August 2016
British Museum 9 minutes walk from Scala
The British Museum marks the bicentenary of Francis Towne's death with ...More
Dickensian: Behind The Scenes Of The New BBC Drama Series
Exhibitions | Until 17th April 2016
Charles Dickens Museum 16 minutes walk from Scala
Drawing on Childhood
Exhibitions | Until 1st May 2016
The Foundling Museum 17 minutes walk from Scala
Bringing together works of major illustrators from the eighteenth century to present day, Drawing on Childhood ...More
Hotels near Scala
From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our deals for Scala hotels, including Holiday Inn London Kings Cross - Bloomsbury from 85% off.