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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 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.

 

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Astrid SAstrid SThe singer from Norway, Astrid Smeplass, performs her commercial indie-pop originals.2017-05-23T19:30:00+01002017-05-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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HomeshakeHomeshakeElectronic indie-pop outfit who has recently released their third album, Fresh Air.2017-05-24T19:30:00+01002017-05-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Homeshake
BabeheavenBabeheavenThe West London five-piece perform their alt-pop tracks.2017-05-25T19:30:00+01002017-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Roots Dance Rockers - Dub MastersRoots Dance Rockers - Dub MastersMessenger Sound-System with Steve Gad Selector, Afrikan Simba and Messenger Family drop all things dub and reggae.2017-05-26T22:00:00+01002017-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Roots Dance Rockers - Dub Masters
Alexandra SaviorAlexandra SaviorSelf-penned indie and dream pop comes from this Portland, Oregon, singer, Alexandra Savior McDermott.2017-05-30T19:30:00+01002017-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Alexandra Savior
Swet Shop BoysSwet Shop BoysHip hop from Redinho, Heems and MC Riz.2017-06-01T19:30:00+01002017-06-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Swet Shop Boys
Minus The BearMinus The BearThe indie-rock outfit performs in support of its album Voids.2017-06-06T20:00:00+01002017-06-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Minus The Bear
Killing JokeKilling JokePost punk and rock band originally formed in 1978.2017-06-12T19:00:00+01002017-06-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Killing Joke
Thurston MooreThurston MooreAlt rock singer-songwriter formerly of Sonic Youth.2017-06-15T19:30:00+01002017-06-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Thurston Moore
Deep Throat ChoirDeep Throat Choir2017-06-20T19:30:00+01002017-06-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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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 £58  34% 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 £29  32% 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 £84  21% 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 Nightclubs nearest Scala

Nearest to Scala
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
EGG
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
200 York Way, King's Cross, London N7 | 15 minutes from Scala
Spread out over three floors with each one providing its own distinct look and feel, Egg London is a venue like no other. The ground floor ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
KOKO
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1A Camden High Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 17 minutes from Scala
KOKO offers a great mixture of live bands and club nights that have put it at the heart of the Camden nightlife. The huge stage, broad ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fabric
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 21 minutes from Scala
Built on the site of a Victorian meat cellar, Fabric continues to boast the most sensational line-ups in the capital. Its global ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Scala

Scala clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Smithy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
16-17 Leeke Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 2 minutes from Scala
An unexpected surprise, located in a King’s Cross backstreet you never knew existed, yet still only a five-minute walk from the tube, this wine-bar-cum-restaurant offers a ... More
 
 
 
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Homeshake
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 24th May 2017 - 7.30pm
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 | Same location as Scala
Electronic indie-pop outfit who has recently released their third album, Fresh Air....More
 
 
 
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Film And The Russian Revolution
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 24th May 2017 - 6pm-8pm
Scala, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | 6 minutes from Scala
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More
 
 
 
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Russomania: The Russian Revolution And British Literature
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 25th May and Thursday 1st June 2017 - 6pm-8pm
Scala, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | 6 minutes from Scala
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Scala

Near Scala
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
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
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
 
 
 
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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 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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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Restaurants near Scala

What are the best dining options near Scala London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Indian Lounge
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
343 Grays Inn Road, King's Cross, London WC1X | 1 minute from Scala
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near Scala

Near Scala
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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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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Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths
Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2017 

British Library 6 minutes walk from Scala

The British Library marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution with a major exhibition this year. Russian Revolution: Hope, ...More

 
Jane Weaver
Concerts | On 22nd May 2017 

The Lexington 7 minutes walk from Scala

Independent and resilient female experimental songwriter/sound-carrier....More

Daniel Cook & Tessa Coates
Comedy | On 22nd May 2017 

The Star Of Kings 8 minutes walk from Scala

Comedy, Stand-Up....More

Echoes Across The Century
Exhibitions | Until 16th July 2017 

Guildhall Art Gallery 11 minutes walk from Scala

Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More

#LondonTrending
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

Guildhall Art Gallery 11 minutes walk from Scala

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Milonga
Dance | Until 24th May 2017 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 12 minutes walk from Scala

Celebrated choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presents an piece inspired by the late night milonga scene in the intimate bars of ...More

Electricity: The Spark of Life
Electricity: The Spark of Life
Exhibitions | Until 2nd July 2017 

Wellcome Collection 13 minutes walk from Scala

Don't be shocked... the Wellcome Collection's new spring 2017 exhibition, Electricity, may be full of surprises but it's also an ...More

 
The Unbound Pledge Party #2
Exhibitions | On 22nd May 2017 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 15 minutes walk from Scala

Together with Unbound, Waterstones Gower Street are hosting a new monthly Pledge Party where you can hear from a selection ...More

Shoot From The Hip Improv Night
Comedy | On 22nd May 2017 

Angel Comedy Club 16 minutes walk from Scala

The resident improv group introduces some of the best improv acts in the UK....More

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Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | From 22nd September 

House of Illustration

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Anime Architecture: Backgrounds Of Japan
Exhibitions | From 26th May 

House of Illustration

The first UK exhibition of illustrations for classic sci-fi anime films comes to The House of Illustration this May. ...More

Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | From 28th October 

House of Illustration

The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist Lucinda Rogers for a new exhibition examining the city's changing landscape....More

Footloose: The Musical
Footloose: The Musical
Theatre | From 12th September 

Peacock Theatre

Gareth Gates stars as Willard opposite Luke Baker as Ren, the new boy in a ...More

 
Terror
Terror
Theatre | From 14th June 

Lyric Hammersmith

The pilot of hijacked plane is put on trial and the audience decide the verdict ...More

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Theatre | From 5th June 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Jay Scheib directs a high-octane rock'n'roll musical by ...More

 
The Great Get Together: The Foundling Museum
Exhibitions | On 17th June 

Brunswick Square

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Take That
Take That
Concerts | From 6th June 

The O2 Arena

The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs uptempo ...More

 
Nora
Nora
Dance | From 1st June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

A programme of duets by renowned choreographers Lizz Aggiss's Bloody Nora!, Simon Tanguy's Digging, Jonathan ...More

 
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Ictus: Rain
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Ictus: Rain
Dance | From 13th June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Dance set to Steve Reich's masterpiece, the minimalist ...More

 
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The Vincent
The Vincent
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Magpie
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Modern British interpretation of traditional dim sum restaurants from the co-founders of Pidgin...More

 
Melrose Diner
Melrose Diner
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Americana diner classics with a twist - think lobster and prawn donuts - are served ...More

 
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Made of Dough
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London pizza pros Made of Dough, who have sold 100,000 pizzas at pop-ups and festivals, ...More

 
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Soho speakeasy that pays homage to the food and culture of down town Hong Kong....More

 
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Located in two adjoining arches underneath Hackney Downs train station, Our/London is a micro-distillery producing wheat based vodka....More

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