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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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Margo PriceMargo PriceHailing from Nashville, the singer-songwriter performs Americana and blues.2016-09-01T19:30:00+01002016-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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The SherlocksThe SherlocksThe four-piece from Sheffield, consisting of two sets of brothers, performs indie-rock.2016-09-07T19:30:00+01002016-09-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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The Sherlocks
Beach BabyBeach BabyBass-heavy indie-rock from the up-and-coming quartet based in London.2016-09-09T19:00:00+01002016-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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The Fall Of TroyThe Fall Of TroyThe American trio hailing from Mukilteo in Washington perform their original post-hardcore material, with support from Tiny Moving Parts.2016-09-14T19:30:00+01002016-09-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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Sunflower BeanSunflower BeanSelf-penned neo-psychedelic pop, with punky overtones, comes courtesy of this New York-based threesome.2016-09-15T19:30:00+01002016-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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Sunflower Bean
YunaYunaThe acoustic pop and folk-rock artist from Malaysia performs in support of her album Chapters.2016-09-20T19:30:00+01002016-09-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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Yuna
Dilly DallyDilly DallyThe Canadian grunge and punk quartet featuring Katie Monks and Liz Ball.2016-09-22T19:30:00+01002016-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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Dilly Dally
The Magic GangThe Magic GangThe four-piece from the New Forest plays upbeat and sparkling indie rock.2016-09-28T19:30:00+01002016-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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The Magic Gang
All Them WitchesAll Them WitchesThe psychedelic rock outfit from Nashville, with a tendency to improvise.2016-10-04T19:30:00+01002016-10-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
Category: event
 
All Them Witches
AugustanaAugustanaThe San Diego-based outfit performs rock with touches of the southern melancholy and wit of Townes Van Zandt and Graham Parsons.2016-10-09T19:30:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    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

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Camden Road Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Judd Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
Brunswick Square NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Tune Hotel Kings Cross, London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £45  35% off
324 Gray's Inn Rd, WC1X | 3 minutes from Scala
Whether you have missed the last train home, heading on a business trip to Europe or spending a night in the capital for business or pleasure, ... More
 
 
 
Great Northern Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £124  23% off
King's Cross St Pancras Station, N1C | 3 minutes from Scala
Originally designed by Lewis Cubitt and opened on 17th May 1854, The Great Northern Hotel in King's Cross, one of the first examples of the great ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Kings Cross - Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £57  33% 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
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Live Music nearest Scala

Nearest to Scala
Surya
London > Entertainment > Live Music
156 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from Scala
Even by the standards of London nightlife, Club Surya is a completely insane, if well-meaning, project. Founded by a white-suited oddball called 'Dr Earth' (check out ... 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
University Of The Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, 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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Events near Scala

Near Scala
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Railway Children
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th December 2014 to 30th October 2016
King's Cross Theatre, Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, N1C | 5 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lazarus
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th October 2016 to 22nd January 2017
King's Cross Theatre, Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, N1C | 5 minutes from Scala
It was well received on Broadway and now, this autumn, Lazarus, co-written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, comes to London's King's Cross Theatre under the ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Shakespeare in Ten Acts
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th April to 6th September 2016
British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | 6 minutes from Scala
Telling the story of the changing nature of Shakespeare's reputation, Shakespeare in Ten Acts is the British Library's tribute to the Bard for to mark ...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
 
 
 
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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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What are the best dining options near Scala London?
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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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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
Global Education Institute
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 2 minutes from Scala
... 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
 
 
 
London Swing Dance Society
London > Education > Evening Classes
31 Rashleigh House, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from Scala
Wedding Survival, Lindy Hop, Boogie-Woogie, Ballroom, Shim Sham, Charleston, Lead & Follow, Styling... More
 
 
 
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Scala gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
General Chiropractic Council
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
44 Wicklow Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 1 minute from Scala
Chiropractic... 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 | 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
 
 
 
West Handyside Canopy
London > Leisure >
King's Cross, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from Scala
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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
 
 
 
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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, 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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Scala
London > Business > Venue Hire
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 > 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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Digital Workshop: Great Court Games
Kids Events | On 27th August 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Scala

Play digital games, solve challenges and explore trails....More

Gallery Talk: Greek Myths
Exhibitions | On 27th August 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Scala

With independent speaker Carolyn Perry....More

Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds
Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds
Exhibitions | Until 27th November 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Scala

The British Museum hosts its first large-scale exhibition of underwater discoveries in 2016, focusing on two ...More

 
States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness
States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness
Exhibitions | Until 16th October 2016 

Wellcome Collection 20 minutes walk from Scala

"Consciousness is a fascinating subject," says States of Mind curator Emily Sargent: "We all know what it is like to ...More

 
Tibet's Secret Temple
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2016 

Wellcome Collection 20 minutes walk from Scala

Over 120 objects including scroll paintings, statues, manuscripts, archival and contemporary film, together with a wide range of ethnographic and ...More

Marco Polo: An Untold Love Story
Theatre | Until 4th September 2016 

Shaw Theatre 22 minutes walk from Scala

The world premiere staging of Rogelio Saldo Chua's musical, which charts the untold romances between 13th century Venetian explorer Marco ...More

The Finale
Theatre | Until 28th August 2016 

Camden People's Theatre 22 minutes walk from Scala

Arek Spiewak presents an expressionist performance inspired by Kafka's short story whereby the Artist has to face questions about fame, ...More

Altered Minds, Altered Realities
Theatre | Until 27th August 2016 

Camden People's Theatre 22 minutes walk from Scala

Augustus Stevens plays six extraordinary people who get on with life in a world that does not understand them....More

Camden Fringe
Camden Fringe
Comedy | Until 28th August 2016 

Camden People's Theatre 22 minutes walk from Scala

Bringing together comedy, theatre, poetry, dance and much more, the Camden Fringe boasts over 250 different productions and (some very ...More

 
Sailor Jerry Hotel Street
Sailor Jerry Hotel Street
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2016 

The Well 23 minutes walk from Scala

If you're all rooftopped out, get yourself to The Well this summer for the Sailor Jerry Hotel Street pop-up, which ...More

 
 
 
 
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