Scala

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275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 9NL†
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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.

Scala events

FacedownFacedownRout and Hacktivist play rock, metal and dubstep, with live performances from Astroid Boys.1st August 2014Friday 5th September 2014 Where:
Scala, 275† Pentonville Road† King's Cross† † N1 9NL
Category: event
Ongoing
Facedown
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Bar/Pub DJ Sets
DATESFriday 1st August and Friday 5th September 2014 - 10pm-6am
Rout and Hacktivist play rock, metal and dubstep, with live performances from Astroid Boys.
Garage NationGarage Nation2nd August 2014Saturday 2nd August 2014 Where:
Scala, 275† Pentonville Road† King's Cross† † N1 9NL
Category: event
On Soon
Garage Nation
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Garage
DATESSaturday 2nd August 2014 - 10pm-6am
ConvergeConvergeMetal, punk and hardcore from the four-piece based in Los Angeles.6th August 2014Wednesday 6th August 2014 Where:
Scala, 275† Pentonville Road† King's Cross† † N1 9NL
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Converge
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Punk
DATESWednesday 6th August 2014 - 7.30pm-11pm
Metal, punk and hardcore from the four-piece based in Los Angeles.
Soca FrenzySoca FrenzySoca Frenzy Radio & PSV Radio Events present an evening of Caribbean music influenced by soul and funk.8th August 2014Friday 8th August 2014 Where:
Scala, 275† Pentonville Road† King's Cross† † N1 9NL
Category: event
On Soon
Soca Frenzy
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various
DATESFriday 8th August 2014 - 11pm
Soca Frenzy Radio & PSV Radio Events present an evening of Caribbean music influenced by soul and funk.
More Music Than Mud FestivalMore Music Than Mud Festival9th August 2014Saturday 9th August 2014 Where:
Scala, 275† Pentonville Road† King's Cross† † N1 9NL
Category: event
On Soon
More Music Than Mud Festival
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Indie & Grunge
DATESSaturday 9th August 2014 - 4pm-4am
The Jump Off 2014The Jump Off 201411th August 2014Monday 6th October 2014 Where:
Scala, 275† Pentonville Road† King's Cross† † N1 9NL
Category: event
On Soon
The Jump Off 2014
event > Music
DATES11th Aug, 28th Aug, 8th Sep, 22nd Sep and 6th Oct 2014 - 8pm-2am
UK Twerking Championships 2014UK Twerking Championships 2014Hosted by MC Fontz and DJ Chuckie Online, the night will start with a live photo shoot with all the contestants followed by the twerking rounds which include freestyle, jelly and off the wall.14th August 2014Thursday 14th August 2014 Where:
Scala, 275† Pentonville Road† King's Cross† † N1 9NL
Category: event
On Soon
UK Twerking Championships 2014
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
DATESThursday 14th August 2014
Hosted by MC Fontz and DJ Chuckie Online, the night will start with a live photo shoot with all the contestants followed by the twerking rounds which include freestyle, jelly and off the wall....†More about this event
El GrandeEl GrandeSalsa, Latin and Afro-Latin beats. The line-up so far confirmed includes: Dani K & Eldina, Julian The Duke, Rico Kizomba Suave, Patrick Equagoo, Michael Mandrel, Peynao Er Bachatero, Sonia Lollia, Carl & Ting, Lazaro & Paola Lopez and many more.15th August 2014Friday 19th September 2014 Where:
Scala, 275† Pentonville Road† King's Cross† † N1 9NL
Category: event
On Soon
El Grande
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various
DATESFriday 15th August and Friday 19th September 2014 - 9.30pm-5am
Salsa, Latin and Afro-Latin beats. The line-up so far confirmed includes: Dani K & Eldina, Julian The Duke, Rico Kizomba Suave, Patrick Equagoo, Michael Mandrel, Peynao Er Bachatero, Sonia Lollia, Carl & Ting, Lazaro & Paola Lopez and many more.
La DisputeLa Dispute21st August 2014Thursday 21st August 2014 Where:
Scala, 275† Pentonville Road† King's Cross† † N1 9NL
Category: event
On Soon
La Dispute
event > Music
DATESThursday 21st August 2014 - 7.30pm-11pm
Roots Dance FestivalRoots Dance FestivalReggae music from Jah Voice Sound System, featuring Wooligan, Ras Tread, and full crew from the Midlands, plus Lioness Fonts, Prince Livijah and Sister Uwimana.22nd August 2014Friday 22nd August 2014 Where:
Scala, 275† Pentonville Road† King's Cross† † N1 9NL
Category: event
On Soon
Roots Dance Festival
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Reggae
DATESFriday 22nd August 2014 - 10pm-6am
Reggae music from Jah Voice Sound System, featuring Wooligan, Ras Tread, and full crew from the Midlands, plus Lioness Fonts, Prince Livijah and Sister Uwimana.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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What to do in London Throughout 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

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Hotels near Scala

Near Scala
Great Northern Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £110† 34% 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
St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £138† 30% off
Euston Road, NW1 | 5 minutes from Scala
A triumph of neo-Gothic splendour, the red brick Grade I listed hotel has been painstakingly restored by architect Geoff Mann who worked with English Heritage to ... More
Pullman London St Pancras
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £83† 33% off
100-110 Euston Road, NW1 | 7 minutes from Scala
A smart modern hotel that offers fine dining, large, airy rooms and an ideal location at a very reasonable price. Just a few minutes from Euston ... 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 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 21 minutes from Scala
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... 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
Renoir Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brunswick Shopping Centre, Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 9 minutes from Scala
Almost invisible in the ridiculous 1960s sci-fi architecture of the Brunswick Centre, the two-screen arthouse Renoir Cinema is a firm favourite with London's film buffs. It ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 11 minutes from Scala
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
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Events near Scala

Near Scala
Ends Today
Body Percussion: Kids Summer School
London > Events > Sporting Events †Dates: 30th July, 31st July and 1st August 2014 - 12.30pm-3pm
The Place, 17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 9 minutes from Scala
Turn your body into a percussion instrument. Dance course for that draws on Gumboot, Step and American Rhythm Tap to get you moving in a groove....More
Ends Today
Urdang Summer Courses
London > Events > Sporting Events †Dates: 30th July, 31st July and 1st August 2014 - 9am-5pm
The Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from Scala
Make Your Summer Count at Urdang! Perfect your technique and have fun this summer at Urdang....More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Edward Scissorhands
London > Events > Dance †Dates: 2nd December 2014 to 11th January 2015
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 12 minutes from Scala
Having so successfully given new interpretations to classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Nutcracker!, Matthew Bourne now brings Edward Scissorhands to Sadler's Wells this ...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
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Granary Square
London > Attractions >
Good's Way, N1C | 5 minutes from Scala
The same size as Trafalgar Square, Granary Square is at the heart of King's Cross where the Eurostar departs and emerged as part of the ... 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, 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
Indian Lounge
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
343 Grays Inn Road, WC1X | 1 minute from Scala
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Camino
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
3 Varnishers Yard, The Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from Scala
Camino - meaning road in Spanish - is born from owner Richard Bigg's love of all things Spanish. This place in Kings Cross does a roaring ... More
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Education near Scala

Near Scala
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, WC1H | 12 minutes from Scala
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 12 minutes from Scala
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, EC1R | 13 minutes from Scala
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 14 minutes from Scala
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... 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, NW1 | 5 minutes from Scala
Gastropub... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Easton
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
22 Easton Street, Clerkenwell, London WC1X0DS | 10 minutes from Scala
Freezing cold and slightly wet, we took shelter in this welcoming pub for a bite to eat... but they practically had to roll us out of ... More
THE BEST

Nightlife near Scala

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, 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

Also in Pentonville Road

Our recommendations in the same street as Scala

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136-151
Alamo
257-259
156
Surya
275
Scala Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
275
Scala
54
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Facedown
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 5th September 2014 

Scala

Rout and Hacktivist play rock, metal and dubstep, with live performances from Astroid Boys....More

Jimi Raine
Concerts | On 1st August 2014 

Surya 4 minutes walk from Scala

The Reading-based singer-songwriter performs his rock originals....More

Chamber Classics Unwrapped
Chamber Classics Unwrapped
Concerts | Until 13th December 2014 

Kings Place 5 minutes walk from Scala

Celebrating the association that Kings Place has with chamber music, this year-long festival sees them depart from ...More

 
New York Voices
Concerts | On 1st August 2014 

Kings Place 5 minutes walk from Scala

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Boat Trips at Granary Square
Kids Events | Until 30th November 2014 

Granary Square 5 minutes walk from Scala

Boat Trips on the Regents Canal from Kings Cross to Camden and Islington Tunnel....More

Enduring War: Grief, Grit And Humour
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

British Library 6 minutes walk from Scala

This exhibition at the British Library showcases letters and diaries from serving soldiers and their relations as part of the ...More

Comics Unmasked: Art And Anarchy In The UK
Comics Unmasked: Art And Anarchy In The UK
Exhibitions | Until 19th August 2014 

British Library 6 minutes walk from Scala

This major exhibition at the British Library will explore some of the darker and more complex themes to emerge from ...More

 
Progress
Progress
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

The Foundling Museum 7 minutes walk from Scala

To mark the 250th anniversary of William Hogarth's death, the Foundling Museum presents Progress, bringing together for the first time ...More

 
Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
Books About Town: Bloomsbury Trail
Kids Events | Until 15th September 2014 

Various Venues, Bloomsbury 8 minutes walk from Scala

The Bloomsbury area has long been associated with literary types making it an ideal area for a Books About Town ...More

 
Friday Fusion: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 26th September 2014 

The Place 9 minutes walk from Scala

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