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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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Beach SlangBeach SlangThe indie-punk band from Philadelphia performs in support of its album The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us.2017-01-26T19:30:00+00002017-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Break StuffBreak StuffDJs spin rock and metal classics all night long.2017-01-27T22:00:00+00002017-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Urban World 2nd Birthday BashUrban World 2nd Birthday BashThree rooms of music with in Room 1 Big John Freeman, Biggy C & Taylorr Made plus MC Madx spinning R&b, hip hop, bashment and Soca. Room 2 features Ammo & Ritu with Desi and in Room 3, house, garage and world from 2Traxx, Clington, Kaspa, DJ Qu and guests.2017-01-28T22:00:00+00002017-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Urban World 2nd Birthday Bash
Big Fish Little Fish 'Space' Family Rave With The OrbBig Fish Little Fish 'Space' Family Rave With The OrbFamily fun for the post-rave generation of parents.2017-01-29T14:00:00+00002017-01-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Big Fish Little Fish 'Space' Family Rave With The Orb
The Radio Dept.The Radio Dept.The group from Sweden perform their own brand of dream pop.2017-01-31T19:30:00+00002017-01-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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The Radio Dept.
Face DownFace DownBands perform live, plus residents and guests supply metal, rock, hardcore and dubstep.2017-02-03T22:00:00+00002017-05-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Face Down
Zak AbelZak AbelThe singer-songwriter performs soul-pop material.2017-02-07T19:30:00+00002017-02-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Zak Abel
Saint MotelSaint MotelThe LA-based four-piece performs indie-pop material.2017-02-09T19:00:00+00002017-02-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Purple Rain: Prince TributePurple Rain: Prince TributeThe music of the American singer, guitarist and songwriter is performed live.2017-02-10T18:30:00+00002017-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      N1 9NL
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Purple Rain: Prince Tribute
Soca FrenzySoca FrenzyResidents spin soca and calypso hits.2017-02-10T23:00:00+00002017-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road      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
 
 
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Judd Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
Brunswick Square NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London Kings Cross - Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  24% 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  31% 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 £83  42% 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 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 Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 15 minutes from Scala
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue that presents soul, funk, R&B and ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Near Scala
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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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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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Half Waif
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 23rd January 2017 - 7.30pm
Scala, 156 Pentonville Road, N1 | 4 minutes from Scala
Nandi Rose Plunkett's project draws on many influences to produce richly-layered compositions....More
 
 
 
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Gold Medal Showcase
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 23rd January 2017 - 7pm
Scala, 90 York Way, N1 | 5 minutes from Scala
The annual Trinity Laban Conservatoire Of Music And Dance Gold Medal competition is being judged by guest judge Colin Currie....More
 
 
 
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The Guilty Feminist
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Monday 23rd and Wednesday 25th January 2017 - 7.30pm
Scala, 90 York Way, N1 | 5 minutes from Scala
Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and a guest host for a comedy podcast recorded in front of a live audience, to discuss topics all 21st century feminists ...More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Scala
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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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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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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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Near Scala
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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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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London 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
 
 
 
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Scala gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
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
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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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
 
 
 
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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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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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Exhibitions | Until 29th January 2017 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Scala

Over 40 works on paper from the contemporary illustrator, with some never-before-seen works exhibited....More

South Africa: The Art Of A Nation
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Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Scala

Explore 100,000 years of South African history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks at the British Museum. South Africa: the ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 17th February 2017 

The Wiener Library 13 minutes walk from Scala

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Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2017 

Charles Dickens Museum 16 minutes walk from Scala

John Kenney's original illustrations alongside Peach's words, chronicling the life of the great English author....More

Making Nature: How we see animals
Making Nature: How we see animals
Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2017 

Wellcome Collection 20 minutes walk from Scala

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British Library 23 minutes walk from Scala

Literary & Education, Conference....More

Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun
Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun
Exhibitions | Until 12th February 2017 

British Library 23 minutes walk from Scala

The British Library invites visitors to take a trip back in time this autumn with its new exhibition Victorian Entertainments: ...More

 
Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line
Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2017 

British Library 23 minutes walk from Scala

Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line looks into how maps made the world we live in. The exhibition ...More

 
Quentin Blake: The Roald Dahl Centenary Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2017 

British Library 23 minutes walk from Scala

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Surya 1.33 miles from Scala

Nandi Rose Plunkett's project draws on many influences to produce richly-layered compositions....More

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