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

 
Susanne SundforSusanne SundforThe vocalist from Oslo performs her commercial pop songs.3rd March 2015Tuesday 3rd March 2015 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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Susanne Sundfor
Markus FeehilyMarkus FeehilyThe Sligo-originating singer and ex-member of Westlife, performs his commercial pop and soul material.4th March 2015Wednesday 4th March 2015 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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Markus Feehily
D.I.DD.I.DA performance by the indie rock outfit.5th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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Face DownFace DownResident DJs present metal, rock, hardcore, alternative, dance and dub.6th March 2015Friday 6th March 2015 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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StickyStickyDrum'n'bass from Stormin, Guv, Shabba, Skibadee, Sly, Eksman, Logan D, Harry Shotta, Turno, Evil B, Phantasy, Profile, IC3, Trigga, Heist, Modified Motion, Shaydee, Chunky Bizzle, Foxy, Dreps, Nicky Blackmarket, Kombo, Swifta, Vapour, Grima, Azza, Darx, S.O, La, Blacka, Traumatik, Mykstar, Fire, JC, DJ Cotesy, Big Narstie, Lady Chann, Nasty Jack, B7th March 2015Saturday 7th March 2015 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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Sticky
Franco BattiatoFranco BattiatoThe singer, composer and film maker from Italy and his accompanying musicians, performs his experimental oeuvre.9th March 2015Monday 9th March 2015 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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Franco Battiato
Jose GonzalezJose GonzalezThe singer-songwriter from Gothenburg performs his contemporary folk material.11th March 2015Thursday 12th March 2015 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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Jose Gonzalez
Jose GonzalezJose GonzalezThe singer-songwriter from Gothenburg performs his contemporary folk material.12th March 2015Thursday 12th March 2015 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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Soca FrenzySoca FrenzySoca from resident and guest DJs.13th March 2015Friday 13th March 2015 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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Soca Frenzy
Gully BopGully BopDancehall and reggae performer plus DJs Energy Kid, Jamaica Movements, Andrew Fresh and Ants International.15th March 2015Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
Scala, 275  Pentonville Road  King's Cross    N1 9NL
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Gully Bop
 

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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
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Scala on LondonTown.com

 
Christmas Shopping: Traditional Toys

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Christmas in London 2009: Traditional Toys

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Christmas in London 2009: Traditional Toys

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June 2008

Candide The Coliseum, WC2N 4ES 23rd June 2008 - 12th July 2008 Voltaire's masterly satire tells the story of a young man, Candide, who still clings...

 
 
A London Christmas 2007: Traditional Toys

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London's Best Events 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. 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.

 
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Hotels near Scala

Near Scala
Holiday Inn London Kings Cross - Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  21% 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
 
 
 
Studios2Let Apartments Cartwright Gardens
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £51  30% off
36-37 Cartwright Gardens, WC1H | 8 minutes from Scala
Studios 2 Let Apartments on Cartwright Gardens are situated in the beautiful Bloomsbury area. Located right at the heart of the city, the high quality studios ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  24% 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 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
King's Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, 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, 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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Scala

Near Scala
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Railway Children
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th December 2014 to 6th September 2015
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 arriving at King's Cross Theatre. E Nesbitt's classic tale ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Candoco Dance Company / Jerome Bel: The Show Must Go On
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st March 2015
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 12 minutes from Scala
The renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers presents a restaged version of Jerome Bel's award-winning The Show Must Go On, bringing together a ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 31st March, 1st April and 2nd April 2015 - 7.30pm
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 12 minutes from Scala
Scottish Ballet, one of Sadler's Wells' most popular visiting companies, returns to London with A Streetcar Named Desire, described as "brilliantly choreographed" by The Telegraph when ...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, 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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
THE BEST

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
Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, 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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
THE BEST

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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The Railway Children
The Railway Children
Theatre | Until 6th September 2015 

King's Cross Railway Station 3 minutes walk from Scala

Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Railway Children, staged at Waterloo three years ago, is now arriving at King's ...More

 
Swing Mon Amour
Concerts | Until 7th June 2015 

The Lexington 7 minutes walk from Scala

Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra and DJ France play classic swing and jazz music....More

Sir Jacob Epstein: Babies And Bloomsbury
Sir Jacob Epstein: Babies And Bloomsbury
Exhibitions | Until 10th May 2015 

The Foundling Museum 7 minutes walk from Scala

The Foundling Museum's winter exhibition explores the life and work of Modernist sculptor Jacob Epstein. Babies and Bloomsbury concentrates on ...More

 
Compania Manuel Linan: Nomada
Dance | On 1st March 2015 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 12 minutes walk from Scala

The fourth creation from the multi-award-winning performer Manuel Linanas, a choreographer, bringing together a cast of six dancers, three singers ...More

Flamenco Festival London
Flamenco Festival London
Dance | Until 1st March 2015 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 12 minutes walk from Scala

This year's Flamenco Festival London kicks off with Gala Flamenca, a regular feature at Sadler's Wells annual foot-stamping festival, featuring ...More

 
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime
Exhibitions | Until 21st June 2015 

Wellcome Collection 13 minutes walk from Scala

The Wellcome Collection's big spring exhibition is Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime, which looks at the history, science and art ...More

 
The Institute of Sexology
The Institute of Sexology
Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2015 

Wellcome Collection 13 minutes walk from Scala

From 20th November 2014, the Wellcome Collection's new Gallery 2 opens with 'The Institute of Sexology', a candid exploration of ...More

 
Odysseus Trio
Concerts | On 1st March 2015 

Conway Hall 15 minutes walk from Scala

Solo guitar recital presenting a musical journey through South America. Works by Piazzolla, Lauro, Villa-Lobos, Montes and Brouwer will highlight ...More

Angel Comedy
Comedy | Until 1st March 2015 

Camden Head 16 minutes walk from Scala

New act and material night featuring guest performers....More

Keith Johnstone's Maestro Impro
Comedy | On 1st March 2015 

Camden People's Theatre 16 minutes walk from Scala

Fifteen comedy improvisers play out a series of sketches and games, all completely made-up on the spot....More

 
 
 
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