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Opened as a cinema shortly after World War I, the Scala was used briefly to show adult films in the '70s before becoming a live music venue where Iggy Pop and Hawkwind both strutted their stuff. Now one of London's best-loved gig venues, this multi-floored monolith is surprisingly spacious, spread out over four floors with three bars, two dance rooms and a stage for live performance with space for 1,145 people. Scala stages a laudably broad range of indie, electronica, avant hip hop and folk and is a relatively intimate space to catch fast rising acts such as Glasvegas as well as established stars (Stereophonics, Chemical Brothers). Make sure you don't miss the upstairs bar, with its glass windows and panoramic views of the dance floor: it's the perfect place for spotting lost mates in the seething mass below.

Venue name: Scala
Address: 275
Pentonville Rd
King's Cross
N1 9NL
Transport: Tube: King's Cross
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Corina B

Amazing music venue that is also very well located, it is not too big which allows for a much more intimate experience. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and hosts all kinds of events. The staff is friendly enough, although could be a lot friendlier. It is a little bit hard to find though so make sure to arrive with plenty of time. 

Sarah P

An iconic venue in the heart of the city. I’ve been there on several different occasions; an acoustic gig, muay thai fight night, back to 95 garage rave & salsa night etc and had a great time every time… Lots of different rooms to choose from – so good if you like variety / get easily bored… Not so good if you get easily lost. The drinks are a little pricey, but no different to other central London venues.


This is one of the best music venues in London. It's a great size, has an unpretentious atmosphere, and is centrally located. And if you need to get away from the pulsating mass of concertgoers, there's a small space at the back to get a breather.