Music venues at King’s Cross

Live gigs, classical music, DJ nights open-air concerts, music venues & more! 

Music venues at King’s Cross

Live gigs, classical music, DJ nights open-air concerts, music venues & more! 


Lafayette is the brand new live music venue at King’s Cross with a seriously eclectic lineup. Brought to you by the team behind Omeara in London Bridge, the two-floor auditorium holds 600 guests and is part of the Goods Way social space.


Spiritland is a place to experience music of all genres and eras on the best sound system in the world. DJ sets, album playbacks, artist talks and a bar and restaurant to boot. It’s a music-lovers mecca.


SUPERMAX is the super-stylish subterranean cocktail bar from the team behind Spiritland. Friday Nights at SUPERMAX are all about the party with DJ’s from Spiritland playing on a spectacular sound system. It’s the perfect place to start the weekend.

In the neighbourhood

This former cinema hosts regular club nights and special arts, cinema and music events.

The Water Rats
The Water Rats is live music venue, famous for hosting Bob Dylan’s first UK gig in 1962, and The Pogues first gig in 1982. Today you’ll find rock, tech metal to folk pop and everything in between.

The Star of Kings
A proper pub with good food and good beer, the sister venue to The Star of Bethnal Green continues its live music heritage, home to live bands and DJs throughout the week.

Tileyard Studios is the creative space where musicians come together with entertainment and tech starts-ups and creative businesses. It’s home to the largest professional music community in Europe and offers professional recording studios, writing rooms and workspace. Tileyard also hosts regular free live open mic nights that offer a platform to musicians from all corners of the globe.


London Sinfonietta at Kings Place
A London-based chamber orchestra specializing in contemporary classical music.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Kings Place
A period instrument orchestra playing baroque, classical and early romantic music on original instruments.

Club Scene

Egg London is a stylish nightclub featuring five main areas split across multiple levels. Some of the world’s best DJs have played here, with a house and techno vibe and a 24-hour license.

The Big Chill House This large Victorian pub keeps the Big Chill festival spirit alive with DJs playing a mix of current and classic R&B, hip-hop, house, garage, disco and jazz every week.

Concerts and performances

As well as the venues mentioned above, King’s Cross runs a year-round programme of events that includes open-air concerts and performances. A highlight is the annual Cubitt Sessions summer concert series. Check the King’s Cross events programme for the current listing of concerts and performances.