Believe it or not – this gorgeous church in the capital doubles as an awesome live music venue. According to Timeout, St Pancras Old Church is ‘London’s most spectacular intimate music venue’. If you want to catch someone up-and-coming and support a grassroots venue in London’s vibrant music scene, St Pancras is somewhere you have to visit. Believe the hype.
Address: Pancras Road NW1 1UL
Telephone Number: 020 7424 0724
St Pancras Old Church first claimed its own little slice of rock n roll history in 1968 when the grounds and courtyard were used by The Beatles for a photo shoot on their ‘Mad Day Out’. More recently, the church was set up as a music venue in 2011 and quickly became one of the most popular venues on the London circuit, establishing itself as the foremost venue for new artist’s to launch EP’s, albums and to host industry showcase performances.
How many people does it hold?
Who has played there?
Sam Smith, Sinead O’Connor, Daughter, Tom Odell, Laura Marling and loads more.
Have there been any “I was there” moments?
Sam Smith serenaded 120 people in The Old Church in 2013. It was only a matter of months until Smith became one of the biggest Pop stars around. What an amazing show to be a part of.
How do I get there?
There are transport links out the wazoo for this ideally London venue. King’s Cross train station is obviously an excellent option that’s accessible from all over the city. There are also buses for days, you’ll be grand.
Where should I eat?
Hit up Dishoom for some unbelievably tasty Indian food. Go early as you may have to wait for a table, trust me though – it’s worth it.
Where can I stay?
Despite the fact that it’s a church – miraculously they still sell alcohol! So no need to over do it with the predrinks.
Where can you carry on the party?
Stick around for midnight mass if you’re so inclined, or alternatively head down Pentonville Road to Scala/The Lexington or up to Camden and get absolutely trashed. Your call.
Check out the full list of upcoming gigs in St Pancras Old Church right here: ticketweb.co.uk/stpancrasoldchurch