The Water Rats

The Water Rats
328 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8BZ
  • Telephone 020 7833 3312
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  • Website water-rats.com
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The Water Rats

Legendary London music venue, now under new ownership, which has a prestigious history including Bob Dylan's first UK gig in 1962, The Pogues first gig in 1982 and Oasis' first London gig in 1994. Located in the centre of Kings Cross, the venue still provides top quality music as well as a wide selection of drinks and food.

Events at this venue

There are 19 events at this location

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

59th Birthday Show

Join us to celebrate our 59th Birthday. A Variety evening filled with great music and laughter. Hosted by Colin Simmons.

Tue 6 Sep

£11–£15 / 020 7833 3312

Ausgang Live In London

A Songs of Preys Music Production of legendary 80's Post-Punk/goth band Ausgang returning to the stage at The Water Rats in London. Support from Healthy Junkies and The Go-Go Cult

Thu 6 Oct

£10 / 020 7833 3312

David Devant And His Spirit Wife

A welcome return of the brilliant David Devant and his Spirit Wife, to the Water Rats. All the more exciting given how overdue it is, their last visit, for Christmas 2019, having completely sold out and darn near taken the roof off the place. This will be very special.

Fri 11 Nov

£15.95 / 020 7833 3312

The Dreaming Spires

Black Cat Music and the Dreaming Spires present THE DREAMING SPIRES celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album BROTHERS IN BROOKLYN Originally released by Clubhouse Records in June 2012 The band will play the album in full as well as other favourites Original press comment on Brothers in Brooklyn: "… the most…

Thu 30 Jun

£13.20 / 020 7833 3312

Electric Dreams 80s club (electronic / alternative) *NEW VENUE*

Electric Dreams is a regular club night playing the best music from the eighties new romantic and new wave eras, as well as some recent electronica. The club night has always attracted a diverse crowd. All are united though a love of the synthesized sounds of bands like Depeche Mode, The Human League, Duran Duran, OMD…

Sat 9 Jul

£6 / 020 7833 3312

Sat 13 Aug

£6 / 020 7833 3312

Sat 10 Sep

£6 / 020 7833 3312

Ellie M "not Good Enough For You" *single Launch*

ELLIE M: (single launch party) Following the release of her acclaimed series of singles – ‘Out Of The Blue’, ‘R.O.C.D’ and ‘Feel It All’, Ellie M has been in the studio recording her debut EP (out November 18th). To celebrate the release of the first single taken from this EP - 'Not Good Enough For You" (out June 17th)…

Wed 21 Sep

£12.50 / 020 7833 3312

An evening with Scott St Martyn

Dean Caston in conversation with Scott about his career in musical theatre. Shows include The Rocky Horror Show, West Side Story and the London palladium production of La Cage Aux Folles. An evening of theatrical stories not to be missed. 

Thu 7 Jul

£8–£12 / 020 7833 3312

Fransis: Ep Launch

Come and share the excitement of FRANSIS' Debut EP 'Honeymoon' which will be released on the day! Be the first to hear the full EP live, exclusive unheard new material and much more… This is going to be an awesome night of live music to celebrate with ongoing supporters and new fans to come. A lot of love went into this…

Fri 1 Jul

£8 / 020 7833 3312

Heist And Idiot Son

Pennyblackmusic will be presenting our first Bands Night in two and a half years at The Water Rats in London on Saturday 10th September 2022. Tickets for this cost £8 in advance and £10 on the door. HEIST It has been eighteen years since Heist played their last gig in their then home city of London at a show in support of…

Sat 10 Sep

£8.80 / 020 7833 3312

The Jackie Oates Trio

September 2022 sees the launch of Gracious Wings, the 8th solo studio album by Jackie Oates. Jackie has once again been working with producer and sound engineer Richard Evans in Bath, to produce an 11 piece album of traditional English folk songs, self-penned material and the odd unexpected cover version! The album…

Sun 18 Sep

£16.50 / 020 7833 3312

Joan Turner - The Voice of an Angel, the Wit of the Devil

An evening remembering and celebrating the life of Joan Turner featuring archive footage and interviews with family and friends that knew Joan.

Tue 1 Nov

£11–£15 / 020 7833 3312

Kezia Gill

Midlands based Singer/Songwriter Kezia Gill, has been singing professionally for over 15 years. Born in Nottingham to a large musical family of Irish decent, her early years were spent surrounded by music. Her father, a professional musician for over 50 years and her single biggest influence, introduced Kezia to the world…

Thu 24 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7833 3312

Miss Bowie & the New Killer Stars

A David Bowie tribute band hailing from Nottingham who have fast built a reputation for great live performances of Bowie's wonderful music.

Sat 8 Oct

£8 / 020 7833 3312

Sam Baker

In 1986 Sam Baker was on a train in Peru that was bombed by Shining Path Guerillas. Miraculously he survived and went on to become a great songwriter and is fast becoming one of the biggest underground Americana success stories of recent years. Imagine Steve Earle, Shane MacGowan and Johnny Cash jamming in a back street…

Tue 18 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7833 3312

Sam Lewis

American singer-songwriter mixing soul, roots country and blues.

Wed 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7833 3312

Swill's Friday Night Out : Phil Odgers And Friends

Philip "Swill" Odgers returns to the Water Rats, this time without social distancing to contend with. So lets have a bit of a party shall we With his latest, and already massively loved album Ghosts of Rock and Roll set for a Record Store Day vinyl release, a book due out and a hatful of new songs ready for the next Men…

Fri 19 Aug

£17.05 / 020 7833 3312

This Feeling

London's rock'n'roll/indie/mod night tours the country.

Sat 2 Jul

Free / 020 7833 3312

Sat 16 Jul

Free / 020 7833 3312

Sat 6 Aug

Free / 020 7833 3312

…and 2 more dates until 3 Sep

The Tiller Girls

An evening remembering The Tiller Girls. Interviews and archive footage.

Tue 5 Jul

£11–£15 / 020 7833 3312

Warner E. Hodges & Ryan Hamilton

Warner E. Hodges & Ryan Hamilton co-headline tour comes to The Water Rats, London. Both artists will play full band sets both backed by the hugely talented Warner E. Hodges Band. Opening the show will be Shaun O'Reilly.

Thu 13 Oct

£19.80 / 020 7833 3312