The Water Rats

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The Water Rats
The Pindar of Wakefield
Address 328 Grays Inn Road,
Kings Cross, London
Coordinates 51°31′44″N 0°07′11″W / 51.52899°N 0.11965°W / 51.52899; -0.11965
Owner Sally fox
Type Theatre, Pub and Restaurant
Capacity 200
Opened 1992

The Water Rats is a live music venue at 328 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, England. Until 1992 it was known as The Pindar of Wakefield and was famous for its regular old time music hall entertainment. Bob Dylan played his first UK gig here in December 1962.[1] The Pogues (then known as the Pogue Mahones) had their first performance here on October 4, 1982.[2][3] Oasis's debut London performance took place here on 27 January 1994.[4] The Beta Band played their debut show here on Wednesday 23 July 1997.[5] Acts such as Katy Perry, Sisteray,[6] The Courteeners and Ra Ra Riot also appeared here prior to international acclaim. In 2014, The Water Rats began hosting a weekly quiz night.[7] The reopening was in October 2015 with a new management.[8] [9]