Monto Water Rats, also known as The Monto and Water Rats, is a music venue at 328 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London. Until 1992 it was known as The Pindar of Wakefield and was famous for its regular old time music hall entertainment.
The list of acts that have played this venue over the years is extensive. Bob Dylan played his first UK gig here in December 1962. The Pogues (then known as the Pogue Mahones) had their first performance here on October 4, 1982. Oasis's debut London performance took place here on 27 January 1994. The Beta Band played their debut show here on Wednesday 23 July 1997. Acts such as Katy Perry, The Courteeners and Ra Ra Riot also appeared here prior to international acclaim.
Limited street parking, strongly advise public transport
The venue is accessible for those with special needs.