Five Great Places to Dance in London

Natasha Sutton-Williams

There are so many clubs and dance nights in London it can be hard to find the best places to get down and boogie. But do not fret! At London Calling we’ve been shaking our tail feathers on dance floors across the city to uncover the best places to twerk, fox trot and merengue. 

The Blues Kitchen
The Blues Kitchen hosts live bands and DJ’s you can dance to throughout the week. Tuesdays is Barrelhouse Blues night where resident musicians bring the house down with their signature Delta blues and Chicago inspired sounds. This night is free so just rock up! Thursdays is Night Train night, where the scorchin’ hot Sierra Band play southern soul and rock’n’roll into the wee hours. They play hits from Aretha Franklin, Etta James, The Rolling Stones, Bobbie Gentry, Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye and more. Night Train nights are also free but get your name on their free guest list first. 

134-146 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3AR
 
Exilio London LGBTQ Latin Dance Club
Inclusive and welcoming of all sexualities, races and backgrounds, Exilio is the home of Latin music and dancing. If you want to work your hips with the Salsa, Merengue or Tango in a queer party atmosphere, this is the place for you. Exilio host various festive events including the Winter Pride Music Festival and an angels and devils themed Valentine’s Day club night with a bootylicious live show between music sets. All Exilio club nights are hosted on a boat moored on the Thames with views of Big Ben! 

Exilio at Bar & Co Boat, Temple Pier, WC2R 2PN
 
Royal Opera House
On Mondays from 1:30 – 3:30pm you can Tango, Waltz, Quickstep and Cha cha cha around the magnificent Paul Hamlyn Hall at one of the ROH’s delightful Tea Dances. Surrounded by elegant architecture and sonorous acoustics, a live dance band will serenade you while you dance the afternoon away. Make sure you book tickets in advance as these tea dances sell out fast. 

Bow Street, WC2E 9DD

Notting Hill Arts Club
You might think an arts venue is an odd place to dance the night away, but this hidden gem of a venue plays everything from funk, soul and disco, to live indie and alternative bands who rock around the clock. Most of their club nights are free or very reasonably priced so get down there and shimmy! 

21 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ
 
Egg
Egg brings the Ibiza vibe to London town. The club spans over 3 floors and has a 24-hour license. For hard-core partiers who want to dance till the sun rises, Egg plays everything from House, Techno, R&B, Hip Hop, Reggaeton and the Charts. A particularly wild night out at Egg is Berlin Berlin, intended for free spirits, night creatures, fashionistas, fetishistas and outsiders. Their unique cast of internationally acclaimed hosts and performers are there to inspire club-goers to unleash their inner party animal in an inclusive and warm setting.

200 York Way, N7 9AX

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