London’s Best Social Dancing

Social Dancing 1

London is a social place, there is no doubt about it. The UK's capital is teeming with almost ten million people. Just think about it, that's almost ten million hobbies and ten million passions going on all the time. For some, it's coffee, for others, it might be sports. But judging by the fact you're reading this article, your passion is dance.

Well, you're in luck! London is home to some world-renowned regular Social Dancing events, giving you the chance to place your talents alongside those of the very best. Whether you've been partner-dancing for years or you've only just turned your hips to a new dance style, you may well be looking for opportunities to take to the floor, practice your moves, and meet some new people in the process!

That's why we have taken it upon ourselves to show you the best social dance events London has to offer, From tango to swing, there's something for everyone.

Salsa and Tango


Salsa Socials | Every Sunday | City Academy at 10 Herbal Hill, EC1R 5EG

Our Salsa Tutor Dani K has been hosting these super Salsa Socials for years and these events have come leaps and bounds to create a passionate community that welcomes many dancing enthusiasts. Check out what he has to say about these buzzing classes. " Since its launch, it has become a staple for many of our students and we continue to see new faces of those who are just beginning their Salsa journey join us too. Suitable for all levels, come and give it a try one week. We look forward to dancing with you then!"

So many people have benefited from this event. Jana, who is an intermediate performance student says“ I highly recommend attending the Salsa Socials on top of your course or even if you just want to see what Salsa is about. I enjoyed every single one that I went to. It’s so much fun and also a great way of applying what you learn in the courses. You get to meet lovely people and become a part of the Salsa Community.”

It's safe to say these classes are worth checking out. Click the button below to book your Salsa Social.


Tango tutor Adrian Del Arroyo recommends:

Negracha Tango Club | Every Thursday | Friday at 10 Herbal Hill, EC1R 5EG

This club is hosted in our very own flagship building in Farringdon and attracts over 200 dancers each week to the newly renovated site. Negracha is the place to show off your tango talent and watch some seriously good dancers! With different time slots for each skill set, there's a place for you to meet like-minded tango enthusiasts all through the night.

salsa dancing couple


Ballroom Dance Night | Throughout the Year | 350 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

Continuing the grand tradition of Jacky’s Jukebox, the Ballroom night returns to the beautiful Rivoli dancefloor.

The legendary night for the LGBTQ+ community and everyone else was started in 1995 by Jacky Logan B.E.M. It’s a glamourous night of dancing in a friendly, inclusive and fun environment. DJ Charles will keep you on the floor with music from Standard Ballroom and Latin dances to Alternative Club rhythms ranging from Argentine Tango to Salsa.

Bishopsgate Ballroom | Throughout the Year |30 Bishopsgate London EC2M 4QH

The friendliest dance floor in London, Bishopsgate Ballroom welcomes dancers of all levels, whether you lead or follow, for a relaxed evening of social dancing. They provide dance hosts so everybody can find a partner and want their evenings to be truly social, ensuring all newcomers and regulars feel at home and get to dance, whether or not they bring a partner.


Bishopsgate Swing Den | First Friday of Every Month | Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M 4QH

Swing Den is a social dance especially for beginners (though everyone is welcome). There’ll be a taster lesson at the start of the night and two teachers on hand throughout the evening to answer your questions and to help you develop your moves.

couple swing dancing


Peña Flamenca de Londres | Various | Church Hall of Holy Apostles, Cumberland Street, SW1V 4LY

While not strictly a social dance night, this definitely deserves a mention. The Peña Flamenca de Londres is a Flamenco club offering regular events where people of all levels are encouraged to participate, accompanied by a professional singer and guitarist. This is the only place you'll get this kind of opportunity in the UK, so brush up on your skills and get down there!

women dancing flemingo

Now, we understand that not everyone likes the idea of going to a social dance event without first knowing at least the basics of the dance style. If that's you then find out more about our dance classes. We have classes dedicated to beginners, all the way up to intermediate so there is something for everyone.