Rivoli Ballroom

Music , Music venues Brockley
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A lovingly restored 1950s ballroom, which is the only intact one left in London, deeming its art deco grandness Grade II-listed.

Venue name: Rivoli Ballroom
Address: 350 Brockley Rd
Transport: Crofton Park rail
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This was my third time at the incredible Rivoli Ballrooms in Crofton Park and, despite the epic journey for me, from North East London, I will certainly be coming again. I must admit, as a swing dancer, I've only tried the Jive Parties there and I know I ought to try another type of night, but these are so good! With a live band, spacious dance floor and a mix of experienced and new Jive/Swing/Lindy dancers it's a place for everyone of all ages.

The drinks are cheap for London, the bathrooms are falling apart, but wonderfully retro (ladies check out the powder room attached) and the two side bars transport you into a 1950s movie. This place is well worth a visit with a bunch of friends and should be on your bucket list. So don your finest attire, sort out your ride (a.k.a Network Rail) and roll up for a night of fun, friends and fantastic dancing dressed in your vintage best! 

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Even the pictures cannot do it justice, every corner you turn is a total treat for the eyes. You feel like you've stepped back in time, everything from the owner meeting you at the door and holding it open for you, his family running the guestlist, the 'ladies boudoir' complete with make up areas, the sandwiches sold wrapped in cellophane and all the hidden nooks and crannies- ERGH! SO GOOD!

We went to a disco night run by Rouges which is monthly, it wasnt packed (but actually I liked that, loads of space for dancing) the music was great, the crowd was a nice mix and the atmosphere was very friendly.

I will basically never go out anywhere else again, cannot recommend highly enough, find a night and book it up with a big group!