Tea dances in London are regularly on Sunday’s nights, they are fun and friendly parties stepping back in the time to older ages like 1920s/30s.
BJ's White Swan
556 Commercial Rd, E14 tel 020/7780 9870. Tube: Aldgate East. Sun 5.30pm-midnight (tea and sandwiches until 7pm).
Hosted by the legendary tea dancing maestro Jo Purvis, and playing ballroom, cheesy disco and everything in between.
136 Shaftesbury Ave, W1 tel 020/7439 0572. Tube: Leicester Square.
A smorgasbord of 70s, 80s and 90s pop for gay boys and their girlfriends, hosted by Miss Dusty O.
Pink Jukebox, Warren Bar at the Grafton Hotel
130 Tottenham Court Rd, W1 tel 0374/443627. Tube: Tottenham Court Road.
Second and fourth Sun of each month, 6-11pm. Lesbian and gay Latin and ballroom dancing club, with friendly classes for beginners and intermediates.
Waltzing with Hilda, Jackson's Lane Community Centre
269a Archway Rd, N6 tel 0793/907 2958. Tube: Highgate.
Monthly on varying Sat, 7.45pm-midnight.
Women-only Latin and ballroom dancing club - with a dash of country & western thrown in to keep you on your toes. Beer at pub prices and classes for beginners.
Ruby's Tea Dance, Ruby's
49 Carnaby St, W1 tel 020/8302 6651. Tube: Oxford Circus.
Sun from 5.30pm (4.30pm for beginners). Ballroom, Latin and line dancing, with free afternoon tea. Profits to Lesbian & Gay Switchboard.
30 Lisle Street, WC2H 7BA Tube: Leicester Square
Sun from 7pm -12midnight
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