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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th October 2003 Singer Amy Winehouses's debut album Frank released.

20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.go to related location

20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.

20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)

20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.go to related location

20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times

20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The Rivoli Ballroom



The Rivoli Ballroom

London's finest 1930's preserved ballroom.

Location: 350 Brockley Road, Brockley, London, SE4 2BY

Description: London's best preserved 1950's classic ballroom is directly opposite Crofton Park station. It was designed by Henley Attwater with a simple barrel-vaulted auditorium opening just before The Great War in July 1913 as the Crofton Park Picture Palace. The Rivoli Cinema became its new name in 1929.

It features a sprung Maple Dance floor.

It hosts regular themed club nights, gigs and concerts with over 700 seats.

BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, The Muppets, The Avengers, and Tom Hardy's Legend have all filmed here.

Handy for London-based music artists it's noted for being the location for Tina Turner's Private Dancer music video and Elton John's I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues.

Today it is Grade II listed by English Heritage.


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The Rivoli Ballroom

London's finest 1930's preserved ballroom.


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I was taught to dance at the rivoli in the early 1970s by peggy spencer,she was strict, but extremely kind and encouraging, and a wonderfull teacher, so i have fond memories of this beautifull old dance hall, and long may it continue x (Nikki)
Posted by Nikki on 2008-06-15
The Rivoli Ballroom is the best place I have ever been to. I just love how they set it out and I love dancing there. (lucy)
Posted by lucy on 2008-05-14
A brilliant place - Ive only been once but I loved it. It was truely magical. Infact Im going back agian this upcoming saturday and Im bring my sister along. Its amazing! (Rebecca)
Posted by Rebecca on 2008-04-30
Jackys Jukebox at the Rivoli Ballroom is on the 1st Saturday of every month. Its a really friendly mixed Gay/Straight night where you can join in with Ballroom and Latin Dancing. Its a hoot! (mary)
Posted by mary on 2007-02-01
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