London is home to a vibrant and growing Argentine tango scene.
In our classes, we teach an authentic tango salon style. A style of tango that is danced in "milongas" (tango clubs) in Buenos Aires and all over the world.
And yes, there are milongas right here in London on almost every night of the week.
It is one of the most wonderful things about tango that, like a universal language, you can take it to any part of the world and dance with a complete stranger.
Although we donʼt run milongas ourselves (apart from our fabulous Annual Ball), it is the purpose of our classes to prepare our students for the milonga and give them guidance on the venues on their doorstep.
Every 2 - 3 months we organise a Student Night, where we all head down to some of our favourite milongas and share a night of tango together.
For Beginners, it is a great opportunity to see what the milonga is like in the company of people they have already met in class. For our more experienced students, it is simply a great night out with tango friends.
Check our News page to see if weʼre running a Night Out soon.
It would be impossible for us to mention all the milongas in London. There are new ones springing up all the time (as well as some that close). And you may even be able to find one close to where you live.
So this is our round-up of the most popular and/or longest-running milongas in Central London on the weekend.
Negracha Tango Club - Holborn - www.negrachatangoclub.com
Carablanca - Holborn - www.carablanca.co.uk
The Light - Shoreditch - www.tangothelight.com (alternative Saturdays only)
Corrientes - Chalk Farm - www.corrientessocialclub.co.uk (alternative Saturdays only)
Tango Etnia - Camden - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Etnia/294348093910471
Pavadita - Hammersmith - http://www.dancetango.co.uk/Website/PavPage0200.htm
If you're a Beginner, you most probably won't want to go directly to the milonga - youʼll want to take quite a few classes first. Although you donʼt need a driving licence for the milonga, most people there will have tango experience and youʼll also need to learn a little bit about the "codigos" (tango etiquette) first. Don't worry, we'll cover all of this in class with you.
Of course, there is nothing to stop you going down to one of these venues just to check out how it works and give you a little bit of inspiration. You can find a nice seat next to the dance floor and enjoy a drink as you watch the world dance by!