Rumba recently underwent a refurb after 18 years of entertaining central London. Same concept, new and refreshing ideas. So in other words a party bar with a twist- can it get any better?

Whether you need a venue for a photoshoot, film shoot, showcase, fashion show, birthday, network event, or a club night, Rumba is here.

Although there are no specific student nights, Rumba is open until 3am every night of the week, including Sundays. Depending on the event, guest list entry can provide discount entry prices.

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Guest list inclusion can offer free entry to the club before midnight: Up to £10.00 (USD0.00) per ticket

Guest list inclusion offers free or discounted entry to the club before midnight.

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Venue Details & Map


36 Shaftesbury Avenue
London Haymarket
+44 20 7287 6933
Yelp Reviews

3.0 out of 5 based on 32 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Rumba

1.0 out of 5 28 June 2015
by Victoria C.

Came here on a Friday night. Wait was 30 min, cover was 5 quid.

Basically we paid to enter a large frat party where it was super sweaty/sticky. The ground was literally slippery on the dancefloor... #bye. Bar wasn't exactly cheap, and the bathrooms queues were ridiculously long. They might offer you a free shot so that you're lured to pay the cover and enter Rumba, but even the free shot is...more

3.0 out of 5 30 April 2015
by Anita S.

Went here while on vacation in London. Got free entry both times which was nice, however, the drinks were more expensive than most. Thank goodness I obly paid half price for my drink due to it being happy hour. If you're gonna go, DEFINITELY go during happy hour.

There are two dance sections, one close to the bar, where there are also a few booths, but it's a very tight area. The second...more

2.0 out of 5 4 September 2014
by Amira A.

Meh, is definitely the best way to describe it. The "bouncers" kept harassing us because we didn't check in denim jackets. It's not a coat it's a jacket for goodness sake. It was hella empty and there was this one girl who was on drugs who kept seizure dancing. I thought someone would get kicked in the neck but everyone survived. At least while I was there.more

2.0 out of 5 22 March 2013
by Kathleen W.

I wanted to like Rumba a lot more. Yet, it falls short in many areas.

I booked a guest list for my birthday party. We had to be in before 11pm or pay 10 pounds. Beyond reasonable. We arrived at 10:30pm and not let in. After speaking to the bouncers (after the event staff person), we were finally let in without the cost of paying.

It's sketchy. Down in a basement you go complete with...more

4.0 out of 5 5 September 2011
by Heather D.

Went for a birthday party on a Friday and have to admit I did enjoy myself (don't judge!), HIGHLY recommend you go for HAPPY HOUR as the drinks are seriously cheaper (and still kick back strong) than anywhere else.

Bar Staff: kind and attractive woman in corsets (because who doesn't want good tips?) who know how to make a good drink.

Music: very fun, upbeat, pop, with a little mix of old...more

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