Cecil Sharp House


A world-class dedicated folk arts centre, Cecil Sharp House is at the heart of English folk. With a unique history stretching back to 1930, the venue is a memorial to the folk music and dance collector Cecil Sharp. Vibrant and diverse, Cecil Sharp House exists to serve its wide and diverse audiences - engaging with art lovers (oft times folk art lovers) through unique and inspiring artistic events, and creative learning.

The iconic Grade II listed building is home to the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, England's national collection of folk music and dance.

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Cecil Sharp House

2 Regents Park Rd
+44 20 7485 2206
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Cecil Sharp House

4.0 out of 5 31 January 2014
by Siobhan K.

This is a great place if you like folk music and folk dancing!

Saw Maz O Connor there last night (if you like folk music I'd recommend checking her out, awesome singer/songwriter).

it's an old stately type house. They have a bar and cafe downstairs, where they also sell home made snacks (sausage rolls etc).

There are a few rooms where they hold folk dancing sessions and other events and...more

4.0 out of 5 3 January 2014
by Jules H.

I'm only going to this place when its winter and my friend is singing in the choir. I have to say that the cafe in the basement has improved compared to last year. Nice arrangements of cake and biscuits, very decent pasta and a glass of wine. what more do you need to listen to a choir sing sailor sings.

The main room where they were singing has seen better days, but it still in good shape and...more

5.0 out of 5 30 September 2011
by mackg

who would have though that vaughan williams was friends with cecil sharp! I love vaughan!

scottish dancing here is fab. I want to get married here! Please

Its a must is you love scottish dancingmore

3.0 out of 5 11 September 2011
by Bea B.

No ventilation and quick-paced contra dancing made me a very sweaty girl! After about an hour-I was already on a 'time out' from all the twirling and passing-someone opened a back door and cooled the hall down a bit. Thank goodness. For further cooling off and a chance to escape the lurking single dudes that may not have only come to the Cecil Sharp House to cut a rug, there's a cafe...more

3.0 out of 5 26 June 2011
by linsabout

Went here to hear a 'folkie' style band. It was really hard to find & when i asked for directions nobody knew it or had heard of it. Walked miles the wrong way till i asked the right guy. Its one of the strangest venues i have ever been too. Not much in the way of refreshments but the staff were lovely & i won a bottle of pink champers in the raffle! It was a fun evening and i learnt about...more

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