Brockley Road, London, SE4 2BY
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The 1950s Rivoli Ballroom, with its sprung wooden floors and satin interior, plays host to TV shows (Strictly Come Dancing, chat shows), music videos (Tina Turner's Private Dancer for one), occasional concerts (like the much feted White Stripes gig a few years back) and various music and fashion shoots. But the reason why I come here is the fantastic 'Jive Party' held here on the third...more
If I told you I had tickets to see the White Stripes, what would you say?
Yes! You'd jump at the chance, wouldn't you?? Of course you would! You're an intelligent, fun, sexy kind of person.
Now, imagine my disappointment when my friends looked at me with their unethusiastic, almost angry, eyes.
Don't get me wrong it's not because they didn't LOVE the White Stripes - but because I told...more
The Rivoli Ballroom is one of the few remaining ballrooms in London. It became a ballroom in the late 1950's, and is now Grade 2-listed. It's a beautiful building, and one that Londoners should make a point of visiting at least once.
It's not easy to get to unless you happen to live in southeast London. Coming from Ealing required two tube rides and a bus. But it was worth it. The facade...more
I arranged a photo shoot in the Rivoli Ballroom last year and met the owner Bill and his wife, who have been running the place for over ten years (it was passed down by his father, and his grandfather before him) It is the most beautiful venue- with a rich and luxurious interior that has not been changed since the turn of the century.
The owners were hit hard because of the smoking ban...more
Wow! We had two Balls here with Goldsmiths and I just could not get over the interior! This place is crazy, it is like stepping back into time. I would thoroughly reccomend hiring it out for a party venue, as long as you do not damage anything, as that would be such a shame. It has been used to film strictly come dancing before and for various films and T.V shows. They still open as a ballroom...more