2016 – 2017 Hannah Acido

(Photo: Wayne Campbell)

2015 – 2016 Patsy Hayward

(Photo: Mo Elandi)








2014 – 2015 Kanika Findley-Chin

(Photo: Wayne Campbell)

Rainha da Bateria 2013 - 2014 Jo Wierzbinska

2013 – 2014 Jo Wierzbinska

Photo: Matthew Johns

Rainha da Bateria 2012 - 2013 Yazzmin Newell

2012 – 2013 Yazzmin Newell

(Photo: John Lastauskas)

Rainha da Bateria 2011 - 2012 Karla-Jayne Thomas

2011 – 2012 Karla-Jayne Thomas

(Photo: M Johns)

Rainha da Bateria 2010 - 2011 Orquidea Felgueiras

2010 – 2011 Orquidea Felgueiras

Photo: LSS Archive

Rainha da Bateria 2009 - 2010 Zara Walker

2009 – 2010 Zara Walker

(Photo: LSS Archive)

Rainha da Bateria 2008 - 2009 Ella Peck

2008 – 2009 Ella Peck

(Photo: LSS Archive)

2007 – 2008 Kati S

(Photo: Paul Brooks photogrpahy)  

Rainha da Bateria 2006 - 2007 Charlotte Seguro Tome

2006 – 2007 Charlotte Seguro Tome

(Photo: LSS Archive)


 Rainha da Bateria 2005 - 2006 Aparacida Morrison

2005 – 2006 Aparacida Morrison

(Photo: Rob Cummins)  

Rainha da Bateria 2004 - 2005 Sasha Koura

2004 – 2005 Sasha Koura

(Photo: LSS Archive)

Rainha da Bateria 2003 - 2004 Samara Reis

2003 – 2004 Samara Reis

(Photo: Leila Peerun)








2002 – 2003 Laura Xavier

(Photo: Paul Marwood)


Rainha da Bateria 2001 - 2002 Rosaria Gracia-Luque

2001 – 2002 Rosaria Gracia-Luque

(Photo: Leila Peerun)

Rainha da Bateria 2000 - 2001 Mariana Whitehouse

2000 – 2001 Mariana Whitehouse

(Photo: Paul Marwood)








1999 – 2000 Luciana de Oliveira









1998 – 1999 Rachel Williams-Smith 

Rainha da Bateria 1994 - 1995 Maite de Oliveira

1994 – 1997 Maite de Oliveira

(Photo: LSS Archive)


The first LSS Rainha da Bateria competition was held in 1998 in Waterloo.  

It is usually held in the second half of July in time for the August Notting Hill Carnival Parade. 


Learn Brazilian Samba whether just for fun, parading in carnivals or performing in shows


Play the drums just for fun at our classes or parade with us in carnivals and at gigs.


We make all of our costumes. Design and create as part of our team whatever your experience level.


Join us to parade at the Notting Hill Carnival and other celebrations.

London School of Samba offer dance and drumming classes for complete beginners to performer level. We parade every year at the Notting Hill Carnival which is open to all abilities. Our performance group travel the UK and abroad to do shows and are available to hire for private functions>>. 

All our costumes are made by hand and you can learn the techniques used at one of our costume making workshops. You can also hire one of these spectacular outfits for an event. There are also regular Make-Up workshops to learn how to prepare the performers for shows and carnivals. 

We are a friendly charity whose mission is to allow people to experience the feel and emotion of Brazilian arts through samba dancing, samba drumming and carnival preparations. Everyone is welcome at the school and there is a place for everyone.