All aboard for the Samba New Year! 


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.

LSS on ITV’s Dancing On Ice

Our dancers were called in to help Dancing On Ice stars Donna Air and her dance partner Mark. They were doing a Latin/Samba routine so wanted to learn from the best. Check out the video below -   Learn Brazilian Samba whether just for fun, parading in carnivals or...

Little Sambistas Dance & Drumming Workshop

With over 30 years experience, London School of Samba is the UK’s original samba school. We offer classes to people of all ages and part of what we do is facilitate classes for children of all ages. From Early Years classes at the Tate, Primary School children...

LSS Rocking The South London Carnival

A great night in the South London Carnival as we performed to a full house in the Clapham Grand. The night was organised by Brazilian Events UK so the mostly South American crowd brought plenty of energy to support our performers. Videos below...

What Is The Rio Carnival?

Have you ever wondered what carnival is about?? Our long time member Chris has made a great video that sums up the whole experience of the Rio Carnival. Chris is former tour guide in brazil and does the commentary for Red Bull TV's coverage of the carnival. Learn...

Winners of Notting Hill Carnival

A sensational Notting Hill Parade saw us win both our Samba Category and score the most points of all the large bands... wow!!! Check out videos and more from the great day here>>>>...


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.