Carnival 2018 Funding

Austerity bites ever deeper and this year we need your help so we can stage another fantastic carnival.

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 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.


Thanks to Lekker Boutique Travel for sponsoring our carnival parade 2017. For all your bespoke holiday needs from tours to exotic locations all larger group bookings check out their amazing personalised service.


We’d like to thank Grants for the Arts for enabling our carnivals from 2012 – 2017.

Lottery Funded. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England