2024 is the London School of Samba’s 40th Birthday Anniversary!

1 January 2024

London New Years Day Parade

Congratulations to all our dancers, bateria and stewards who took part in our London New Year’s Day parade on Monday 1 January – what a wonderful start to our 40th Anniversary year!

You can see some of the coverage on our Instagram and Facebook channels, and we’re on the LNYDP YouTube (1:48:33 – 1:49:27) but note the sound quality and commentary aren’t great (unless it’s a tribute to Elizabeth Banks in ‘Pitch Perfect’), as well as the preview film.

Especially fitting on our 40th birthday, LSS was the official Samba band for LNYDP 2024. We have enjoyed parading at LNYDP for many years, and it is always a great way to see in the New Year, meet other acts, and show our dancing and drumming to a global audience.

London School of Samba was founded in 1984, the first samba school in the UK, and has been teaching and performing continuously for four decades, bringing samba to new generations whilst honouring its Brazilian roots!

Click to check out London School of Samba’s Instagram!

We are looking forward to an amazing year of samba for the LSS community. The theme for our 40th Anniversary 2024 Notting Hill Carnival parade is “De Volta às Origens” (Back to the Roots). Developed by Dani Souza Bittar, this recognises and celebrates the origins of Samba in the cultural diaspora of Africa to Brazil.

Become an LSS member for 2024 – there’s never been a better time to join London School of Samba. As a member, you get great discounts on classes – just £8 per class, or £6 unwaged. You’ll also get exclusive access to events and to vote in LSS elections. Annual membership is just £40 for the entire year, or £35 concessions.

Or come and join us for a taster Samba class or Bateria session on Sundays next to Waterloo Station.
Check the timetable here