About the Savoy Ball
About The Savoy Ball
3 live bands, top swing DJs!
Dancing til 2am
Vintage - what to wear, fashion, vintage stalls, 1940s photographer
Amazing period ballroom!
Ticket prices and on-line booking
Venue - The Grand Hall, BAC
The Savoy Ball is held in the wonderful Art Deco setting of The Grand Hall, Battersea Arts Centre (formerly Battersea Old Town Hall) - surely one of London's finest (and largest) ballrooms, with a huge sprung maple dance floor, balcony, fully licensed bar, easy access and good local amenities

The Grand HallThe Grand Hall
Battersea Arts Centre

Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN

Battersea Arts Centre (formerly Battersea Old Town Hall) is a wonderful late Victorian building (c.1893) with a beautiful Art Deco interior and a varied and interesting history. The Grand Hall boasts a massive sprung maple dance floor in excellent condition, a balcony overlooking the dance floor and a fully licensed separate bar.
Entrance hall

Enter via the impressive mosaic marble entrance hall where you'll find some of our Vintage stalls.

Website - Battersea Arts Centre - History (click on "Building History")

During the evening there will be light snacks available to purchase at the three bars (crisps, nuts, chocolate bars etc.).

For a meal before the ball, there is a good selection of restaurants, wine bars and pubs on and around Lavender Hill and nearby Battersea Rise.

Take a look at lollo which lists a vaste range of local restaurants to suit all tastes. As it is a Saturday night and the area is well regarded for its eateries we highly recommend booking in advance to guarantee a table.

Cloakroom Facilities
We will be running a staffed cloakroom adjacent to the foyer (a small suggested donation to Macmillan Cancer Support will be very much appreciated). Please don't bring sports bags or rucksacks as these cannot be taken into the hall and they take up a large amount of room. Please come dressed for the night as there are no changing facilities for guests.

Please bring as little as possible with you on the night - all coats and bags MUST be left in the cloakroom.

Battersea Arts Centre is easy to find on Lavender Hill Road. The Grand Hall entrance for The Savoy Ball is in the side road to the right of the building as you look at it. Battersea Old Town Hall

By train - Clapham Junction mainline rail station. Turn left out of the main station entrance and walk up the hill. The venue is on the left after the crossroads with Latchmere Road.

By tube - Clapham Common tube (Northern Line). It is advisable to catch a bus/taxi but it can be walked in 10-15 mins. From Clapham Common North Side, Cedars Road leads up to Lavender Hill.

By car - access is easy via the A3 (and hence the M25), the South Circular (A205) and from the M4/A4 (and North Circular) via Wandsworth - follow the directions to Clapham Junction. There is plenty of parking in local streets.


Useful Websites
- getting around
Streetmap.co.uk - Battersea Arts Centre (map centred on Battersea Arts Centre)
London Underground - www.tfl.gov.uk/tube (tube timetables, journey planner, travel information etc.)
The Train Line - www.thetrainline.com (trains - look for trains serving Clapham Junction)
London Buses - www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses Enter SW115TN (for Lavender Hill/Battersea Arts Centre)
Night Buses - N87, N35 - use link above and look for route numbers starting "N"
AA Route Planner - www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp (road journey planner)

There are a number of guest houses, B&B's and hotels in the area, ranging from budget to luxury. A Google search will bring up a good selection - or you could try these :-

Suggested local hotels/B&B's
Lavender Guest House, 020 7585 2767 (400m)
Travelodge Battersea, 0871 984 6189 (1.5km)

Useful Websites - places to stay
UpMyStreet -
www.upmystreet.com (Hotels & holiday accommodation around Battersea Arts Centre)
VIP Backpackers - www.vipbackpackers.com (London) (great site listing excellent value hostels)
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