Electric Ballroom

Electric Ballroom is an iconic music venue in Camden Town, London that dates back to 1938. Originally known as The Buffalo Club, it was renamed The Carousel in the 1960s before becoming the Electric Ballroom in 1978.

Over its storied history, the venue has hosted an impressive array of famous musical acts across many genres, including The Clash, Joy Division, The Smiths, U2, Prince, Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, Oasis, and many others. It was an important venue in the punk and post-punk eras of the late 1970s and 1980s.

In the 1990s, the Ballroom became known for popular club nights like the goth disco Full Tilt which drew people from all over. It continues to host notable music acts to this day.

The venue faced threats of demolition in the early 2000s due to the proposed redevelopment of the Camden Town tube station, it was saved through campaigning efforts and remains an integral part of Camden’s character and musical heritage. On weekends, it also hosts an indoor market with around 50 stalls.