Nighthawks Vintage Dance Club began when the doors of Hornsey Town Hall opened to the public after having been closed for many years. A beautiful example of Modernist architecture retaining all the features of its original Art Deco interior, it is the perfect setting for a night of dancing to the sounds of the 1930s.

Our next event is our biannual BIG ONE in the main ballroom! This really is a very special event – it happens twice a year and it is the highlight of the calendar for many dancers and vintage enthusiasts as well as those who are new to it all.

Saturday 14th October

with live music from:


The swinging core of the Palace Avenue Dance Orchestra, with its own pad of special arrangements – ready to keep the dance floor jumping all night! Featuring their fantastic singing star Cherise Adams-Burnett, the band takes inspiration from the small groups of Count Basie, Ellington, Ella, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and particularly the All Star bands of Louis Armstrong and Eddie Condon.

Taster swing dance class for complete beginners!
Dance performance! After Party with top 78rpm DJs!

Doors at 7pm for both the ballroom upstairs and the dance class downstairs
Live music in the ballroom from 8pm until 11:30pm
After Party in the downstairs Supper Room from 10:30pm until 2am

Advance tickets: £15 Ballroom only // £25 Gold pass – Ballroom and after party
Door tickets: £20 Ballroom only

Venue address: Hornsey Town Hall, The Broadway, Crouch End, London N8 9JJ (Find Us)

Have a browse of the gallery below to get a feel of the night.

(Ain’t) Misbehavin’

Our longest running club night –
a smaller affair but no less lively


Rags To Riches

A favourite among swing dancers and
passers-by in the heart of Dalston


Our Music Collection

We are passionate record collectors
and we play only music that moves


New To Social Dancing?

Our beginners guide to social dance
will help you take your first steps