Our Central London Location

O'Donnell & Tuomey Architects

Tucked away in the heart of the bustling West End of London, the intriguingly named “Saw Swee Hock Centre” [he was a benefactor and academic] is to be found at  1 Portugal St, London WC2A 2AP and houses the activities of the Students’ Union attached to the London School of Economics.

Opened in 2014, its striking design has attracted much praise (see this article from The Guardian newspaper).

Apart from providing an excellent venue for The Queer Tango Salon, as this photo shows, it is opposite an ancient building which served at the model for Charles Dickens’ Old Curiosity Shop in his novel of that name.

More practically, it is within walking distance not only of countless coffee shops and restaurants, but also of Negracha and Carablanca – two of London’s longest established  milongas [ = tango venues]  as well as Tango Terra where delegates who arrive the day before the Queer Tango Salon 2017 will be meeting to dance on Thursday September 14th.