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Glaziers Hall, Bankside, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
 
 
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Every other Tuesday 18:30
 

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Drum Cafe100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum Cafe. Every fortnight Glaziers Hall transforms itself from stilted conference centre into primal whirlwind of rhythm and flailing arms.

The Drum Cafe franchise started off with a cafe back in Johannesburg, but achieved international fame through an inspired programme of corporate workshops and events. This now global empire has hosted events in 28 countries and even a stage show in New York.

The sessions are lead by a dozen brilliant drummers on stage - all with their own style. It's simple - they play rhythms, you copy. Once you're warmed up the crowd split into sections thumping complimentary beats. Don't worry, you don't need much musical sense - it's all much easier than it seems, plus in amongst the din you can get away with plenty of stray beats.

And what fantastic fun it is too. The huge success of their corporate events has helped free bongo banging of its 'bloody hippy' tag. Now we all have the chance to get involved. Drum Café is different, fun and damn right euphoric once you get into the groove.

'Unite, uplift, inspire' says their slogan - we agree.

 

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  37% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 7 minutes from Drum Cafe
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  41% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 8 minutes from Drum Cafe
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Gracechurch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  41% off
7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 9 minutes from Drum Cafe
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Omeara
London > Entertainment > Live Music
6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 18 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 19 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Drum Cafe
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Drum Cafe
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
 
 
 
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Menier Chocolate Factory
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53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Drum Cafe
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London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
St Mary Overie Dock, Cathedral Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Drum Cafe
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9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Shopping > Menswear
The Shard Arcade, The Place, SE1 | 2 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
8 Borough Market, Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
Borough Market, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Gabriel\'s Wharf, 59-65 Upper Ground, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Drum Cafe
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Strada - Riverside
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
2 More London Place, The Riverside, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Drum Cafe
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The Banana Store
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Cathedral Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
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London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 24 minutes from Drum Cafe
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Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Drum Cafe
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 9 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Nightlife > Bars
14 Winchester Walk, Borough, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Drum Cafe
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Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Drum Cafe
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... More
 
 
 
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Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Business > Venue Hire
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 6 minutes from Drum Cafe
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London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from Drum Cafe
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