Cecil Sharp House

Top choice traditional music in North London

Home to the English Folk Dance and Song Society, this institute keeps all manner of folk traditions alive. Performances and classes range from traditional British music and cèilidh dances to clog stamping, bell jingling Morris dancing, all held in its mural-covered Kennedy Hall. The dance classes are oodles of fun and there's a real community vibe; no experience necessary.

There's also an on-site cafe in the basement and a bar opens during gigs and evening performances.