Who are the Westminster Morris Men?
A revival side
The Westminster Morris Men first danced in public on Coronation Day, in 1953. Since then, we have made our home in the city of Westminster, and established ourselves as one of the leading Morris sides in the Country.
We have a large repertoire of dances, based on the Cotswolds Morris tradition. We specialise in dances collected from the village of Longborough, in Gloucestershire. We have also composed dances of our own, in the Longborough and other styles.
Our distinctive costume consists of a black and yellow tabard, bearing a portcullis emblem, worn with a white shirt and trousers and a black straw hat with a rosette. We are usually accompanied by our famous Unicorn (the only live unicorn in captivity!) and he, together with the portcullis, demonstrates our link with the City of Westminster.
During the summer months, we dance regularly, in and around Westminster, starting with our Day of Dance, on the second Saturday in May, to which we invite Morris and Sword dance teams from all over the country. We also appear outside London and occasionally visit other countries. We have appeared on television, in film and for royalty.
If you would like further information on the Westminster Morris Men, please either e-mail us or telephone the Squire or Bagman.