What's On in Central London

Central London - absolute mayhem just about every day of the week but London's undisputed epicenter for all that is happening nightlife. With the sex appeal of Soho and the vibrancy of Leicester Square on your doorstep, Central London is a playground for all 24hour party people looking for a night on the lash. Whether clubbing is your game, a unique event is what you're looking for or some saucy cabaret is more your thing - this London domain has it all. Look right here for the best of what's on in Central London.

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Last updated on 24th February 2017

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In the deluxe vintage French venue, Cafe de Paris, Friday nights will tell a tale of tortured love, tempting fate and dark lusting powers. Cabaret Des Distractions is filled with fire breathing pig masked characters, a dainty damsel, a satanic compere and a whole hoard of other intriguing and exciting show business excess. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Date Night
Burlesque/Piano
Leicester Square
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Take a trip to Faulty Towers for an unforgettable immersive dining experience. Basil, Sybil and Manuel will all attempt to make the night go off without a hitch… and are obviously going to fail! Get a three course meal filled with improvisation, theatrical antics and genius comedy that has led to it becoming critically acclaimed.

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Food & Drink, Comedy, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights
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The team at Green Milk are pairing up with PBJ management to host a night of terrific comedy in the heart of the West End. The night will be held at The Phoenix Theatre and will revolve around a star-studded line up of comedians, such as Joseph Morpurgo. Expect belly-aching laughter and plenty of hilarious one-liners. 

Comedy, Themed Nights, Theatre/Arts
West End
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Bring your kids into a land of wonder as The Vault Festival presents Mini Rumpus, where all the marvel of Rumpus is converted into a child-friendly extravaganza. Dance around, explore the mystical woods with the fabulous woodland characters of look in wonder at the jaw-dropping circus acts of Chivaree Circus.   

Activity, Festival, Something A Little Different, Daytime
Waterloo
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Farringdon is taking you back to Victorian London, through parlours and brothels to hear the stories of the city's forgotten. Through their dynamic and captivating sessions, the Poetry Whores are spinning a world of intrigue and mystery, take a seat in a perfumed parlour and prepare to have all your sense seduced.

Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights, Something A Little Different
Jazz
Farringdon
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After the successful night with Idris Elba, Library in Central London now invites Goldie to discuss three books from his bookshelf; one book from his past, one from his present and one that they'd recommend to the next guest in the series. Each special guest will sit down with the BBC's Nick Higham and will discuss in length what each of their choices means to them. 

Something A Little Different, VIP Party, Theatre/Arts, Daytime
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Themed costumes, stunning performances, mesmerising acts and wonderful music all collide wonderfully this year at the London Cabaret Club. Dedicated to Britain's proud musical history, the line-up of amazing dancers will first put on a dazzling cabaret show, before the DJs take over until 3am. Playing all the best tracks from the funky 60s, laid back 70s, punk-intoxicated 80s and Britpop 90s, the entire venue will be left abuzz, swaying gently to the sounds of The Who and The Beatles.  

Date Night, Hen Party, Live Music, Cabaret/Burlesque
80's Music
Holborn
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Quaglino’s are bringing their infamous Q Nights to Mayfair, with DJ Carly Wilford bringing the best and newest late night party tunes that London has to offer. Playing bassy, uplifting and dynamic sets, the she’ll be keeping this fantastic VIP party going until the early hours of the morning.

Fun Time Partying, VIP Party, Food & Drink
Commercial/Pop
West End
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Looking for something totally unique to do this month in London? How does an Elvis impersonator sound? That's right. it sounds pretty damn amazing, Join the Hippodrome Casino as 'Suspiciously Elvis' takes to the stage for a night of hip-shaking classics. 

Live Music, Something A Little Different
Leicester Square
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Take a trip to The Phoenix for a quiz like no other: Last Man Standing! The winners of each round have to take part in a series of stage challenges based on classic game shows. Then the winners of this have to face off against the biggest challenge yet: Last Man Standing! A fun, interactive quiz that’s both fast-paced and hilarious.

Fun Time Partying, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Background Music
West End
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'80s babies get ready to show down against the '90s babies as Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes put on a night of cracking tunes from the two huge decades. When you're not strutting your stuff on the dancefloor, gorge on some giant pizza, have a crack at karaoke, or play ping pong.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Themed Nights
80's Music
West End
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With award-winning comedians. Edinburgh festival favourites and hilarious magicians, The Hippodrome Casino's comedy night is going to be full of laughs. Join in the fun at one of the November dates as they invite the best comedians on the UK circuit to entertain you.

Comedy, Something A Little Different
Leicester Square
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Get the daffs on the table and the leeks on plates as The Lady Ottoline celebrates St. David's Day. Head to Central London to try a taste of Wales with the pub's four-course meal complete with wine pairing and a live choir.

Food & Drink, Live Music
Live Music
Holborn
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Buried deep in the bustle and dirt of Soho, the Phoenix Artists Club hosts one of London's most talented drag artists and cabaret performers, Vanity Von Glow. As an internationally ignored superstar, Miss Van Glow stuns the crowds with her weekly musical performances and dark humour act, retelling tales of personal heartbreak and discussing her relationship with her Hollywood nemesies. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Theatre/Arts, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Central London
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Put on the pearls and get ready for a night of sophistication as Black Tie Ballroom Club comes to the Indian YMCA in Fitzrovia. Dance the night away to a playlist performed by a 10-piece orchestra, there will be dance lessons and a opulent atmosphere.

Live Music, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Live Music
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@South Place Hotel on Various dates

ROOTED and 1 Rebel are hosting a special workout event at South Place Hotel this January as they put you through your paces. There will be a Rumble class before you move onto a serene class of Vinyasa class. Things finish with delicious food by ROOTED; choose from key lime pie, acai or chocolate waffles.

Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Daytime, Activity
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The Three Wine Men - Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin MW and Olly Smith - will be educating guests all about the different making processes and flavours produced by 30 of South Africa's best wine makers this September. Taking over South Africa House in Trafalgar Square, this wine tasting promises to leave you smiling and with a head full of wine facts.

Food & Drink, Activity, Classes
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