Taking over The King's Head Members Club in Shoreditch, Gin-House Burlesque knows how to throw a good party. Expect a night like no other as the acclaimed vintage showgirls are joined by fire-swallowers, snake-handlers and other equally amazing individuals.
Best London Burlesque Shows
Opulent, lavish and just that little bit naughty; this city's cabaret scene is absolutely thriving right now. Offering up a scintillating night of alternative entertainment, we’ve rooted out the finest comedy brunches, world-class performances and quirky circus events around the capital to bring you our handpicked selection of the best burlesque shows in London.
London's best places to watch burlesque? The Phoenix Arts Club is showcasing a fabulous array of performers at its saucy cabaret shows and themed afternoon teas. Venture over to the Soho saloon for striptease and sips.
One of the best burlesque events in London, this fun brunch party at Waterloo's Tonight Josephine is offering you a host of impressive acts, alongside cocktails, tasty food and up to two whole hours of bottomless fizz. Let the good times roll.
Offering sultry burlesque, quirky circus and devilish drag performances, The Birdcage Cabaret are the show you need to see this season. Taking over Devonshire Terrace for select Saturdays throughout the year, the troupe will be showcasing some of the city's top acts.
Bella Whispers Cabaret is one of the city's hottest new burlesque and cabaret showcases, with an unmissable event kicking off at Looking Glass Cocktail Club. Join Allegra Whispers and Bella Rose as they shine a light on the London best talents this summer.
The King's Head Private Members Club will once again be hosting a night of mischief and magic courtesy of the team at MILK. Prepare for incredible live cabaret, non-stop DJs and the chance to join the party 'til the sun comes up at 5am.
Taking place at Pizza Lounge Bar every Friday night, Camden Cabaret brings together some of London's most talented performers from burlesque, comedy and circus for an unforgettable evening of variety show fun.
One of the best and quirkiest burlesque shows in London, Mulan Rouge is dishing up a drag-tastic show inspired by both the Disney film and the Parisian hotspot. Have we got your attention? Taking place at The Vaults, the fantastic queer event will also be serving you a five-course feast.
House of Burlesque are back with SPEAKEASY, an exciting series that will see provocative cabaret, tassel twirling and more taking to the stage at Holborn's Sway. To enter, you'll need to whisper the secret password into the ear of their box office mistress.
One of the best places to watch burlesque, The London Cabaret Club have a jam-packed agenda of sizzling performances and impressive events to choose from. Have your socks knocked off by their slick choreography, incredible food and brilliant music.
The dons of sultry striptease, Proud are a no-brainer for burlesque and cabaret in London. Expect a range of glamorous stars and incredible three-course meals that you can enjoy stageside at their impressive Embankment and City venues.
Spend an evening watching a wonderful mix of award-winning cabaret stars, impressive singers and a live collective at Big Band Burlesque. Taking place at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, the lavish show is sure to dazzle you from start to finish.
Cabaret, magic and a number of other guilty pleasures are up for grabs at Cellar Door's High Tea & Tease. Open every Saturday, they're welcoming the likes of Miss Daisy Page and Beatrix Von Bourbon to keep you transfixed as you enjoy bubbles, sandwiches and cupcakes.
Gloria! Kabarett are serving up a phenomenal show this August, complete with incredible circus acts and some of the best burlesque performances out there. Plus, you'll also enjoy a tapas dinner and entertainment from your hosts The Bougie Girls.
Join Luscious Cabaret for a night of laughs, sensual performances, singing and circus at one of their brilliant shows. A fun and inclusive community, these guys will have you watching everything from impressive pros to first-time acts.
Could this be the funnest burlesque show in London? With walkabout actors, kitsch decorations and a costume competition for the tackiest prom attire, Pussy Liquor's latest party cements them as an unmissable cabaret showcase this summer.
A burlesque show with a difference, House of Rouge are spicing up your evening with their fabulous bashes, combining cabaret with comedy and drag over a night of dazzling acts and good old campy fun.
Located in the heart of Soho, Midnight Lounge Bar & Restaurant is a great shout when it comes to London's best burlesque shows. Head down every night of the week to catch some of the city's most sensational performances, with the option to add free-flowing fizz too.
Spend your Saturdays at Soho Zebrano where Vanity von Glow and David Lewis will be treating you to a fantastic evening of drag and comedy. What's more, you'll also get a delicious two-course meal and an hour of bottomless bellinis.
Every month, Sway is playing host to some of the best queens in the industry at its Bougie Drag bottomless dinner events. Think catwalk competitions, sexy dance-offs and epic tunes - oh, and 90 minutes of free-flowing fizz.
This saucy burlesque life-drawing session is back in London this spring, and it's your chance to get involved. Dr. Sketchy's will be taking over Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club to bring you art classes with a difference, presented by the inimitable Dusty Limits.
A subterranean pink paradise in Stoke Newington, Doña is a beautiful place to watch burlesque. The East London gem is sure to keep you entertained with its packed event schedule alongside a menu of signature mezcal creations.