For some of the best burlesque events in London, Proud City, and its sister venue in Embankment, offer stunning food with awe-inspiring acts, along with one of the best party atmospheres in town.
Best London Burlesque Shows
Opulent, lavish and just that little bit naughty; London’s burlesque scene is absolutely thriving right now, and it happens to be more dazzling and risque than ever. Offering up a scintillating night out of alternative entertainment in the city, we’ve rooted out the finest comedy, cabaret and circus shows around for your ultimate, viewing pleasure. Check out our recommendations for the best burlesque shows in London and enjoy a titillating night on the city tiles.
Gin-House Burlesque know how to throw a good party and this February is no different as the group take over The King's Head Members Club in Shoreditch. Expect a night like no other as burlesque and cabaret performers amaze with fire-swallowing, snake-handling and vintage performances.
Cabaret, cards, burlesque and a number of other forbidden pleasures are to be expected Cellar Door's High Tea & Tease night. Open every Saturday, experience one of the most raucous displays of cabaret in London, with performers like Miss Daisy Page, Vicious Delicious and the legendary Beatrix Von Bourbon to look forward to. Tickets include the show, casino chips and high tea with bubbles, finger sandwiches, cupcakes and tea.
In the mood for a little neo-burlesque? These themed shows include some of the finest talent across drag, burlesque, comedy and music, residing at the Matchstick Piehouse for a night of pure entertainment one Monday a month.
Dress in your finest latex, silk and lace before heading to Morton's in Mayfair for an evening of glamour and mischief. This top-secret shindig is sure to be dripping with opulence, drinking and debauchery.
A night that never fails to make an impact, this quirky cabaret and burlesque night is back for another round of stunning performance from their troop of burlesque, boylesque and high-spec circus acts.
Held at a secret London members club, this unique cabaret and burlesque night is here to whip you away to a place of fun and theatricality complete with stunning acts liked Margot Marshall, Joe Morose and Miss Betsy Rose.
The Courtesan is no ordinary bar and restaurant in Brixton; not only are they serving up some of the very best in cocktails and dim sum, head on down for an impressive roster of burlesque nights and live entertainment.
Think you know burlesque? Think again because this March, show-stopping performances will be mixed with psychedelic 60s music from a live band at this Hackney hotspot.
Experience a cabaret show like you've never seen, as The Birdcage Cabaret introduces a live entertainment concept featuring singing, dancing and special guest acts from the worlds of comedy, magic, circus and more.
The House of Burlesque is one of London's most glamorous secrets. Tucked away underneath the streets of the West End, this UK-leading production company host an evening of stockings, feathers and fabulousness that won't fail to impress. Get set for an evening of dancing divas, tantalising tassel-twilers, cabaret and circus gliterrati at this burlesque night out in London.
Spice up your Sunday with something out of the ordinary and head to central London where The Phoenix Artist Club is taking cabaret to the next level. Discover what makes this Soho spot a real gem, from as little as £10.
Devour the forbidden fruit and enter the world of risque Asian cabaret. Honouring the Lunar New Year, this stellar Shoreditch show of queens, kings and beasts of the Far East is sure to get pulses racing and hearts fluttering.
Think you've seen it all? Think again, because Proud is spicing things up and things are about to get real hot. From burlesque brunches to cabaret club nights and hip-hop events, you've never seen anything like this before. Chow down, let loose and prepare for a slinky show.
Pay homage to David Bowie at this unique cabaret spectacle at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. You'll witness an all-star cast of the UK's finest cabaret stars pay tribute through song, performance and humour to Ziggy Stardust himself, all in aid of Cabaret vs Cancer.