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.

Last updated on 1st August 2016

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High Tea & Tease

1 user reviews
@ Cellar Door on Every Saturday

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.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Daytime
Burlesque/Piano
West End
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Proud Cabaret City

6 user reviews

A speakeasy nestled in the City oozing 1920's glamour and decadence, this burlesque show is not one to miss. Work your way through the delicious dinner and marvel at the showgirls from your table for a night that you won't forget in a hurry at an iconic venue. Easily one of the best burlesque shows in the capital.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Proud Cabaret Camden

8 user reviews

A night of burlesque entertainment and a delicious three course dinner awaits. Marvel in the Parisian 1920's atmosphere and be enchanted with the performers whilst working your way through your meal. Housed in a 18th century horse stables, this is one hot burlesque show in London.

Happily Affordable ££
Camden

Showtime Cabaret

27 user reviews
@ Cafe de Paris on Every Saturday

Experience one of the most spectacular variety shows in London; welcoming only the crème de la crème of cabaret, circus, comedy and burlesque, Showtime Cabaret presents a remarkable celebration of all things fun and sexy. Expect the finest stand-up comedians, the raciest burlesque performers, unforgettable speciality acts and a top secret visual climax that'll keep you talking for months.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Hen Party, Date Night
Burlesque/Piano
Leicester Square
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Seven Sins

18 user reviews
@ Cafe de Paris on Every Friday

Cabaret Des Distractions offers a glamorous evening of cabaret, musical theatre and circus performances in a stunning 1920s ballroom. Inspired by the Féeries of 19th century Paris, this is a classic tale of love and temptation featuring gasps of awe, roars of laughter and whoops of excitement along the way. Don't miss out on experiencing this stunning London cabaret show. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Date Night
Burlesque/Piano
Leicester Square
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The Hippodrome Casino

5 user reviews
The Hippodrome Casino
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Anybody for a dash of good old-fashioned debauchery? There's nowhere better for it than this premier Leicester Square casino, where far from placing all their eggs in a gambling basket, the Hippodrome also welcomes an array of the most talented burlesque and cabaret performers in the West End.

Happily Affordable ££
Leicester Square

Rah Rah Room

17 user reviews

 The Rah Rah Rooms is Soho's latest revival of its old red light spirit where the memories and the Madame Jojo's legend come back to life and The Electric Carousel turns with sordid glamour. Hedonists delight, a new dark and lusty realm of cabaret performances and live entertainment is coming your way. Enter the Rah Rah Rooms for some fun burlesque in London. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Premium entertainment with a little cheek to it? It can only be one troop, and that's the Burlesque Knights. Join them for one of the most dazzling and titillating shows in the city as they prepare the audience for a top night of burlesque themed fun. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Hen Party
Hip Hop/RnB
Knightsbridge
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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. 

Cabaret/Burlesque, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Hen Party
Burlesque/Piano
Covent Garden
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@ The Hippodrome Casino on Friday 30 September 2016

Put it to a vote this year in London as Burlesque Idol returns to the heart of the city. Not only showcasing some of the best teasing, tempting and tassel laden ladies in the industry, this is your chance to get involved, as your ballot will decide who takes home this prestigious, burlesque gong.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Hen Party, Something A Little Different
Leicester Square
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Hotel Black Cat

3 user reviews
@ London Wonderground on Every Friday

The capital’s cabaret trailblazers are back, ready to introduce a brand new production of burlesque, circus and live music acts in a decadent and historic London location. Prepare for a dazzling night of alternative performance that features high-kicks, jaw-dropping acrobats, madcap comic singers and more.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Date Night, Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different
Waterloo
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Rah Rah Revue

6 user reviews
@ Rah Rah Room on Various dates

Join the dazzling darlings of Rah Rah Revue for a night out in London to remember. Coming at you with some of the most titillating burlesque shows in the city, you're sure to be enticed by the unique acts, and stunning entertainment at Rah Rah Rooms.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Hen Party, Something A Little Different, Supper Clubs
Burlesque/Piano
Soho
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