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.
This dark and disturbing cabaret and burlesque event takes inspiration from David Lynch to deliver a haunting nightmare world that's both surreal and funny, and performed by some of the best artists around.
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.
Shady Mushroom is back and taking over Forest Hill's Honor Oak for the night. Expect a magical experience of hair-raising cabaret performances crossing the mediums of song, burlesque, theatre and more for revelers in search of a unique night out.
Watch as some of the best burlesque and cabaret performers in London take to the stage for the grand finale of DAZZLE. Clear your schedule because this is going to be one hell of a Friday night.
Get set for an evening of show-stopping divas, tantalising circus acts and cabaret glitterati as the House of Burlesque invites you to experience their world class events. Think speakeasy pop-ups, dance classes and even a boozy burlesque brunch.
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.
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.
After a storming first appearance, DUSK cabaret returns to Metropolis for another night of killer acts determined to get oyu a bit hot under the collar. Inspired by the likes of Lana Del Ray, Billie Eilish and classic cult movies.
Think you know burlesque? Think again, because this City spot is going all out with a weekly event dedicated to the slinky art. Join Tempest Rose for an evening with glitz and glamour like you've never seen before.
The Hoxton Cabaret returns to The Queen of Hoxton for another night of awe-inspiring cabaret. Prepare to be amazed as fresh-faced talent from the world of cirrus, burlesque, drag, comedy and more show off their skills.
When it comes to burlesque shows in London, you can't go wrong with this West End favourite. Make your way to The Phoenix Artist Club each and every Sunday; where a changing lineup of live performers bring you cabaret, burlesque and more.
Head down to Bethnal Green Working Men's Club this September where the iconic Double R Club are celebrating a decade in the biz with an excellent cabaret line up inspired by the greatest hits and flicks of David Lynch.
Zeus on the Loose is back and bigger than ever following a sold-out show at Camden Fringe. Think Rocky Horror meet Greek mythology and you've got a thrilling show featuring breathtaking burlesque, fascinating storytelling, circus acts, drag performances and plenty more.
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.
Every Friday and Saturday Cafe de Paris plays host to The Disco 54 Cabaret Show. Think bright lights, glitter, feathers and draped disco balls as the finest in burlesque talent takes to the stage alongside other world-class performers.
Add an extra touch of glamour to your Friday nights with a trip to Luscious Cabaret, an all-singing, all-dancing comedy and drag extravaganza. Expect bold and beautiful burlesque, mesmerizing magic and plenty more from this bodacious bevvy of talent.
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.
Prepare to be immersed in the world of the Rat Pack as the stunning Scarlett Green hosts an evening dedicated to old school jazz and jaw-dropping burlesque. Paired with a plant-based menu and BBQ boards, this is one for your diary.