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 27th November 2018




Every night is party night at Cafe de Paris and with year's of experience under its belt, the spot knows how to give you a good time. The iconic cabaret club has something for everyone, whether you fancy dinner and drinks, through to show-stopping acrobats.

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.

  High Tea & Tease

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@ 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.

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.

@ Sway (Novus) on Every Saturday

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. 

@ Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th December 2018

Get a little sauce in your Christmas party stocking this year as the Midnight Apothecary brings a series of fantastic and funny Christmas parties to the shaft with performances from Tricity Vogue, Victoria Falconer, Tom Carradine, Pete Saunders and Vanity Von Glow.

  Rumour Mill

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@ Secret location in hackney on Friday 14th and Monday 17th December 2018

Nestled under the arches at Hackney Central, this slinky spot is all about the show. There's burlesque, boylesque and everything in between, with live jazz, fire breathers and a stunning lineup of performers. This isn't one to be missed.