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 8th January 2018

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Grab a fig leaf or two and report to the dancefloor for one of London's best burlesque nights. With a Garden of Eden theme and featuring a line up of some of the most exciting rising stars on the London cabaret scene, it's bound to be a night you won't forget.

21:00 - 02:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Clubbing, Themed Nights, Something A Little Different
Bethnal Green
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7 events @ Shaw Theatre with 7 upcoming dates from 27 Apr 2018 until 02 Jun 2018

The very best in London’s burlesque talent will be on display at this unique festival of fun. Expect everything from heart-stopping displays, teasing displays, and impressive voices at this burlesque extravaganza.

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Proud Cabaret Camden

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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
5 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 5 upcoming dates from 17 Feb 2018 until 23 Nov 2018

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.

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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.

14:00 - 17:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Daytime
Burlesque/Piano
West End
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21 events @ Cafe de Paris with 21 upcoming dates from 19 Jan 2018 until 31 Mar 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.

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Taking inspiration from the famous tale, Proud Cabaret City invites you for an evening of love, money and decadence, sex, drugs and debauchery from the 1920s, while you enjoy a three-course meal.

19:00 - 22:30
Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Date Night, Food & Drink
Burlesque/Piano
City of London
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The Courtesan

23 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable ££
Brixton

One of the highlights of this year's VAULT Festival, this stunning retelling of Persephone in the Underworld is one of the best Burlesque shows in London.

21:30 - 23:00
Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different, Festival, Pop-Up
Live Music
Waterloo
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Luscious Cabaret are making 2018 more glittery and sparkly with a scintillating routine and acts. Join them at topsy turvy pub The Albany for a night of fun and silliness this Spring. 

19:30 - 22:30
Cabaret/Burlesque, Comedy, Fun Time Partying, Date Night
Background Music
Fitzrovia
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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. 

18:30 - 20:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Hen Party
Burlesque/Piano
Covent Garden
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Bringing about one of their biggest nights yet, join House Of Burlesque for a weekend of excess this February in London as they take to the Vault Festival for a whirlwind two nights of debauchery, stunning performances and more.

22:30 - 03:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Festival
Waterloo
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