Taking over The King's Head Members Club in Shoreditch, Gin-House Burlesque knows how to throw a good party. Expect a night like no other as the acclaimed vintage showgirls are joined by fire-swallowers, snake-handlers and other equally amazing individuals.
Best London Burlesque Shows
Opulent, lavish and just that little bit naughty; this city's cabaret scene is absolutely thriving right now. Offering up a scintillating night of alternative entertainment, we’ve rooted out the finest comedy brunches, world-class performances and quirky circus events around the capital to bring you our handpicked selection of the best burlesque shows in London.
Located in the heart of Soho, Midnight Lounge Bar & Restaurant is a great shout when it comes to London's best burlesque shows. Head down every night of the week to catch some of the city's most sensational performances, with the option to add free-flowing fizz too.
Spend an evening watching a wonderful mix of award-winning cabaret stars, impressive singers and a live collective at Big Band Burlesque. Taking place at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, the lavish show is sure to dazzle you from start to finish.
One of the best places to watch burlesque, The London Cabaret Club have a jam-packed agenda of sizzling performances and impressive events to choose from. Have your socks knocked off by their slick choreography, incredible food and brilliant music.
Over at Shoreditch's Looking Glass Cocktail Club, their stage is set to be graced by a whole host of talented burlesque and drag artists. Bella Whispers Cabaret bank holiday bonanza will also see vintage vocal duo Bunny Lestrange and Moonshine Debonair serenading you.
One of the best and quirkiest burlesque shows in London, Mulan Rouge is dishing up a drag-tastic show inspired by both the Disney film and the Parisian hotspot. Have we got your attention? Taking place at The Vaults, the fantastic queer event will also be serving you a five-course feast.
This saucy burlesque life-drawing session is back in London this spring, and it's your chance to get involved. Dr. Sketchy's will be taking over Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club to bring you art classes with a difference, presented by the inimitable Dusty Limits.
The dons of sultry striptease, Proud are a no-brainer for burlesque and cabaret in London. Expect a range of glamorous stars and incredible three-course meals that you can enjoy stageside at their impressive Embankment and City venues.
House of Burlesque are back with SPEAKEASY, an exciting series that will see provocative cabaret, tassel twirling and more taking to the stage at Holborn's Sway. To enter, you'll need to whisper the secret password into the ear of their box office mistress.
London's best places to watch burlesque? The Phoenix Arts Club is showcasing a fabulous array of performers at its saucy cabaret shows and themed afternoon teas. Venture over to the Soho saloon for striptease and sips.
If you love sequins and top-notch entertainment, then you're going to want to check out World Burlesque Games 2022 at Bush Hall In Shepherd's Bush. This fabulous event will be showcasing some of the best performers, that will all be judged by a panel of producers. Who will win?
Head down to The Rosemary Branch Theatre in Islington, where you'll be treated to a brilliant performance of burlesque talents from artists who are developing new work. Stars include Lilith Devine, who is showcasing her newest cabaret performance Got An Itch To Scratch.
For burlesque with a geeky, yet cute, twist, look no further than the variety performances at Nerdgasm Cabaret. Here, you'll enjoy performances that celebrate everything from Disney and video games to cartoons, cult movies or memes.
Spend your Saturdays at Soho Zebrano where Vanity von Glow and David Lewis will be treating you to a fantastic evening of drag and comedy. What's more, you'll also get a delicious two-course meal and an hour of bottomless bellinis.
ChicEasy are taking you back to the Roaring Twenties with their prohibition-themed cabaret shows over at Kensington's Ricco Lounge. Be entertained by their dancers performing burlesque, vocal performances and breathtaking theatrics.
Every month, Sway is playing host to some of the best queens in the industry at its Bougie Drag bottomless dinner events. Think catwalk competitions, sexy dance-offs and epic tunes - oh, and 90 minutes of free-flowing fizz.
Is there anything better than a plethora of rhinestones, glitter and sultry performances? We thought not. Head on over to Bethnal Green Working Men's Club for the Pussy Liquor: Big Birthday Bash!, which will be celebrating its fifth birthday, with entertainment and booze.
Taking place at All About Eve every Friday night, Camden Cabaret brings together some of London's most talented performers from burlesque, comedy and circus for an unforgettable evening of variety show fun.
A subterranean pink paradise in Stoke Newington, Doña is a beautiful place to watch burlesque. The East London gem is sure to keep you entertained with its packed event schedule alongside a menu of signature mezcal creations.