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.
Cabaret, magic and a number of other guilty pleasures are up for grabs at Cellar Door's High Tea & Tease. Open every Saturday, they're welcoming the likes of Miss Daisy Page and Beatrix Von Bourbon to keep you transfixed as you enjoy bubbles, sandwiches and cupcakes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taking place at Heroica Live 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.
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.
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.
Home to some of the best burlesque in London this month, Bella Whispers is the quirky cabaret offering you evening of drag, circus, live music and more. Head to the Looking Glass Cocktail Club for incredible acts and a raucous after party.
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.
It's all rhinestones, feathers and sassy strutting over at Central Station when Greedy rolls into town. Produced by Belle de Beauvoir and Beatrix Valhalla, you can expect a naughty night of circus, burlesque and cabaret as the guys and gals get glutinous.
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.
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.
Join Luscious Cabaret for a night of laughs, sensual performances, singing and circus at one of their brilliant shows. A fun and inclusive community, these guys will have you watching everything from impressive pros to first-time acts.
One of the best burlesque events in London, this fun brunch party at Waterloo's Tonight Josephine is offering you a host of impressive acts, alongside cocktails, tasty food and up to two whole hours of bottomless fizz. Let the good times roll.
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.
A burlesque show with a difference, House of Rouge are spicing up your evening with their fabulous bashes over at Shoreditch's Looking Glass Cocktail Club, combining cabaret with comedy and drag over a night of dazzling acts and good old campy fun.
Hosted by Oriana Curls, with Pete Saunders of Dexy's Midnight Runners leading the jazz performers, Big Band Burlesque is set to be a dazzling, memorable display of fantastic cabaret talents, whether you head to their Paris Grill or WAC Arts show.
Offering sultry burlesque, quirky circus and devilish drag performances, The Birdcage Cabaret are the show you need to see this season. Taking over Devonshire Terrace for select Saturdays throughout the year, the troupe will be showcasing some of the city's top acts.
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.
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.