Cabaret clubs in London
From Visit London on March 14, 2018
Catch an exciting burlesque show in London with our guide to the capital’s pulsating cabaret scene.
Check out the best venues to see burlesque dancing acts in London, and enjoy a night out to remember at one of these extravagant burlesque venues and clubs.
London Cabaret Club
Combine a British tapas dining experience with an exciting cabaret show at the London Cabaret Club. Celebrating Britain’s music heritage, The Best of British Pop show features impressive dance performances and stunts, beloved hits and spectacular staging.
Cafe de Paris
Founded in 1924, Cafe de Paris is one of the oldest and most iconic cabaret venues in London. Head here at weekends for burlesque shows, comedy and circus in truly magnificent surroundings. After the show, Cafe de Paris transforms into one of the quirkiest clubs in the capital, with music until the early hours.
Soho Theatre is one of London’s top destinations for new writing. Visit its underground cabaret space, Soho Downstairs, for some of the best talent in the British cabaret scene and stand-up comedy. Check the events programme for award-winning performances and experimental acts from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties at Proud Cabaret – City. Enjoy the restaurant’s eclectic cuisine while watching live cabaret and burlesque shows. Expect special circus and vaudeville nights, and occasional DJ sets. Proud Cabaret also has another London venue in Camden.
Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern has been pulling the crowds for decades with its renowned entertainment, spanning cabaret to LGBT parties and comedy. The venue helped launch Lily Savage and Julian Clary, and now hosts popular club nights such as Duckie, and the Hot August Fringe festival.
Step aboard Battersea Barge, an events boat docked on the south side of the Thames, and get ready for an unusual night out in London. Showcasing a bar and an upper deck space (perfect for summer evenings), Battersea Barge also hosts first-class comedy, live music and cabaret shows.
Venture down the stairs of this converted Victorian loo in Aldwych, and you’ll find Cellar Door. Enjoy live acts every day, from swing music to cabaret line-ups, sassy burlesque to drag performances. On special Secret DJ nights you’ll be able to choose the music between sets, using your smartphone as a jukebox.
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
With sensational cabaret shows, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club is the place to go for retro entertainment in London. Alternatively, come for dress-up parties and themed club nights, or try their David Lynch-themed Double R Club.