Best London Cabaret Venues

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Missing a night out with a sophisticated, vintage touch? Maybe you've been watching a bit more David Lynch than usual, and been yearning for a revival. Or you're just an old school eccentric. Either which way, here are some of the top cabaret clubs for you to indulge in some flamboyant festivities.

Soho Theatre

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21 Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE 

We start our list bang in the heart of London’s Soho where the Soho Theatre puts on a show-stopping variety of performances in their three-storey venue. They’re a charity that host a range of stand-up, comedy and cabaret performed by a diverse range of people.

The downstairs theatre in particular is perfect for an intimate cabaret experience, with its low stage and small tables. Look out for touring shows from international favourites, and if you’re not local to London, keep an eye out for their national and international tours. 

Soho Burlesque Club

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Hippodrome Casino, Cranbourn Street, London, WC2H 7JH 

Looking for something a little more on the risqué side? Right in the heart of the West End the infamous Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square hosts monthly Burlesque performances that are sure to get temperatures rising.

Their main ticket this year is Magic Mike Live, a 360-degree show based on the hit film. The 24/7 venue the closest you can get to Vegas in central London, with ceaseless poker and blackjack tables. Click here for more information.  

The London Cabaret Club

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Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, WC1B 4DA 

Fancy mixing good cooking and cabaret? The London Cabaret Club offers a sophisticated entertainment concept where delicious dining and innovative cabaret performances are combines.

Located in the very fitting Victoria House, a listed 1920’s art-deco building; the experience will indulge you from entrance to exit. This seasons highly in demand show: Copacabana, a celebration and revival of Carmen Miranda-era samba and subsequent Tropicalismo subculture. Luckily, it has been extended due to popular demand, and you can check it out here.

Phoenix Arts Club

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1 Phoenix Street, London, WC2H 8BU 

Fun Fact: This cabaret classic is tucked away down the same side street used in the opening sequence of Harry Potter.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way… The Phoenix Arts Club is a bar and restaurant nestled beneath the Phoenix theatre and located in, what used to be the original dressing and rehearsal rooms of the theatre.

With the rich history of the theatre adorning the walls and accompanying the restored art-deco interior The Phoenix Arts Club truly immerses you in the world of cabaret. From cabaret and comedy to Burlesque, live theatre and musical performances there’s plenty of reasons to visit this hidden gem.

To find out more about what they’ve got on, click here

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

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42- 46 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB 

Just a short walk from Bethnal Green tube station is the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. They’ve been a social club since 1887, and now host a range of social events, from the sedate to the slightly more unusual. It’s cabaret mixed with club nights right now sprinkled with some burlesque, comedy, dance and poetry.

Expect your evenings to be wild and your nights wonderful. Tickets can be purchased online and with new themes almost every other day there is so much to enjoy you’ll find yourself returning more than once.