London is one of the worlds burlesque hot spots with a rich heritage, a vibrant scene and a variety of clubs and shows.
Our guide to the best burlesque clubs in London.
The Wam Bam Club
This is a weekly Saturday night burlesque club held at one of London’s most fabulous decadent venues – Cafe de Paris. Just round the corner from Leicester Square.
Volupte is cabaret-cum-burlesque club, located, not far from Chancery Lane tube in the heart of the City.Held in In the basement it has some of the best cabaret talent in town from tables set beneath absinthe-inspired vines. Afternoon Tease combines burlesque with high tea most Saturday afternoons; other events look back as far as the Jazz Age for inspiration.
The Tassel Club
This burlesque events company holds its events at different venues all over London. They combine cabaret, circus and vaudeville formats with plenty of striptease.
Modeled on a 1920s speakeasy, Proud Cabaret is an elegant new City destination which offers fine dining and entertainment in surroundings which exude the illicit glamour of a bygone era. Open Wednesday through to Saturday guests can enjoy cabaret, jazz and burlesque as they eat in the style of a retro Hollywood supper club – with live bands and DJ sets continuing the party long into the evening.
The Whooppee Club
Sadly this club is no longer running but for many years its shows at the Bethnal Green Working Mens Club were the highlight of the London Scene.
Why not combine a burlesque show in London with a stay at a London boutique hotel and turn it into a dirty weekend?