10 Best comedy clubs in London makes sure that there's a laugh a minute.

From the Big Daddy of Comedy at the Comedy Store, to the off centre shows in 'Downstairs at the Kings Head', London has comedy to suit every taste and style.  Cabaret comedy, stand up, alternative, up and coming, established acts, comics that write in the Guardian, or appear on BBC Radio 4 and British TV are all at work in the capital in one venue or another.  Line ups are constantly evolving, so check out our list of the 10Best comedy venues in the capital and you'll definitely find one to suit you.  If you want chandeliers and grand casino entrances, then try the Soho comedy club, if you want a more cosy environment, then the Hampstead Comedy Club in Primrose Hill might be more up your street.  Amused Moose plays for laughs and is that kick around pub kind of humour that appeals to the younger end of the market.  At the Leicester Square Theatre you'll get a taste of music royalty's past, as the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Small Faces and the Sex Pistols played there once upon a time, today, you'll be in for a set of great alternative and up and coming comedy, as well as big name acts from across the Pond.  The Soho theatre prides itself on alternatives, and great writing, and the Union Chapel, is such a unique comedy venue, a church, that it is not to be missed.



London's finest floating comedy club has been running for about 12 years now. The venue is a beautifully refurbished paddle steamer, moored permanently opposite the London Eye, on the Embankment near Westminster. The Tattershall Castle is its...  Read More

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Knock2Bag comedy club moves around London, it has three main venues in the capital, one at the Luxe near Brick Lane in the East, another in Shepherd's Bush, in the West and the third at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill. They also run residences...  Read More



Downstairs at the Kings Head is a venue for comedy and live music. Upstairs is a great neighbourhood pub, full of the great and the good of Crouch End, a lively crowd on a Saturday night, they do good beer, nice wines, and some tasty food. ...  Read More



Nights at the Union Chapel, which happen monthly at the moment are described as 'comedy's spiritual home' cue much laughter and jokes. But bad puns aside, this monthly occurrence is big in the capital's comedy circuit. It's been running since...  Read More



The Comedy Store, London has been described as the 'Daddy' of all comedy clubs, their bill is ever changing, and it's the go to place if you're looking for good comedy in the capital. Although now it might seem fairly mainstream, the club has...  Read More



The Soho theatre describes itself as London's most 'vibrant venue for comedy, writing and cabaret'. The theatre actually comprises three theatres within it, the 150 seat Soho Theater, a 90 seater Soho Upstairs, and a cabaret space in Soho...  Read More



The Leicester Square Theatre has an illustrious past, as it was the venue of the Cavern Club in the swinging Sixties. The group The Small Faces had a residency there, the Rolling Stones played there with the Who, and the Sex Pistols held...  Read More



There are now 3 Amused venues in London, one in Soho, another in Camden, and the third in Covent Garden downstairs in the Australian themed pub, 'Walkabout'. This perhaps tells you a little about the kind of comedy they put on. The group also...  Read More



This is the kind of comedy night that hosts the intellectual clever comics of Radio 4 and the Guardian. The kind that weave a whole story, or create funny characters before hitting you with their comedy. This is grown up comedy for all those...  Read More



The Soho comedy club, is set inside the Empire Casino, Leicester Square. You walk past the gamblers and players on your way to a chandelier decorated room where the comedy is held. They do special Christmas packages of a three course meal, a...  Read More


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