Posted: 14 Mar 2018
Category: Area Guide
Round-up your friends for the best comedy nights in town
London is renowned for its world-famous comedy scene. Whether it’s polished venues hosting established names or fringe venues featuring up-and-coming talent, the capital has it covered. We’ve rounded up a list of the best venues to make you laugh.
Soho Theatre is one of the big hitters on the comedy scene. Expect to see well-known names playing for packed houses. Michael Macintyre and Micky Flanagan are just some of the names that have worked the Soho crowd in the past.
Address: 21 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 3NE
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road
The 99 Club
If you’re looking for big names at affordable prices, then this central London comedy venue is the place for you. The 99 Club organises three acts per night on up to five nights per week.
Address: Leicester Square Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, WC2H 7LE (flagship venue)
Nearest station: Leicester Square
Intimate, comfortably crowded and sat above a historic pub, Angel Comedy is a great place to watch new and emerging talent. The Angel Comedy night is also free, so we’d recommend turning up early to grab a seat.
Address: The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, Angel, N1 8DY
Nearest station: Angel
Currently rated as one of the capital’s best comedy clubs, Knock2bag, which is situated within Moth Club (as well as monthly shows at Rich Mix), plays host to an eccentric array of acts. It also manages to walk the line between more well-known comedians and up-and-coming names.
Address: Moth Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, E9 6NU
Nearest station: Hackney Central
Up the Creek
Situated in Greenwich, this purpose-built comedy club has been in motion since the 90s. Known on the circuit as being animated and energetic, don’t be surprised to catch arena-filling, headline-comics.
Address: 302 Creek Road, SE10 9SW
Nearest station: Cutty Sark DLR
Live at the Chapel
Located in the stunning Union Chapel, this monthly Islington comedy night plays host to household names such as Stewart Lee and Simon Amstell. Worth attending for the venue alone.
Address: Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN
Nearest station: Highbury & Islington
Old Rope at The Phoenix
Conveniently located just around the corner from Oxford Street, Old Rope comedy night at The Phoenix is a place where both new and established comics go to test out fresh material.
Address: 37 Cavendish Square, W1G 0PP
Nearest station: Oxford Circus
Banana Cabaret Club
The Bedford pub, in leafy SW12, is home to the bi-weekly Banana Cabaret Club. The comedy kicks off at 9pm and at 11pm, the DJ takes over and the place turns into a flamboyant nightclub.
Address: The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, SW12 9HD
Nearest Station: Balham
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