Best Comedy Venues in London

Best Comedy Venues in London

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

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


Angel Comedy

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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