We have compiled a list of places that promise to recreate the heyday of debauched fantasy; when cocktails flowed and teasing was only for starters. Read on for our guide to the best cabaret and burlesque shows in London.
Café de Paris, Piccadilly
As Café de Paris steps into its 90th year there is no time like the present to enjoy an evening of entertainment, debauchery and passion at this historical West End venue. Expect glittering cabaret and burlesque performances including exciting circus, music, magic and jazz acts.
Dining in the Titanic Ballroom offers great views of the spectacle, which is highly interactive at times, and the choice between a 2 or 3 course meal. Portions are generous and the quality is impressive.
General admission tickets are also available, giving you access to the Mezzanine floor so you can view the performance from a table; whilst sipping champagne, naturellement.
The Box Soho
Perhaps the most controversial host is The Box in Soho, which invites and thrills the audience with wanton abandon. Set behind grand wooden doors is a nightly show of wonder, sexual fantasy and an uncompromising rush for passion.
The after midnight start only adds to the illusion and relinquishment of sensibilities at one of the edgiest burlesque shows in London.
Le Crazy Coqs
Inspired by the heady undertones of Parisian culture and the vibrant debauchery of Gatsby’s New York comes The Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel.
The art deco backdrop makes this the darling of thirties’ glamour. With an excellent cocktail list and live music this is a glamorous taste of cabaret sophistication.