Best Stand-up Comedy Clubs in London

If you’re looking for a comedy club London is one of the world’s best cities for stand-up, with shows running every night of the week, all featuring fantastic acts. You’re likely to see rising stars of the circuit on the same bills as big-name TV comedians, and it’s not unheard of for international superstars to make unannounced guest appearances at London comedy clubs.

The city also has a thriving grass-roots, open mic comedy scene, where up-and-coming acts learn their craft and established performers try out new material. But if you want to watch professional comedians at their best you can choose from over twenty pro comedy clubs, and any number of pop-up shows in pubs and other venues across the city.

Below are the best stand-up comedy clubs in London, where you’ll find leading acts performing every night of the week.

ClubAddressNotes
The Comedy Store
thecomedystore.co.uk
1a Oxendon St, London SW1Y 4EE – MAPProbably the best known stand-up comedy club London has to offer. Most nights of the week you’ll find big name acts and rising stars performing here.
The Backyard Comedy Club
backyardcomedyclub.co.uk
231 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 0EL – MAPA great club in East London which attracts high profile acts, including international stars like Dave Chappelle
Angel Comedy
angelcomedy.co.uk
The Bill Murray, 39 Queen’s Head St, London N1 8NQ – MAPA much loved North London club which runs nightly shows at its main venue (the Bill Murray) and a popular new-act night at the nearby Camden Head.
The Top Secret Comedy Club
thetopsecretcomedyclub.co.uk
170 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5PD – MAPOne of the West End’s not so best kept secrets, with shows every day of the week, featuring the best comedians on the circuit.
Up The Creek
up-the-creek.com
302 Creek Rd, London SE10 9SW – MAPA wonderful comedy club in Greenwich, with award winning comedians performing most nights and a popular weekly open-mic show where you can see rising stars learning the ropes.
Comedy Cabin
comedycabin.club
Hoxton Cabin, 132 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8DP – MAPA cosy, fun little club in Hoxton where you can see some of the best new acts on the London circuit.
Vauxhall Comedy Club
vauxhallcomedyclub.com
6 S Lambeth Pl, London SW8 1SP – MAPGreat food options and a cool atmosphere make this one of the best new comedy clubs in London, where you can see rising and established stand-up stars every night of the week.
Museum of Comedy
museumofcomedy.com
The Undercroft, St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SR – MAPAs well as seeing rising stars before they hit the big-time, and established acts trying out new material, you’ll also be able to peruse a collection of artifacts from British Comedy History.
Downstairs at the Kings Head
downstairsatthekingshead.com
2 Crouch End Hill, London N8 8AA – MAPA long running club (founded in 1981) at a cosy little venue where the focus is on bringing you best best new comedy acts on the circuit.
The 99 Club
99clubcomedy.com
Square, Ruby Blue, 2nd Floor 1 Leicester Place Leicester, London WC2H 7BP – MAPA popular, long running comedy club with lots of big-name acts on its listings. The 99 Club actually runs at several venues around Leicester Square and Covent Garden, but the one listed here is where most shows are run.
Always Be Comedy
alwaysbecomedy.com
185 Kennington Ln, London SE11 4EZ – MAPYou might not have heard of this gem in Kennington, but it consistently attracts A-list comedy stars to perform on its stage. You won’t be disappointed with a night out here.
Banana Cabaret
bananacabaret.co.uk
77 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HD – MAPLong-running club in Balham that plays host to big-name stand-up comedians as well as the best new talent.
Boat Show Comedy
boatshowcomedy.co.uk
Ps Tattershall Castle, Temple Station, Salsa! Temple, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PH – MAPA stand-up comedy club on a boat moored on the banks of the river Thames, in central London. Another night that consistently brings you famous comedians with TV credits.
Camden Comedy Club
camdencomedyclub.com
100 Camden High St, London NW1 0LU – MAPA great place to see the best new acts on the circuit as well as stand-up comedians you’ll recognise from TV.
Knock2bag
knock2bag.co.uk
MOTH Club, Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London E9 6NU – MAPBringing you leading acts and rising stars of stand-up comedy once a week in East London.
Live at the Chapel
liveatthechapel.co.uk
19b Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN – MAPA monthly stand-up comedy show, with big names performing at the spectacular Union Chapel venue in North London.
Laugh Train Home
laughtrainhome.com
Weds: The Four Thieves, 51 Lavender Gardens, SW11 1DJ – MAP

Thurs: The Honor Oak, 1 St German’s Rd, London,
SE23 1RH – MAP
Weekly comedy shows at two venues, Battersea and South East London. You’ll frequently see some of the biggest names in British comedy performing at these shows.
West End Comedy
westendcomedy.co.uk
Covent Garden Social Club, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB – MAPEstablished acts and rising stars perform twice weekly at this Covent Garden based comedy club.
Covent Garden Comedy
coventgardencomedy.com
Prince of Wales, 150 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5TD – MAPThis Covent Garden club is a popular venue amongst leading British comedy performers.
Whole Lotta Comedy
wholelottacomedy.com
The Britannia, 44 Kipling St, Kipling Estate, London SE1 3RU – MAPAlthough their main Southwark venue is listed here, this club runs nights across South West London, featuring some of the best up and coming comedians on the circuit.
Crack Comedy
crackcomedy.com
Fri: Kingston – The Grey Horse, 46 Richmond Road, KT2 5EE – MAP

Sat: Brixton – The Prince of Wales, 467- 469 Brixton Rd, SW9 8HH – MAP

Sat: Wimbledon – Tunnel 267, 267 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SD – MAP
Weekly stand-up comedy shows at three venues across South London.
Comedy Carnival
comedycarnival.co.uk

42 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LA – MAP


36 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EP – MAP



146 Clapham High St, London, SW4 7UH – MAP
Weekly stand-up comedy nights at a couple of west end venues, as well as one in Clapham.