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The Top Comedy Clubs in London

The Top Comedy Clubs in London

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Have a night full of laughter, joy and comedy as we provide you with the top 10 comedy clubs in London.
Soho Theatre Bar, London | © Heather Peace/Flickr
Soho Theatre Bar, London | © Heather Peace/Flickr

Comedy Carnival

What’s wrong with a dinner, a show and a night full of laughter? Oh that’s right- nothing! Come to the London Comedy Club, the Comedy Carnival in which you can indulge yourself in the best that comedy has to offer. With appearances from stars from Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and other international comedians, this is the place to be for a great laugh.

Comedy Carnival 36 Shaftesbury Ave London W1D 7EP 020 7041 7312


Run by the funny man himself, Harry Deansway opens doors to Shambles, one of London’s most popular comedy clubs. Featuring a roster of some of the most comical names in the industry, the stage at this club is full of the most interesting of characters. Operating bi-monthly, the club is open for business and will have you in shambles.

Shambles 156-158 Fortess Road, Tufnell Park London NW5 2HP 020 8977 9398

Live at The Chapel

Known as ‘Comedy’s Spiritual Home,’ Live at the Chapel is considered the biggest and most dramatic clubs in the country taking residence in a working church. Since its opening in 2007, the club has lent its stage to everyone who’s anyone in the British comedy scene. Comics from Ed Byrne, Noel Fielding and Frankie Boyle to Stephen Merchant, Josie Long and Russell Howard. Along with a tea-serving kiosk and a great band, you have got to check this one out.

Live at The Chapel, Union Chapel Compton Terrace London N1 2UN 020 7226 1686

Soho Theatre Bar

‘London’s most vibrant venue for new theatre, comedy and cabaret,’ the Soho Theatre is a creative titan in the field of comedy here in London. With variety in entertainment spanning theatre, comedy, cabaret and writers’ events, this is a mecca for all creative and artistic creation and entertainment. A definite hot spot in the city of London.

Soho Theatre Bar, 21 Dean St London W1D 3NE 020 7478 0100

The Comedy Store

In the heart of the West End, The Comedy Store is “The city’s busiest comedy venue with over 3500 people passing through its doors every week!” With these many raving customers, it was only right to add this club to our list. Showing everything from topical news-based comedy to improv, this club covers all the bases in comedy and knows how to show its audiences a good time.

The Comedy Store, 1a Oxendon Street London SW1Y 4EE 0844 871 7699

The Comedy Store, London | © Jo Amelia/Flickr
The Comedy Store, London | © Jo Amelia/Flickr

Angel Comedy Club

With the motto, “Always Free. Always Funny,’ the Angel Comedy Club is one the most unique and welcoming comedy clubs around. Hosting some of the most infamous names in comedic history, the club is committed to its performers and audiences to deliver the freshest and funniest performances in town.

Angel Comedy Club, 2 Camden Passage London N1 8DY 07704 863286

Happy Mondays

With a homely and retro atmosphere, the Happy Mondays comedy club strives to make visitors to feel welcome, at home and at ease. Great hang out spot for students and really even customers of all ages, the club is open for drinks, food and great comedy on the side. Including comics like Stewart Lee, Cardinal Burns and Russell Howard- come to this club to make your Monday much much happier.

Happy Mondays 388 New Cross Road London Greater London SE14 6TY

99 Leicester Club Square

Winner of the Chortle award for the ‘Best London Club’ from 2011-15, the 99 Club Leicester Square is definitely one of the top places to go to for comedy in London. The clubs’ incentive and mission is to provide an environment in which the creativity and importance of stand up comedy to remain intact. The Club is one of the oldest yet most innovative of comedy clubs in the city.

Storm Nightclub 28A Leicester Square London WC2H 7LE 07760 488119

The Covent Garden Comedy Club

Currently celebrating thirteen years of laughter, the Covent Garden Comedy Club is one of the biggest and most successful independent comedy clubs in Central London. Only booking the best comedians from the International comedic scene and many other radio and TV celebrities, the club is one of the best spaces you will ever go to for a night of comedy.

Covent Garden Comedy Club, The Arches, Villiers Street London WC2N 6NG 07960 071340


© The Covent Garden Comedy Club
© The Covent Garden Comedy Club

Laugh Out London

Living up to its name, Laugh Out London promises the best of the best in the comedic field in Camden, Hackney, Brixton and Islington. The club offers great entertainment for a very small price to pay and promises a great night of fun. The club has hosted a number of famous comedians including Simon Munnery, Mark Thomas and Brendon Burns.

James Acaster performing at Laugh Out London | © Laugh Out London
James Acaster performing at Laugh Out London | © Laugh Out London