The best comedy venues in the city


Britain is home to some of the world’s best comedians so when on a trip to London, you can’t afford to miss out on a night of spectacular comedy. Here are some of the best comedy clubs in London, easily accessible from our luxurious hotels in Park Lane.

Club Shambles

On most nights, Shambles is exactly what it says on the tin. At the fortnightly club night, you’ll find up and coming comedians showcasing their new work and circuit savvy comedians trying out their new material. Every night is guaranteed to be full of energy with a dash of chaos thrown in for good measure.

Old Rope at The Phoenix

Held at The Phoenix in Cavendish Square, Old Rope is a comedy club with an ingenious premise. Each Monday comedians try out exclusive previews of their new material with a rope hanging from the ceiling in front of them. If their new stuff isn’t going down as well as hoped, they can grab the rope and do their tried and tested bits – hence the name ‘old rope’.

Leicester Square Theatre

While not strictly a comedy club, the Leicester Square Theatre is a great place to see comedy. Well-known names on the comedy scene like Stewart Lee and Richard Herring perform here regularly, and even bigger names in British comedy like Michael McIntyre and Bill Bailey have played warm up gigs at the theatre in recent times. Easily accessible from hotels in Park Lane, Leicester Square Theatre is a prime comedy venue.

The Comedy Store

Every comedy lover has heard of The Comedy Store, and it’s still a favourite amongst local and visiting comedy aficionados. First established in 1979, the Store has been influential in the rise of alternative comedy. Many famous names in the world of comedy got their break at the club and still perform here, making it one of the best comedy clubs in London. Holding 400 people, it keeps each and every show intimate as well as side-splittingly hilarious.

Downstairs at the King’s Head

Running for over thirty years, Downstairs at the King’s Head is one of the UK’s oldest and most well respected comedy clubs. Priding itself on its ability to host some of the country’s favourite comedians with unbeatable value, a night at the King’s Head will always be full of fun and plenty of laughs without breaking the bank.

The Piccadilly Comedy Club at the Comedy Pub

If you’re looking for a night of straightforward, no-frills comedy, look no further than The Piccadilly Comedy Club held upstairs at the Comedy Pub on Oxendon Street. While the venue is a little basic, the laughs are always loud and the tickets are usually no more than £10 – what more could you want?

The Bill Murray

The Bill Murray is one of London’s newest permanent comedy venues. But, despite being the new kid on the block, The Bill Murray has established itself as an unbeatable venue. It’s become a go to for local comedy lovers, and even hosts more than one show on certain nights – giving it an Edinburgh Fringe style vibe.

All of these comedy clubs in London are just a stone’s throw away from hotels in Park Lane. So, once you’ve wrapped up your night of comedy, you can relax and unwind at the Montcalm Marble Arch.