A city break to London offers the perfect opportunity to let your hair down and relax, while soaking up all of the capital’s sights and sounds. But while most visitors focus on theatre, music and art that the city has to offer, many overlook what is arguably the world’s most exciting comedy scene. After a day spent trawling the shops, galleries and museums and an evening of belly laughs, you and your mates can retreat to the comfort of one of the luxury London hotels.
As the Edinburgh festival draws to a close and comedians begin to bring their acclaimed shows south to the theatres of London’s West End for the colder months. One of the most popular venues for Edinburgh comics is The Soho Theatre which can be conveniently reached from a variety of nearby London hotels.
A Mecca for comedy lovers and budding stand-ups looking to tread the boards of some of London’s most famous stages, Leicester square is great place to enjoy a laughter-filled night with friends. Alexei Sayle and many more of the business’s biggest names started their careers at the legendary Comedy Store, which continues to attract the country’s brightest talents.
But if you and your mates fancy something a little bit different, why not head to The Boat Show on Victoria Embankment? Soak up the atmosphere of the capital city and enjoy some truly rip-roaring comedy on this spruced-up paddle steamer on the River Thames. Smack-bang in the middle London and right opposite the London Eye, the Tattershall Castle could not be more convenient for guests at London hotels.
Those willing to travel further afield could stay in East London, which is soon to host the annual Greenwich Comedy Festival. This year’s performers include Bill Bailey, Ed Byrne, Phil Jupitus and many more. Visitors can pass the daytime at local attractions such as the Cutty Sark, Greenwich Observatory and National Maritime Museum before taking in a night of comedy and retiring to one of the many East