London is a great city to catch everything from touring superstars to world-class football, but it’s also got a huge selection of drag shows too. There’s no better way to spend the night than full of comedy, drama and style, which is exactly what you get at all the best drag shows in London. The capital city has so much drag talent, but it also draws in huge international stars too.
So we’ve put together a great list of the best drag shows, as well as the best places in London to see drag shows, with many bars holding different drag nights regularly. So all you have to do is find the one for you…and sort your outfit out!
The best drag shows in London
1. Bottomless Drag Brunch, Skylight, Peckham
Skylight is a fancy spot to catch all the fabulous drag action! As one of the best London drag shows, you’re greeted by panoramic views of the city, and your host Beverly Monét from Mountview Academy with guests. Tickets cost £39.99 but come complete with a spectacular brunch, bottomless prosecco, rum or punch, and incredible entertainment! The brunch is available on a range of Saturdays from 12.30pm, so visit the Skylight website to find a date and book tickets.
2. Mrs Riot’s Bottomless Drag Brunch
So the Bottomless Drag Brunch event at Mrs Riot’s is actually one of many top shows to see at this London venue. You can read more about the place in the next section! But we love the drag brunch because it’s got unlimited cocktails and crazy spectacular entertainment to go with it. As one of the best drag shows in London, you can expect anything from fire breathing to twerking, oh and a good helping of your host, ITV’s Margo Marshall and guests. As an added bonus, you can also get as many vegan cupcakes as you want!
3. Linda Gold’s Funnyboyz
From cheesy tunes to cabaret, and bingo nights to hen parties, Funnyboyz does the lot. They host events up and down the country, but most London drag shows are held at Thistle Marble Arch on Old Quebec Street. Think of Funnyboyz as the queens of the drag world, organising various shows and collaborating with different artists. They’re a go-to when it comes to searching for the best drag shows in London and the rest of the UK.
4. Diva Royale Drag Queen Show
At the Diva Royal Drag Queen show, the finest drag queens in London put on a weekly show you’ll keep coming back for. Whether it’s Celine Dion and Madonna or Adele and Nicki Minaj, Ms Diva Royale ensures it’s a night you’ll sing along to! Oh and there’s food – as if it wasn’t good enough! The London drag shows are held at 18-20 Park road, and you can get your tickets on Eventbrite.
5. That’s Drag Bingo
The Queens: Orange Gina, Ariel Bold, and Magik (not to be spelt with a ‘c’) host fabulous drag bingo shows in London. That’s Drag also holds other fun events like a drag Mean Girls screening, or Drag-a-long. Overall, the fierce trio host 11 shows a month across London, with most in Brixton or High Barnet. Each London drag show has a special theme for you to choose from, so you’re bound to enjoy something new. So which one will you go to?
6. The Big Drag Bingo Brunch
Hosted by Ginger, the Big Drag Bingo Brunch combines three things we love; food (brunch specifically), bingo and drag! They’re hosted regularly so you’re bound to catch one. Or alternatively, Ginger also hosts bingo in the evenings at the Looking Glass Cocktail Club. We’d say the evening shows are more sophisticated vibes, but there’s still a whole lot of debauchery going on!
7. Kiki: Drag Cabaret
This is another one of Miss Ginger Phlappage’s drag shows, but it’s too good to not have its own section! Kiki Drag Cabaret showcases five queens and ten performances. As one of the best drag shows in London, there are lip-syncs and slick outfits, comedy and flowing prosecco! There’s also pizza from Pizza East! I mean what more could you ask for? This London drag show takes place every Saturday at 8pm at Concrete Space, but doors open at 6pm so you can unwind from the day before it starts.
The best places to see drag shows in London
1. Admiral Duncan, Soho
Every Thursday night, you can catch Sandra at Admiral Duncan in Soho. Or why not see the Power of Four on a Friday night, Power of Six on a Saturday, or Two’s Company on Sunday? There are drag shows every night of the week, making it one of the best drag venues in London. Whenever you’re in need of a bit of comedy and cabaret, warm up at Admiral Duncan for a healthy dose of drag!
Address: 54 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4UB
Neverland is open seasonally and either transports you to an alpine-themed Winterland or a tropical cabana-filled beach lounge. During colder months there’s forest and moose bars and igloos, while in summer you can find outdoor huts. But the best part is Drag Bingo. At only £12.50 per person, it’s a great place to see a drag show in London at an affordable price. Just be prepared for a surprise dance-off!
Address: Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW6 2TY
3. Mrs Riot, Convent Garden
So we had to mention Mrs Riot again in our list of the best places to see drag shows in London. The venue hosts so many great events, from live music to the aforementioned bottomless brunch. Described as a ‘pleasure-den’, it’s the perfect place to let go in this cheeky, boho world.
Address: 10 Henrietta St, Convent Garden, London, WC2E 8PS