London is well renowned for showcasing some of the biggest names in music and in film, but it’s also an important city in terms of bringing the world’s funniest people to the stage in front of you.
If you’re into live comedy, going to watch a show in the UK’s capital is no doubt pretty high on your to-do list, though with so many venues etc, it can be tough to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together some tips for when going choosing, booking and going to watch some great live comedy in London.
Keep up to date with ticket sites and what’s on guides
First things first, you’ll obviously want to know who’s performing when and where. After all, it’ll be a bit hard to organise a trip to see a show if you don’t know where and when you’re going. Luckily, there are countless sites out there to help you out and make life easier, as well of course as individual comedian’s sites and social media pages. It’s definitely worth following your favourite comedians on the likes of Twitter and Facebook as they’ll usually announce a tour on there first. You can keep up to date with acts on sites like The Standard, too.
Consider going to a smaller venue instead
Going to see a world class comedian perform centre stage in an impressive arena is a great experience, but if you’re after something a bit different, why not consider going to a smaller venue to see an act instead? The plus of this is that it’s a more intimate experience and the tickets are likely to be a bit cheaper, too. Check out venues like Indigo at the o2 for upcoming comedy shows and gigs in an intimate venue.
Research the venue before you go
It’s a good idea to be familiar with where it is you’re going before you set off in places like London, as getting around isn’t always easy, so you’ll want to make sure you know exactly where you’re going and how to get there. Also, check out the venue’s website for more info if you require things like special assistance during the show.
Check out the terms and conditions of your ticket
There’s nothing worse than when you’re all excited for a show and it gets cancelled last minute, but unfortunately, things like this do happen, and probably more often than you’d think. Therefore it’s important to read the terms and conditions of your ticket, so you’ll know whether you’ll be able to get your money back if something does go wrong, or if you’ll be entitled to a new ticket for a postponed date etc.
Make a weekend of it!
Why should the night end just because the show has finished?! Why not turn your event into a weekend of it by checking into one of London’s countless hotels. If you don’t want to spend a fortune, you could check out sites like LateRooms.com which usually offer really good deals when booking last minute.