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Comedy Store in London Review

The Comedy Store in London is the most famous comedy club in the UK. It’s world renowned and I love it! The venue is great value, the food is good and the comedy always delivers.

On this occasion, I visited with my wife on a Friday night. Date night. On Fridays, they have ‘The Best In Stand Up’. A 3 hour show, with 4 comedians.

The Comedy Store is located in Central London. In between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. I first visited the Comedy Store when I was 17. I've been back over 20 times.

In this review, find out what to expect when you visit. But first, here’s a couple of insider tips. I recommend to arrive 1 hour early. Pick a good seat and order some food. The diner gets very busy.

Secondly, I would pay £6 extra and get a premium seat. You get to sit in the VIP section. You also get a table to put your drinks on.

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What I liked

  • Well priced night out
  • Great location in Leicester Square
  • See the best comedians in the UK
  • Decent quality food

What Could be Improved

  • No complaints from me

The Booking

I booked two VIP seats for myself and my wife. For two people, I paid £60. Two standard tickets would have been £48. I think VIP is worth the extra money.

The Comedy Store in London doesn't have allocated seating. With a premium seat, you can sit in the VIP area. We arrived early and got the best seats in the house. Right in front of the stage with a table for our drinks.

The standard seats are very cramped. You need to walk over loads of people to get to the aisle. You also need to hold your drinks or put them on the floor. A lot of drinks get kicked over!

I think The Comedy Store is great value. For £30 a person, you get 3 hours of the best stand up comedians in the country.

Because prices are reasonable, you get an interesting mix of customers. Couples of all ages on date night. The two in front of us wouldn't stop making out! You also get students and groups of friends. Including the odd drunken fool. Plus comedy lovers like myself!

The Venue

The Comedy Store is in the very centre of London. 2 minutes from Leicester Square. 2 minutes from Piccadilly Circus. There’s loads of bars and restaurants nearby. The area is very much a tourist hotspot.

The Comedy Store is located on a side street. Oxendon Street. You enter the club at street level and the stage is downstairs.

I visited on Friday night, which is my favourite day to visit. It’s when they have The Best in Stand Up. Four of the best stand-up comedians in the country. A full 3 hour show. With an interval half way through.

The Comedy Store is an institution in London. The Club first opened in 1979. It’s been entertaining Londoners ever since. There’s another branch of The Comedy Store in Manchester.


The Food and Drinks

At the back of the venue is a bar and kitchen.

The Comedy Store in London has a decent menu of fast food. Think pizza, fries and burgers. The kitchen is next to the bar. There’s a window to the kitchen, where you make your order.

Prices are reasonable. I paid £20 for two portions of fries and a plate of nachos. The quality was pretty good. It’s not gourmet. But the food is cooked properly. It’s not freezer food, reheated in the oven.

The fries were good. They were boiling hot when I got them. Straight out of the deep fat fryer. The portions were large too.

The kitchen gets very busy. If you want something, you should arrive at least 30 minutes before the start. The kitchen won't serve during the performance.

The kitchen does open again during the interval. However, the queue was massive. There must have been 20 people waiting to be served.

The bar is next to the kitchen. They serve the usual array of drinks you expect in a London Pub. They also sell four pint jugs of beer. I had two pints of beer. I ordered Camden Hells Lager. It cost £6.40 for a pint.

Below, I’ve uploaded the food and the drinks menus.




Best Activities in London

If you’re visiting London, I highly recommend to visit the Comedy Store. London is a global city however. There’s also loads of other amazing things to do.

The Original Soho Punk Tour is hugely popular. The tour is rated at 5* from 168 reviews. It only costs £23 and comes with free cancellation. It’s a 2.5 hour walking tour around Soho. The centre of Britain’s punk scene.

Your guide will take you to seminal clubs. Such as the Marquee, Vortex, 100 Club, Roxy, Louise's and Notre Dame Hall. You’ll also hear some amazing stories.

London Food Tours offer a Traditional English Walking Food Tour. It’s one of the most popular food tours in London. With a 5* rating from 51 reviews. It also comes with free cancellation. You'll sample dishes in Borough Market and the surrounding area.

For £75, you’ll visit 10 separate eateries. Sample classic English dishes. Bacon Rolls, Hot Meat Pies, Jellied Eels, Oyster and Champagne, fish and chips, Beer/Ale/Ciders, Cream Tea with Scones and much more. All food and drinks are included in the price. I’m getting hungry already!

Want to see London like a baller?! Then get a private tour of London in a Black Taxi. You can book a private four hour tour, for six people. The trip is excellent value. Costing £333 for a group of six. Book here, and you also get free cancellation.

The tour is very highly rated. Rated 5* from 69 reviews. Your driver will take you around Central London, and be your guide. See the best sights, including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and St Pauls Cathedral.


I really love the Comedy Store in London. It's a great venue in a great location. They have the best comedians showcase their talents. It’s a really good value night out. The food is pretty good too.

Visiting London? If you need somewhere to stay, I can recommend the JW Marriott Grosvenor House. Review here. The hotel is right opposite Hyde Park. The best location in the city. The decoration is classy and stunning. I enjoyed the breakfast too. Lovely pancakes and fresh juices.

I reviewed British Airways Long Haul Business Class. Link here. I flew from London to Denver. They call their seat a Club Suite. Each seat has aisle access. The seat flattens to a fully flat bed. There’s a also a door for privacy. My flight was pretty good. The food and drinks options were excellent.

I’ve also flown British Airways Short Haul Business Class. Review here. I flew from London to Amsterdam. The seat is the same as economy, with the middle seat blocked out! That being said, I enjoyed my flight. There was a meal service and a complimentary bar. I also got lounge access with my ticket.

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