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Circus in London

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From calamitous clowns to daredevil drama, there’s no show on earth quite as dazzling as the circus, one of the best activities for kids and adults alike. Experience the Greatest Showman-style feats of strength, athleticism, comedy and drama all under one tent by taking the family for an evening of big top fun. Discover some of the most mind-blowing shows in London and let the glamour of the circus wash you away with circus vouchers in London. From Shoreditch to the O2, roll up and get your ticket to the greatest show in London.

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ODEON: Two or Five Cinema Tickets, Available in 110+ Locations Nationwide (REDEEM ONLINE ONLY)
ODEON: Two or Five Cinema Tickets (Redeem online)
Multiple Locations 0.2 km
from £10.00
One-Hour Trampoline Park Entry for One, Two, Four or Six at Zap Space (Up to 48% Off)
One-Hour Trampoline Park Entry
Stratford 5.8 km
£12.00 from £7.50
37% discount_off
Entertainment Centre Entry for One Child, One Adult or Family of Four at KidZania London (Up to 52% Off)
Kids Entertainment Centre Entry
London 4.1 km
£38.00 from £18.00
52% discount_off
Pennybridge Alpacas: Two-Hour Experience For Two, Four or Six People from £25
Alpaca Encounter For Two
Pennybridge Alpacas 41.6 km
from £25.00
One Session of Indoor Bouldering with Introduction and Day Pass for 12+ at The Arch North or Arch Acton (70% Off)
Indoor Climbing with Introduction
Multiple Locations 6.0 km
£33.00 £10.00
69% discount_off
Entry to Soft Play Area for Up to Four at Bramley's Big Adventure (Up to 54% Off)
Soft Play Area for Two
London 4.0 km
£17.50 from £8.00
54% discount_off
The View from The Shard Entry with Panoramic Guide and Optional Champagne (Up to 33% Off)
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard 1.7 km
£31.00 from £25.00
19% discount_off
One-Hour VR Gaming Session for Up to Four at Limitless VR (Up to 59% Off)
One-Hour VR Gaming, Croydon
Croydon 9.6 km
£23.50 from £11.00
53% discount_off
Country Living Christmas Fair, Adult Tickets, 13-17 Nov and 5-8 Dec 2019, London and Harrogate (Up to 52% Off)
Country Living Christmas Fair
Multiple Locations 2.0 km
£21.20 from £13.30
37% discount_off
Indoor Play Area Entry for Up to One Adult and Two Children at Wacky Kingdom (Up to 38% Off*)
Indoor Play Area Entry
Redhill 18.7 km
130+ bought
from £5.50
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Interactive Exhibit, 22 Jun –24 Feb 2020, Cardiff (Up to 44% Off) Christmas Availability!
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.: Child £6.50 / Adult £12.50
St David's Dewi Sant
£11.20 from £6.50
41% discount_off
Ice Skating for Up to Six Children or Adults at Windsor on Ice (Up to 50% Off)
Ice Skating: Child (£5.50), Adult (£6.50)
Alexandra Gardens 21.1 km
£10.50 from £5.50
47% discount_off
Three Games of Laser Tag for Up to 20 People at Laser Quest Enfield (50% Off)
Three Games of Laser Tag for Two
Enfield 10.1 km
£25.00 from £12.50
50% discount_off
Mini Flipper Trampoline Jump Session for One Toddler and One Adult at Flip Out Brent Cross (25% Off)
Mini Flipper Trampoline Session
Brent Cross 6.2 km
£10.95 £8.20
25% discount_off
12-Hole Game of Mini Golf for One or Two at Putt In The Park, Three Locations (Up to 50% Off)
12-Hole Game of Mini Golf
Multiple Locations 3.0 km
£10.00 from £5.00
50% discount_off
18 Holes of Mini Golf for Up to Four or a Family at Captain's Bay Adventure Golf
18 Holes of Mini Golf, Hendon
Hendon 7.8 km
from £6.00
Soft Play Centre Entry with Meal for Up to Three Kids and Two Adults at Big Little Fun (Up to 56% Off)
Soft Play Entry with Meal for Two
London 5.0 km
£17.60 from £9.95
43% discount_off
Trampoline Session for Toddler at Zap Space (33% Off)
Trampoline Session for Toddler
Stratford 5.8 km
£12.00 £8.00
33% discount_off
Paintball with 100 Balls and Light Lunch for Five, Ten or 15 at Paintball Networks, Multiple Locations (96% Off)
Paintball Experience with Light Lunch
Multiple Locations 9.3 km
£112.39 from £5.00
95% discount_off
Madame Tussaud's, Entry for One or Two, Wednesday or Thursday-Tuesday with Bubbles, London (Up to 34% Off)
Madame Tussaud's London
Madame Tussauds 1.6 km
£32.00 from £22.00
31% discount_off
Up at The O2 Experience with Up at The O2 (16% Off)
Up at The O2 Experience
Greenwich 5.6 km
£30.00 £24.99
16% discount_off
Bond in Motion Tickets, 20 November 2019 - 6 January 2020 at London Film Museum (Up to 50% Off)
Bond in Motion: Child (£4.75), Adult (£7.25)
London Film Museum 0.3 km
£9.50 from £4.75
50% discount_off
Meerkat Experience for Two or Four at Eagle Heights (Up to 62% Off)
Meerkat Experience for Two
Eagle Heights 16.8 km
£90.00 from £35.00
61% discount_off
One- or Two-Hour Indoor Trampoline Park Access for One, Two or Four at (Up to 42% Off)
Indoor Trampoline Park
Slough, West London 16.9 km
£12.00 from £8.50
29% discount_off
Animal Park Entry and Alpaca Walk for One or Two at Eagle Heights (Up to 50% Off)
Animal Park Entry and Alpaca Walk
Eagle Heights 16.8 km
£35.00 from £22.00
37% discount_off
The British, Science or National Gallery Museum Quiz Treasure Hunt for One or Two with The Great Game (Up to 50% Off)
Museum Quiz Treasure Hunt for One Or Two
London 0.6 km
£20.00 £9.99
50% discount_off
Ice Hockey in London! Lee Valley Lions, 15 September 2019–1 March 2020 at Lee Valley Ice Centre (Up to 30% Off)
Ice Hockey in London! Lee Valley Lions
Lee Valley Ice Centre 6.1 km
£10.00 from £7.00
30% discount_off

Circus in London: things to know before you go

The circus may have evolved since the days of P.T. Barnum and Co, but thankfully it hasn’t lost any of that signature vivacious showmanship. What can you expect to see at the circus? Here’s everything you need to know about the circus in London.

Are circuses still touring today?

The classic touring circus lives on, although it has changed a lot over the past few decades. Many of the questionable animal acts have long since been banished to the past, but that doesn’t mean the circus is any less dazzling. Circus Zyair is an example of a company that likes to whisk you back in time to keep traditions going, bringing the big top to town along with its ragtag crew of acrobats, clowns and jugglers showing off their talents, including some nerve-tingling high wire work.

For something a bit less conventional, try finding circus deals in London for Cirque du Soleil’s arena show, Toruk: The First Flight. It tours the world and is based on James Cameron’s Avatar –delivering an amazing spectacle by the clown-car-load.

What are some typical circus acts?

The beauty of the circus is that no two shows will ever be the same. The range of talent on offer, from death-defying acts of daredevilry to the downright weird, means you’ll see something new and electrifying every time. Classics include trapeze artists, high-wire walkers and clowns. Then there are the sideshow acts outside the main event – such as fire eaters, the bed of nails, stilt walking and more.

Other weird and wonderful acts you might see listed at a circus show include hair hang, buffoonery, artistic cycling, the human cannonball and knife throwing. Whatever you do, don’t try any of these at home!

What do you see at a circus?

Going to the circus in London used to mean a big tent filled with a heaving crowd, bearded ladies, men on tiny motorbikes performing stunts and exotic animals you wouldn’t normally see outside of the zoo.

Times have changed now – you’re certainly going to see fewer animals (you’ll need the zoo for that). You’re more likely to see adrenaline-pumping dance acts rather than an old-school ringmaster.

What you will get is drama, thrills and plenty of comedy. Spectacle and joy are still the name of the game, and if you don’t gasp at least once then you haven’t got your money’s worth.

Who are some of the most famous circus performers?

Circus history is filled with famous performers in various disciplines from around the world. Two of our favourites are Zazel ‘the human projectile’ and The Great Blondin. Zazel, born Rosa Richter, was the world’s first human cannonball. The cannon in question was actually a spring-based mechanism with a gunpowder charge added for extra flair, but that didn’t stop her wowing the crowds when she first took flight into a waiting net in 1877.

Unfortunately, being a human cannonball doesn’t come with the greatest career prospects and in 1891 she retired after missing the net and breaking her back.

Charles Blondin was a French acrobat who cemented his legacy when he strolled across the Canadian/American border, albeit atop a tightrope strung over the Niagara Falls. It’s a feat he repeated multiple times over the years, ramping it up by pushing a wheelbarrow, wearing a sack on his head and even stopping to cook an omelette halfway across.