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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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Vue: Two or Five Cinema Tickets, Available in 90 Locations Nationwide (No Booking Fees)
Vue
91 Locations 0.2 km
4.4
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105 Ratings
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Two cinema tickets (Online Booking Only)
Megaslam American Wrestling, 25 January - 30 April, 20 Locations (Up to 63% Off*)
Megaslam American Wrestling
20 Locations
4.2
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266 Ratings
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Megaslam American Wrestling: one (1) ticket / 25 January 2021 at Grimsby Auditorium / 7.30 p.m.
Tickets to see London Eye Standard Entry
The lastminute.com London Eye
The Queen's Walk, London 0.5 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£28.00
Tickets to see London Eye Standard Entry
50% Off tickets to see Unhinged
The Drive In @ Troubadour Meridian Water
Glover Drive, London 8.0 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£40.00 £19.96
50% discount_off
50% Off tickets to see Unhinged
Grand Designs Live, 01-09 May 2021 at ExCeL London
Grand Designs Live London
ExCeL Centre, One Western Gateway, London 6.6 km
3.9
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186 Ratings
£13.70 from£7.50
45% discount_off
One (1) weekday day ticket to Grand Designs Live, 1-9th May 2020 at ExCeL Centre
Tickets to see Anything Goes
Barbican Theatre
Silk Street, London 1.6 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£30.00
Tickets to see Anything Goes
50% Off tickets to see It's a Wonderful Life
The Drive In @ Troubadour Meridian Water
Glover Drive, London 8.0 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£40.00 £19.96
50% discount_off
50% Off tickets to see It's a Wonderful Life
50% Off tickets to see The Greatest Showman: Singalong!
The Drive In @ Troubadour Meridian Water
Glover Drive, London 8.0 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£40.00 £19.96
50% discount_off
50% Off tickets to see The Greatest Showman: Singalong!
50% Off tickets to see Spies in Disguise
The Drive In @ Troubadour Meridian Water
Glover Drive, London 8.0 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£40.00 £19.96
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50% Off tickets to see Spies in Disguise
50% Off tickets to see The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Drive In @ Troubadour Meridian Water
Glover Drive, London 8.0 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£40.00 £19.96
50% discount_off
50% Off tickets to see The Nightmare Before Christmas
50% Off tickets to see Onward
The Drive In @ Troubadour Meridian Water
Glover Drive, London 8.0 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£40.00 £19.96
50% discount_off
50% Off tickets to see Onward
50% Off tickets to see Elf
The Drive In @ Troubadour Meridian Water
Glover Drive, London 8.0 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£40.00 £19.96
50% discount_off
50% Off tickets to see Elf
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The Drive In @ Troubadour Meridian Water
Glover Drive, London 8.0 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£40.00 £19.96
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50% Off tickets to see Grease
Comedy Night Entry for One or Two at Crack Comedy Club
Crack Comedy Club
467 Brixton Road, London 3.3 km
3.0
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5 Ratings
£14.50 from£7.95
45% discount_off
One (1) ticket to a Saturday comedy night at Crack Comedy Club, must be 18 or older
Pizza with Cocktail and Live Entertainment for Two or Four at The Cavendish Arms
The Cavendish Arms
128 Hartington Road, London 2.3 km
4.5
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51 Ratings
£36.00 from£17.00
52% discount_off
For two: pizza and cocktail with live entertainment
50% Off tickets to see TENET
The Drive In @ Troubadour Meridian Water
Glover Drive, London 8.0 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£40.00 £19.96
50% discount_off
50% Off tickets to see TENET
Christ Church Spitalfields Organ Concerts, General Admission Ticket, 24 February - 23 November
Christ Church Spitalfields Organ Concerts
Commercial Street, London 2.3 km
5.0
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1 Ratings
£10.00 from£6.00
40% discount_off
Christ Church Spitalfields Organ Concerts: one (1) general admission/24 February, 7.30 p.m.
Ticket to London and Three-Course Meal for Two at Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Company
Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Company-City
109 Middlesex Street, London 2.1 km
£166.00 £110.00
33% discount_off
Ticket to London Eye, three-course meal and a cocktail for two, Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Company
50+ bought
Pizza Meal with Drink and Live Entertainment for Two or Four at The Cavendish Arms
The Cavendish Arms
128 Hartington Road, London 2.3 km
4.5
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51 Ratings
£31.10 from£15.00
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Pizza, fries, drink and live entertainment between Monday and Wednesday for two
Kia Oval Stadium Tour, Entry with Optional Merchandising Kit
Kia Oval Cricket Ground
The Kia Oval, London 1.9 km
4.5
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4 Ratings
£10.00 from£5.00
50% discount_off
One (1) child ticket to Kia Oval Stadium Tour
50% Off tickets to see Love Actually
The Drive In @ Troubadour Meridian Water
Glover Drive, London 8.0 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£40.00 £19.96
50% discount_off
50% Off tickets to see Love Actually
Benjamin Franklin's House Tickets with Architectural Tour or Historical Experience for Two
Benjamin Franklin House
36 Craven St, London 0.1 km
£12.00 from£6.95
42% discount_off
Architectural tour at Benjamin Franklin House
90+ bought
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour, 20 January - 13 February 2022, 9 Arena Dates
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour
9 Locations 5.7 km
3.6
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28 Ratings
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One (1) ticket to Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour: Birmingham / 20 January 2022 / 7.30 p.m. / Price Band F
50% Off tickets to see The Greatest Showman
The Drive In @ Troubadour Meridian Water
Glover Drive, London 8.0 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£40.00 £19.96
50% discount_off
50% Off tickets to see The Greatest Showman
50% Off tickets to see Queen & Slim
The Drive In @ Troubadour Meridian Water
Glover Drive, London 8.0 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£40.00 £19.96
50% discount_off
50% Off tickets to see Queen & Slim
50% Off tickets to see Christmas with the Kranks
The Drive In @ Troubadour Meridian Water
Glover Drive, London 8.0 km
2.5
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4 Ratings
£40.00 £19.96
50% discount_off
50% Off tickets to see Christmas with the Kranks
Fossils Galore: Child's Entry With Dinosaur Activities and Fossilised Tooth
Fossils Galore
60 High Street, March
4.2
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22 Ratings
£8.99 from£4.50
49% discount_off
Entry With Two Activities and a Fossilised Corax Tooth For One Child

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.