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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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Forbidden Nights, Standing Ticket, 27 November 2021- 19 February 2022, Infernos (Up to 34% Off)
Forbidden Nights
146 Clapham High Street, London 3.2 km
4.2
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67 Ratings
£21.49 from£14.00
34% discount_off
27th November 2021: one (1) standing ticket to Forbidden Nights
Self-guided Discovery Walk in London's Piccadilly Circus and Whitehall
Self-guided Discovery Walk in London's Piccadilly Circus and Whitehall
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£16.13
Self-guided Discovery Walk in London’s Piccadilly Circus and Whitehall
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Private Photoshoot in Piccadilly Circus
Private Photoshoot in Piccadilly Circus
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£208.43
Private Photoshoot in Piccadilly Circus
Comedy Club Entry and Drink for Up to Six at Vauxhall Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)
Comedy Club Entry with Drink
6 South Lambeth Place, London 1.6 km
4.5
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40 Ratings
£5.00 from£2.50
50% discount_off
For one (1): comedy club entry with a drink
Entry for Up to Six to Upside Down House UK, Five Locations (Up to 40% Off)
Upside Down House Entry for Two
4 Locations 4.1 km
4.2
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150 Ratings
£9.00 from£6.00
33% discount_off
For two: Brighton entry for Upside Down House; under 12s must be accompanied by an adult
Lightopia, 19 November 2021 - 2 January 2022 at Crystal Palace Park (Up to 24% Off)
Lightopia
Thichet Rd, London 6.9 km
3.5
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6 Ratings
£13.78 from£10.40
24% discount_off
Lightopia at Crystal Palace Park, London: one (1) child ticket (ages 3-15) / 19 November 2021 / 7.30 p.m.
Pizza with Cocktail and Live Entertainment for Two or Four at The Cavendish Arms
Pizza, Cocktail and Entertainment
128 Hartington Road, London 2.3 km
4.3
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17 Ratings
£36.00 £17.00from£13.60
 Sale Ends 03/12
For two: pizza and cocktail with live entertainment
Emirates Airline Cable Car and Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Hop On Hop Off Pass
Emirates Airline Cable Car and Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Hop On ...
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£30.40
Emirates Airline Cable Car and Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Hop On Hop Off Pass
70+ bought
The West End Comedy Club, Two Tickets, 2 November - 26 January, Covent Garden Social Club (Up to 50% Off)
The West End Comedy Club
6-7 Great Newport Street, London 0.2 km
5.0
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2 Ratings
£24.00 from£12.00
50% discount_off
Tickets for Two 02-Nov-21
Mulan Rouge Show, General Admission, 13 October 2021 - 12 January 2022, The Vaults, London (Up to 38% Off)
Mulan Rouge Show
Leake Street, London 0.7 km
4.4
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16 Ratings
£52.00 from£39.00
25% discount_off
Wednesdays, for one: one (1) general admission to Mulan Rouge and a four-course dining experience
One or Two Adult or Child, or One Family Ticket to The Kent Festival, 11 June 2022 (Up to 70% Off)
The Kent Festival (Child £5, Adult £9)
Detling Hill, Detling 34.1 km
3.7
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21 Ratings
£12.00 from£5.00
58% discount_off
One (1) child ticket to The Kent Festival, 11 June 2022
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Tickets
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Tickets
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£20.00
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Tickets
8 bought
Drag Race Show with Optional Glass of Fizz, Dinner or Meet and Greet for Up to Six,  Eight Locations
Cabaret Show with Drinks and Popcorn
4 Locations 1.4 km
£5.00 from£2.50
50% discount_off
06 November 2021, Nottingham 7 pm: one (1) ticket to Canada's Drag Race Tynomi Banks with popcorn and a glass of fizz
40+ bought
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Tickets
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Tickets
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£22.00
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Tickets
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The London International Horse Show, 16 - 17 December at ExCeL London (Up to 60% Off)
London International Horse Show 2021
Royal Victoria Dock, London 6.7 km
4.5
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56 Ratings
£42.35 from£17.00
59% discount_off
One (1) best available afternoon ticket to The London International Horse Show: Price Band D / Thursday, 16 December
BKB 24, Balcony Ticket, 22 January 2022, London ( 66% Off)
BKB 24, 22 January 2022, London
Peninsula Square, London 5.6 km
4.4
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10 Ratings
£116.20 £39.00
66% discount_off
Two (2) standard balcony tickets to BKB24, 22 January 2022, 5.30 pm
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
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£65.00
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
10+ bought
Entry to Tropical Butterfly House for Two at Bexley Butterfly House & Plant Centre (Up to 50% Off)
Entry to Tropical Butterfly House
Bourne Road, Dartford 13.1 km
£8.00 from£3.95
50% discount_off
Monday - Wednesday: entry for two (2) adults to Bexley Butterfly House
40+ bought
Beauty and the Beast Pantomime, 11–23 December, Malthouse Theatre (Up to 33% Off)
Beauty and the Beast Pantomime: Child (£16.5), Adult (£17.5)
Malthouse Road, Kent
£16.50 from£11.00
33% discount_off
One (1) general admission ticket for one child to Beauty and the Beast Pantomime: 11 Dec 2021, 11am
20+ bought
Christmas Baroque by Candelight, Bands A-C, 18 December, Southwark Catherdal, London (Up to 28% Off)
Christmas Baroque by Candelight
London Bridge, London 1.6 km
4.9
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8 Ratings
£26.46 from£19.00
28% discount_off
Band A (centre nave), Saturday 18th December 2021, 2 pm: one (1) ticket to Christmas Baroque
Midweek Saver, All-Inclusive Ticket or Annual Pass to The View from The Shard (Up to 31% Off)
The View from The Shard
Joiner Street, London 1.7 km
4.7
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123 Ratings
£34.00 from£25.00
26% discount_off
One (1) midweek saver ticket to The View from The Shard
British Basketball Trophy Finals 2022, 20 March at Emirates Arena, Glasgow (Up to 43% Off)
British Basketball Trophy Finals 2022: Child (£13) or Adult (£15)
1000 London Road, Glasgow
4.7
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55 Ratings
£22.00 from£13.00
40% discount_off
One (1) Band B child ticket to British Basketball Trophy Finals 2022, Sunday 20 March, Emirates Arena
Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Christmas by Candlelight
Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Christmas by Candlelight
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5.0
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4 Ratings
£16.13 from£9.00
44% discount_off
One (1) ticket to Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Christmas, 1 December 2021, 7.30pm, Manchester Cathedral, Band E
UB40 2022 UK Tour, May-June 2022 (Up to 18% Off)
UB40 2022 UK Tour
17 Locations 7.2 km
£47.75 from£38.78
18% discount_off
One (1) general admission standing ticket to see UB40, Brighton, 4 May 2022
1,000+ bought
Kapow Pro Wrestling, 30 December - 20 March, Seven Locations (Up to 50% Off)
Kapow Pro Wrestling: Child (£5), Adult (£6)
7 Locations 19.2 km
5.0
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2 Ratings
£10.00 from£5.00
50% discount_off
One (1) child ticket to Kapow Pro Wrestling, Winchester, 12 February at 6.30 p.m.
Tickets to see Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Tickets to see Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London 0.3 km
£18.00
Tickets to see Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
330+ bought
Comedy Night Entry for One or Two at Crack Comedy Club
Stand-up Comedy every Saturday night
467 Brixton Road, London 3.3 km
5.0
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1 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

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.

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