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The View from The Shard Entry with Panoramic Guide and Optional Champagne
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The View from The Shard
Joiner Street, London 1.7 km
4.6
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632 Ratings
£34.00 from£25.00
26% discount_off
The View from The Shard Entry with Panoramic Guide and Optional Champagne
Entry for Up to Six to Upside Down House UK, Four Locations
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Upside Down House UK
4 Locations 17.6 km
3.6
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87 Ratings
£10.00 from£6.00
40% discount_off
Entry for Up to Six to Upside Down House UK, Four Locations
Comedy Club Entry and Beer or Wine for Up to Six at Vauxhall Comedy Club
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Vauxhall Comedy Club
6 South Lambeth Place, London 1.6 km
4.3
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47 Ratings
£5.00 from£2.50
50% discount_off
Comedy Club Entry and Beer or Wine for Up to Six at Vauxhall Comedy Club
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
Pizza with Cocktail and Live Entertainment for Two or Four at The Cavendish Arms
The View from The Shard and a Three-Course Meal for Two at Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Company
Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Company
109 Middlesex Street, London 2.1 km
£178.00 £95.00
46% discount_off
The View from The Shard and a Three-Course Meal for Two at Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Company
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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
Benjamin Franklin's House Tickets with Architectural Tour or Historical Experience for Two
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Proud Embankment’s Cabaret All Stars with Denise Van Outen, Three-Course Dinner & Cocktail for Up to Ten
Proud Embankment
8 Victoria Embankment, London 0.8 km
3.5
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168 Ratings
£70.00 from£29.95
57% discount_off
Proud Embankment’s Cabaret All Stars with Denise Van Outen, Three-Course Dinner & Cocktail for Up to Ten
Grand Designs Live, 22-31 August 2020 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
Grand Designs Live, 22-31 August 2020 at ExCeL London
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight, 22 February-20 June, Seven Locations
CityMusic Promotions Ltd
6 Locations 0.5 km
4.5
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114 Ratings
£15.00 from£9.00
40% discount_off
Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight, 22 February-20 June, Seven Locations
Queen Machine Symphonic featuring Kerry Ellis, 5 - 14th October 2021, Six Locations
Queen Machine Symphonic featuring Kerry Ellis
6 Locations 4.4 km
4.7
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111 Ratings
£32.35 from£11.08
65% discount_off
Queen Machine Symphonic featuring Kerry Ellis, 5 - 14th October 2021, Six Locations
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons by Candlelight, Bands AA-D, 6 March-14 Jun, Ten Locations
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons by Candlelight
10 Locations 1.6 km
4.6
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377 Ratings
£22.99 from£15.00
34% discount_off
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons by Candlelight, Bands AA-D, 6 March-14 Jun, Ten Locations
Darcy Oake - Britain’s Got Talent and World Class Illusionist, 12 NOV at Islington Assembly Hall (Up to 54% Off)
Darcy Oake - Britain’s Got Talent and World Class Illusionist
Upper Street, London 2.5 km
4.5
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1,039 Ratings
£27.50 from£12.50
54% discount_off
Darcy Oake - Britain’s Got Talent and World Class Illusionist, 12 NOV at Islington Assembly Hall (Up to 54% Off)
Vivaldi's Four Seasons, One Band A, B or C Ticket; 6, 26, 27 June; 4, 11 July; Four Locations
CityMusic Promotions
4 Locations 0.5 km
4.5
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114 Ratings
£15.00 from£9.00
40% discount_off
Vivaldi's Four Seasons, One Band A, B or C Ticket; 6, 26, 27 June; 4, 11 July; Four Locations
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
Comedy Night Entry for One or Two at Crack Comedy Club
The Chocolate Men Show, 25 January - 19 December, London
The Chocolate Men (UK and IE Tour 2020)
161 Tottenham Court Road, London 1.1 km
3.6
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54 Ratings
£16.50 from£10.00
39% discount_off
The Chocolate Men Show, 25 January - 19 December, London
The Windsor Chilli Festival, 30-31 May at Windsor View Lakes
The Windsor Chilli Festival
324 Horton Road, Datchet 18.9 km
3.1
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45 Ratings
£17.22 from£8.50
50% discount_off
The Windsor Chilli Festival, 30-31 May at Windsor View Lakes
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
51% discount_off
Pizza Meal with Drink and Live Entertainment for Two or Four at The Cavendish Arms
One, Two or Four Comedy Club Tickets with Drinks per Person at Zebrano Soho
Zebrano Soho
18 Greek Street, London 0.4 km
5.0
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1 Ratings
£25.00 from£8.95
64% discount_off
One, Two or Four Comedy Club Tickets with Drinks per Person at Zebrano Soho
Homebuilding & Renovating Show, 4 October 2019–12 July 2020 at Eight Locations
Homebuilding & Renovating Show
8 Locations 6.3 km
5.0
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1 Ratings
£9.50 from£5.00
47% discount_off
Homebuilding & Renovating Show, 4 October 2019–12 July 2020 at Eight Locations
Megaslam American Wrestling, 6 March - 30 May, Multiple Locations
Megaslam American Wrestling
17 Locations
4.2
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288 Ratings
£15.00 from£8.50
43% discount_off
Megaslam American Wrestling, 6 March - 30 May, Multiple Locations
The Fiber Pianist Live in London: Drum & Bass in Concert, 10 October 2020, London
The Fiber Pianist Live in London: Drum & Bass in Concert
380 Old St, London 2.4 km
£17.25 from£10.00
42% discount_off
The Fiber Pianist Live in London: Drum & Bass in Concert, 10 October 2020, London
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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
Kia Oval Stadium Tour, Entry with Optional Merchandising Kit
Comedy Night with Two-Course Meal and Prosecco for Up to Four at Friends House
Friends House
79 Hazellville Road, London 4.4 km
2.9
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9 Ratings
£24.45 from£15.00
38% discount_off
Comedy Night with Two-Course Meal and Prosecco for Up to Four at Friends House
Classical Concerts Live Stream by Candlelight from London, 8 May - 7 August (Up to 43% Off)
CityMusic Promotions
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4.5
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114 Ratings
£15.00 from£8.50
43% discount_off
Classical Concerts Live Stream by Candlelight from London, 8 May - 7 August (Up to 43% Off)
Five-Course Meal with Soul Ticket for Up to 12 at The William Morris Bar and Kitchen
The William Morris Bar and Kitchen
807-811 Forest Road, London 7.6 km
3.7
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37 Ratings
£49.99 from£27.95
44% discount_off
Five-Course Meal with Soul Ticket for Up to 12 at The William Morris Bar and Kitchen
The Organ Symphonies of Louis Vierne, St Paul's Cathedral Summer Recitals, 14 May - 1 October
St Paul's Cathedral Summer Recitals
St Paul's Churchyard, City of London 1.2 km
4.6
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33 Ratings
£8.00 from£6.40
20% discount_off
The Organ Symphonies of Louis Vierne, St Paul's Cathedral Summer Recitals, 14 May - 1 October
One or Two Tickets to Short Films Festival of Choice, 10 May - 28 June, London
London X4 Film Festival
3 Torrens Street, London 1.8 km
£5.98 from£3.50
41% discount_off
One or Two Tickets to Short Films Festival of Choice, 10 May - 28 June, London
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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.