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Mayfair clubs

Discover the best Mayfair clubs, bars and hot spots, as well as clubs in Leicester Square

Written by
Danielle Goldstein
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There may be plenty of clubs in Soho, but if you head just a bit further west or south you'll unearth Mayfair clubs and a whole bunch more clubs in Leicester Square. Prices tend to be higher here, but if you have the extra cash you'll find a range of places to splash it at. Including long-standing Moulin-Rouge style nightspot Café de Paris, the Playboy Club London and Mayfair's Karaoke Box with its seven themed rooms, for those times you're just itching to belt out 'Paparazzi' in 'Lady Gaga's Padded Cell'. See if there's something that'll tickle your fancy in our round-up of these Mayfair clubs in central London.

Clubs in Mayfair

Ku Bar & Club
  • Nightlife
  • Cabaret and burlesque
  • Leicester Square

Occupying a prominent spot on Soho’s fringes, this large LGBT venue is regularly voted London’s best. Ku is a little classier than local rival G-A-Y, but it attracts a broadly similar crowd and the young, up-for-it vibe is just as much fun. The ground floor offers a bright and modern bar space with video screens playing chart hits; downstairs is a clubbier room where fresh-faced types of all genders cut a rug to pop and dance remixes.

Empire Casino
  • Nightlife
  • Casinos
  • Leicester Square

There's not a lot you can't play at this Leicester Square gaming complex. You can roll the dice on everything from three card poker, American roulette, blackjack and punto banco to electric gaming, slots and pai gow tiles – a Chinese gambling game played with a set of 32 dominoes. There are restaurants and bars on site too, as well as the Dragon Lounge – a special room for the VIPs to go for the big bucks. Special events and offers feature regularly, too.

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The Hippodrome Casino
  • Nightlife
  • Casinos
  • Charing Cross Road

There's plenty of history to this famous Leicester Square spot - more than 110 years of it, in fact. Today, it proves a West End draw. The three-floor casino offers electronic games and slots, plus table gaming including roulette, blackjack, baccarat, pai gow, three card poker and dice. 

Karaoke Box Mayfair
  • Nightlife
  • Karaoke
  • Mayfair

Karaoke Box Mayfair has seven rooms available for hire, including the 'Lady Gaga Padded Cell' and the Elvis-inspired 'Gold Room'. Accommodating between four and 12 people, the rooms have English, Japanese and Arabic karaoke systems and offer room service from the cocktail bar. Prices vary depending on the time of each hour-long session; cheaper sessions are available in the afternoon and early evening. Accompanied children are welcome until 6pm. Booking is essential.  

What’s on? Club nights in Mayfair

  • Nightlife
  • Cabaret and burlesque
  • Charing Cross Road

The Hippodrome is best known for its casino and for waxed, plucked and polished men getting their kit off at Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Live. But underground, inside its cabaret bar Lola’s, performer diversity, be it in age, shape, size, sexual orientation or gender identity, is the status quo. As part of Burlesque Idol, which runs on the last Friday of the month, aspiring burlesque performers compete for your votes to win a spot in the Burlesque Idol grand final. Tassel titans, including founder of House of Burlesque, Tempest Rose, also make up a judging panel to provide expert insight into how to remove a glove Bridgerton-style and untie a bra strap without looking like a shimmying urine infection. You’ll likely leave questioning every sweet lyric Jermaine Stewart ever serenaded you with.

Explore more of Mayfair

Mayfair area guide
  • Things to do

Discover the finest restaurants, bars and pubs in Mayfair, peruse the shops or get pampered at the finest spas and find plenty of things to do in W1.

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