What would you do to cut loose if money was no object? Unhindered, My Super Sweet 16 style party planning with an unlimited budget for complete madness. Well, we've had a think about it, and we think it'd probably look a little like high end members club, Cirque Le Soir. With legs in 3 of the most affluent cities in the world: Dubai, Shanghai, and London, Cirque Le Soir is known for some of the most frivolous and riotous parties in the world. Cirque Le Soir invites the chosen few to enjoy front row seats to 'The greatest show on earth,' so don your most scandalous cirque persona, your most risqué ensemble and prepare for a night of daring and completely fascinating theatrics. We don't want to drop any spoilers, but we'd probably give Cirque amiss if you're deathly afraid of clowns. Or boobies.
From ballpits to sideshow freaks, cabaret and fireplay; Cirque Le Soir is a legitimate adults fairground. We mean it, these guys are exciting. Like, the kind of exciting you can only really place in childhood, but then, you don't win best London club at The London Club and Bar Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015 for being run of the mill do you? Make no mistakes though, Cirque may generate childhood excitement but it's unmistakably a fun fair for all of your frivolous and very adult desires. Just being here feels sinful, but in the most sexy sumptuous way. Signalled by a set of subtle black doors on Ganton Street, Cirque Le Soir is a colourful circus extravaganza definitely not implied by its modest exterior. Consisting of a large main room with a stage space, and various side rooms kitted out with seating and other fun amenities such as popcorn machines, mattresses and vintage video games, boredom is certainly not on the cards here. Hopscotch perhaps, but not boredom.
Music: Hip Hop, Commercial, House, Pop, RnB
Dress Code: Smart
Train Station: Oxford Circus
Address: Cirque Le Soir, 15-21 Ganton Street, London, W1F 9BN
Premium everything. Seriously. You'll be happy to know that the term 'Lambrini' is considered offensive language here, and may even get you ejected. Cirque is predominantly a members venue so do expect the standard high-end bottle service stuff, as well as hordes of beautiful and fiercely dressed people enjoying a rare bottle of something that you could easily pay off your student loans with. If you're a little more reserved with how you spend your cash, a modest single spirit and mixer will cost you more or less a tenner. Okay more, but at least that's doable. There's also a range of circus inspired cocktails for the more adventurous (and flush) amongst us, provided by some very scrupulous and savvy bar staff who are more than happy to take things off menu if you so wish. We think we could get used to this kind of A-list treatment.
Richie Rich and Daddy Warbucks. Well not literally, but it may was well be. A night at cirque is indulgent, luxurious and comes with an equally lavish price tag, but bloomin'eck, if it isn't the most incredible night of your life. It's not somewhere that's particularly appropriate for the modest or prudish though, as at Cirque Le Soir, anything goes. Nipple tassels, contortionists, people dressed as babies, people barely dressed at all... Cirque Le Soir comes with an implicit naughty rating. That's precisely why Cirque is known for the most hauntingly bizarre and eagerly anticipated Halloween spectaculars in the capital. We mean, if it's freaky year round- just imagine what they pull out the bag for Halloween. With regards to the clientele, you might want to take a little gander at the roster of A-listers that have wanted to check out what all the fuss was about. Where do they all go when they're in town for the night? They're chauffeured straight to Cirque Le Soir. Famous faces like Kanye West, Rihanna, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessie J, Will.i.am, Katy Perry, Usher and Nicole Scherzinger have all got in on the action. We think a more fitting name might be ‘Celeb Le Soir’.
Cirque is an ambassador for the finer things in life. It's decadent and ridiculous and quite frankly, one of the craziest clubbing experiences we've had the pleasure of enjoying. All 7 of the deadly sins are present in full force at Cirque Le Soir. The beautiful clientele providing both lust and an element of envy, the glorious backbar covering gluttony and greed, and the entertainment will ensure you're left suitably sloth-like in pure fascination. Pride comes into play when you realise, that embarrassingly, you can't pay for it all but daren't admit it here. Oh and wrath. Wrath comes later ...when you try and enjoy a night anywhere else after spending one at Cirque Le Soir. Funny, a drink at Spoons doesn't quite cut it anymore.
These local nightlife gems are just near by. You know you wanna check them out.