Since opening in Soho in 1979, The Comedy Store has launched the careers of Clive Anderson, Paul Merton and Ben Elton. Nowadays, it’s located just off Leicester Square. When it’s not eliciting belly laughs from the 3,500 punters who pass through its doors each week, the 400-capacity venue can be hired for private events. As you’d expect from an arts hub, there’s amphitheatre-style seating and top-notch AV kit. Air conditioning and fibre-optic broadband help keep guests cool and informed. Bespoke comedy packages can be arranged by the in-house agency, while all catering is handled on site. As you’d expect, there’s a fully licensed bar too.