Cheap Drinks In London

You certainly don’t need us piping up to tell you that boozing in London rarely comes in at the budget-friendly end of things. If you’ve ever found yourself at the bar, grimacing as you tap your card for the third time, losing the last of your hard-earned coins to a watered-down pint, this list is dedicated to you. We’ve been busy tracking down the best places to get cheap drinks in London, from budget cocktails to banging happy hours, and we’d love to get you involved.

Last updated on 5th December 2022

Did someone say £2.50 beers, bottles of wine for a tenner and signature teapot cocktails for just £15 a go? Meet Simmons and their extensive happy hour. Aside from offering superb value, this is also a super-kitsch, super-cute spot to kick back and relax, too. With venues across the capital, all you have to do is find your nearest venue.

Nordic Bar

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For a slice of Scandinavia without the extortionate prices, get down to the Nordic Bar in Fitzrovia. This central London bar offers a wide selection of traditional drinks without the price tag. With a different happy hour each day of the week and 2 for 1 cocktails to satisfy your thirsty Thursday, The Nordic is the sensible choice if you're looking for an awesome time at little expense. 

Barrio Shoreditch

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We'd heartily recommend checking out this Latina party den anyway, but their Amigo Hour deals make it impossible to overlook if you're hoping for a night out that doesn't break the bank. Running throughout the week from 4 until 8pm (7pm on Friday and Saturday), get your thirsty lips around £5 cocktails and £3 bottled beers, with a fiver off on bottles of wine.


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When you're looking for cheap drinks in London, you can't go wrong with an Irish bar. Specifically, you can't go wrong with McGettigans, who offer up a delicious array of Irish drinks and food for cheap prices. And while you're there, why not catch a game on the screens, or maybe some live music?

The Wheatsheaf

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As a watering hole favoured by the bohemian set, this Fitzrovia boozer has seen the likes of Dylan Thomas, George Orwell and Quentin Crisp through its doors. With a charming interior, central location and an incredible selection of reasonably priced food and drink, The Wheatsheaf is perfect for a West End tipple.

Known for throwing some of the best student nights in London, Hashtag Parties are bringing you evenings dedicated to chatting, dancing and cheap drinks. Taking over some of the capital's most iconic clubbing spots, they're making sure your post-lockdown antics stay affordable.


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FAM Bar is treating cocktail fanatics to a happy hour every day of the week at its best-loved venue. Head to this Duke Street location between 4pm and 6pm for two for £12 cocktails, £5 draft beer and £15 bottles of wine. Sign us up.

The Cocktail Club boasts cool, quirky bars all across London. Head on over for a wild night out in unique surrounds, sipping an epic lineup of cocktails. They also hold regular happy hours, with 2-4-1 offers on all drinks every day between 4pm and 7pm.

Ping Pong's 'don't give a shiitake happy hour' happens every weekday from 3pm to 6pm, offering up half-price drinks and dim sum. You'll be tucking into selected cocktails and dishes for an affordable, tasty meal.

After budget-friendly sips in the city? All About Eve in Camden has just what you need. This popular cocktail bar is whipping up plenty of reduced cocktails between Sunday and Thursday at the happy hour. And the price? Two for £14. Booyah.