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.

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Last updated on 24th April 2024

Simmons - London Cocktail Bars

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 one.

Thirst Soho

Stupid Hour and 1 other offer

Thirst, a highly recommended Soho bar, offers up a relaxing home to sip on cocktails during its 'stupid hour' from 4pm 'til 6pm Monday to Friday and only 'til 5pm on Saturdays, with great half-price drink deals on the impressive cocktail list. From your all-time favourites to funky concoctions that are yet to pass those lips, tuck into fruity flavours and smoky scents alike.

Be At One Covent Garden Lyceum

Fancy Extra Long Happy Hour? (Requires an app Download) and 1 other offer

Don't listen to the nay-sayers, a cheap night out in Covent Garden is possible if you're planning on partying at with the folks at Be At One. Located a stone's throw from the piazza, this atmospheric basement bar offers 2-4-1 drink deals every day apart from Saturdays, alongside an infectious feel-good atmosphere.

Barrio - Bars In London

We'd heartily recommend checking out this Latina party den anyway, but their XXX-tra Spicy happy 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 Sunday to Friday 'til 7pm, get your thirsty lips around two for £12 cocktails, £3 tequila shots and £4 bottles of Madri. 

The Cocktail Club - Various Sites

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 - Various Sites, London

On Mondays to Fridays, between 3pm and 5pm, Ping Pong is where you want to be, as the eatery is offering up half-price drinks and dim sum. You'll be tucking into selected cocktails and dishes from an expansive menu for an affordable, tasty meal.

The Old Blue Last

If you're looking for a good beer selection, The Old Blue Last on Great Eastern Street is where it's at. Walk past the grand exterior, and you'll find a bar stocked with premium lagers and a massive selection of American craft ales. But that's not all - the venue also puts on free gigs upstairs throughout the week, featuring some pretty big names like the Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse and Florence + The Machine.

Hashtag Parties

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.