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 1st June 2023

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 venue.

Nordic Bar

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. 

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 from 4.30pm alongside an infectious feel-good atmosphere.

Barrio Shoreditch

NHS/Blue Light Discount and 1 other offer

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.

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.


We know that happy hour should be every day... and so does PINCH. This stunning bar with Ukrainian heritage is serving thirsty folk 2 for 1 cocktails between 4pm and 6pm. What's on offer you ask? Think a Kava Martini with rum, caramel, Baileys, Khalua and espresso.

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

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.

London Party Pub Crawl

With four bustling bars and clubs up for grabs at this epic event, London Party Pub Crawl are a must-visit for nights out. Expect everything from a free shot upon entry to chart-topping tunes and cool hosts to keep the vibes going until the early hours.