Best Happy Hours In London
Why beat around the bush - getting the rounds in when you’re out drinking in London usually hits those pockets hard. If you’re fed up of spending big and seeking a thrifty alternative, we’ve got just the guide for you. Check out our run down of the best happy hours in London and unearth the capital’s most wallet-friendly places to get a drink; from 2-4-1 on cocktails through to half price bottles of wine.
A great place for happy hour in Camden, The Lock Tavern offers a discount on selected beers every Monday to Thursday. Head down between 5pm and 7pm and get stuck into £3 and a range of delicious eats off their menu.
Based on Islington's Upper Street, Dirty Martini is a fun-loving cocktail bar that offers Londoners a mad night on the town. The clue is in the title with this one, as bartenders mix up all sorts of twists on the martini; what's more they have one of the longest happy hours in London, taking place for at least 8 hours daily.
Patch East may just be the coolest bar in East London, boasting several distinct areas like a Ski Lodge, Boudoir, and The Shinjuku, a Japanese-inspired room. But the cocktail haven has more than that up its sleeve: get there between 4 and 7pm each night and you'll receive some great discounts on their unique mixes.
Bringing along a selection of over 200 types of rum, Burlock is a cavernous rum bar with a party atmosphere and a drinking challenge which involves a grasshopper... Head long to Marylebone for a rich choice of discounted drinks, including Monday Rum Sessions, which include 25% off all drinks.
Enjoy luxury without breaking the bank at The Crosswall, a swanky bar in the City of London's thriving metropolis. With great deals such as 2-4-1 on selected cocktails from 5pm and going on all night every weekday, you'd be bonkers not head on down for some real good nosh and crackin' drinks deals.
One name sounds louder than most when it comes to happy hours in London, and that is Simmons. With venues across the city, from King's Cross to Soho, the neon-clad bars slash prices on their teapot concoctions daily.
Fusing a Latin American feel-good factor with a local community feel, Barrio's Amigo Hour specials offer great savings on all drinks throughout the week. There for you Monday to Thursday 4-8pm (until 7pm on Friday and Saturday), head here straight after work and cash in on beer, wine and cocktail deals. Check in at their Angel and Soho outposts for some similar Amigo Hour antics.
Lost & Found conjure up some of our favourite cocktails in the whole of south London. If 2-4-1 deals on these luscious drinks between 5 and 8pm wasn't already enough, you can land yourself a free sharing cocktail if you book yourself a table for 10 or more people on DesignMyNight.
Head to Salvador and Amanda near Leicester Square between 5 and 8pm, Monday to Friday when the fiesta is fuelled by great happy hours. Choose from four bottles of beer, a bottle of wine or a litre of Sangria for under £15 whilst chowing down on some authentic tapas dishes at this lively basement tapas restaurant and bar.
Kicking off from 4.30pm every day of the week, Be At One's master bartenders get busy whipping up all sorts of creative mixes on offer at very competitive rates. Get your lips around favourites like the Aperol Spritz and the Bangkok Garden Party, available until at least 7pm and setting you up for a big night of partying that continues until 3am.
If you're looking for the best happy hours in South London, then be sure to hit up Blame Gloria where you'll find regular 2 for 1 deals on cocktails. Not only that, but the interiors and party vibes at this place will also keep you staying way into the night.
The Lucky Voice collective are the biggest and best Karaoke bars you'll set your singing voice on. If you take to their sessions, get behind the mic with your mates and enjoy some of their night of the week offers including Facebook Fridays where if you check in, you can enjoy 1 hour of free singing. Ahhhhh!
If you're looking for a great pub in Hackney, this East End spot should be on your radar. You'll find vegan burgers, veggie dishes and slap-up roast dinners come the weekend. Plus, local craft beers and enticing drinks deals make it one that won't break the bank, including buy one get one half price on beer.
This Angel beauty is a no-brainer for those of you looking for a happy hour drink after work. Not only does The Chapel Bar serve £5 cocktails, £2.80 beers and cheap wines from 5pm to 7pm every weeknight, but it's also got a heated outdoor terrace.
Looking for a fun happy hour in Islington? This relaxed pub just off Upper Street is the place to head to if you're looking for tasty 2-for-£12 cocktails at selected times, as well as deals on their delicious pizzas every Monday and Tuesday.
Putney's cool three-floored cocktail bar Tequila Mockingbird boasts one of the best happy hours around. Forget all of that 'one night of the week only' rubbish, this spot offers bargain bevs every night. What's more DesignMyNight users get their own happy hour which lasts all night Sunday - Thursday with 2-4-1 cocktails until close.
Looking for the best happy hour in West London? Head over to Twickenham where The Shack 68 is bringing you incredible drinks deals every night of the week. Join them for classic sips and signature concoctions, as well as weekly specials.
East London's coolest bar is also its best kept secret - NT's is moments from London Fields in a converted warehouse space. Expect views of London, a roof terrace and devilishly strong drinks that are on a happy hour Wednesday - Saturday.
If you're keen for a bit of fancy cocktail-sipping in a stunningly stylish bar, Disrepute in Soho should be next on your list. The sleek drinking den boasts an aperitivo hour Sunday-Thursday from 4pm until 6pm, where a selection of mixes are available for just £8.
In the mood for a cheeky happy hour? Head to SingEasy in London for exclusive deals on various cocktails and prosecco. Enjoy live music and sing your heart out to your favourite songs at this musical bar. You won't regret it.
Based in the heart of Clapham, Venn St Records is a venue that takes its love of music to the next level. Covered in tour posters, old NME covers and with walls lined with vintage records, the bar staff keep the mood light by serving flavoursome cocktails all throughout the night. Head down between 5-8pm and enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails during their happy hour.
Join Lockhouse in Paddington Basin every Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 8pm as they'll be bringing you a happy hour chocked to the rim with cut-price cocktails and prosecco for as little as £18 a bottle.
Head down to happy hour at The Rum Kitchen Shoreditch from 12pm to 7pm every day, for cocktails packed full of rum and rare spirits on the rocks. Wile away the day washing your jerk BBQ down with your favourite tipples, all for a bargain price and to the backdrop of a carnival soundtrack.
The Rum Kitchen are always on-hand to provide a banging happy hour from their Soho outpost. Swing by after work and you'll get to groove along to the feel-good soundtrack, graze on vibrant Caribbean eats and lap up rum cocktail after rum cocktail.
Perfect for an after work drink, Ping Pong Southbank has some of the best dim sum and happy hour deals in London. With £5 drinks deals available every weekday it's one of the best Happy hours in London.
Between 5pm and 7pm head down to Core for their 'Good Times' happy hour where selected wines are half price, you can get £10 off Champagne, classic cocktails go for just £4.50 and Champagne cocktails come in at a fiver. Becks is also a steal at £3.50 so there's really no need to even ponder over it at those cheap drinks in London prices!
Located right in Stoke Newington is Cherry Galore, the disco-themed basement bar perfect for a fun night out. With retro décor and bright lighting, the place offers 2-4-1 cocktails, £3 bottles of Sol, £5 Aperol spritz and £20 bottles of prosecco during its happy hour.
Rediscover the debauchery of Soho's past at this pretty cocktail bar. Channelling vintage vibes through its golden accents and old school decor, this lounge will have you grooving to live tunes and sipping happy hour drinks from open until 8pm Monday to Friday and 2pm until 6pm on Saturdays.
Looking for cheap drinks and classic American eats? Head to your nearest Belushi's where they're running one of London's best happy hours throughout the week. Get 2-for-1 on cocktails and beers, as well as bottles of prosecco for less than £20.
Head over to Camden every day between 4pm and 8pm where The Enterprise is bringing you one of the best happy hours in North London. The quirky pub offers 2-for-£10 cocktails, 2-for-£25 prosecco and glasses of wine for as little as £3.
This lovely waterfront cafe in Dalston not only offers a menu of delicious Venezuelan cuisine, but it also knows how to knock up a mean cocktail. Stop by any day between 4pm and 6pm to get two for one while sitting back and watching swans pass you on the canal.
If you're after cheap drinks in Shoreditch, it's time to hit up Trapeze's happy hour. Expect 50% off drinks from 4pm-8pm from Tuesday to Saturday, as well as bottles of prosecco priced at just £18 for a limited time on Saturdays.
Famous for fusing South American flavours with classic brunches and other European favourites, Tupi at Boxpark also isn't shy on the drinks front. Join them for happy hour on weekdays, from 4pm to 8pm, where all cocktails are just £5. If Croydon isn't your neck of the woods, then you can also pop into Tupi in Peckham and Elephant & Castle.
Not only does The Piano Works West End have a cocktail hour, from 5pm to 7pm every day, on Mondays they offer 2-4-1 signature cocktails and any bottle of wine at house price on Tuesdays. All the better for enjoying their live music where you choose the songs.
Kiss The Sky knows that happy hour is the best time of the day. Whether it's a pina colada or lychee martini, you can enjoy their 2 for 1 cocktails everyday until 9pm or if you love bottomless, opt for unlimited drinks an entire hour. The choice is yours.
Floripa is a melting pot of Brazilian beach bar and London bloc party club thrown together to create one of the best party atmospheres in London. Something a little different for a night out in London, you can eat Brazilian street food, drink the ice cold caipirinhas and take in the vibrant decor, made all the sweeter with a daily happy which include four beers for £10.
Bar Rumba is a late night club close to London's Leicester Square serving up a mix of delectable cocktails, big hits and good party vibes. The commercial music, RnB and pop is the engine of this wild and crazy club but the generous happy hours and drinks promotions do their bit to fuel the spirits.
Bar Kick's London happy hours make it one of the best destinations for after work drinks in the city. With 2 for £12 cocktails or 2 cans of beer for £8 from 4pm to 7pm every weekday, you can't go wrong. There's live sport, table football and DJs topping off your afternoon too.
With graffitied walls, grunge vibes, vintage wares and neon making up just some of the décor at London Cocktail Club's venues, you're in for a quirky treat for your eyes and taste buds. Cracking cocktails are the name of the game here, with 2 for £12 on the whole menu at happy hour.
This Greek Street bar has a Stupid Hour every day when drinks can be enjoyed from as little as £6 each. Thirst bar is a great late night music and cocktail bar in Soho and is a perfect spot for happy hour in London, so don't miss out on some low-price deliciousness.
If you're looking for cheap drinks in East London, head over to Exale Brewery where they've got a whole range of excellent offers to keep you sipping until close, from £3.50 'kill-the-keg' pints, to 2-for-1 cocktails from the VIctory London Distillery.
This popular spot on Kentish Town Road boasts a heated beer garden, cosy terrace and stocked bar to boot. Our tip? Grab yourself two drinks for just £10 (including cocktails and gin goblets) in their weekend happy hour from 12 - 4pm and their weekday version from 12 - 6pm.
Grab a bargain bev over at Memory Box Palace, where they have happy hour every day from 5pm to 9pm. During this time, you'll get to sip on delicious 2-4-1 cocktails. The South London watering hole also serves up tasty food to accompany your drinks.
On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, you can treat yourself to 2-4-1 drinks with your brekkie, brunch or dinner. From lychee martinis to Aperol spritz, When Abby Met Claud is delivering the goods in their Notting Hill restaurant bar.
Head to Nordic Bar to indulge in Scandinavian food and drink and week-round happy hours, including 50% off wine, beers and spirits 5-7pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. If that isn't enough to entice you, there's also a ping pong table, with regular tournaments taking place for dab hands, all accompanied by DJs spinning the freshest new tunes around.
Ladybird Bar in Islington is a long-standing, quirky Angel boozer with a four-hour daily happy hour. The bar serves quality cocktails in incredible surroundings - know anywhere else with a Bottocelli styled ceiling in Angel?!
Home to one of the best happy hours in South East London, The Old Joinery is a quirky Greenwich pub with plenty to offer. Enjoy discounted tipples out in the beer garden, with tasty street food and live music adding to the fun vibes.
Looking to save a few bucks but still enjoy the spoils of what the drinking scene in Shoreditch has to offer? Join Bounce for just that as you head on down to this ping pong hot spot for games and drinks deals aplenty. Look out for their 2 cocktails for £10 offer.
Looking for the best happy hour in South London? Check out The Exhibit in Balham, as they're bringing you non-stop party vibes without breaking the bank. Not only is there 2-4-1 drinks on a Monday, there's also heaps of unmissable events throughout the week.
Salsa! at Temple has the answer to all of your happy hour needs with their half price drinks every evening from 5pm to 8pm. Salsa classes and cocktail masterclass sessions await as you enter the doors of this Latin-inspired party bar to let loose and have fun.