Happy Hour 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.
Just a stone's throw from The Queen's front door, this fun hotel bar in Victoria is bringing you one of the best happy hours in London. Join them at 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday as they offer 50% their incredible cocktails.
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.
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?!
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.
This Greek Street bar has a Stupid Hour Monday-Wednesday from 5-7:30pm when drinks are practically half price and a mad hour where two cocktails are £10 from 5-10pm. Thirst bar is a great late night music and cocktail bar in Soho and is a perfect spot for happy hour in London.
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.
Keeping Fridays affordable, The Coach & Horses in Leyton are kick starting your weekend with a generous drinks offer. Head to the historic East London boozer for 2-4-1 on cocktails between 4pm - 8pm on a Friday.
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.
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.
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.
They may be all about the chickens and the eggs, but this Soho restaurant also isn't shy of a little booze. Head down for the chance to sample some of their excellent cocktails for just £7.50 every Tuesday to Friday from 3pm, with an extra helping on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm.
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.
Philosophical and scientific scrawlings decorate the walls at this time traveller's workshop-stroke-bar. Adventure Bar is a museum for creative energies and that extends right down to their happy hour drinks mantra: Adventure Time. Taking place Monday - Saturday (5-8pm), the deal gives you 2-4-1 on cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
Giving off something of a swanky playground vibe, The Jones Family Project are super stylish but know how to keep their cocktail game up to scratch with a menu designed to cater to your mood/personality. Sup on some of their tailored concoctions and enjoy selective blends for just a fiver from Monday to Saturday between 5 and 7pm.
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!
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.
On the lookout for cheap drinks in London? Head to Kitty Hawk; the City restaurant situated just minutes from Kitty Hawk. Not only can you tuck into delicious British dishes, but happy hour means that cocktails are only £6.50 from 3-7pm.
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.