Cheap Date Ideas In London

Want to show the object of your affection a swell night out, but lacking the budget? Never fear, because we're here to make sure that there's a date night to suit every pocket. From cool and cosy drinking spots to ballsy burlesque, crafty comedy shows and eccentric experiences, we've rounded up the best cheap date ideas in London so you can enjoy the town together without breaking the bank.

Last updated on 13th March 2018

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The Four Quarters

8 user reviews
The Four Quarters
Happy Hour - all cocktails £6

Everyone knows that couples who game together, stay together, so get down to Peckham and battle it out on your favourite retro arcade games. Grab a couple of craft beers, or head down for £6 happy hour cocktails at this great cheap date night bar.

Happily Affordable ££
Peckham

Simmons Fulham

31 user reviews
Simmons Fulham
Bottomless Afternoon Tea

With kitsch and cutesy interiors, boozy afternoon teas and epic happy hour deals, Simmons never fails to be a fabulous little spot for a cheap date in London. With venues all across the city, it's a great option whether you're stopping in for a post-work drinks, or a full-on Saturday session.

Happily Affordable ££
Fulham
2 events @ 2 venues with 88 upcoming dates from 23 May 2018 until 25 Jun 2019

Boasting names big and small, this great cheap comedy night is one of the best budget-friendly date events in London. Hosting nights across London, Laugh Train Home offers some of the finest established and rising acts in the country for less than a tenner.

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Enjoy some free jazz at this great Dalston bar located under Voodoo Ray's. Saxophonist Rachael Coen is joined every Wednesday by a revolving line up of London's best jazz talents, so grab a cocktail and settle back for some great music.

20:00 - 00:00
Live Music
Jazz
Dalston
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For craft beer fans, this tour of Hackney's CRATE brewery makes for a great cheap date in London. Alongside a fun and informative tour of the brewery itself, they'll keep you fed and watered and with plenty of tastings and deli sharing platters boasting award-winning meats, cheeses, breads and more.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Classes, Drinks Tasting
Hackney
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Studio 88

78 user reviews
Studio 88
Pre Theatre (£15) 4 California Cones & a glass of prosecco - £15 and 4 other offers available.

The intimate sister-venue to Piano Works, Studio 88 is a great spot for a budget-friendly London date night. With a daily happy hours and weekly drinks deals, it's also home to some of the best jukebox musicians in London, giving it an atmosphere that is always on fire.

Happily Affordable ££
West London

Enjoy live music, a cocktail and unfettered access to one of the most incredible panorama in London for just £10 with this great cheap London date idea. Head to Sky Garden for fabulous acts, delicious drinks and views for days.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Date Night, Live Music
Commercial/Pop
City of London
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Enjoy some of the best comedy shows in London at budget-friendly prices. Head to Leicester Square for established acts and rising names from the UK and international circuits.

20:00 - 22:00
Comedy, Date Night, Fun Time Partying, Hen Party
Commercial/Pop
West End
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Peckham Springs

9 user reviews

An eclectic mix of bar, gallery and event space, there's always something going on at Peckham Springs. Nestled under the Peckham Rye railway arches, cocktails at this fun South London bar start at just £6 and there's usually some delicious and reasonably-priced street food available in the yard. 

Happily Affordable ££
Peckham

For a night of bonkers quiz questions and interactive insanity, Last Man Standing offers one of the best cheap date nights around. Bring your friends, or team up just the two of you, and prepare to fight out it to the bitter end. 

19:00 - 22:30
Fun Time Partying, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Background Music
West End
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Cafe 1001 hosts this great short film night on the first Wednesday of every month. Showcasing amazing talent from around the globe, it's a fun and interesting alternative if you're looking for cheap date ideas in London.

19:30 - 22:30
Film Screenings, Festival, Food & Drink, Theatre/Arts
Shoreditch
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The Roxy

29 user reviews

With great drinks deals every night of the week, this underground bar and club in the centre of Soho makes for a great cheap date location in London. Come early evening for three-plus hours of happy hour, then stay for the club nights which kick off every weekend.

Drinkonomical £
West End

With tickets available for as little as £1, this fabulous event is the perfect way to experience all the new Proud Cabaret Embankment has to offer. Head to the 750-capacity nightclub for a cheap London date night to remember, with great cocktails, stunning burlesque and fabulous DJs until the early hours of the morning.

23:00 - 05:00
Clubbing
Commercial/Pop

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