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
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.
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.
Fit to bursting with energy, Teddy is the latest jukebox musical to hit the London theatre scene. For a cheap and fun London date night, it's one of the best things to do in the city this spring.
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.
With tickets from just £3, this fun day of drinking and clothes box diving makes a for a great cheap date in London. Head to Concrete for a day of cocktails, thrift shopping and great tunes from DJ Millie Cotton.
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.
Join the 12-piece Down For The Count Swing Orchestra for this insatiable celebration of vintage music and dance. You don't have to be a swing-specialist to get involved as the event includes a lesson from a professional jazz dancer.
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.
For a great budget-friendly London date night, this fun and informative night of talks is a fantastic option. Head to the Backyard Bar & Comedy Club for three fascinating mini-lectures on a variety of disciplines and topics.
With advance tickets from just £10, this great comedy night in Hackney offers some of the best line ups in the capital. Offering a diverse range of comedians, it's one of the best budget-friendly date night ideas in London.
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.
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.
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.
This cute and quirky market of French delicacies is the ideal destination for foodie couples looking for a budget-friendly London date. With a cool and cosy atmosphere, and oodles of sweet and savoury foodstuffs to try out, it makes for a lovely day out for those looking to do a date on the cheap.
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.
Enjoy a dining experience with a difference and up to 50% as the new Proud Embankment throws open its doors for a preview of their Secret Burlesque Society show. For a cheap London date that will fill up all your senses, this saucy events is just the ticket.
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.
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.
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.
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.