Cheap Nights Out for Couples in London
Love, it sure don't come cheap, at least not in London that is; so what to do when you're all googly-eyed over your guy or gal, but you've not got the biggest of bucks to spend on a couples night out in London? Let cheap cupid be your guide! You don't have to pay through the nose for stunning London meals and top city events, so why not check out our recommendations for the best cheap things for couples to do in London and love big, on a budget.
Last updated on 10th April 2018
Gin and ghost tours are the order of the day at this historic pub in the City. For £10, Viaduct Tavern is taking you down into their basement for a spooky tour of the former prison cells, along with handing out G&Ts for a little Dutch courage.
With a night named 'cheap date', you can bet Old Street Records is doing romantic London nights for less. The Shoreditch venue is serving two pizzas and two drinks for a grand total of £19, and choose your nights right, and there will be a brilliant live band.
One way to the heart is through the stomach and London Cheese Project is sure to have us head over heels. The bargain London date night is back for a summer edition; tickets cost £5 and include entry, comprehensive talks and plenty of cheesy tastings.
Privée of Knightsbridge is rolling out the red carpet when it comes to affordable date nights in London. Every Thursday, burlesque stars will perform to an intimate audience in this swanky venue, and if you get there early, it's 2-4-1 on cocktails.
Inject some big kid fun into your next date night out with Ballie Ballerson; London's iconic ball pit. Jump, dip and dive into a giant pit of glowing balls for a night of silliness.
As part of their 10th birthday celebrations, The Star of Bethnal Green are putting on a night of gin tastings for an absolute steal. Priced at £5 per person, the evening will include four different gins, paired with various tonics, and talks from the resident expert.
Bet you've never done this on a date before - a papier mache competition. Head to the ultimate in cute and quirky, Drink, Shop & Do, for this papier mache monster building, all for completely free; leaving you with cash to enjoy their cracking cocktails.
From cheap as chips life drawing through to your favourite movies, Exhibit B in Streatham is full of quirky and unusual events. Grab your partner and mosey on down for an affordable date activity, and if you stick around, the food menu is also very reasonable.
Your favourite music is brought to life by a 16-piece orchestral band at XOYO. Expect beautiful string sounds and swinging sax taking on everything from Drake through to Missy Elliott.
For something a little different on your next date night, Tiger Rag in Dalston has got you covered with an affordable evening of jazz, dance lessons and welcoming vibes.
Comedy, on a boat, on the Thames; talk about romantic. Set aboard the vintage Tattershall Castle, join some of the finest comedians in the business as this stand up will set you back less than ten whole bucks; making for a top, and cheap night out for couples in London.
Screening old classics in a stunning location, Rivoli Ballroom is all sorts of date-perfect. The historic location has seen life as a ballroom and old cinema, and now provides a cute selection of movies at affordable prices.
One of London's swankiest venues is not necessarily the most expensive. The iconic Sky Garden is taking you to new heights with a ticket that includes access to the amazing gardens, a free cocktail and on certain nights, live music.
Couples, they can always be found in Clapham; do you know where they can also be found? Lapping up some of the AMAZING drinks deals at Be At One. Host to some of the most notorious happy hours in the city, they sure know a thing or two about keeping date night on the cheap.
Sexy jazz club Toulouse Lautrec is playing host to this even sexier night once a month; Dr Sketchy is a perfect anecdote to stale dates with a life drawing class that involves sketching burlesque and cabaret stars as they do their thing.
Feeding each other marshmallows over the campfire? Check. Hanging out in a cool summer garden? Check. Midnight Apothecary is the renowned summer pop-up that brings all sorts of romantic vibes to Brunel Museum, with tickets starting at £4.
The clue is in the title with this drinks event at Karma Sanctum Hotel as the Soho spot mixes, muddles and pours four cocktails for the princely sum of £16.
Looking for something a little cultured on your next date night in London. This series of candlelit concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields should do the trick, with John Landor conducting and London Musical Arts Orchestra bringing beautiful classical music pieces to life.
Perhaps not one for a first date, Absurd Bird in Spitalfields is keeping your London date night pocket friendly with a Wednesday night of all-you-can-eat wings and fries for £12.
Comedy can often cost a buck in London, seeing as we host some of the biggest names, but what if you're looking for a cheap couples night out in London with the cracks and jokes thrown in? Join the infamously quirky Aeronaut every Thursday as they host a roaring night of comedy for just £7 bucks.
It's all going on at circus pub Aeronaut; join them on a Wednesday for a pub quiz that costs £2, has prizes including theatre tickets and brunch tickets, and to top it off, burgers are a steal at 2-4-1.