Things To Do in London For Under £10

Finances when living in London? They're up and down like the drop of a bloody hat; but that doesn't mean your social life need suffer, only the contents of your fridge. Coming at you with events in London under £10, the below list boasts all your pocket-friendly partying needs; from quiz nights and comedy, to parties and off-the-wall events.

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Last updated on 10th June 2024




Thats Drag Bingo

Starting at just £5 per person, Thats Drag Bingo in Shoreditch and High Barnet is the most entertaining and educational bingo show you could ever imagine. Head down for a fun-filled night featuring everything from lip-syncing, dance-offs, spontaneous performances and tons of cheers.

Archer Street Bars

For under a tenner you can hit up some seriously fun parties on the weekend at Archer Street across its London locations. Look forward to letting your hair down at its Mamma Mia-themed bash, or slip on your swimwear for some summertime beach fun come bank holiday. 

The Heathcote and Star

If your St. Patrick's Day is all about the kids, then The Heathcote and Star is just the place to spend it. Head to this pretty East London boozer for an afternoon of activities, themed snacks and crafting with your little ones – and £8 tickets include a party bag for every little leprachaun.

The Chocolate Cocktail Club

After setting up shop in Farringdon, The Chocolate Cocktail Club has become a firm favourite, serving up some of the most unique and delicious mixes around. For just £10, you'll get entry into the bar plus a choice of drink included - topped with Toblerone, salted caramel and more. You can tuck into tasty afternoon teas here for as little as £25 per person, and they even offer 90-minute cocktail masterclasses as well.

Tuesday Night Stand-up Comedy, Soho

@ The Spice of Life on Tuesday 18th June 2024 and 184 other Tuesdays

It should be illegal to bag this many laughs for so little, so head down fast to The Spice of Life in Soho for its Tuesday Night Standup Comedy for only a fiver. Doors open at 9pm for a prompt start a quarter past where top comedians will take to the stage and make your sides ache. With the lineup boasting credits from Netflix, BBC and Channel 4 combined, you're bound to have a silly old time. 

Events at Gipsy Hill Brewery

Gipsy Hill Brewery knows how to throw an event that won't cost you an arm and a leg, from free food festivals to cabaret for only a fiver. Hit up this South East London location over the next couple of months to wolf down some delicious street food, sing iconic 2000s bangers and discover some vintage film posters. 

plonk

With events in Camden Market and London Fields, Plonk are offering a slew of events with tickets starting from £5. Not only will you get to play a few raucous rounds of crazy golf, but you'll get to enjoy the tiki cocktail bar, arcade and kitchen.

Soho Cabaret Club

@ Louche on Every Thursday

If you're looking for an evening packed with glitz and glamour, not to mention tassel twirling, then snap up tickets from as little as £8 each to Soho Cabaret Club. This famous spot was frequented by Wilde and Casanova themselves back in the day and hosts an array of eclectic performances, from beautiful burlesque to live jazz piano.

Live Band Karaoke

Taking over venues across the city, Live Band Karaoke is back and bringing you big nights out for small prices. With tickets from just £6, this quirky series is the place to head if you're looking to belt some bangers with a full backing band.

Reztron

Love your retro gaming? Then try out Reztron's events, where you'll get the chance to play a load of old school games from the 80s and 90s. Think games like Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat and so many more, all at cool London venues.

The Phoenix Events

At West End venue The Phoenix, you can find all sorts of fun events for as little as £4 per person. Think hilarious game shows, live music quizzes and the chance to show off your knowledge of popular TV and films, from Harry Potter to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Hiver Taproom

If you're on the hunt for budget-friendly London activities, Hiver Beer offers a boatload of fun events for under a tenner. Whether you're in the mood for a footie screening, karaoke night or beer tasting event, tickets here start at just £6 a pop.

Market Halls - Top London Sites

Searching for something affordable for your next night out? London has an array of market stalls dotted around the area and they are all must-visit spots. Enjoy eating from the likes of DF Tacos and Roti King while tipping back a couple of cheap drinks.

ROLLING STOCK EVENTS

Nestled on Kingsland Road you'll find Rolling Stock, a vibrant arts venue and delicious burger haunt. Boasting a gorgeous garden and arched walls (thanks to it being underneath the overground), it's the place to visit any day of the week. Hit up Quiz Connect on Thursdays where there's a £20 bar tab up for grabs per round, or head along on a Sunday for an evening filled with music. 

The Tulum Party

@ Neverland London on Saturday 14th September 2024

Neverland is taking you away to the tropical Caribbean waters with The Tulum Party on Saturday the 14th of September, with tickets starting from just £7 each. Escape to the beach, relax on day beds and hit up pastel beach huts at this Fulham haunt that feels far from South West London. There will be back-to-back DJ sets, beer pong, bottomless margaritas and more. 

Stage Time

@ Shoreditch Balls on Tuesday 18th June 2024 and 6 other Tuesdays

Looking for cheap things to do that won't set you back for the month? Enter: Stage Time, a fun improv variety show taking place at Shoreditch Balls on Tuesday the 6th of February as well as the 20th. Tickets start from only a fiver and include a night of hilarity and (good) tears, featuring sketches, stories and all sorts. 

Soho Central Comedy

Like a little authentic Spanish cuisine with your entertainment? Soho Central Comedy host raucous comedy nights with some of London's best comedians, with three performers and a hilarious host per event - think outrageous routines, audience roasts and much more. Tickets start from just £13 each, but if you upgrade to the £24.99 option then you can also enjoy a mixed or vegetarian paella dish and a free drink while you watch.

The Star of Bethnal Green

The Star of Bethnal Green is a friendly boozer with a cracking selection of beers, spirits and cocktails, as well as a regular lineup of entertainment. Whether you're heading to their tequila festival to sample some of the finest tipples around, or trying your hand at the hilarious drag bingo with Dame Jame, you can expect a vibrant atmosphere and tickets for well under a tenner.

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tours

Make your way through the streets of London at this fun, affordable, and educational tour around our fabulous capital. Soundtracked by classic hits from the 70's to present day, walk, strut or sashay your way through the city while learning all about it. There may even be a surprise flash mob thrown in for good measure. 

Bubba Oasis

For just a fiver, you can enjoy some of London's best untapped talent over at Bubba Oasis. At their live sessions on Tuesdays and Sundays, you can cosy up in their beaut venue while listening to tunes that'll soon become your favourite songs.

Burlock

From £5 entry to rum tastings to totally free guestlist access to RnB nights, Burlock is a great choice of cheap things to do for adults in London. Expect to accompany all proceedings with the most delicious cocktails too.

LDN Comedy

A £1 comedy night? It's a thing – and LDN Comedy is responsible. Bringing together big-name comics and those rising to fame, this weekly Wednesday event is guaranteed to have you howling with laughter – and it all takes place at one of East London's most popular pubs: The Star by Hackney Downs. 

The Social Quiz Club at The Raven

@ The Raven, Tower Bridge on Monday 2nd September 2024

Looking to make new connections without the awkward small talk? Join The Social Quiz Club At The Raven in Tower Bridge for a fun-filled quiz night with interactive games, exciting trivia, and the chance to meet new people. Whether you're a social butterfly or just looking to have a good time, this is the place to be. Get ready to add some excitement to your social life for just £2 a pop.