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.
Last updated on 21st March 2017
Afrobeat is returning to Old Street and its bringing all the same huge sounds with it. Taking place in Nomad in Old Street the night is a mix of the hottest hits to which you can battle it out on the microphone or simple party the night away the buzzy club.
A cocktail event in London under £10, Midnight Apothecary is one of the most charming endeavours of them all. Found on a delicate rooftop terrace, head on down for a roster of floral and botanical inspired cocktails alongside roaring fires once the sun goes down.
Quizzy Rascals is a fast-paced, fun-packed night taking place at Smith's Cocktail Bar in West London. Head to Hammersmith, enter your team for £20 and get ready for a roaring evening of musical genres, cocktails and shenanigans.
Fancy a cinema experience that won't break the bank? Klaxons, they are sounding, and the tickets are selling out quick. Host to some of the most fun pop-up movie nights in the city, grab your ticket for less than a couple of bars of Freddo and head on down for drinks and cult classics galore.
Making this Easter weekend a memorable one, the team at Shoreditch's Horse and Groom venue will be hosting a club night featuring all your favourite Hip Hop, Soul, Electro and Rock tracks. Whatever music you're into, the two rooms of music - called the Club Hiatus and the Land of Milk and Honey room - will leave you with a beaming smile. Better still, you'll be treated to DJ sets from Roman Rhodes, Leon Mayes and special guests Private Agenda.
From £4.50 a ticket you could be dropping to the hottest tunes from the '80s and '90s as Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes get the retro groove on. To really get you in the nostalgic mood, there will be screenings of the biggest '90s classics as well as some serious sing-alongs.
For under £10 you can experience the delights of the Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden’s spectacular campfire cocktails. The fire will be toasting marshmallows and the botanical themed cocktails will be made from ingredients sourced from the garden itself. There’s also hot food available from the terrace.
With tickets costing only £8, the Grand in Clapham invites London's music lovers to their humble home to celebrate the wonderful worlds of Hip Hop and Garage. First inviting DJ Yoda for a DJ set based around the History of Hip Hop, the team then turn their focus to DJ Luck and MC Neat, who'll be playing all your favourite Garage tracks. Full of frivolous fun, and a bargain at only £8 a ticket, you'll struggle to find an event that's better value for money than this.
Head to Victoria House in Central London and see the best pieces of some of London's brightest young artists at the Other Art Fair. Organised by the Saatchi Gallery and with tickets priced at only £8, 130 of London's best up and coming artists will be showcasing and selling their best paintings. On the day, guests will also be able to see The Guardian's own virtual reality project, which focuses on the dark labyrinth of tunnels under Victorian London.
You don't need to be made of money to have a massive West London night out as Paradise By Way of Kensal Rise proves. Head to the beautiful old pub for some of the area's hottest clubnights; legendary Notting Hill Carnival DJ Norma Jay MBE will be playing on Easter, while '90s dream MJ Cole will have a set on Good Friday.
Love Wrestlemania but have nowhere to watch it? Think again! At The Grand, they have a giant 24ft screen, drinks deals and American style food served until late. You won’t miss out on any of the pre-show action, either, and there’s a themed photobooth as well as a competition for the best cosplay. You even win a bar tab for the best entrance – now that is a Stone Cold Stunner.
It’s time for a pub quiz with a real difference. Last Man Standing is a fast-paced, action-packed interactive quiz that’ll have you howling all night long. After each round, a member of your team has to take part in Stage Challenges based on classic game shows, before competing in the final one: Last Man Standing! Are you strong enough to beat the game and win the prize?
Pickle Boy Comedy is back and taking over a brewery for 2017. Head to Howling Hops in Hackney for a night of hilarious comedy which includes some of the very best stand-up names in the busines alongside a trying pickled-egg eating attempt.
Putting everyone's spelling skills to the test, Drink Shop & Do are hosting an adult spelling bee this May, inviting London's wordsmiths to battle it out for their coveted first place prize. Each guest will have the chance to spell a word on stage. With the winners progressing up the rounds and the losers seeking comfort at the bar, this is one wonderful event well worth checking out. Better still, tickets are priced at only £5.
Want to see some of the best comedy in the business but can't afford the prices? Look no further than Laugh Train Home at People's Park Tavern in Hackney as they host an incredible roster of comedians; tickets start from £6.
Travel back in time and dance all night with Throwback Thursday at Cargo. Get ready to get your nostalgia on and move to the beats of the past as DJ Daniel Pozzebon is spinning all the Old School Hip Hop, R&B and everything in between all night.
Cheap and cheerful, The Blackout Club has become a favourite spot for the city's fun-loving crowd. Taking over the Underground every Friday night and offering London's Rock 'N' Roll crazed audience a night of huge Rock and Indie tracks, drinks cost only £3 and entry to the premises is priced at only £5. Sitting comfortably in the middle of Camden, this Friday night spot draws crowds from all over North London. Expect to hear the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, the Clash and Catfish & the Bottleman at this laid-back club in North London.
Get those funny bones rattling nearly every night in the city as Top Secret Comedy Club boast some of the most affordable nights in town. Promising a roster of name faces and indie acts, these London comedy tickets wont set you back any more than £5 a piece.
Taking place in Sourced Market, this is a unique opportunity to learn more about London's hottest new cocktail ingredient, Kombucha. The evening will be a combination of discussions, tasting, lessons and most importantly, cocktails.
This March, the House Clearance House Party returns to where it started its work, the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes in Central London. Created by two friends and playing all the best hip hop, Motown, 80s, pop and soul tracks, every single vinyl song played by the DJs is then given to the crowd. With tickets priced at just £5, you could walk away from this fun event in London with an arm full of vintage records.
Benoit Viellefon is bringing a huge night of 1920s Parisian sounds to Soho as the quirky band pack in the trumpets, violins and guitars. Taking over legendary Ronnie Scott's, the band will be playing a series of rocking nights for £9.
Having already mastered whisky-based cocktails and stunning American comfort food dishes, the mastermind behind The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch are now shifting their attention to their music game. Across April and May, the venue will be showcasing live music performances from the likes of Ephemerals, The Blues Brothers and Soul Exchange. If that wasn't enough to convince you, tickets are priced only £10.
The Ivy House in South London is pulling out all the stops this April, teaming up with Folklore and bringing some of the capital's best up-and-coming bands together for an unforgettable night of live music. Guests will be able to drink all their ice-cold beers and spirits courtesy of the bar, before watching the likes of Joe Wilkes, Tom Hyatt, Gabriel Moreno and Mock Deer perform on stage.
For under £10 you could hear some of the music industry's rising stars in an iconic location. Jam24Radio is inviting in some of the most promising young stars for a series of concerts in Hard Rock Cafe.
North London's Snooty Fox is hosting a truly quirky day out in London this Easter, teaching guests how to create their favourite Easter-themed origami pieces. Guests will be taught every fold, turn and rip that it takes to turn a plain piece of paper into an Easter bunny, a paper egg basket and a beautiful blossoming flower.
The Clapham Grand again welcomes Purple Rave for a tribute night one year on from Prince's death. Playing all his biggest tracks and celebrating music, love, sex and romance all in one night, Purple Rave was the brainchild of superfans Rob De Bank and Tayo. And the best part, tickets to this great event are priced at only £8.
The Barbican Library in Central London are hosting a sci-fi themed Nerd Nite special this summer, inviting 3 speakers to apply their expertise about the economy, molecular biology and philosophy to their favourite fictional universes. Trust us, this is far from those boring talks you had to sit through at school. Grab your mates, grab a drink and soak up all the great facts on offer.
Spend the night playing epic SEGA games projected on to walls and played on massive TV screens as Kanaloa in the city bring in the games consoles. As well as games such as Sonic and Golden Axe, there will also be a cracking after party complete with tropical cocktails and huge dance tunes.
Fresh from headlining the 2017 City of Culture celebrations, you’d think seeing the critically acclaimed Gin Chronicles would cost a fortune… Well, it doesn’t! See the story of John Jobling nad his housemaid Doris Golightly as they try to discover the whereabouts of missing gin magnate Cornelius Juniper. And this hilarious comedy adventure play comes in at £10!