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 28th June 2017
See some of the best Muslim comedians battle it out to see if they ‘stay in the country’ for less than a tenner! Omar Hamdi, Esther Manito and Amrou Al-Kadhi will go head-to-head in a series of challenges, with Bidisha and Karl Sharro decided who’s the winner based on their performances and comedic chops.
Karaoke, but the entire crowd does it together: that’s the premise behind Massaoke. Featuring singing, dancing, and partying to your favourite songs from the 80s, 90s, and 00s, with a giant screen displaying the lyrics, lip sync battles, glitter cannons giant balloons, and even a live band to singalong to. You’ll be hugging and shouting the words together in no time – and tickets start at £5.
Head down to the Jazz café as they invite a top musical talent to keep you clubbing for under £10. French DJ, producer and cult hit GUTS will be mashing up his favourite jazz, soul and hip hop to bring a musical night like no other.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Want to see some of the best comedy in the business but can't afford the prices? Look no further than Laugh Train Home as they host an incredible roster of comedians; tickets start from £6.
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.
Want to see some of the finest jazz, soul funk, French Chansons, Latin Salsa (and more) artists in London for less than a tenner? Get down to the Toulouse Lautrec where they offer nights with some of the best talents, from established legends to up-and-coming acts, all in a Parisian style jazz bar.
For under £10 you are given the chance to experience a five-course tasting menu presented by Cha Chaan Teng and LIMA of Chinese and Peruvian fusion food. Guests will also receive two cocktails.
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.
Known for their carefree approach to things, Beach Blanket Babylon are pulling out all the stops this month, hosting a huge club night that revolves around the best old and new skool hip hop. From the iconic sound of Ashanti to the great beats of Drake and Kendrick Lemar, the star-studded line-up of DJs will be playing the songs that have helped define this musical genre. Bets of all, entry is priced at only £5, so you won't need to break the bank to enjoy this night out.
World class comedy for under a tenner? You’ll only find that Laugh Out London Comedy festival, where tonnes of big name acts like Tim Key, Nick Helm and more will be taking to the stage for a week’s worth of side-splitting hilarity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having conquered the festival scene and taking over the best clubs, Bugged out is heading to The Social in central London for a weekly Little Bugger. Join the club as they party with Lemmy Ashton, Johnno and surprise guests every Thursday.
Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch is pulling out all the stops this month, inviting Gallowstreet to perform live on their stage. The 12 piece Dutch ensemble will be playing their usual high-paced tunes, offering London's revellers the chance to dance long into the wee hours while sipping on smooth whisky-based cocktails. Best of all, tickets are priced at only £6, so you don't need to take out a mortgage to enjoy this event.
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.
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.
In celebration of London Pride this year there’s a comedy improv session that you don’t want to miss. Uniting some of the best improv performers with a few newbies to boot, they’ll be performing everything from improvised games, comedy, heater, musicals, drag acts, stand-up and cabaret.
Party like a student should and don’t pay ridiculously high entrance fee. For as little as £3 you can join London’s biggest frat party, fit with everything from a beer bong to red solo cups and beer pong. But you don’t have to pay a ridiculous amount of money once in either, as drinks are 50% off until midnight!
What do you do when you can’t have a house party at yours, and you can’t afford to go to an expensive club? You go to a house party in a club. That’s exactly what SiNK is proposing, offering up several floors of big tunes, beer pong, drink deals and free pizza.
City Music Foundation are hosting a series of great live musical performances that showcase the talents of the best up and coming performers in Britain's classical music circles. This July, they'll be taking over Kansas Smitty's in East London, inviting pianist Joe Houston onto the stage to perform a number of famous songs. Grab a drink, nestle into a seat and swoon all night with the melodic notes in the air at this live music event.