When it comes to affordable nights out in London, this iconic Shoreditch or Soho hangouts should be on your radar. From bottomless brunch filled with pornstar martinis and all-you-can-eat pizza to admission for less than a tenner, Ballie is as budget-friendly as they come.
Things To Do In London for Under £20
Rumour has it that London isn't a cheap place in which to have fun, and rumour has it that we're here to prove otherwise. Whether you're hankering after top cocktail deals, looking for something quirky to try or bounding after the next big club night, we've got all your bases covered, and they're all affordable at that. Check out our recommendations for the best things to do under £20 in London.
With tickets from as little as a tenner, Concrete's drag queen-themed night is a no-brainer. Experience fabulous performances, tuck into slices from Pizza East and soak up cocktails with some of the city's finest queens.
Grab your Nan and make for Hackney this season as this unique new night aims to unite the world of bingo and bass once and for all. Located at The Oval, Hackney, you'll be treated to a night of huge tunes and epic dabbing action, as well as the chance to win some big prizes.
Not usually in the running for a cheap time, Ham Yard Hotel is offering seasonal drinks and rooftop views as part of their London Cocktail Month deal. With tickets setting you back only £15 a pop, this is one for your affordable night out in London.
Work off those mince pies while staying in the yuletide spirit with this fun fitness activity. Join this running group as they go around London's best Christmas lights, seeing all the best displays and celebrating with a festive snack once done.
If you're after affordable nights out in London, then it's time to check out Musical Bingo at Aeronaut. Themed around the Lost Summer of Love, this outdoor event is bringing you garden feels, hilarious comedians, challenges, prizes and more.
With tickets starting from £6, Laugh Train Home at People's Park Tavern in Hackney and Four Thieves in Battersea is one hell of a weekly event Taking place on weekdays, head to either pub for a night of hilarious stand-up, past acts have included Reginald D Hunter and Seann Walsh.
Nowhere else in London will you get this quality of music for less than £20. The Toulouse Lautrec jazz club offer some of the best music from up-and-coming artists to established legends, from genres spanning jazz to soul funk, French Chanson to Latin Salsa. While you're at it, why not have a glass of their French and New World wines while feasting on delicious French food?
Join some of London's biggest drag legends for a fun and affordable night out at Proud Cabaret City. That Drag Show will combine slick choreography, hilarious parodies and insane vocals in one stunning setting for the ultimate night out this October.
One of the funnest scavenger hunts in London, this unique cross-capital adventure will have you getting know the city in an all new light. Designed for groups of up to four, you'll be hunting down dragons in Camden and doing human pyramids in Hyde Park for the chance to be crowned the winning team.
Some people pay through the nose for comedy in London, but that doesn't mean it's always good. Join Top Secret Comedy Club for one of the most affordable comedy events in London as you get familiar with some of the best stand up names in the city.
Enjoy an evening of mesmerizing magic, drag, comedy, musical and burlesque performances at Luscious Cabaret as they take over The Albany. For just £10-£10 a ticket, they promise a night of cheap thrills with a touch of glamour, which is sure to make for one affordable yet fun adventure.
Hosting a range of art classes all over South London, Creative Who is looking to bring life drawing into the mainstream. Their regular workshops are hosted by local artists, and give guests of all experience levels the chance to let loose on a piece of canvas for an evening of wine and scribbles.
Serving up some of the best live entertainment in London for under £20, Archer Street has got you covered for fun things to do. Head to their Soho or Clapham spots where you'll find everything from Mamma Mia!-inspired performances to sets from West End stars.
This is a bargain if we've ever heard them: not only do you get a night of amazing swing and jive music played by a selection of amazing live bands, but you also get a beginner's dance lesson and drinks at inexpensive prices.
When was the City of London founded? What's the easiest way to tunnel into the Bank of England? Learn the answers to these with Historic London Tours. Priced at only £15, the two-hour-long journeys will load you up with interesting trivia about some of the capital's most iconic sites.
Held at top-secret locations all over London, tickets to Reggae Bingo start at only £9 and include three full games of bingo, laugh out loud entertainment and unreal prizes. Grab a bunch of your best mates and head here for a night of bingo like you've never seen before.
Join in one hell of an after-party as Gin House Burlesque return to Shoreditch secret The King's Head. Set in a wild member's club, the night will be unlike any other as showgirls and boys put on a show to dazzle and seduce, a live band will strike up and the party continues until 5am.
Not boasting too many pennies come the end of the month and looking to save a few more? Then it's right about time you hopped aboard the most affordable bar crawl in London. Join BarHopping not only for drinks deals and free shots, there's a free welcome drink to boot.
Down for the Count are turning 15, with an epic live show at the 100 Club to celebrate. Join them for the festivities and for just £15 you'll get to revel in a night of live music with an energetic set that combines soul, swing and jive all in one.