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. 

Last updated on 21st March 2023

Ballie Ballerson

When it comes to affordable nights out in London, this iconic Shoreditch hangout 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.

Golf Kingdom Chadwell Heath

With sessions of both FootGolf and adventure golf on the UK's biggest course, Golf Kingdom Chadwell Heath is sure to be an affordable thing to do for under £15 each. Expect to navigate a giant lake, an eight-metre waterfall, the jaws of a whale and more.

BucketRace Scavenger Hunts

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. 

Camden Cabaret

Looking for a cheap night out in North London? Camden Cabaret invites you down to All About Eve every Friday for an evening of incredible live entertainment, from burlesque to live music and comedy.

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

Over in Islington, you can catch exciting shows of new cabaret, burlesque, theatre and comedy performances at The Rosemary Branch Theatre. With many tickets on offer for under £20, you'll get a chance to see the latest up-and-coming talent for a bargain price.

House Of Burlesque

From just £12, you can enjoy an exciting evening of cabaret, circus glitterati and more with House of Burlesque's residency at Madame Jojo's in the West End. Not only will there be 1920s outfits and incredible dancing, but also happy hour drinks.


With tickets starting at just £12, you can book yourself in for a night of twisted burlesque and sinister cabaret courtesy of The Double R Club. Head on down to Bethnal Green Working Men's Club for this monthly event, where performances are inspired by David Lynch.

Good Ship Comedy

Make your way to Camden Town's The Colonel Fawcett on Mondays to catch a hilarious stand-up performance for just £7 in advance. Not only can you enjoy shows from top names, with past acts including Jack Whitehall and Romesh Ranganathan, but also award-winning new talent.


temper is the Shoreditch restaurant bar that's throwing open its doors for all kinds of themed parties, including musical bingo sessions where tickets are under £20. That's 90s and 00s tunes, alongside lip-syncing challenges, prizes and more.


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.


@ Sir Richard Steele on Sat, 1st Apr 2023 @ 19:30 - 22:30

Tickets for Cabaret Comedy Club start at just £12.50, and you're getting more bang for your buck, with an epic lineup of unique performers on the roster. Swing by Sir Richard Steele for hilarious drag talents, laugh-out-loud comedy, magic and so much more.

The Five Points Brewing Co

Who says that having fun has to cost a lot? Not The Five Points Brewing Co. With venues across Hackney, this is the perfect place to watch sports events or to enjoy some of the best stand-up comedy in the biz, with some tasty beer. 

Market Halls - Top London Sites

With several locations around London, these London market halls are great for first dates and nights out with friends. You'll get to chow down and drink cheap tipples while on a budget - that includes gems such as DF Tacos and Roti King.

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club is serving up a summer full of fun and wallet-friendly events to keep you busy. From burlesque and cabaret life drawing classes to musical collective and solo performers, this South London bar is well worth a visit.

Historic London Tours

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.

The Cult of... Tram

@ Tooting Tram and Social on Saturday 8th April 2023 and 2 other Saturdays

With free entry to the launch night and tickets costing just £15 for the rest of the season, The Cult of... is an affordable way to enjoy cabaret in London. Mixing blues or jazz music with sideshow acts and thrilling aerial displays, this dark experience inspired by 1930s Germany is sure to wow.

Hidden Jazz Club

Situated in Waterloo at The Vaults Theatre, Hidden Jazz Club are hosting a few seriously cool jazz events. For only £20, you can kick back and enjoy hearing from the likes of Binker Golding, Cherise, Jas Kayser and many more.