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 16th October 2018

3 events @ 2 venues with 3 upcoming dates starting on 29 Oct 2018

Speed dating events don't have to cost an arm and a leg: get down to a Speed Date Changed my Life for a light-hearted and relaxed environment to meet single, creative people.

2 events @ 2 venues with 67 upcoming dates from 17 Oct 2018 until 12 Nov 2019

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.

@ Barhopping UK | Meeting point: Soho Zebrano Bar on Various dates from Thursday 18th October 2018

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. 

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17 events @ Blues Kitchen Brixton with 66 upcoming dates starting on 19 Oct 2018

You don't have to spend a bomb to take part in some of London's best nights out, as proved by party palace Blues Kitchen Brixton. The American spot serves up huge BBQ plates, whiskey-filled cocktails and regularly plays host to incredible swing and blues bands.

@ TT Liquor on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th October 2018

Head east, where the House of Angostura is bringing you three days dedicated to rum. In homage to the glorious Queens Park Hotel and the bustling tropical heart of Trinidad, you can expect to sip on swizzle cocktails in the laid-back surroundings of TT Liquor.

  Rumour Mill

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@ Secret location in hackney on Fri, 19th Oct 2018 @ 19:00 - 0:00

Head east this October, where you're invited to a secret east London location for an evening of slinky burlesque and impressive entertainers. Thnk fire breathers, live jazz and a whole host of bespoke cocktails alongside espresso martinis, prosecco and wine.

2 events @ 2 venues with 100 upcoming dates from 17 Oct 2018 until 05 Dec 2018

Handmade Mysteries create twisted escape rooms for people looking for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experience. Based in London's finest drinking establishments, your game host will introduce your team to a series of bizarre contraptions and mysterious misfits. Will you win and cry for joy? Or lose, and just cry? 

2 events @ 2 venues with 29 upcoming dates from 26 Nov 2018 until 22 Dec 2018

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.

5 events @ Top Secret Comedy Club with 250 upcoming dates starting on 20 Oct 2018

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.

@ Barhopping UK on Every Thursday

For just £10, you can take part in one of London's biggest student bar crawls. Starting at Soho Zebranos in Central London, the bar crawl will take London's students across the capital, visiting a handful of late night bars and clubs. If that wasn't enough, guests will also be treated to free shots and a welcome drink when they arrive at the first bar. 

@ The Rivoli Ballroom on Saturday 20th October 2018 and 2 other Saturdays

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.

7 events @ The King's Head Member's Club with 7 upcoming dates from 26 Oct 2018 until 29 Nov 2019

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.

@ The Tattershall Castle on Friday 19th October 2018 and 5 other Fridays

Friday nights should be reserved for drinks and laughs, and there's one comedy night for under £20 in London promising both. Board the Tattershall Castle every weekend for a roster of stand-up names and comedians that are more than worth the money. 

  Throwback Thursdays

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@ Cargo on Every Thursday

Throwback Thursday isn't just for Instagram, it's for parties as well! Join Cargo as they play all the Old School Hip Hop, R&B and everything in between and dive deep into a real nostalgia fest. With DJ Daniel Pozzebon on the decks and Cargo as your venue, it's bound to be a big night.   

2 events @ Quaker Street with 42 upcoming dates from 19 Oct 2018 until 29 Nov 2018

The UK's first ever virtual reality haunted house has landed in Shoreditch and you're invited to explore something sinister with tickets from only £20. Make your way through a Victorian house or Chinese zombie apocalypse. Do you have what it takes?

  Gospeloke East London

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@ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Thursday 18th October 2018 and 2 other dates

Want the Church gospel experience but don't want to pay for the donation? Get yourself down to Gospeloke and you'll be able to experience karaoke with the backing of a full gospel choir! And if that somehow doesn't interest you, there will be euphoric sing-a-longs, team harmonies and awards for everything from Best Confessional to Best Solo Performance.

17 events @ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club with 70 upcoming dates starting on 17 Oct 2018

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?

@ The Old Street Gallery on Fri, 26th Oct 2018 @ 20:00 - 0:00

Head down to The Old Street Gallery where this laid-back Halloween event is bringing you banging tunes, tasty drinks and a whole heap of spooky costumes in the heart of the City. Free from fuss, you can party hard into the weekend with tickets from just £5.