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 23rd July 2019

Alfred Le Roy

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Not only can you sail the waterways of east London in style, but this booming boat is even serving up a lip-smacking selection of beers, cocktails and tasty food. If that wasn't enough, then the vibrant tunes and £10 ticket should do it for you.

Ballie Ballerson

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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.

Laugh Train Home Events

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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.

  3-2-1 Racing Combo

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@ The Four Thieves on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Battersea favourite The Four Thieves are hosting the ultimate pub gaming experience, with three races on moonshine raceway, two games of bubble ice hockey and one critter experience from just £11. What are you waiting for? Grab some mates and get competitive. 

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.   

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 Arcola Theatre on Every Friday

Put a little razzle dazzle in your step at one of the most affordable swing nights in London. From live jazz and fancy dress down to stunning swing dancers and the chance to showcase your moves, this is a vintage night that you're sure to love.


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With gin tastings, film screenings and live sports coming in at just £20 or under, South Place Hotel is a top choice. Perfect for date nights and hanging out with mates, head to this City favourite for an eclectic lineup of events.

@ The Old Crown Public House on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th July 2019

Head to New Oxford Street where this unique pop-up is showing you that a boozy one does not always equal the best night out. Get involved with one of their great workshops that range from low-ABV beer tasting to mocktail-making for just £12. Or grab a £5 ticket and enjoy an hour of alcohol-free drinking and tasty snacks.

The Blues Kitchen Brixton

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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.

Secret London Runs

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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.

@ The Tattershall Castle on Friday 26th July 2019 and 17 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. 

  London Pub Crawl Experience!

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@ Barhopping UK | Meeting point: The Long Acre on Various dates from Friday 26th July 2019

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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. 

Whether it's a Mothers'a Day special with St Germain or a National Tequila Day celebration from Patrón Tequila, Reverend JW Simpson has got the goods when it comes to spirited masterclasses this season. Get your hands on tickets from only £15.

Top Secret Comedy Club

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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.


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Bringing you the essence of David Lynch's nightmarish fantasies, The Double R Club are taking over Bethnal Green and presenting you with a twisted cocktail of cabaret, burlesque, comedy and live music. Prepare to step inside a devilishly dark event with plenty of twists. 

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

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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?

  Gospeloke East London

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@ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Thursday 15th August 2019

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.

@ The Rivoli Ballroom on Saturday 21st September 2019 and 3 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.

@ Phoenix Arts Club on Every Sunday

Not only can you bag tickets to this West End show from as little as £15, but The Phoenix Artist Club is even bringing you a stellar lineup of Vaudeville acts, cabaret stars and questionable characters. Get down to Soho for all this and more.

Luscious Cabaret

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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. 

This summer, experience dramatic re-tellings of two classic Shakespeare pays in your neighborhood beer garden. The tales of 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'The Wives of Windsor' will be brought to life before your very eyes as you kick back with a cold brew and soak in some rays.