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 11th January 2019

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.

@ The Tattershall Castle on Friday 25th January 2019 and 30 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. 

@ Barhopping UK | Meeting point: Soho Zebrano Bar 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. 

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.   

@ Barhopping UK | Meeting point: Soho Zebrano Bar on Various dates from Friday 25th January 2019

Save 15% on ticket Online Ticket with discount code BHPOWER

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. 

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 Tabernacle on Sat, 2nd Mar 2019 @ 18:30 - 22:30

Located just minutes from the famous Portobello Road Market, this popular watering hole isn't just about the booze. Delve into an evening of swinging dance, spirited jazz and big bands. There's even a live swing orchestra providing the soundtrack to this unique class.

@ 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.

@ The Rivoli Ballroom on Saturday 9th February 2019 and 9 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.

  Gospeloke East London

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@ Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on Thursday 21st February 2019 and 4 other Thursdays

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.

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?

Sky Garden's frozen paradise will really get you into the festive spirit, without breaking the bank. Stand tall above the city as you revel in the ice-covered decorations complete with champagne and cocktails. 

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.

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.

Add a sprinkling of magic to your Friday night by heading to Luscious Cabaret at The Albarny. Join BBC One's Pualus as you witness the city's best drag, burlesque and variety performers, it's sure to heat up even the coldest winter evening. 

From The Notebook and Ghost to The Castle and Mad Max, Brew Cafe have got one of the most eclectic line ups of movie screenings in London this season, so head down to Chiswick to catch your favourite.

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.