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 13th September 2019




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.

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.   

Carluccio’s

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Learn all there is to know about becoming a wine pro from one of London's most iconic brands. Head to Carluccio's in Covent Garden where, for just £15, you can take on the beginner's guide to the good stuff, or get a bit more intensive with their dinner party pro night.

  London Pub Crawl Experience!

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@ Barhopping UK | Meeting point: The Long Acre on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 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. 

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.

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.

THE DOUBLE R CLUB

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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. 

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.

@ 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.

@ 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.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

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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.

@ Concrete on Saturday 21st September 2019 and 13 other Saturdays

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. 

@ Bottle Bar And Shop on Sat, 12th Oct 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Head over to the Catford Bottle Bar this October where they're playing host to their fourth oyster tasting evening. Teaming up with Oyster Brothers for the evening, you'll be able to sample six delicious types of oyster, washed down with a beer or cocktail from the bottle bar's extensive collection. 

Bucket Race

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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. 

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.

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.

@ The Tattershall Castle on Friday 27th September 2019 and 8 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. 

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.

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. 

  3-2-1 Racing Combo

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@ The Four Thieves on Various dates from Saturday 21st September 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. 

@ Oval Space on Sat, 21st Sep 2019 @ 20:00 - 3:00

Consider yourself a Bruce Tramp? Head to Oval Space this September for a night of career-spanning anthems from The Boss himself in celebration of his 70th birthday. It promises to be one heck of a party with full-blown productions and flowing drinks all night. 

@ 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.

  Gospeloke East London

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@ Colours Hoxton on Thursday 17th October 2019 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.

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?