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 May 2022

Ballie Ballerson

4309 user reviews 4

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.

BucketRace Public Events

11 user reviews 5

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. 

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. 

Callooh Callay

12 user reviews 4

If you're searching for a budget-friendly activity in Shoreditch and Angel, then check out Callooh Callay. They are hosting a bootload of fantastic boozy events, from masterclasses to tastings, they sure won't fail to disappoint. 

The Vauxhall Comedy Club

146 user reviews 5

Looking for a night of hilarious stand up comedy? Head down to South West London where this great offering from the Vauxhall Comedy Club is bringing you some incredible lineups from just £12.50 per ticket.

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

1058 user reviews 5

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.

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.

Good Ship Comedy

148 user reviews 5

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.

Historic London Tours

50 user reviews 5

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.

Camden Cabaret

68 user reviews 5

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.

Plant Based Events Co

28 user reviews 4

With tickets available for just a tenner, Vegan East by Plant Based Events Co is set to be a fab mid-week party in Hackney Wick. Not only will be there top meat-free vendors serving up the goods, but there'll also be cracking tunes from Rebel Clash and a sustainable products shop.

Nordic Bar

5 user reviews 5

The Nordic Bar will once again be celebrating some of the highlight of the spring and summer with a series of all night bashes. From Eurovision and Midsummer to the National Day of Sweden there's loads to check out at this Fitzrovia bar.

Hidden Jazz Club

161 user reviews 5

For just £20, you can nab a ticket to some of the hottest live music in London. Hidden Jazz Club is popping up in cool venues across the city, including historic churches and railway arches, to bring you a lineup of the best local musicians.


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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.

Skylines Boat Parties

1 user review 4

With tickets starting at just £15 per person, you and all your mates can head on a trip with Skyline Boat Parties, enjoying Ibiza anthems and a gorgeous sundeck throughout the cruise. Topping it off? Wristbands to get you into an after-party at a free location once you disembark.

Socialite Connections

5 user reviews 3

With tickets to their mixers, salsa sessions, boat parties and other themed events coming in at under £20, Socialite Connections is the fun way to network in London. Who said you couldn't mix business with pleasure?

House Of Burlesque

579 user reviews 5

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.


108 user reviews 4

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.