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 edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 18th June 2024




Ballie Ballerson

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.

Camden Cabaret

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.

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

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.

Hyper Reality

Looking for something a little different that won't break the bank? Then head to Hyper Reality in Whitechapel, where you can take part in all sorts of VR experiences for £20 or less. Fancy exploring a whole new world with your pals? Or maybe fighting off zombies? You can do it all and more here, with a cool bar below for karaoke and cocktails - complete with a 150-inch projector screen.

Fairgame Canary Wharf

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Get some serious bang for your buck with group packages from just £15 each with Fairgame. The adult funfair of dreams, this quirky Canary Wharf haunt boasts classic fairground games with a twist. Challenge your mates to Roll-A-Ball Derby, Shoot the Clown, Whac-A-Mole, and more as you revel in street food delights such as chicken adobo tacos and triple pepperoni pizza and delish cocktails such as the Fizz and Floss.

THE DOUBLE R CLUB

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.

Kirsty's Poptastic Piano Singalong

@ Downstairs At The King's Head on Friday 5th July 2024 and 3 other Fridays

The human jukebox is back with over 1500 classic hits to choose from as you choose the music and she hits the stage. Tickets to Kirsty's Poptastic Piano Singalong are £15 per person and the feel-good event takes place Downstairs At The Kings Head in Crouch End, with her equally talented sister Heather on violin and harmonies. 

StreetHunt Games - The Case of Colombia's Finest London

@ Blackfriars on Various dates from Thursday 20th June 2024

Get your Sherlock hat on and solve some mysteries with StreetHunt Games - The Case Of Colombia's Finest, an adult scavenger hunt, escape room and murder mystery all in one, played across the city. Get ready to explore some of London's best hidden treasures (but remember to keep your wits about you).

Studio38.Club

Love a night out but hate staying up late? Try a daytime disco courtesy of Studio38.Club. With banging dance floor fillers from the 80s and 90s, a dress code of sequin-filled sparkly outfits, and flashing club lights, it's a classic club night in the afternoon - all starting at just £12 a ticket. So what are you waiting for? Book now and come dance the day away.

Golf Kingdom Chadwell Heath

With sessions of both FootGolf and adventure golf on the UK's biggest course, Golf Kingdom Chadwell Heath is sure to be an affordable thing to do for under £15 each. Expect to navigate a giant lake, an eight-metre waterfall, the jaws of a whale and more.

Hidden Jazz Club

Situated in Waterloo at The Vaults Theatre, Hidden Jazz Club are hosting a few seriously cool jazz events. For only £20, you can kick back and enjoy hearing from the likes of Binker Golding, Cherise, Jas Kayser and many more.

Reggae at the Rivoli

Taking place at their Crofton Park venue every single month, Reggae at the Rivoli is a winner for laidback and fun nights out. There will be live DJs playing vinyl beats all night long, with artists ranging from Bob Marley to Beres Hammond and Johnny Clark. Tickets cost just £12 per person, promising all the best ska, reggae, rocksteady and 80s or 90s beats throughout.

Good Ship Comedy

Make your way to pubs and theatres across London to catch a hilarious stand-up performance for just £12.50. Not only can you enjoy shows from top names, with past acts including Jack Whitehall and Romesh Ranganathan, but also award-winning new talent.

London Cabaret Carnival | Wonderville

@ Wonderville on Friday 27th September 2024 and 5 other Fridays

For an amazing night out that won't break the bank, make your way to the London Cabaret Carnival - hosted by Wonderville in Soho. Expect a night filled with burlesque, circus, magic, comedy and music, with performers like Silvia Pavone and Dusty Limits having graced the stage in the past. And the best part? Tickets start from just £19 per person.

RSA House Events

With everything from live music to poetry, cinema sessions, yoga and more starting at just £2.50 at RSA House, you can make sure you have some fun without breaking the bank. Whether seeing performances or getting stuck into activities is your thing, this central London location has you covered for fun things to do.

Cabinet Sinistro: Black Mass

@ The Bedford on Wed, 4th Sep 2024 @ 19:30 - 23:00

Looking for something a little creepy that won't break the bank? That's where cabaret event Cabinet Sinistro: Black Mass comes in, taking place at The Bedford in Balham this September. Tickets start from as little as £12 per person, including a free shot of unholy water on arrival, as well as three and a half hours of spooky goings-on. Settle in for a thrilling show that combines both seasoned burlesque stars and emerging new artists, weaving a sinister tale throughout the performance.

Market Halls - Top London Sites

With several locations around London, these London market halls are great for first dates and nights out with friends. You'll get to chow down and drink cheap tipples while on a budget - that includes gems such as DF Tacos and Roti King.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

Starting at just £13 a head, Sounds Familiar is a great way of taking your quiz game up a notch, without breaking the bank. With events all across London, these guys are making sure you're next far from one of their parties.

What Does Not

Pay what you can with tickets starting at under £20 to What Does Not's Raw: The House Party Event. The evening follows the theme of 'strangers' and invites people to connect and share stories alongside live music and art. Look forward to a food pop-up, market, games and more, as well as a complementary drink sponsored by Planteray Rum. 

Honeydip

Teaming up once again to bring back those 90s vibes to the Rivoli Ballroom, Honey Dip With DJ Swerve and Clive Johns is an epic noughties-inspired event dishing out R&B, hip hop, swing, and soul classics with a dash of ragga. Head down to party with an epic DJ who's worked with KISS for 20 years under glitter balls and chandeliers for only £10 per person.

BucketRace Scavenger Hunts

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. 

Dabbers Social Bingo at The Bermondsey Bierkeller

@ The Bermondsey Bierkeller on Friday 19th July 2024 and 9 other Fridays

Dabbers Social Bingo at The Bermondsey Bierkeller is making sure you can get your fix of fun and games for just £15 per person - and you might even walk away with a fab prize from that too. Expect party vibes, edge-of-your-seat mini games and the more traditional aspects of bingo too at these events.

Events at Gipsy Hill Brewery

Gipsy Hill Taproom's hop-tastic Spring Celebration Beer Festival is happening this bank holiday, Saturday, 4th May. At this event, you'll get to enjoy ten lines of Gipsy Hill beers, four brand-spanking new specials, live music, delicious street eats from Kerb+, and a super cool DJ playing the grooviest tunes. Choose between two sessions, with tickets starting at just £10.

ALL-STARS BURLESQUE 2024

@ Bush Hall on Sat, 23rd Nov 2024 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

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If you're looking for a night of sparkle and glamour for under £20, then snap up tickets fast to All-Stars Burlesque which will be hitting Bush Hall on the 23rd of November. Prepare for an evening featuring dazzling, award-winning performances and some of the most captivating rising stars who are pushing the boundaries of the ultimate strip tease. 

The Horatia N7

For wallet-friendly activities in Islington, The Horatia N7 has exactly what you need. This crackin' venue offers a £15 deal at some of the cool music-fuelled vinyl events or summertime parties, which includes free entry, a bourbon burger meal and a thirst-quenching drink.

House Of Burlesque

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.

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@ The Star By Liverpool Street on Friday 21st June 2024 and 5 other Fridays

Looking for fun things to do on a budget? It doesn't get much better than Barry's Bonus Buzzer Bingo, a quirky event which takes place at The Star By Liverpool Street every single Friday. The hilarious hosts will take you through two full rounds of bingo with seven different chances to win great prizes, as well as other fun games like wacky races and treasure hunts. And the best part? Tickets cost just £5 to this brilliant night out.

The Five Points Brewing Co

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. 

Old Skool Bingo

Old Skool Bingo host a series of cracking events in venues across Aldgate, Brixton and beyond, starting from as little as £13.50 per person. Expect 90s and 00s throwback anthems from DJs to keep the party going, while you try your hand at high-energy games and ridiculous challenges, for the chance to win some hilarious prizes.