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.
Speed dating events don't have to cost an arm and a leg: get down to a Speed Date Changed my Life for a light-hearted and relaxed environment to meet single, creative people.
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.
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.
With tickets starting from just £9, get ready for the Oktoberfest experience of a lifetime as this unique bar brings you over 60 different seasonal beers and a live Bavarian brass band to get you in the singalong spirit.
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.
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.
Head east, where the House of Angostura is bringing you three days dedicated to rum. In homage to the glorious Queens Park Hotel and the bustling tropical heart of Trinidad, you can expect to sip on swizzle cocktails in the laid-back surroundings of TT Liquor.
Head east this October, where you're invited to a secret east London location for an evening of slinky burlesque and impressive entertainers. Thnk fire breathers, live jazz and a whole host of bespoke cocktails alongside espresso martinis, prosecco and wine.
In the heart of Shoreditch, this brilliant venue brings board games in the form of mini shuffleboard. Up to 4-6 players can have a go on the board before tucking into beers and unique Patron cocktails.
Handmade Mysteries create twisted escape rooms for people looking for a pulse-racing, brain-teasing, immersive experience. Based in London's finest drinking establishments, your game host will introduce your team to a series of bizarre contraptions and mysterious misfits. Will you win and cry for joy? Or lose, and just cry?
Nights out don't have to be expensive, and Cargo is pushing that agenda like no other. Their Friday club experience, Carnivale, offers great food, drinks, DJs and more from just £5.
One of the city's most premium and beautiful clubs opens its doors every Saturday to the Twisted Circus. Expect performances from fire breathers, contortionists and more, as the DJs play the best in house, RnB, and club classics.
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.
Blake's in Clapham are keeping you up late on a Friday night with their huge mix of fun and music. Head to the stylish spot for a night of R'n'B and hip hop with entry only £10.
With a different theme every week, the Thursday cocktail making class at Goat will turn you into a master mixologist in new time. Located in Chelsea, Goat will teach you to muddle everything from a mojito to a margarita; finish off with 50% off food and drink in their restaurant.
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.
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.
Unlock your inner goddess through a series of lessons exploring bliss, erotica, femininity, sensuality and consciousness. These practical teachings will explore elements of sisterhood, transfiguration and the mysteries of the eternal feminine for just £15.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The UK's first ever virtual reality haunted house has landed in Shoreditch and you're invited to explore something sinister with tickets from only £20. Make your way through a Victorian house or Chinese zombie apocalypse. Do you have what it takes?
For a night out that won't leave you crying over your bank account, this great night in East London is just the ticket. Cargo's awesome Saturday club night offers cheap entry, great music and fantastic vibes all night.
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.
With tickets at only £18, you can't go wrong with a night of karoke, pizza and Aperol Spritz at Bunga Bunga. The iconic Battersea party place is hosting Thursday evenings with the fabulous Lady Beau Peep each and every week.
Looking to meet some new people? Whether you're new to the city or just hoping to make friends, this event is the quick fix you need. Get to know people in this fun, easygoing environment, that's sure to be a great way to spend an afternoon.
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?
Head down to The Old Street Gallery where this laid-back Halloween event is bringing you banging tunes, tasty drinks and a whole heap of spooky costumes in the heart of the City. Free from fuss, you can party hard into the weekend with tickets from just £5.