Cheap and Free Things To Do in London

'Broke as a joke' is a phrase that gets thrown around on the reg in London; everybody feels it, everybody knows the pain and even if you're lucky enough to have money, it doesn't last for long. If only there was a place where you could find the very best affordable events, activities and experience this fun city has to offer. Well, like music to your ears, here lies a nifty little low-down of cheap and free things to do in London. 

Last updated on 28th September 2021

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

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After cheap activities in London? Head to Shoreditch where Ballie Ballerson is offering you entry from as little as £5, as well as themed cocktails, giant ball pits and even bottomless brunch starting from £25. What more could you want?

With tickets from just £10, these events are not only fun and uplifting, but they're purse-friendly. Expect to see some of London's iconic landmarks as you scour the streets, soundtracked by hits from the 70's to present day; there's even the occasional flash mob to enjoy along the way. 

That's Drag Bingo!

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With tickets from just £2, That's Drag Bingo is without a doubt one of London's best cheap events. Head up to Barnet's The Red Lion where Orange Gina, Ariel Bold and Magik (with a k) are ready and waiting to provide you with hilarious jokes and the chance to lip-sync for a drink.

Southern Hospitality

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Southern Hospitality are hosting some of the very best cheap and cheerful nights out in London. Whether you feel like belting out karaoke rap tunes or dancing until dawn to RnB classics, these massive parties are not to be missed.


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Monarchy is proving that you don't need to spend a fortune to have a great night. The Camden pub is putting on a number of free and cheap events, with everything from Premier League screenings and a showing of the Love Island final to DJ sets up for grabs.

Vintage Arts Asylum

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With tickets from just £10, this quirky pop-up jazz club is bringing together live music, cheap drinks and dance lessons in one fun package. Head over to Newington Green where the swinging specialists will be showing you how to Lindy Hop with the best of them.

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If you're after a weekly dose of light-hearted fun for mum, dad and the kids, then Big Fish Little Fish's family kitchen raves are for you. The live-streamed festivals will see you joining 300,000 other houses in prancing around your sitting room to electronic and jungle tunes.

One of the best bars in Camden, this pizza and prosecco-fuelled venue offers a great mix of events. Looking for cheap things to do in London? This place will have you swooning over themed afternoon teas and arty club nights without leaving a hole in your wallet.

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It's doesn't have to cost a bomb to party at some of the best places in London as Supa Dupa Fly proves. The legendary club night is taking over London's coolest spaces for their huge hip hop nights, and best of all, you can always afford to join in with the fun.

@ St Anne's Church on Fri, 22nd Oct 2021 @ 19:00 - 22:00

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If you're on the hunt for a bargain evening out, head over to St Anne's Church in Limehouse on the 22nd of October. You'll get to see three amazing adventure films which have won 20 awards combined. To keep warm, you'll get to tuck into hot food, as well as cosy up around a campfire toasting marshmallows.

If you want to take part in a quirky activity that won't break the bank, Neon Naked Life Drawing is the event for you. The affordable art class will have you playing with neon paints and letting out your creativity in a fun, welcoming setting. 

The Old Queen's Head

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Head over to Islington where The Old Queen's Head has got a whole host of incredible events coming you way this season. Join them for quizzes, drag shows and bottomless brunches with tickets starting from as little as £6.

Looking for cheap date night ideas? Plonk offers budding golf aficionados the chance to tee off for just £5. Simply nab a couple of off-peak tickets and you can take on these impressive crazy golf courses across the city for yourselves.

If you're looking for cheap and free nights out in London, head east to Cargo. With a jam-packed schedule of affordable things to do, this place is renowned for daytime parties, epic sport screenings and raucous club nights from its home in Shoreditch. 


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Found in the heart of Central London, NYX Eat Drink & Play is a stylish restaurant offering free tickets to amazing events. Head here for the chance to enjoy delicious dishes inspired by the Americas and Middle East, alongside thirst-quenching cocktails in an Instagrammable setting.

Laugh Train Home Events

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Spend an evening watching a hilarious lineup of seasoned comics and talented up-and-comers at Laugh Train Home, a brilliant comedy club in London. Catch names such as Rhys James, Jen Brister and Jack Barry for the wallet-friendly price of £7.

Hashtag Parties

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With tickets from just £5, these epic parties are taking over iconic London clubs to bring you nights out to remember. Join the Hashtag team across the city for themed blowouts, including circus events at Tiger Tiger, Freshers mixers and a big reopening bash on the 21st June.