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 all of the best things to do in this glorious city on the cheap. Well, like music to your poor ears, here lies a nifty little low down of all the things to do in London for less or for free. From events to comedy shows and club nights - these are the best cheap and free places to go in London. Bon appetit.

Last updated on 15th August 2019




Ballie Ballerson

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After cheap activities in London? Head east where Ballie Ballerson is offering you entry from as little as £7.50, as well as themed cocktails, giant ball pits and even bottomless brunch starting from £20. What more could you want?

@ Notting Hill Arts Club on Every Friday

Brewdog are pairing up Notting Hill Arts Club for the ultimate house party this summer. Fueled by craft brews, free goodies, £20 buckets of beer and a soundtrack of classic hits from across the decades, it promises to be one heck of a celebration.

Having made a reputation for itself by delivering amazing American-themed dishes and stunning whisky-based cocktails, the team at Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch now turn to focus on their live music. Featuring the likes of The Blues Brothers, Soul Exchange and Ephemerals, the venue offers East London's music fans the perfect night out with their mates.

Wicked Student Nights

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Taking place across the city, Halloween Week is run by Wicked Student Nights and will include massive singalongs, club nights and all sorts of fun, starting from £5.

@ The Arcola Theatre on Every Friday

As if Fridays weren't great enough, the team at the Arcola Theatre offer Londoners a chance to relive the vibrant 1930s with a night dedicated to soulful jazz and fun-loving swing dancing. Grab that special someone, pull on your best pair of dancing shoes and head to Dalston. Guests will first take part in a dance class before watching a talented jazz band fill the air with quavering notes and trembling tunes. 

With tickets starting from only £7, you can't get much better than Concrete. The Shoreditch spot is joining forces with Chicken N Beer for a night of special guest DJs spinning classic tunes, hip hop, trap, afrobeats and more all night long.

antic

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Don't pay so much for premium comedy with Antic, who have gathered some of the best comedians around and put them on stage in London's most unique and traditional pubs.

  London Pub Crawl Experience!

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@ Barhopping UK | Meeting point: The Long Acre on Various dates from Friday 23rd August 2019

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BarHopping is kind of like most great bar tours in London, except here you get free shots and a welcome drink at the first venue.  On the way you can expect further drink deals, welcome shots and queue jump, and advanced tickets are just £12.

Bringing epic parties to the likes of North London comes Fest, the new club and event people. Join the venue as they go all out with club nights that encompass everything from hip hop through to cheesy pop.

@ Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th August 2019

Bourne & Hollingsworth are welcoming you to their first house party series, a summer-long celebration with live music, al fresco cocktails, pop-up street food, DJs and dancing till late. From the Caribbean Carouse to the Latino Special, there's plenty to wet the tastebuds.

@ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club on Every 1st Friday of the month

With tickets from just £5, this cheap club night in London promises the best vibes and killer dance moves as Girl Power takes over Bethnal Green working men's club for DJs, glitter and drag queens.

If you're in the mood for something sweeter, head on over to Brick Lane's Chocolate Cocktail Club where you can catch The Sweetest Lil Drag Show in London or Ruby's Chocolate Coated Quiz for under £15 a pop. 

Spend you summer partying at one of these fabulous parties that take you from day to night. With tickets costing as little as £5, you can expect London's best DJs, glitter painting, dancers and plenty more.

Xclusive Touch

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From the Twisted Circus to Reggae Brunch, the team at Xclusive Touch are responsible for some of London's biggest club nights and parties. With London's biggest DJs on their speed-dial and always coming up with fun themed nights out, the group never disappoints. To sweeten the deal, all their events are reasonably priced, so you won't have to break the bank to enjoy a night out in London.

Duo

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One of the best new spots in Camden, this pizza and prosecco-fuelled venue offers a great mix of events, from pancake parties to bingo nights.

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 clubnight is taking over London's coolest spaces for their huge hip hop nights, and best of all, you will be able to afford it.

With tickets from just £10, these are not only incredibly fun and uplifting, but they are purse-friendly. Expect to see some of London's most 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. 

The Grand

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The Grand in Clapham invites London's music lovers to their humble home for a celebration of the wonderful worlds of Hip Hop and Garage. First inviting DJ Yoda for a DJ set based around the History of Hip Hop, the team then turn their focus to DJ Luck and MC Neat, who'll be playing all your favourite Garage tracks. Full of frivolous fun, and a bargain at only £8 a ticket, London events don't get cheaper and more cheerful than this. 

For all you fiends that love a cheap night out in London, The Shoreditch Pub Crawl is the answer to all of your prayers. These guys are undoubtedly one of the biggest party collectives in East London dedicated to showing the best time, taking you to the best places and giving it you all for cheaper. #Heroes. 

  The Crass Menagerie

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@ Matchstick Piehouse on Every 4th Monday of the month

Spice up your Monday nights with this cutting-edge (and affordable) cabaret night at Matchstick Piehouse. Featuring the best in neo-burlesque, drag, comedy and music, you'll be amazed by the talent this Cambridge cult sensation have to offer for just a fiver. 

@ Grove Bar and Restaurant on Every Tuesday

The Grove Bar and Restaurant in Hammersmith has become a favourite spot for West London's many comedy fans. Head down to the venue's weekly comedy night and see 10 amateur comedians, alongside a hilarious host and 2 professional comedians, perform all their best material on stage. Best of all, tickets are priced at just £1.

Take a journey back in time and enjoy the hits of #ThrowbackThursday only at Cargo! DJ Daniel Pozzebon will spinning the Old School Hip Hop, R&B and everything in between as you party your way through every track that gives you that special nostalgia feeling.

  Last Man Standing

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@ The Phoenix on Wednesday 11th September and Wednesday 6th November 2019

Fun, fast-paced and action-packed, this cheap London comedy event is a great excuse for getting the gang together and getting a little silly. From True & False questions to straight up twerking, there's no end of hilarity at this hilarious quiz.

The Blues Kitchen Camden

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Blues Kitchen Camden proves that you don't need to bags of money to watch some of the best live music in London. Head to the North London venue to catch a regular line-up of blues bands who put on one hell of a party.

Laugh Train Home Events

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A night of outstanding comedians and comfortable pubbing sounds like just the sort of cheap thing to do in London that you'll be interested in. Laugh Train Home showcases some of the best rising stand-up talent in the UK as well as some of the biggest names on the circuit.

Reztron

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With tickets from as little as a fiver, Reztron is the ultimate alternative night out, taking you from west London to the City and everywhere in between. Think retro SEGA games, panoramic city views, karaoke and even bottomless brunching.

@ Ray's Bar on Every Wednesday

Live At 95 is a weekly live jazz night that draws in crowds from across East London. The night takes place every Wednesday at Ray's Bar and is hosted by the talented saxophonist Rachael Cohen. Having played alongside some of London's biggest jazz artists in the city's biggest venues, Cohen will be performing two sets on the night, showing off her many musical talents and leaving everyone with a soulful beat in their head.