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 25th June 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?

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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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.

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. 

When it comes to affordable group nights out in London, few places are as fun as Brixton Courtyard. Providing massive club nights in a socially distanced setting, this sand-covered hangout is one fun place to party with your pals this summer. 

Fulham Beach

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Searching for things to do in London on a budget? Neverland is helping you to have a taste of the high life without a massive bill. Join them for one of their fun and affordable events, or just swing by for a tanning session at their stunning urban beach. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.