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 23rd April 2018

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Join KERB for their fabulous drag queen quiz, with six amazing rounds, tasty beers and cocktails to drink, free poppadum nachos (and other street food snacks) – and it’s all pretty cheap.

19:00 - 21:00
Quiz Night
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3 events @ 2 venues with 150 upcoming dates starting on 26 Apr 2018

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. 

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2 events @ 2 venues with 92 upcoming dates from 24 Apr 2018 until 21 May 2019

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.

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With tickets at just a fiver, this cool event in East London is one of the best cheap club nights in London. With awesome tunes and a buzzing atmosphere there's no excuse not to check it out.

21:00 - 02:00
Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
Shoreditch
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22 events @ 16 venues with 87 upcoming dates starting on 27 Apr 2018

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.

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With tickets at just £3, this relaxing yoga class takes you out of the studio and into the calm natural surroundings on London's Hyde Park for one of the most unique fitness classes in the city.

11:30 - 12:30
Classes, Pop-Up
Alternative / Indie
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CARNIVALE

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With tickets from just £5, this great East London club night offers fantastic music, drinks, dancing and food, as well as so much more. Open from 6pm - 3am every Friday, it's one of the best cheap club nights in London.

16:00 - 03:00
Clubbing, Date Night, Fun Time Partying, Bar Crawl
Commercial/Pop
Shoreditch
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5 events @ The Savoy Tup with 5 upcoming dates from 30 Apr 2018 until 11 Jun 2018

This cheap London event sees 12 comedians going head to head to crowned king or queen of comedy. Held weekly, the winners will make it through the national semi-finals and final later in the year.

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5 events @ 5 venues with 178 upcoming dates starting on 24 Apr 2018

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.

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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. 

22:00 - 03:00
Classes, Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Jazz
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3 events @ The Grand with 3 upcoming dates starting on 22 Jun 2018

Cinema in London is expensive, right? WRONG. Well, not at the Grand Presents that is. Gather together a few quid (or just one if you get in early enough), and you'll be treated to cult classic flicks hosted from The Clapham Grand's grandiose theatre-style cinema. Going in a group? Book in a 5 or 10 and they'll discount your already-cheap-as-chips tickets even further. Click through for the film schedule.

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11 events @ Blues Kitchen Shoreditch with 11 upcoming dates from 27 Apr 2018 until 08 Jun 2018

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.

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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.

21:00 - 02:00
Clubbing, Cabaret/Burlesque, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying
Commercial/Pop
Bethnal Green
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This world-famous comedy night is finally in London, where four people ranging from ambassadors to accountants, tell four ridiculous, embarrassing and unexpected stories; however, only one of them is real. Can you guess who?

19:30 - 21:30
Comedy, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Immersive
Shoreditch
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With 2-4-1 burgers and a £2 buy-in, the Aeronaut quiz is a must-visit for trivia fans. Grab your best and brightest mates and head to this quirky Acton pub for a chance to win cash, cabaret and comedy tickets, brunches and booze.

20:00 - 22:00
Quiz Night, Food & Drink
Background Music
Acton
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Without setting you back too much, you can treat yourself to an Elephant Gin tasting at The Star and Garter complete with a gin and tonic handed to you on arrival. Learn about the history and process of creating the perfect drink as well as getting to taste the product made with rare-African ingredients new to gin-making.

18:30 - 21:00
Classes, Food & Drink, Drinks Tasting
Putney
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With tickets from just £12, along with a bundle of free shots and drinks thrown in for good measure, this Cinco de Mayo-themed bar crawl is one of the best cheap things to do in London.

20:00 - 03:00
Bar Crawl, Fun Time Partying, Student Night, Themed Nights
Party Mash Up
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13 events @ Blues Kitchen Camden with 62 upcoming dates starting on 26 Apr 2018

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.

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Get the best hip hop tracks played by the best DJs as Down Low returns to Concrete, bringing even more massive anthems from Jay Z, Miss Elliott, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and so much more.

21:00 - 02:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
Hip Hop/RnB
Shoreditch
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See one of the finest views in London from the gorgeous Sky Pod Bar. Great value for money, this amazing experience is perfect for a date night or an intimate catch up.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Date Night, Live Music
Commercial/Pop
City of London
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Don’t worry about booking your flights to America, you just need to pay the tube fare. Prepare for a night of live country music, bull riding, line dancing, southern BBQ food and Buffalo Trace Bourbon Bar, followed by a DJ till late.

19:00 - 01:00
Clubbing, Live Music, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Live Music
Angel
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10 events @ 8 venues with 16 upcoming dates starting on 29 Apr 2018

Belushi’s is your one stop shop for affordable events that don’t skimp on the fun, whether that’s viewing parties packed full of beer, great food, and the best atmosphere, bottomless brunches, or massive parties that these guys know how to pull.

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Show your appreciation for beer and big German eats with the Spring Festival at Bavarian Beerhouse; there will Oompah bands and dancing til late with the rowdy Old Street Bar.

19:00 - 23:30
Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Party Mash Up
Shoreditch
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3 events @ Pitch Stratford with 25 upcoming dates starting on 28 Apr 2018

Whether it’s a big event or just entry, you’ll never have to pay much for Pitch. Their parties are raucous and fun, their chill out sessions are normally free, where you and your mates can play games, buy food from street food vendors, and listen to great music.

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With tickets at just £6, this weird and wacky event at Drink, Shop & Do is one of the best cheap events in London, as well as one of the silliest. Head down for the chance to attempt to build the most perfect and wonderful toast house in just an hour.

19:00 - 22:00
Date Night, Food & Drink, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different
Party Mash Up
Kings Cross
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11 events @ The Old Queen's Head with 11 upcoming dates from 27 Apr 2018 until 06 Jul 2018

It's never a quiet night when The Old Queen's Head is involved. The Angel pub is a huge party destination known for their brilliant clubnights, party to Prince, bow down with The Cuban Brothers and dance to the best of Disco Freaks.

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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.

19:00 - 22:30
Fun Time Partying, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Background Music
West End
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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.

20:00 - 00:00
Live Music
Jazz
Dalston
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Cheap live music is some of the world’s greatest pleasures, which is exactly what you get at Sunday Soul. The Atlantic Soul Orchestra will be playing the best in Stax and Atlantic soul music from the genre’s golden period, and while you listen you can eat some delicious food and cocktails from the Jazz Café.

17:00 - 21:00
Food & Drink, Live Music, Fun Time Partying
Funk & Soul
Camden
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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.

19:00 - 01:00
Clubbing, Student Night, Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink
Commercial/Pop
Shoreditch
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2 events @ The Albany with 2 upcoming dates starting on 25 Apr 2018

Objectively Funny is the best place to find experimental and risk-taking comedic talent in Central London. Join them as they host everyone from established stars to rising talent, making sure that their hilarity remains strictly on the cutting edge.

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Re-live the golden age of gaming for just £5 at one of these cheap London events. With iconic games, competitions and loads of prizes to be won it's a great way to warm up to the weekend.

17:00 - 22:00
Hen Party, Karaoke, Something A Little Different, Stag Do
80's Music
Holborn
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Learn how to become a bingo champion at the Bingo Academy. Their Bingo Trainers will make sure that you stop being such a loser and start being a winner, going head-to-head with others and taking them down.

19:00 - 22:00
Pop-Up, Fun Time Partying, Clubbing, Date Night
Waterloo
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One of the best free events in London, this awesome daytime party at Madison brings you awesome music, not to mention tasty food, booze and stunning views over the city.

12:00 - 18:00
Daytime, Fun Time Partying
St Pauls
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Get stuck into the ultimate community event at Star of Bethnal Green as they host a street party filled with cocktails, beer, BBQ food and street food, as well as entertainment for kids and amazing music – and it’s all under a tenner.

12:00 - 02:00
Festival, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Daytime
80's Music
Bethnal Green
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3 events @ 2 venues with 3 upcoming dates starting on 14 May 2018

With tickets starting at £5, seeing some of London's best comedians needn't break the bank. Laugh Out London holds events in Tooting and Islington and will guarantee a night of hilarity.

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CANDLELIT YOGA

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Candlelit Yin Yoga is an amazing way to relax on the cheap in London, with the calming candles setting the scene, and the held stretches promoting a healthy mind, flexibility and overall relaxation.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Classes, Sport
Background Music
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6 events @ 5 venues with 219 upcoming dates starting on 27 Apr 2018

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.

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14 events @ The Colonel Fawcett with 14 upcoming dates from 30 Apr 2018 until 30 Jul 2018

Have your funny bone tickled for only a fiver as The Colonel Fawcett pub in Camden host their regular comedy club. There is always a hot line-up of talent, from fresh on the scene through to regular acts.

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WANDERLUST

30 user reviews

For a Saturday night out that won't break the bank, this epic new Saturday club night at Cargo is the place for you. With amazing music, drinks and cheap entry, it's one of the best cheap nights out in London.

18:00 - 03:00
Clubbing
Commercial/Pop
Shoreditch
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From £4.50 you can party like it's the '80s and '90s again at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes with their mad party night. DJs are going to be spinning some serious retro hits, there's karaoke, bowling and arcade games and best of all, giant pizza. Bring back the '90s we say!

21:00 - 03:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Themed Nights
80's Music
West End
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With four gins to taste for just £5, this fun drinks tasting at The Star of Bethnal Green is one of the best cheap and free things to do in London this May.

19:30 - 21:30
Drinks Tasting, Food & Drink, Date Night
Bethnal Green
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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.

19:30 - 21:30
Comedy, Theatre/Arts
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With tickets from just £6, this hilarious evening of stand up sets at Aces and Eights, headlined by Toronto comedian Bobby Mair, is one of the top cheap events in London this month.

19:45 - 22:00
Comedy
Kentish Town
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While a lot of clubs promise the best house party feel, not many get close to SiNK in price and experience. Not only will there be several floors of music playing the best in RnB, Hip Hop, house and Old Skool, there’s also beer pong, spectacular UV murals, and free pizza at 1.45am – all for under a tenner.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, VIP Party
Hip Hop/RnB
Shoreditch
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With tickets for as little as tenner, this great cheap event in London promises some delicious jerk chicken, rum punch and great music all night long.

16:00 - 03:00
Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Daytime
Funk & Soul
Dalston
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1 events @ Deviant & Dandy Brewery with 4 upcoming dates from 26 Apr 2018 until 07 Jun 2018

Have fun without breaking the bank at Deviant & Dandy, as this brewery hosts everything from live music in the tap room to parties in the beer gardens, to brewery tours and distillation experiences.

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6 events @ The Grand with 26 upcoming dates starting on 26 Apr 2018

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. 

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One of the funnest cheap and free events in London, Sugar Cane Clapham invites to their tropical paradise every Wednesday for cocktails, island-inspired nibbles and hula lessons.

17:00 - 23:45
Fun Time Partying, Themed Nights
Clapham
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Make the City Comedy Club your midweek treat. Just two minutes from Liverpool Street Station, grab a drink, eat some British pub grub, and laugh all night.

20:00 - 22:00
Comedy, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Student Night
Liverpool Street
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Are you ready for the grooviest, most ridiculous game of bingo you’ve ever encountered? Join your caller Nigel Munson as you take part in bingo filled with bonus rounds, mystery prizes, intense musical statues, dance battles and so much more.

19:30 - 22:00
Comedy
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From only £12, you could get your Thursday started with a massive night of classic tunes, table dancing and fun and games. Musical Bingo are bringing one of their hilarious nights to Concrete Shoreditch; join the venue for one final summer blow out.

19:30 - 23:00
Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Clubbing, Quiz Night, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
Shoreditch
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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.

21:30 - 02:00
Clubbing, Hen Party, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
Camden
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London Pub Crawl with Welcome Drink | BarHopping UK
Save 15% with discount 'BHPOWER.'

BarHopping is kind of like most great bar tours in London, except here you get free shots and unlimited pizza at the first venue. With that in mind it’s an absolute no-brainer; as guests fill up on delicious food and get the night started with a couple of cheeky shots before heading on for more discounts and boozy antics. On the way you can expect further drink deals, welcome shots and queue jump, and advanced tickets are just £12.

20:30 - 03:00
Bar Crawl, Student Night, Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
Party Mash Up
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Prepare for some spectacular – and spectacularly cheap – comedy at Drink, Shop & Do, as they welcome the amazing Brett Goldstein (Catherine Tate Show, Derek), Lou Sanders and Jack Berry.

19:00 - 22:15
Comedy
Kings Cross
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