Cheap Things To Do In London

'Broke as a joke' is a phrase that gets thrown around on the regular 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 activities and experiences this fun city has to offer. Well, like music to your ears, here lies a nifty little low-down of cheap events in London, where everything from comedy to experiences are coming in around the £5 - £30 mark.

Last edited by Talia Stanton

Last updated on 1st March 2024

Barry's Bonus Buzzer Bingo

Barry's Bonus Buzzer Bingo is guaranteed to be the wackiest event you attend all March, with a £10 ticket granting you access to quirky prizes, wild challenges and non-stop shenanigans. Advertised as an interactive gameshow experience, expect to get fully involved in the action.  

Ballie Ballerson London

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?

What Does Not

For a night filled with creative expression, head to What Does Not's RAW event, where you'll be treated to immersive storytelling, unique live music and so much more. Even better, tickets are free, although you can opt for a pay if you can option to help support the artists.

Neon Naked Life Drawing

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, all for just £15. 

The Five Points Brewing Co

The Five Points Brewing Co is inviting you to join them for their brilliant beer-fuelled events in East London, which all happen to be free or less than £20. While some have DJs and focus on guest beers, whatever goings-on you choose, you'll get to nurse tasty Green Hop pints.


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.

Brixton Jamm

When it comes to affordable group nights out in London, few places are as fun as Brixton Jamm. Providing massive club nights, themed quizzes, brunches, comedy and bingo events, this spot has something for everyone without breaking the bank.

The West End Comedy Club

@ Upstairs at the Covent Garden Social Club on Various dates from Monday 4th March 2024

If you're looking for cheap things to do in Central London, head over to the Covent Garden Social Club where they'll be bringing you a stunning lineup of top-notch comedians every Tuesday night. Tickets come in at just £12 and you'll be able to catch as many as four big name acts.

Sky Garden

Searching for cheap and free things to do in London? Check out Sky Garden for their morning yoga classes if you're looking to stretch while admiring panoramic views of the city, for less than £10 each. Or you can opt for the venue's music-themed nights so you can have a cocktail while jamming out to tunes.

The Phoenix Events

Located in Cavendish Square, The Phoenix is a lively venue which hosts all sorts of affordable fun, with some events costing just £4. They've got entertainment like game shows and live music, as well as quizzes themed around popular films and TV shows, from Friends to Harry Potter.

The Chocolate Cocktail Club London

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club on Various dates from Saturday 2nd March 2024

Just £9.50 nabs you a table and your first drink at The Chocolate Cocktail Club, a delectable den of truly indulgent tipples and treats. Use the likes of Toblerone and Terry's Chocolate Orange-inspired concoctions to wash down light bites or cake, perfect if you're after cheap things to do in London for couples.

Zebrano London Soho

Looking for affordable things to do in Soho? Zebrano London is a seriously cool, hidden cocktail bar that's hosting cheap and free comedy nights, where you'll see talented new names hitting the stage, as well as pub quizzes that'll only set you back £3.

Brunch Book Club

Brunch Book Club is a fabulous event where books, brunch, and bottomless tipples come together in perfect harmony. A literary party of like-minded individuals, you can indulge in delish food like Nutella pancakes and salt beef bagels, enjoy great company, as well as participate in stimulating discussions.

LDN Comedy

LDN comedy is hosting £1 comedy shows at one of East London's most beloved pubs... need we say more? The Star by Hackney Downs is the place to be on a Wednesday night, with performers ranging from famous comics to up-and-coming names. You can also make the most of the pubs BBQ food and drink offerings while you're there. 


It's doesn't have to cost a bomb to party at some of the best places in London as Supa Dupa Fly proves, with tickets starting from £5. 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.

The Star of Bethnal Green

With two for £12 cocktails every Thursday and £5 margaritas on a Monday, The Star of Bethnal Green is always a great shout for cheap drinks. The events here are pretty affordable too, with tickets to the likes of tequila festivals featuring mariachi bands and high-energy drag bingo with Dame Jane coming in at under a tenner.

Throwback Tuesdays - Every Tuesday at The Roxy

@ The Roxy on Tuesday 5th March 2024 and 12 other Tuesdays

Looking for cheap things to do in London at night? The Roxy in Soho are hosting Throwback Tuesdays every single week, where you can expect to hear the likes of ABBA, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Nikki Minaj and so much more, all for just £4. What's more, they've got some cracking drinks deals too.

Hashtag Parties

In need of cheap things to do in London for young adults? With tickets from just £5, these epic parties are taking over iconic clubs and bringing you nights out to remember. Join the Hashtag team across the city for themed blowouts, including circus events at Tiger Tiger, Freshers mixers and more.

The Heathcote and Star

A sky-light filled cosy boozer in Leytonstone, The Heathcote And Star has everything you need for an unforgettable time. Whether you want to laugh your socks off with their Oh So Funny comedy nights or eat your heart out at their delish Sunday roasts, they've got you covered with the best eats and entertainemnt.

The Horatia N7

A proper pub in Highbury & Islington, The Horatia boasts an exciting calendar of affordable events, from dedicated vinyl nights on a Friday to Wednesday quizzes. Whether music, sport or trivia is your pastime of choice, this place has it either for free or a small cost.

Golf Kingdom Chadwell Heath

After cheap things to do outdoors in London? Golf Kingdom Chadwell Heath sees you navigating the jaws of a whale, a huge lake and an eight-metre waterfall across the UK's biggest adventure golf course, with tickets starting from £5. Topping it off is the chance to get stuck into FootGolf too.

Laugh Train Home Events

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.

The Art Of Going Out: An Immersive Experience In soho

@ Soho on Friday 29th March 2024 and 2 other dates

An immersive art experience is arriving in Soho for one weekend only in March, celebrating the joy of London's late-night guilty pleasures and, of course, the obsession with queueing. Tickets are £7.50 each and include two free drinks from Whitebox cocktails, as well as 60 minutes of access to 12 interactive tongue-in-cheek installations covering all of the city's gems. What's more, there will also be the chance to cast your vote for the best venues and things to do in London.

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tours

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. 

World Wine Tasting: Argentina

@ The Star by Hackney Downs on Thu, 7th Mar 2024 @ 19:00 - 22:00

If you love yourself some grade-A vino, there's no better place to indulge than at World Wine Tasting: Argentina at The Star by Hackney Downs. Head on over to sip on a curated selection of wines and learn all about how they're made, as well as their scents and tastes as you gulp down a glass (or three). You won't want to miss this event; trust us, you'll be more than grape-ful to attend.

Barry's Bonus Buzzer Bingo - Fully Interactive Comedy Gameshow!

@ The Star By Liverpool Street on Sunday 17th and Friday 29th March 2024

Starting at only £10, Barry's Bonus Buzzer Bingo @ The Star By Liverpool Street is your next Friday night out sorted. You'll be one step closer to that big bingo win with games like Wacky Races, Beer Goggles, Pot of Gold, Loose Change and much more.

Comedy with Michelle de Swarte and an all female stellar line-up, for International Women's Day

@ Mama Shelter London on Tue, 5th Mar 2024 @ 18:30 - 22:00

Don't miss out on super cheap tickets starting from only a tenner to an evening of laughs provided by some of the greatest female comedic talent out there. Mama Shelter in Shoreditch is hosting an event for International Women's Day with a lineup that's sure to impress. Expect sets from Michelle de Swarte, Helen Bauer, Laura Smyth and Esther Manito, lead by MC Alexandra Haddow.