Cheap 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 things to do in London. 

Last updated on 26th September 2022

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?

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.

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.

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.

The Richmond Club

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The Richmond Club on Kew Road is a firm choice if you're looking for top-notch entertainment. This much-loved venue is touting an awesome comedy night from some of the best performers in the biz, all while whipping up mouthwatering snacks or bespoke drinks.

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.

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. 

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.

Fancy having a good ol' time without breaking the bank? Coupette has you covered. Head to Bethnal Green for budget-friendly drinks from classic cocktails to spirits in their sultry, dimly-lit setting.

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Entry to Midnight Apothecary's pop-up roof garden bar, which includes an optional tour of the Brunel Museum's Thames Tunnel Shaft, will set you back only £8. From there, you can dig into s'mores and hot toddies around the fire pit, or nab the venue's famous botanical cocktails. 

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.

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.

Sky Garden

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

Shakespeare Comedy Club

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Cheap things to do in London don't come any better than a night of laughs in a London pub. Head to Comedy Downstairs at The Shakespeare and you'll be treated to some of the best comedians in the biz, with plenty of affordable drinks to boot.

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. While some have DJs and focus on guest beers, whatever goings-on you choose, you'll get to nurse tasty Green Hop pints.

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. 

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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.

Want to have a little fun without breaking the bank? Then check out London Craft Oktoberfest, at venues spanning from Elephant & Castle to Mayfair. Expect German-style beers from around 10 local craft breweries, followed by dance-worthy live entertainment. 

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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. 

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.