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 23rd December 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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

@ Colours Hoxton on Sat, 29th Jan 2022 @ 20:00 - 2:00

If you're on the hunt for a wicked night out but your purse strings are feeling a little tight, look no further than this event at Colours Hoxton. Sisters of House are hosting an after dark 2022 opening party, where party-loving DJs will be hitting the decks and getting you onto the dancefloor in no time for just a tenner.

Narnia At The Exhibit

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Haven't you heard? There's a doorway to Narnia at Exhibit in Balham. Step through the fur coats to discover a stunning winter wonderland that's complete with snow-flaked trees, glowing fairy lights and snuggly throws. Cosy up, enjoy some warming grub and sip mulled wine.

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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.

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.

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 £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. 

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.