Whether It's that post-work drink or a lively club scene, we all know London sustains its reputation for having an active and lively drinking culture. Although there are those who can afford more pricey places to have their afternoon drink, others can't. In this article, we look at some of London's cheapest bars, and ones that make no sacrifice on location or atmosphere. Same service, just cheaper offers!
Located by London's central Hanover Square in Fitzrovia, lies this cosy bar. With dimmed lighting and a friendly atmosphere, this place is perfect for local business workers or friends wanting a few cocktails and a chat. This bar is happily affordable, with prices averaging at £5 a drink. Coming here between 4-9pm weekdays, however, entitles you to their happy hour offers, with beer and wine only £2.50 and a bottle of wine £10! If Fitxrovia's store doesn't float your boat, then head over to any of their other central stores, including Fulham, Soho and Kings Cross - there's bound to be one near you.
Primarily a gay bar, this place attracts all types of straight and LGBTQ people alike. On weekdays, their focus on weekday DJ's and drag queen acts can make this place a stimulating and enjoyable night for all involved. GAY offers an alternative of dancing and louder music, if that's your thing. Coming here Monday to Thursdays will set you back just £2 a drink here, including pints of beer and single spirits and mixers.
With three dedicated floors to explore, you can go to the top with dancing and a smoking area, or a more intimate space can be found on the lowest floor, where you'll find a sofa area and low-key music. Unfortunately, Saturday nights are the busiest in London, and you'll be paying their ordinary price of £6 a drink on the weekend.
Offering a variety of vodka-based concoctions and a happy hour menu from 5-7pm, this place is great for after work drink or a group of friends wanting a cocktail and chat. Trendy and modern, this place attracts a young crowd of working professionals and presentable students during happy hours. With low key music and a menu range of sharing platers, this place isn't somewhere to boogie, but somewhere to nibble and chat. If you're wanting to come on a Saturday night however, expect a dedicated dance floor and even one or two on their stag do's here. Coming on one of London's busiest nights, however, will have its extra cost, with drinks on its standard menu costing around £8 each.