Being broke is a real and scary thing. We all want to have fun going out for cheap and eating at amazing restaurants, but we have, like, zero dollars. Luckily, you don't always have to waste money bar hopping for a good time. There are tons of amazing and inexpensive things to do in London!

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If you live in London or are just planning a visit on a budget, be sure to check out the awesome activities, restaurants, and nightlife this city has to offer. 

Outdoor Activities

Boler Mountain, 689 Griffith St. 

Known as the ultimate ski spot, this outdoor playground offers extraordinary activities year round. From seasonal events and outdoor yoga to its Treetop Adventure Park and mountain biking, Boler Mountain is where you go to have a great time enjoying nature!

Fanshawe Conservation Area, 1424 Clarke Rd 

This conservation area is the perfect outdoor spot if you're low on money. Pay a small daily fee to gain access to awe-inspiring hiking and biking trails where you can cross meadows, forests, and lakes. Round up some friends and go camping to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

Covent Garden Market, 130 King St.

Is there anything cooler than diving into a beautiful world of fresh fruits, veggies, meats, and cheeses? I think not! Bursting with local staples and delicious discoveries at an affordable price, there's no other daily indoor market and outdoor farmers' market quite like it for food inspo. Let's not forget its yummy restaurants, either!

Victoria Park, 580 Clarence St.

The most free activity you can do! No money spent= more money in your pocket, and we're all for it. Take a trip to Victoria Park and behold the beauty of the outdoors. Now go out, breathe in the fresh air, and take in the gorgeous surroundings! Plus, you can enjoy loads of different festivals and free musical events in the summer.


Barney's, 671 Richmond St.

Tasty apps under $10, drink deals galore, and one of the best patios in London! The perfect place for any broke student to grab a bite and have a blast.

Campus Hi-Fi, 736 Richmond St. 

This place has some of the best all-day breakfast dishes in London! Talk about a deal: You can leave this fan-fave diner in a hugely satisfying food coma for less than $15.

Broughdale Star Kitchen, 1131 Richmond St.

Things everyone loves all day, every day: breakfast, comfort food, and Chinese food. Come here for a tasty, inexpensive take on all three! This spot is a great late-night option, too (except on Sundays), plus they have different tax-included specials after 6:00 PM. 

Molly Bloom's, 700 Richmond St. 

Stop by for karaoke, awesome live bands, authentic Irish fare, and an impressive bar. You can't miss Taco Thursdays, which include $4 tacos and $5 Coronas. What more could you ask for? You're guaranteed to have a fun night at this pub and wake up the next morning with cash to spare.  

Date Ideas

Sundance Balloons, 1245 Michael St.

What date tops spending the day riding in a hot air balloon with a cute date and a glass of bubbly? None. This will be the romantic experience of a lifetime that's sure to be unforgettable for both of you. Talk about having your head in the clouds!

The Cardboard Cafe, 114 Dundas St. 

With its $8 all-day game pass, London's amazing board-game cafe is good old-fashioned fun for everyone. Let's not forget their 2-for-1 deals on Tuesdays! Delicious coffee, treats, milkshakes, and grilled cheeses, plus an ever-expanding library of games, make this cafe the ideal rainy-day date.

Landmark Cinemas, 983 Wellington Rd

If you're looking for a cheap weeknight date idea, Landmark Cinemas has $7.99 Reel Deal Tuesdays. As a movie-going fanatic, I love to catch a new flick with my S/O, especially when it's nearly half price. 

Night Life

Jack's, 539 Richmond St.

You can't go wrong with incredible drink deals every night and a lively atmosphere. Go on Tuesdays for $2.50 tequila shots, Thursdays after 8:00 PM for 25 cent wings, and dig into delicious grub every day for only $5.95! Live music and a lit crowd make for a great time, every time.

Call the Office, 216 York St.

Tons of different fun events and talented DJs always make for an awesome night at this London party institution.

Moxie's, 441 Richmond St.

The food here is delicious and affordable, so come hungry. From $6.50 House-Made Hard Lemonade on Monday nights to their signature $8.75 G.T. on Fridays, this hot spot has so many weekly drink specials, you'll wanna go every night! 

Joe Kool's, 595 Richmond St.

Top off your party weekend in London with Joe Kool's signature hangover cure, the utterly tasty and filling Farmer Joe Burger. You can wash that greasy, heavenly goodness  down with $4 rye and vodka.

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