Clubbing is usually a major part of everyone’s university experience. In fact, one of the best things about being a Londoner is experiencing the city’s booming nightlife. However, the bragging rights that come with being able to enjoy some of the best clubs in London don’t come cheap, unfortunately.

Most people associate clubbing with massive cash loss and in London, this isn’t far from the truth. With many students relying on part-time jobs and their loans, hitting the London nightlife can sometimes leave a bitter taste in your mouth as well as your pocket!

Entry costs can be very expensive – especially when racing to buy early bird tickets. Spending so much is a sure impediment to the fun. However, this doesn’t have to be the case.

So, what are the best free entry clubs in London?

In no particular order, we proudly present to you the best free entry clubs in London, showing that you can have a great night out without breaking the bank. Do we have your attention? Well, read on to find out more. 

Catch Bar

Location: 22 Kingsland Road, London, United Kingdom, E2 8DA

The Catch Bar will likely be packed whatever day you decide to visit. This is due to its welcoming and lively atmosphere, but don’t be intimidated by this fact. The animated bar asks you to embrace the excitement in order to fully enjoy the unique experience. Catch also has live bands that perform frequently. The bar delivers an organic and wholesome feeling making it easily one of the most popular bars in Shoreditch.

Catch bar: The best free entry clubs for a night out in London!
Source: Catch Bar

Dalston Superstore

Location: 117 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB

The Dalston Superstore’s energy is on full-on display for you to enjoy.  The LGBTQ+ friendly bar boasts a number of naughty cocktails – the Lusty Jenny promises to get you loosened up!

This venue comes well recommended, featuring on several online sites and Tik Tok. Who knew London’s free entry clubs could be this good? It is free to enter and only a fiver if you visit on the weekends after 11 pm.


As if it couldn’t get any better, Dalston Superstore has partnered with Essential Vegan which elevates the food here to another level. The lentil burger is a favourite among Dalston Superstore regulars and for good reason!

For university students who want to enjoy themselves and save money, this is the perfect location. All are welcome.

Dalston Superstore: The best free entry clubs for a night out in London!
Source: Dalston Superstore

Clapham Grand

Location: The Clapham Grand, 21-25 St. John’s Hill, Clapham Junction, London SW11 1TT.

Okay, this one isn’t exactly free but at £1 who’s complaining? One of Clapham’s most iconic clubs, this South London venue has a lot going for it.  The Grand is a widely successful nightclub that has hosted the likes of Jimmy Carr and Russell Howard.

Appealing to a wide demographic with its diverse resident DJs, the Grand is certainly a special place.

Saturday’s, in particular, are not to be missed. A classical looking venue, the Grand’s Victorian-era interior juxtaposes beautifully with the rousing music and overall vibe of the place. You are bound to have a night to remember (and it’s only an 8-minute walk from London Victoria) making it easy to get to.

Closed due to the pandemic, the Grand is looking to return in late 2022. Be sure to keep a look out for its reopening!

Queen of Hoxton

Location: 1 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3JX

The Queen of Hoxton is one of our favourite rooftop bars in London. There’s so much to appreciate here from the views to the dazzling variety of music divided on each of its four floors.

A cool, chic spot – you won’t believe us when we say this bar is free entry! Its beautiful cherry blossom garden is a prime location for well-versed brunch-goers and nightlife equally. The Queen of Hoxton may well be London’s best free entry club.

Operating on a first-come, first-serve basis, booking is recommended – it’s that good.

The Shoreditch

Location: 145 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE

The Shoreditch has truly captured the shiny and colourful 70s glam aesthetic.  Its comfortable lounge area for early goers and a darker ambient basement for night dwellers means that it appeals to all types.

Vibrant and classy, this club stays true to its identity. Playing classics in line with its theme until 11 pm when it reverts to playing your current pop dance anthems. The Shoreditch should be on everyone’s must-visit list.

Free entry before 9 pm so there’s no excuse.

Bar Rumba

Location: 36 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7EP

A Piccadilly original, Bar Rumba has been here forever. One of the longest-running nightclubs in London. Attesting its longevity to the club’s commitment to showing you an excellent time. With great atmospheric music and an intimate venue dancing and mingling are encouraged. There’s always something on at Bar Rumba, its famous comedy carnival is on weekly alongside other awesome events.

So, these are without a doubt the best free entry clubs in London. Affordable entertainment is at every corner of the city so there’s no reason not to take advantage of the best nights out in London.

Are there any other free entry clubs that we missed out on? Let us know in the comments below! And for more things to do in London, check out our picks for the best cocktail bars in the city.