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The 100 best bars and pubs in London: on a budget

Just because pay day is a fair way off doesn't mean you have to slum it. Some of Time Out's favourite bars and pubs are totally affordable, too

By Euan Ferguson, Laura Richards and Time Out London Food & Drink
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We may have named them the best bars and pubs in London, but that doesn't mean that a trip to them is out of the realms of possibility when you're drinking on a budget. On our list below you'll find fun craft beer bars and pubs and real ale havens that are totally affordable and highly desirable boozing options.

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Bars and pubs on a budget in London

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The 100 best bars and pubs in London - Coach & Horses, Soho
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Coach & Horses

Bars and pubs Pubs Soho

Old-school and unpretentious, with a wistful pride for its heritage as a writers’ drinking den.

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Draft House

Bars and pubs Gastropubs Battersea

Drinks are served in thirds, two-thirds or straight-up pint measurements, giving affordable access to imports or unusual microbrews.

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The 100 best bars and pubs in London - Palm Tree, Mile End
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Palm Tree

Bars and pubs Pubs Mile End

A no-frills Mile End pub that’s authentic to the end.

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Bars and pubs Pubs Kentish Town

All of KT mingles here, so it’s a constantly lively scene. And there’s cheap Thai food if you want to settle in for the long haul.

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The 100 best bars and pubs in London - Pride of Spitalfields, Spitalfields
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Pride of Spitalfields

Bars and pubs Pubs Spitalfields

Dependable, no-nonsense spot for a proper pint. Look elsewhere for ironic lampshades and bare floorboards.

The 100 best bars and pubs in London - Princess Louise, Holborn
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Princess Louise

Bars and pubs Pubs Holborn

A Sam Smith's pub, Old Louise is truly, incredibly, spectacularly ornate: a warren of Victorian frosted-glass booths.

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Priory Arms

Bars and pubs Pubs Stockwell

An out-of-the-way old man pub that’s young at heart. Cask ales are well-chosen and all under £4 a pint.

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The 100 best bars and pubs in London - Sebright Arms, Hackney
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Sebright Arms

Bars and pubs Bethnal Green

A classic east London boozer turned into a hipster hangout with local ales and live music.

The 100 best bars and pubs in London - Stormbird, Camberwell
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Stormbird

Bars and pubs Camberwell

Cosy, welcoming beer bar with no frills or pretension. Explore the third-pint tasters for value for money.

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