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London Tipple: The Skint Student

As promised, The London Tipple series reveals London’s best drinking spots, whatever your situation. This time we are considering the ‘Skint Student.’ A relatable one for many. If you’re going to procrastinate and take a study break, you might as well do it well. Here’s where to go without losing too many coins.

The Shoreditch
145 Shoreditch High Street
London, E1 6JE

Catch the tube to Shoreditch High Street Station, Old Street Station or even Liverpool Street Station and wander down the high street to The Shoreditch.

Do not miss out on some great drink offers – 4 Piston Heads for £10 or 2 cocktails for £10 everyday, 2pm – 8pm. Try a Red Brazilian filled with raspberries, lime wedges and more. Or get that Gin drink if you’re a gin lover, the Gin Garden might be the one for you.

Tank and Paddle London
Minster Court, 3 Mincing Lane
London EC3R 7AA

A place dedicated to sharing the love for craft beer and all things it stands for. This bar takes pride in the fact “a lot of love gets poured into craft beer.” “Simple and unhampered.”

Depending on your mood, depending on the day and if you’re wanting to be indulgent on a “school night”, £2 for the first 100 pints on “Tank Tuesdays”, a pint or a pizza £10 on “T.A.P. 10 Wednesdays”, bottled and canned beers £4 on “Craft Thursdays” and “Don’t worry be hoppy on Hoppy Fridays” is the deal. What a way to fill your schedule!

Patch St Pauls
58 - 60 Carter Lane
London EC4V 5EA

You can visit patch on Carter Lane opposite St Paul’s Cathedral and experience it’s one off nature in one of London’s most famous places. Patch has re – launched itself as an “uber cool” Shoreditch themed cocktail bar and club and even has The Garden Room. With these long, lighter beautiful evenings in London appearing why not enjoy and make the most of every minute here. Why wait for the weekend? Live in the moment.

Happy Hour is 4pm – 7pm Monday to Friday, a big 50% off all house spirits including bottles. Even more reason not to miss this.

Big Chill House
257 - 259 Pentonville Road, King's Cross
London N1 9NL

A large bar and events space in King’s Cross. We must mention the roof terrace, undoubtedly, a roof terrace is the ultimate place to chill out in the British Spring and Summer time, right?

Craft drink menu, yummy food, DJs every Friday and Saturday until 3am. This sounds like the ideal location to go wild at the weekend.

Every Thursday night Big Chill has #TBT with Neil Barrett, where throwback music takes over. All the old school classics you might almost have forgotten are played with the resident DJ’s personal take on the 80s, 90s and Motown and Rock ‘n’ Roll bringing flashbacks to the past from 7pm. 

Big Chill House, a large bar and events space in King’s Cross.
Elephant and Castle pub
119 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BN

This is the pub that named the area and it dates back to 1765. Get a bottle of wine for £14.95 at the cheapest and enjoy a glass with a group of friends on a warm summer’s evening. Wednesday night is pub quiz night at £1, starting at 8pm. Or Sunday night hip hop karaoke, starting at an earlier time of 6pm is held in the basement bar – Sunday nights just got a whole lot more fun!

62 Goodge Street
London W1T 4NE

With over 20 sherries and over 100 white, red, rose and sparkling wines available it seems that there must be something for you. Why stick to alcohol, Barrica is very proud of their coffee or if you do fancy something alcohol based, then the Spanish gin made in the London – dry style, along with Spanish brandies are on offer. If it’s just a larger beer you’re after, then a crisp Mahou Cinco Estrella is for you!

Bar Social
245 Lavender Hill
London SW11 1JW

We mentioned cheap drinks, it doesn’t get much cheaper than £5 cocktails Sunday to Friday. It might be super cheap but cocktails are told to be exquisite and award winning. With this being in walking distance of both Clapham common and Clapham Junction tube and train stations might suit your needs.

Jubilee Market, The Piazza Covent Garden
London WC2E 8BE

If you’re looking for a place to visit with a “complete party package” then you’re in for a treat. Roadhouse promises vibrant, personality, distinct style, collection of cocktails and an electric atmosphere, all surrounded by lively entertainment.

Wait for it… It gets even better! Happy Hour is on all days of the week 5.30pm – 7.30pm, meaning this is perfect for the ‘skint student’. Beers are priced at £3.00, not emptying the piggy bank entirely!