As the entire London Underground network closes for 24 hours, restaurants, bars, hotels and mobile apps are attempting to keep Londoners smiling by offering special deals and promotions to customers. Need perking up during the strike? Here are the discounts to know about

1. 50% off pizza at Worship Street, Shoreditch

London’s newest pizza place is offering 50% off pizzas for anyone who tweets @PizzaBuzzUK using the #tubestrike hashtag. Just show your tweet at the till to get the deal. The discount is valid all day Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 August and can be used on Worship St Loves pizza or customised pizzas (up to four toppings). Alphabeta Building, 2b Worship Street, EC2A 2AH.

ham and pea pizza

Perk yourself up with half-price pizza!

2. 50% off your food bill at One Canada Square, The Gun, The Botanist and more

ETM Group’s gastropubs, bars and restaurants are offering 50% off the total food bill to those who quote “Tube Strike” on Wednesday 5 or Thursday 6 August. These venues include One Canada Square at Canary Wharf, The Gun at Docklands, The Botanist and both Broadgate Circle and Sloane Square, The Well in Clerkenwell, The White Swan at Chancery Lane, Jugged Hare and Chiswell Street Dining Rooms at Barbican and Ealing Park Tavern in South Ealing.

The Botanist

Enjoy 50% off at The Botanist

3. Free rickshaw rides with Payfriendz

Can’t get to work? Mobile payments app Payfriendz is helping commuters in London by offering free rickshaw rides throughout the city. To request a ride, download the app and message #SurviveTheStrike to a number which will which will appear in your contact list. It’s got to beat queuing for the bus…

payfriendz rickshaw

Who needs a tube?

4. 30% off a hotel room with HotelTonight

Avoid getting stuck in the capital (or forking out for an expensive taxi ride) by making the most of this offer from HotelTonight and The Londonist. First time bookers will receive £30 off a hotel room (with a minimum £70 spend) and best of all, this deal is valid all week, from 3 – 10 August.


5. Discounted rooms at The Athenaeum, Piccadilly

Fancy splurging on a stay at a five-star hotel? Rooms at The Athenaeum are available for £360 on Wednesday 5 August. This rate also includes a travel essentials kit, including a toothbrush, toothpaste and a free laundry service, packed with stranded Londoners in mind. 116 Piccadilly, W1J 7BJ.
Athenaeum Hotel room

Park view bedroom at The Athenaeum


6. 50% off wine at Pierre Victoire, Soho

Fancy getting stuck into some French cuisine and a good bottle of white or red? This Dean Street restaurant is offering diners half price off a bottle of wine. Enjoy! 5 Dean Street, W1D 3RQ.


7. 50% off food at the Salt Yard Group

Love tapas? Don’t miss out on this brilliant offer. Starting from 6.30pm on Wednesday 5 August until 11.30pm on Thursday 6,  the Salt Yard Group is offering 50% off food across all of its restaurants (these include Salt Yard, Ember Yard, Dehesa and Opera Tavern). Just quote ‘tube strike’ when making a booking or print out this offer. The discount is valid for groups of up to four guests and will be applied to food items only.

salt yard group food

Tapas at the Salt Yard

8. Discounted drinks and bar snacks at The Big Easy, Covent Garden

The Big Easy is lifting spirits with live music and fantastic deals starting from 6pm on Wednesday 5 until closing on Thursday 6 evening. £3 pints of Meantime Brewery Fresh, £5 Slushies and £5 on all bar bites should keep commuters happy. See full details on the offer here. 12 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NA.

9. 25% off at The Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross

Too much hassle to travel in and out of the city? This super stylish boutique hotel is offering 25% off rooms on Wednedsay 5 and Thursday 6 August.  See more details and book online here. Pancras Rd, King’s Cross, N1C 4TB.


Stop over at the Great Northern Hotel

10. 50 % off food at Bunga Bunga, Battersea

South West London’s quirky pizzeria and karaoke joint is promising commuters a fun-filled evening with 50% off all food during the tube strike. Show your Oyster card and enjoy feasting on pizza, cocktails and gelato. 37 Battersea Bridge Rd, Battersea, SW11 3BA.