August Bank Holiday London Events
August Bank Holiday 2014 London Events Guide. A much needed three-day weekend is on the horizon, sorted your plans yet? We're here to nudge you in the right direction with this choice of fantastic bank holiday events and parties! We've been out searching the city for the very best happenings; from late night drinking and dancing to chilled one-off events, we've got everything covered. So sit back, relax and have a browse of the best Bank Holiday Weekend Events in London.
Beach Party At Zebrano Bars
@ Zebrano Carnaby, Every Friday from 22nd August
While everyone that is within driving distance of a nice sunny shore will be living it up with popsicles and sand castles this bank holiday, Londoners have to make do with the big grey concrete jungle. Luckily, Zebranos feel our pain, and are turning their Carnaby Street bar into a beach with five tonnes of sand as well as extending their opening times from Friday onwards. A mid-city beach bar sounds a bit surreal but we're loving it.
Love and Liquor Presents... Jungle Warehouse
@ Love and Liquor, Friday 22 August 2014
Unleash your inner animal at Love & Liquor’s pre-carnival party. This is the Jungle Warehouse, a suitably wild celebration designed to get your carnival weekend off to a dashing start. Head over to this chic NYC cocktail bar on Bank Holiday Friday, where every guest will don an animal mask as they dance to the sounds of the best d&b, garage and hip-hop tracks long into the night.
Playaz Carnival Special
@ Fabric, Friday 22 August 2014
Not only is Fabric arguably London's funnest club venue, but it's also inviting us all down for a great night out to get us all ready for Notting Hill Carnival. Nottin Hill is London's biggest summertime event, and if you're planning on grabbing the Red Stripes and getting involved this Bank Holiday, then you need to get down to Fabric first to get loose and get into the party spirit.
@ The Social, Every Friday
This rock'n'roll joint know how to throw a good party, and this Bank Holiday's edition of Heavenly Social will be no different. Ok maybe it'll be a little wilder, a little more crazy - this is the best weekend of the year don't you know. Expect to dance all night and wake up the next day wanting more.
Trouble Vision Carnival Warm Up
@ Corsica Studios, Friday 22 August 2014
Another banging night out this bank holiday - don't we here at DesignMyNight just spoil you with choice? If you're wondering what's setting Troublevision's carnival warm-up apart from the rest of the exciting events listed on this page, then you need only glance at the line-up for this event. With big names like those, don't think twice about getting your mitts on a ticket.
Kurv With Jimmy Edgar, Mosca, Kassem Mosse and Lowtec
@ Egg, Friday 22 August 2014
This one's getting all the kids excited. Jimmy Edgar is headlining at Egg this bank holiday, which means hours and hours of sweaty, down and dirty dancing to some swirling funky beats. Egg notriously puts on the best techno nights in London, and we're glad they haven't let the opportunity that a three day weekend poses for some late-night antics go amiss.
Summer Break Party
@ The Roof Gardens, Saturday 23 August 2014
You need to get yourself to the Roof Gardens for what looks set to be the most extravagant party of the Bank Holiday weekend. Set in the breathtaking venue of Kensington's palatial roof gardens (home to bounteous foliage, fully grown trees and even a few flamingos), this Summer Break Party is attracting swathes of London's bright young things who just want to be a part of such a glamorous affair
Xclusive Touch Saturdays
@ Werewolf, Every Saturday
Spend your August Bank Holiday Saturday at Werewolf in Piccadilly where expert party planners Xclusive Touch are taking over to mix one of the hottest clubs in town with the crème de la crème of theatreland, showcasing risque acts in a mesmerizing Midnight show. Top this off with some great R&B tracks and some top notch funky house and you've got yourself a Bank Holiday to remember.
Love and Liquor Presents... Carnival
@ Love and Liquor, Saturday 23 August 2014
The Carnival spirit flows seamlessly into Love and Liquor on Saturday 23rd. Come to this chic club night if you like the sound of a one-off evening packed with Brazilian dancers, face painters and Caribbean-themed cocktails whichever way you turn. Resident DJs Josh White and Jake Posner are in the house too, mixing up a blend of commercial, house and RnB tunes until 3am.
Roxx 'On The Roof'
@ Sanctum Soho Hotel Roof Garden, Every Saturday
What better way to spend a Bank Holiday than at a cool rooftop party in the heart of London. Roxx on the Roof is a pop up Summer party taking over the Sanctum hotel Soho from 3pm on Saturdays throughout the summer. The August Bank holiday will be no exception and this rocking party will include cocktails, DJs and even a jacuzzi to cool down in.
UFF TEA SUMMER BALL
@ Cecil's, Every Saturday
Take a trip back to 1930's Havana for this wonderfully suave evening of cocktails, live music and decadence. Dressed in your finest Panama Hat and cravat, or ruffled silk dress, you'll join Mr Cecil Russell George Uff esq as his guests, as he entertains you with a truly unique evening of Cuban cocktails and entertainment in the fabulous throwback to the past.
Groove Odyssey Album Launch Party with Joey Negro
@ Pacha London, Saturday 23 August 2014
The guys at Pacha are used to long, hot summer night-time parties, and dancing until sun-rise because of their roots in Ibiza night-life. We're glad that they're bringing this spirit to our bank holiday weekend with their album launch party. With a line-up that includes long-time legend Joey Negro, those half-baked plans for a BBQ will look pretty shoddy in comparison to this event.
@ Club Aquarium, Every Saturday
If the August Bank Holiday is a hot one, then why not cool off in a club with a pool in it. Carwash in Shoreditch takes place on a Saturday evening from 10pm. Join the party in this cool East end club, moving to rocking DJ beats like no one is watching. Drinks flow as the party bounces until the early hours. If that's not enough then the Jacuzzi and pool are sure to be.
The Toy Shop Summer Party
@ The Toy Shop, Sunday 24 August 2014
If you're missing the reckless adventures of the summer holidays of your youth, then don't miss out on The Toy Shop's Bank Holiday Summer Party. This Putney bar has got fun written all over it; the walls look like they were built with lego and the drinks are sometimes served out of little castles. They're stepping the childish antics up a notch though with face painting, alcoholic lollies and BBQ bites.
Bank Holiday Hawaiian Ping Pong Party
@ Bounce, Sunday 24 August 2014
If you're single, there are few better ways to spend this August Bank Holiday, than at an Hawaiian Ping Pong Party. DoingSomething.co.uk are holding their latest singles night at table tennis hot spot Bounce in Holborn. You will be matched with others into the passions of ping pong play, so that eyes can meet across the table. Expect party games and lots of fun.
Bank Holiday All Dayer w/IS TROPICAL, Popstrangers and more..
@ The Old Queen's Head, Sunday 24 August 2014
Join the Cool For Cats this August Bank Holiday to celebrate their new residency at The Old Queen’s Head. Kicking off with an all day party, there will live music and DJ sets from Popstrangers, The Magic Gang, Is Tropical and of course Cool For Cats and many more. Be sure to look out for the cocktail and drink offers and why not sink your teeth into a Psychic Burger!
Vestal Voyages, North London
Vestal Voyages is perfect for a spot of alfresco drinking this Bank Holiday Weekend. Grab a group of your closest mates and hop aboard the stunning 50 foot cruiser stern Liverpool canal boat, where a charming drinking experience awaits. Head on up to the deck, get comfy and cruise your way down the Regent’s Canal with a choice of delicious Vestal Vodka cocktails for company.
The Jam Tree Chelsea, West London
Jam Tree’s Garden is among the best in London. Profiting from all day sunshine, its own dedicated bar and a BBQ renowned for its hog roasts, it’s hard to leave once you’ve sat down and made yourself comfy. Come by early and kick things off with a few jam-infused cocktails in the garden before moving inside to cut a few shapes on the dance floor. Lovely stuff.
Honky Tonk Clapham Common, South London
New for 2014 is Honky Tonk’s Sundowner Terrace. It’s tailor made for balmy bank-holiday evenings, with lashings of alcoholic milkshakes and award-winning cocktails pairing up with the venue’s Honky Dogs for delicious results. There’s live music too, and a buzzing atmosphere to enjoy both inside and out.
Queen of Hoxton, East London
The Queen of Hoxton is a top bar and club in its own right, but head on up to the Rooftop Summer Club to see the jewel in its crown. Perfect for bank holiday lazin’, stop by this Shoreditch gem for smoking BBQ burgers, fresh ginger beers and their notorious cocktail slushies. Enjoy the sun while its around, then throw yourself head first into their pumping rooftop party to mark a memorable bank holiday weekend (not literally).
Paradise By Way of Kensal Green, West London
Paradise is a truly top West London party spot. Its seriously stylish, but downright refuses to take itself too seriously; meaning you’re left with a slick venue with an easy-going vibe. Bank Holidays are a Paradise speciality, and they’ll be serving up their usual spread of delightful fresh food and drink in the day before staging a rousing party come evening time. Highly recommended.
Floridita, Central London
Pop by this cocktail bar, restaurant and live music venue in Soho for a Bank Holiday party with a bit of flair. Come early for some killer rum cocktails, dip down to the fine restaurant for a bit of wining and dining and finally prepare yourself for an assault on the dance floor, where you’ll stay until the early hours.
House of Wolf, North London
DMN users crowned House of Wolf Best All in One Venue for 2014, and it’s a well-earned gong indeed. Quirky events and entertainment packages are the name of the game in the Wolf’s Lair, and they’ll be serving up experimental cocktails against the backdrop of a pulsating party long into the night this August Bank Holiday.
West End Gone Wild, Central London
West End Gone Wild are proud purveyors of awesome bar crawls in the centre of London. They lay on shed loads of offers and freebies as they take you around the West End’s top hangouts, and if there’s one thing they love it is a Bank Holiday. Join an eclectic crowd of thrill-seekers and save a whole wad of cash while you’re at it.