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.
Any Given Sunday August Bank Holiday
@ Funky Buddha, Sunday 24 August 2014
XclusiveTouch's Bank Holiday special comes to you from Funky Buddha. Get your dose of Mayfair sophistication alongside a glamorous crowd who like to go hard all night - you'll find them over on the dance floor, cutting shapes to RnB, funky house, hip-hop and club classic tunes until 4am. Make sure you're in for 10pm, where mojitos are 2-4-1 until 11pm.
August Bank Holiday Latin Carnival
@ Love and Liquor, Sunday 24 August 2014
The Carnival Spirit has well and truly dug its heels into Love & Liquor. Their Sunday shindig comes in the form of a celebration of all things Latin, with DJs Jonny Bluestone and Moses Midas spinning the tracks until 3am. Come early - there's a champagne recepetion awaiting for those coming through the door between 9 and 10pm.
Summer Carnival 2014
@ Guanabara, Saturday 23 August 2014 and Sunday 24 August 2014
Guanabara are getting those Carnival juices flowing with no less than six nights of Brazilian-inspired hedonism. Kicking off on the 19th and culminating in one helluva closing party on the 24th, they'll bring you some of London's best samba school bands and dancers, capoeria performers, percussion artists and carnival beats from a top line-up of DJs.
BANK HOLIDAY HOLIDAY CARNIVAL PARTY
@ Werewolf, Sunday 24 August 2014
Super cool Werewolf are hosting a Carnival special, for those wanting a bit of VIP for their carnival weekend, then head down here for a hot night out.
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.
The Taylor Walker Summer Beer Festival
@ Red Market, Saturday 23 August 2014 and Sunday 24 August 2014
Drop in on East London’s Red Market this weekend and you’ll find 25 pubs and 25 local breweries coming together at Taylor Walker’s very first beer festival. As well as a litany of great beer, there’s live music, five food stalls and DJs after 9pm to look forward to. Brew School will teach you how to make beer, and charity events will run with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer charities!
@ Archer Street Cocktail Lounge, Sunday 24 August 2014
Get yourself down to Soho's Archer Street for their sophisticated White Party this Bank Holiday Sunday. DJ Charlie will be on hand to spin a hip-shaking jumble of 70s and 80s holiday anthems, you'll get a gorgeous complimentary cocktail if you come dressed in white, and there's even a prize for the best dressed guest, so for heaven's sake don't hold back.
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.
Bonnie & Clyde – Jay-Z vs Beyoncé
@ The Old Queen's Head, Saturday 23 August 2014
Jay-Z vs Beyoncé @ The Old Queen's Head promises to be a night of fun like none even the Queen of Hoxton has seen before. This hommage to music's favourite power couple, will see the ladies getting bootylicious in the 'single ladies' dance off, while the fellas get down in the Jay Z rap battle. You might have 99 problems but where to go on Bank Holiday Saturday won't be one of them!
@ 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, and David Agrella and Michael Morley are going to be there to ramp up the tunes all night long. Expect to dance all night and wake up the next day wanting more.
Notting Hill Carnival, West London
The August Bank Holiday weekend wouldn't be complete without one of the world's best street festivals. The Notting Hill Carnival hits London's streets this weekend amid a plume of feathers, colours and noise. If you're at the carnival itself, make sure you hit some of the Sound System stages - but if you're planning on celebrating elsewhere, there are a whole host of bars, pubs, clubs and events to keep you and your friends buzzing all weekend!
SMEXY - AUGUST 24TH BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY
@ Shaka Zulu, Sunday 24 August 2014
Voodoo Entertainment are coming to Camden, and boy are they in the mood to party. They’ll take the reins at quirky hotspot Shaka Zulu for a Bank Holiday special event to satisfy your hedonistic impulse. Tear up the dancefloor until 3am with 800 dressed-to-impress party people, with an awesome R&B, hip-hop, electro and old skool soundtrack providing the beats.
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.
Notting Hill Carnival Afterparty / Bank Holiday Special Bar Crawl
@ Shoreditch Gone Wild, Sunday 24 August 2014
Consistently rated as one of the best bar crawls in London, the Shoreditch Gone Wild gang are throwing a typically hedonistic Carnival-themed party this weekend. You’ll get free entry to five top venues, free shots and exclusive drink discounts for just £15; a package that usually retails at over £50.
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.
ParaVana & McQueen Joint 4th Birthday Party
@ Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, Sunday 24 August 2014
McQueen and ParaVana are celebrating their 4th birthdays in style by hosting a joint beach party over the August Bank Holiday. On Sunday 24th, the Cre8 Lifestyle Centre in Hackney Wick will be transformed into a custom-made beach party like no other. Expect hot tubs, cool drinks, and a smoking BBQ. Ciroc will be bringing their premium Vodka along and expect a few special guest appearances too.
Wild West Is Coming To Town
@ Steam and Rye, Saturday 23 August 2014
Wild West Is Coming To Town will bring the American frontier to heart of London for Bank Holiday Sunday. Don your best Cowboy (or cowgirl) hat and ride on down to Steam and Rye, where you can try to tame the rodeo buffalo, catch a glimpse of the Coyote dancers, and make a buck in the gambling den, before sipping on something cool in the saloon bar. Yee Haw!
German Beer And Ooompah Brass Band Bonanza
@ Octoberfest Pub, Every Saturday
Celebrate the August Bank holiday with an Octoberfest style celebration. That's right, Octoberfest pub on Fulham Road will have a Bavarian brass Oompah band playing fun German music and your favourite sing-along tunes. Along with lively drinking games. Party packages get you priority entrance, reserved tables, and involvement in all the drinking games with FREE BEER.
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.
#DirtyByDesign Bank Holiday Party
@ Dirty Martini Bishopsgate, Sunday 24 August 2014
Dirty Martini are back with their renowned #DirtyByDesign Bank Holiday party on Sunday 24th. Head on over to their Bishopsgate basement bar to celebrate the long weekend in comfort and style! With happy hour deals on offer until 10pm, special Dirty By Design cocktails £7 all night and a party-starting DJ on the decks through to 3am, it's certainly going to be one to remember. Can't make it to the City? Check out their Covent Garden or Hanover Square parties instead.
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.
Faded Carnival After Party
@ Ministry of Sound, Monday 25 August 2014
Ministry of Sound are on call to help you stretch those Carnival weekend antics that little bit further. They’ll lay on a glut of carnival jams mixed in with hip hop, RnB, house, 90s classics to shake a leg to, with CJ Beatz and The Menendez Brothers heading the bill until 5am.