Head over to Leadenhall where this War of the Worlds experience is taking over The Old Metal Exchange for a unique, high-tech and totally interactive walk through the classic tale of Martian invasion. One of the year's best immersive events, it's an eye-opening take on an iconic story.
August Bank Holiday London Events
A much needed three-day weekend is on the horizon, so have you 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 unique cocktail pop-ups to waterside experiences that make the most of the weather (here's hoping), we've got everything covered. So sit back, relax and have a browse of the best things to do this August bank holiday in London.
You can always count on Cargo in Shoreditch to throw a good party and that's no different come August bank holiday. The multi-roomed venue is keeping things fresh all three days of the weekend, with top DJs and themed parties keeping you going til Tuesday.
Experience a three course feast, Faulty-style as this immersive show transports you to the iconic show, complete with all your favourite characters. Head down on Friday, Saturday or Sunday for a 2 hour show with delicious food and lots of laughs.
Known for combining amazing food with a party atmosphere, the Hip Hop Brunch team are taking over this August Bank Holiday in London. Guests will first be treated to 3 courses of 'Dirty South' food, before enjoying fun rounds of Hip Hip karaoke and all your favourite urban acts. Certain to leave you full of booze, with a stomach that feels like it's about to burst and a great beat in your head, there are few better ways to spend a bank holiday weekend in London.
Celebrate your three-day weekend with a trip to The London Cocktail Club for a fabulous carnival-themed show. Expect big headresses, bright colours and some serious salsa vibes, along with a bespoke menu of Caribbean-inspired plates.
From pizza and prosecco brunches, to Friends-themed nights and even Sunday session club events, DUO has a jam-packed schedule of bank holiday activities to keep you going from morning 'til night.
Whether you're a die-hard Wicked fan, love all things Les Mis or go wild for The Lion King, this brunch is for you. Not only is this musical-themed bash bringing you 5 hours of non-stop hits and live performances, but also an hour of bottomless drinks and 2 tasty courses.
Looking for the ultimate West End activity? Make the most of the bank holiday with a trip to Studio 88, where the lively spot is bringing you free-flowing brunch, non-stop live music and live DJs till 4am. Clear your calendar, because this is going to be a big one.
Release your inner Prue Leith as The Big London Bake welcomes you to show off your whisk skills at London's first pop-up of its king. With 10 cooking stations and 90 minutes to hone your creativity, this is one for every aspiring baker.
Set sail aboard The Dutch Master for an evening of drinking and dancing to your own personal soundtrack at this epic silent disco, all set to the backdrop of some of London's most iconic landmarks as you float down the Thames.
Create your very own botanical blend at this gin masterclass, which will teach you all about the art of distillation and the history of gin. Located at the HALF HITCH Micro-Distillery, you can create your own one-of-a-kind blend this bank holiday Monday.
Who run the world? Beyonce, that's who. Raise a (bottomless) glass to the Queen Bey as this themed brunch heads to a secret location, complete with a tribute act and dance troupe alongside mouthwatering bites and flowing drinks.
The UK's first open-air shuffleboard terrace welcomes you to do something a little different this weekend. Get stuck into the classic game, with pizzas, beers and cocktails to keep you going.
Celebrate the long weekend with an epic party courtesy of The 90s Brunch. Armed with a soundtrack of nostalgic hits, unlimited drinks and delicious brunch eats, these guys are on-hand to give you the the ultimate throwback.
Head over to Park Lane's Sheraton Grand where this unique magic show is bringing a little extra enchantment to your long weekend. Join magician Sonic as they dazzle you with tricks, misdirection and mind-reading over the course of the evening.
With bottomless brunch, glitter artists and non-stop live music on the cards, The Piano Works is a top choice this bank holiday. Not only can you bag cocktails from as little as £5, but you can even request music till 1am, before a DJ takes to the decks.
Inspired by America's most infamous prison, Alcotraz is London's first fully immersive theatrical cocktail bar. Don an orange jumpsuit, smuggle in your liquor of choice and prepare for some delicious bespoke cocktail creations.