August Bank Holiday: Best 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

Last updated on 27th September 2021

The Exhibit

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The Exhibit are taking your August bank holiday plans up a notch with their bottomless rosé brunch event. What can you expect? Delicious dishes, live entertainment throughout the afternoon and a whopping three hours of free-flowing wine.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

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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.

London Pub Crawl

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The best way to spend your bank holiday weekend? Letting loose over an evening of free shots, drinks deals and queue jumps, of course. Join London Pub Crawl as you journey around some of the city's best party spots.

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.

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Looking for fun things to do this August bank holiday? Nothing beats a party from Supa Dupa Fly. They'll be taking over some of the city's best venues for a series of unmissable parties this summer, with a long weekend special to celebrate Carnival.

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.

Notting Hill Carnival might not be taking place this year, but that's not stopping Shabba Party from bringing the party. Along with a two-day fest, complete with fabulous performers and Caribbean food stalls, there'll also be special guest acts and plenty of rum coctails.

Spice up your long weekend with a trip to one of Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events' unmissable parties. From butlers in the buff to bottomless dinners and hilarious shows with some of the UK's top queens, these guys know how to make the most of the August bank holiday. 

The Magic Hour

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With a range of events taking place across the weekend, The Magic Hour is keeping the bank holiday enchanting. Head to shows at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane or The Dilly in Mayfair for mind-ready and sleight-of-hand.

Body Art Events

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Saucy painting series Body Art Events is bringing you a carnival special for the bank holiday. Book in now for the chance to paint some eye-catching male models, complete with cocktails and a soundtrack of bashment, soca and reggaeton.

Barrie are here to dispel any bank holiday Monday woes with their fun-filled brunch sesh. Expect plenty of dance-worthy music, colourful surroundings and a menu of hearty hangover-curing grub alongside two whole hours of bottomless drinks.

The 90's Brunch

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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. 

Tuck into Caribbean fusion food over at Antillean in Southwark over the long weekend with one of their fantastic brunches. Not only will you get to feast on mouthwatering food and enjoy delicious rums, but you'll also get to catch brilliant live entertainment.