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 24th June 2022




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.

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.

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.

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.

Searching for your August bank holiday adventure? Why not head to the Doctor's Orders' events for a killer boat party? Experience nothing but entertainment with music for 5 hours, as well as a stunning view down the Thames.

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.

Need August bank holiday plans? Then check out Plonk in Camden, Borough Market and Hackney. These top-notch crazy golf courses are not only brightly coloured but are also designed by some of the city's hottest muralists and street artists. If you're thirsty, head to the bar for a bevvy.

The Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is nothing like any other game. Why, you ask? Along with answering a range of song-themed questions, revellers will also be dancing along to their favourite tunes in multiple pubs and venues across the city. You won't want to miss out on this.

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. 

Planning for your August bank holiday? We don't blame you. Get your relaxation at the London Craft Beer Cruise, an unforgettable boat event, which comes complete with views of the Thames, refreshing brews and delicious charcuterie spreads.

Looking for things to do this August bank holiday in London? Head over to The Folly where an afternoon of show tunes and bottomless booze awaits you at West End Drag Brunch. Along with 90 minutes of free-flowing drinks, you'll also enjoy spectacular performances.

Release your inner kitchen connoisseur as The Big London Bake welcomes you to show off your whisk skills at London's first pop-up of its kind. With multiple cooking stations and 90 minutes to hone your creativity, this is one for every aspiring baker.

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.

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.

Doing anything this August bank holiday weekend? We've got just the event to head to. Enjoy hilarious versions of The Taming of the Shrew and The Comedy of Errors, all while kicking back in a sunny beer garden with a drink in hand.

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.