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 December 2021

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

673 user reviews 4

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.

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.

The Magic Hour

804 user reviews 5

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.

The 90's Brunch

228 user reviews 3

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. 

Body Art Events

2 user reviews 5

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.

The Big Bakes

1280 user reviews 5

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.

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.

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.

London Craft Beer Cruise

157 user reviews 5

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.

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.

The Doctor's Orders

8 user reviews 3

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.

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 Exhibit

210 user reviews 4

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.