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 29th September 2022




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. 

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

828 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.

Situated in Shoreditch, Hijingo is an excellent shout for those looking for new experiences. Along with fronting 11 special cocktails, your bingo games come complete with dance breaks, the chance to win a holiday and yummy nibbles to tuck into.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

4711 user reviews 4

Boasting two giant ball pits and a crackin' bar, it's no wonder why Ballie Ballerson in Shoreditch is our perfect August bank holiday destination. Whether you fancy popping in for its bottomless brunch with top-notch tunes or just to have a play about, this venue is bound to impress.

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.

The Doctor's Orders

12 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.

Barrio Bars

282 user reviews 4

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

236 user reviews 4

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. 

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.

@ Loop Bar, London on Every Saturday

On Saturday 27th August, Loop Bar will be whipping up a bottomless brunch packed with pop and disco tunes. So, dig out your best neon, shoulder pads and feather boas to join Vicki Vivacious for her show, all while tucking into a two-course meal with free-flowing fizz, followed by the opportunity to cut some shapes on the dancefloor.

The Magic Hour

836 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.

Merchant House

204 user reviews 5

Merchant House has a boatload of events to keep revellers occupied this August bank holiday. Whether it's whisky, gin or rum masterclasses in its gorgeous bar or a trip to The Brig, London's smallest haunt located in its awesome space, this venue won't disappoint.

Proud

67 user reviews 3

Need August bank holiday plans? Now you got 'em with Proud City. Enjoy an immersive dining experience at one of its themed events, where they bring you fancy fare in a Prohibition-like atmosphere. Expect an incredible show, doused with dancing, singing and so much more.

Trapeze Bar

101 user reviews 3

Trapeze Bar in Shoreditch is throwing a boatload of fun-packed antics for August bank holiday. So, what to expect? Think bottomless brunches touting mouthwatering brekky plates and 90s vibes to full-blown parties with top-notch live DJs, you won't run out of activities here.

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Tuesday 6th December 2022

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Head along to Pedley Street Station for The Murdér Express Part Deux - Jewel Of The Empire: Award Winning Immersive Theatrical Dining Experience. Not only will you have to solve the riddles to locate the valuable diamond, but there will also be a 4-course menu to enjoy.

Neverland

951 user reviews 4

You can always rely on Neverland to upgrade your boring ol' August bank holiday plans with pals. Head to its Fulham location for an Ibiza White Party over the long weekend touting live tunes or check out the fabulous bottomless brunch events boasting free-flowing bevvies.

The Big Bakes

1760 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.

The Exhibit

262 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.

Whether you're heading to Play Fridays, Sleepless Saturdays or Hush Sundays, you'll be absolutely set with Bar Rumba's top-notch lineup for August bank holiday weekend. Plus, there's even a Monday Hangover Cure event if you fancy going all out.

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 Brixton Courtyard is offering revellers a fantastic August bank holiday event at its best-loved venue. Not only will the Carnival Brunch include 60 minutes of bottomless rum punch or tasty eats, but it will also be home to DJ sets and live performers. Need we say more?

Little Nan's

213 user reviews 4

Fronting exposed brickwork and quirky decor, Little Nan's in Deptford is a great place for fun events with your pals. Get stuck into an endless brunch, complete with fish finger sarnies and bottomless booze or book an afternoon tea with homemade cakes.

  Silent Sounds Boat Party

288 user reviews 5

@ The Silent Disco Boat on Saturday 21st January 2023 and 11 other Saturdays

Head to Silent Sounds Boat Party on the Thames this August bank holiday for some non-stop fun. This glorious floating disco will have a range of music channels that you'll listen to through a headset, all while taking in swoon-worthy scenes of the city's most iconic landmarks.

Old School R&B Brunch

462 user reviews 4

For fabulous events this bank holiday weekend, check out Old School R&B Brunch. Their events come complete with free-flowing punch, island vibes, and some seriously delish scran - think buttermilk fried chicken and Creole fries.

@ Neosight Headquarters, Bankside Arches, SE1 8BU on Various dates from Tuesday 6th December 2022

On the hunt for a quirky immersive experience? The Grid: Cocktail Infused Escape Room sees you undertaking a secret operation to understand Artificial Intelligence tools, guzzle futuristic sips and defend humanity against machines over at Neosight Headquarters in Southwark.

Hyper Reality

165 user reviews 5

From Tokyo nights-inspired karaoke to the very best in cyberpunk immersive experiences and VR gaming, Hyper Reality. Think roller coasters, go-karting and fighting zombie hoards, alongside a bar complete with retro consoles and board games.

What's The Motive is hosting a boatload of fun-packed events for the August bank holiday weekend. Head along to a range of brunch activities, from RnB to Destiny's Child-themed antics with live DJs and tasty eats, across a range of best-loved London venues.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

315 user reviews 5

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.

The Boat Show Comedy Club

482 user reviews 5

For something a little different this August bank holiday, head to The Boat Show Comedy Club. Their events promise a fabulous excursion with funny stand-up acts from the likes of Andy Field, Andrew Maxwell and Brennan Reece.

Skylines Boat Parties

8 user reviews 3

If you're on the hunt for August bank holiday activities, check out this fun party by Skylines Boat. Ride along the Thames as you enjoy two decks worth of music, thirst-quenching cocktails, an open sun deck and a cracking dancefloor.

Backyard Comedy Club

88 user reviews 5

Backyard Comedy Club is packed with big TV names and circuit pros, thanks to its purpose-built space and cool lineups. Head over on Saturday night of the bank holiday for plenty of laughs.