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Best Events In August
We're at the height of summer and - if you haven't already - it's definitely about time you got out and made the most of this gorgeous weather. Not sure where to start? With a month full of supper clubs, outdoor film screenings, immersive experiences and more, we don't blame you. But no problem, our hand-picked guide is just the thing to get you out for some fun in the sun. Feast your eyes on London's best events in August and get some seasonal inspiration.
Situated atop Brunel Museum, Midnight Apothecary is hosting underground tours and visits to its gorgeous roof garden. Enjoy munching on plenty of s'mores while tipping back charcoal-activated margaritas and other summer tipples.
In the mood for a free-flowing event? Then head along to Little Nan's Deptford Bottomless Boozy Supper. Sink your teeth into mouthwatering plates, from fish finger or chicken sarnies, all washed down 2 hours of unlimited themed cocktails, bubbles or wine.
Cocktails, street food and multi-sensory bingo? Hijingo is really coming up trumps in the August events department. Head over for the likes of bottomless brunch complete with a few games, or just purely for the main event, with the chance to win prizes throughout.
Searching for fun events in London? This August, Old School R&B Brunch is chock-full of goodies, from epic bottomless brunches with free-flowing punch through to epic boat parties, complete with drummers, dancers and Caribbean food.
Get inventive this August with the Creative Clay Workshop at Art Play London. Head to this Middlesex Street location for its awesome event where you can make a sculpture of a vulva out of clay, which you can take home to decorate.
Get ready to be spooked with pals at the Haunted London Pub Tour. Explore three of the city's most ghostly boozers, including Sweeney Todd's Barber Shop and Professor of Profanity, the pub that helped Dr Johnson focus on the dictionary.
This fabulous West End venue is hosting Wonderville: Magic and Cabaret from this August onwards, offering you a totally unique, immersive experience. Sit back and be amazed by an excellent range of breathtaking performances that are sure to entertain and delight.
In need of top-notch August plans? Then make your way to Elephant & Castle's COLAB Tavern for The West: An Immersive Wild West Experience. Get ready to become a gun-slinging outlaw or a law-abiding marshal and solve the mystery to find the traitor among you.
Fancy yourself as the next Mariah Carey? Just wanna have a few laughs? Check out Agency Unknown; the party collective bringing you a roster of humorous events from Last Man Standing and Gospeloke to Musical Bingo.
Taking place in a super secret location, The Greatest Brunch is quite a quirky activity. It comes complete with free-flowing fizz, 2 scrumptious courses, immersive characters and 5 glorious hours of dazzling musical theatre.
The R'n'Brunch Party is back this season with an epic line-up of drinks, delicious food and some of the biggest tunes in the biz. Head over to Proud Cabaret City where Emily Rawson and Sandra Omari will be DJing all afternoon so expect nothing but the finest in hip hop and R'n'B.
Head down to Brockley this August where the Rivoli Ballroom is bringing you a lineup of incredible movie screenings. Whether you're nabbing tickets for a classic night of JAWS, or cooling off with viewing of Some Like It Hot, this fun event series is one of the highlights of the summer.
This August, treat yourself to some seriously quirky activities at Flight Club. You and your squad will get to celebrate the summer by playing round after round of social darts while sipping Prosecco, tucking into epic platters of pizza and having one heck of a party.
Over at Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green, you can catch all kinds of hilarious shows from top comics throughout August. Alongside the side-splitting acts, there'll be a wide selection of booze and delicious grub on offer.
Blingo is adding some light-hearted entertainment to your nights out in London this August. The brilliant event is taking to venues across the city, bringing you RnB bangers alongside a hands-on night of bingo, dance offs and lip sync battles.
Fancy solving a mystery while enjoying some mouthwatering grub? Look no further than The Murdér Express Part Deux - Jewel Of The Empire: Award Winning Immersive Theatrical Dining Experience at Pedley Street Station. Be sure to find the clues while tucking into a 4-course menu.
Whether you're going on date night or fancy a daytime event in August, Sky Garden has you set. Enjoy a live music night complete with drinks or head to an early morning yoga session for a more relaxed Wednesday activity.
Treat your ears to an incredible evening of live music over at the ever-buzzing jazz club, Ronnie Scotts. Benoit Viellefon are taking over the stage on the 14th of August to bring you an atmospheric performance celebrating the hot gypsy jazz tunes made popular by Django Reinhardt.
Thames Lates is here to upgrade your boring ol' plans this August. Expect a 50-minute-long speed experience along the River Thames, followed by tunes from Oslo Hackney's DJ Mikee Snooze, finished off with a seasonal bevvy as you pass through the Tower Bridge at sunset.
The Exhibit is serving up one of the best brunch events in London this August. The Balham beauty is celebrating the bank holiday weekend with a day of DJ sets, tasty food and a massive three hours of bottomless rosé.
If you're after a foodie event in August, then check out Scandal at Rake's Brunch. This best-loved Liverpool Street venue will be home to some mouthwatering brekky bites and free-flowing bevvies, alongside a lineup of top-notch entertainment or live DJ sets.
Fronting a slew of fun events, from bottomless brunches to tipsy afternoon tea and more, Little Nan's got plenty to offer. Check out its lineup, you'll get to enjoy quirky teapot cocktails and scrumptious disco fries.
Taking place every Saturday, Barrio's bottomless brunch is serving up 80s tunes, free-flowing booze, musical bingo and two courses of delicious food. So what are you waiting for? Pop on your summery best, grab your number ones and head to this Shoreditch party bar.
Step into the Wild West at Moonshine Saloon, where the king of bathtub gin will shake you up some contraband drinks. Rock the cowboy look as you take on the role of outlaw bandit and liquor smuggler, but watch out for the sheriff's suspicious gaze, or else.
For an intimate evening of unique, old-school tricks, head on over to The Dilly for this Magic & Mind-Reading event. Tony Middleton will take you on an enthralling journey through the history of magic, with performances of impressive mind-reading, sleight of hand and so much more.
Need plans for August? Why not check out Silent Sounds Boat Party on the Thames? Not only will this party destination showcase some of the finest city views and iconic landmarks, but it will also have a silent disco with top-notch dance tracks or hardcore house. Yes, please.
Spice up your August plans with a trip to The Grid where quirky cocktails and escape room larks await. Located in Southwark, the immersive event will transport you into the world of espionage where you'll sleuth around an evil HQ to stop it in its tracks.
Have a little fun this August with Mumbai Masala at Proud Cabaret City. This awesome immersive dining experience will be combining some of the best Bollywood talent and humour, alongside a fabulous meal curated by celebrity chef Nisha Parmar. Need we say more?
There's been coupling up, there's been cracking on... and now? The time has come to cheer on your favourite duo. Discover the best bars, pubs and pop-up screens showing the Love Island final, complete with games, welcome drinks and special celebrity appearances.
Searching for the perfect drinking event this summer? The London Craft Beer Cruise has got you set with its unforgettable boat excursion. You're going to be sipping on all your favourite brews while eating pork pies and scotch eggs.
This Holborn pop-up promises a season of palm trees, sun huts and cocktails until the end of September. With a tropical paradise theme and delicious BBQ food, The Montague On The Gardens Beach Bar is the perfect spot for a summertime date with that someone special.
If you're on the hunt for fun events in the city, check out The Boat Show Comedy Club. The venue promises a fabulous boat excursion with hilarious stand-up acts to boot. Expect the likes of Andy Field, Andrew Maxwell and Brennan Reece.
A venue that fronts fun themed events such as Miami Vice and Polynesian nights, Neverland in London is a fabulous place to head to. Enjoy delicious bottomless brunches as well as parties and soirees at this always buzzing venue.
Hip Hop Brunch are making your Saturday afternoons a whole lot better with their weekly events throughout August. Unwind to all your favourite songs from some of the biggest names in the industry whilst tucking into a delicious three-course meal with bottomless cocktails.
With locations in Notting Hill and Belgravia, Biscuiteers are hosting fun classes, from summer events for kids through to the art of icing flowers and iced lollies. Join this DIY day out for a fun afternoon with the girls or a family affair.
August plans? Sorted. Grab your friends and head along to Plonk's venues in Camden, Hackney and Borough Market. Expect to enjoy a few rounds on its brightly coloured courses made from 100% up-cycled material, all while sipping on a few tasty bevvies.
This August, East London's favourite shuffle spot is back. Join The Bottomless Shuffle Brunch for music, food, free-flowing drinks and a gorgeous new open-air terrace that features two outdoor lanes and an Airstream cocktail bar too.
Skylight rooftop is bringing you a season of views, booze and quirky outdoor games to boot. Head to Tobacco Dock and make the most of those summer rays whilst sipping on refreshing cocktails and enjoying the sights and sounds of the city around you.
London Bar Bus is ready to upgrade your borin' August plans. Hop on this moving bar to take in gorgeous scenes of the city, including iconic landmarks, all while quaffing down an epic selection of concoctions on the flower-adorned rooftop space.
One of the best events in East London this month, KIKI is the quirky drag cabaret you won't want to miss. Head to Kachette for nights dedicated to lip-syncs, live vocals, incredible dancers and plenty of death drops.
Fancy showcasing your awesome chasing and sports skills? Yup. Then head along to Hunt Force: Reach locations, evade capture in Wandsworth Common. This cool event will have you split into two teams: hiding or seeking, all to win the game.
Gigi's is back open and they're already lining up some of the best drag events in London. Head down to Balls Brothers this August as every Saturday they'll be rounding up the cream of London's queen crop to bring you comedy brunches full of sass and serious fizz drinking.
An immersive cocktail experience in Russell Square, The Theory of Colour promises a top-notch series of 14 different cocktails based on 1660 artwork. Plus, if you shine an UV light on the menu, you'll get to uncover some hidden secrets.
Take a break from suntanning and rooftop bars with a trip to Camden Town Brewery for an insightful and tasty tour. During the hour-long experience, you'll learn all about the steps involved and sip on a few beers poured straight from the tank.
Get your groove and head to the best house party in town at Bubba Oasis on Upper Street. Make your way to this cool event to get a free house cocktail upon arrival, alongside a top-notch evening filled with RnB or hip-hop tunes. You won't want to miss out on this.
One of the best art series in London this month, Neon Naked Life Drawing is back - in-person and online - to bring you a new twist on those classic classes. You'll be tasked with drawing body paint-covered models using only UV materials, and it's worth it for those oh-so cool pictures you'll be taking home.
Grab your pals and make your way to Dabbers' Social Bingo: Bingo Voyage event for some non-stop fun. Expect to play three rounds of the best-loved game at this Houndsditch hotspot, while enjoying fabulous live entertainment and the chance to win plenty of prizes.
Toting Insta-worthy views, comfortable deckchairs and blankets, Rooftop Film Club's outdoor cinema events in Stratford are not to be missed. And this August? They're putting on a load of different flicks, from 500 Days of Summer and Grease to Fight Club and Death on the Nile.
Get ready for plenty of alfresco fun this August as Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden brings together quizzing and bingo for the bank holiday weekend. Head down for the chance to get your sip on in the great outdoors with plenty of entertainment.
Bubble Pop Brunch is London's very first dedicated K-Pop bottomless brunch, and it's kicking off in a top secret location this summer. What can you expect to find? Unlimited watermelon soju and Korean fried chicken alongside heaps of themed entertainment.
One of London's most popular events space, Chelsea Funhouse is bringing you a summer of bottomless brunching, code-cracking and film screenings. Whether you fancy trying out an immersive cocktail experience or want to ring in the weekend over free-flowing fizz, this is the place to do it.
Sure to spice up your August agenda, Gin-House Burlesque will be hosting a lineup of tantalising live performances this summer. Swing by to catch the likes of Miss Betsy Rose, Kolie Papillon and Missy Fatale for a spectacular evening of mischief and fun.
Keep the Carnival vibes going with Bashment Brunch as they host unmissable daytime parties across London this August. Say cheers to the weekend with unlimited rum punch, delicious Caribbean food and a soundtrack of reggae, dancehall and soca tunes.
If you're after a lesson from the experts, look no further than Black Parrot, an award-winning bar in Blackfriars. The mixology maestros are more than happy to share some of their knowledge over rum masterclasses, complete with a welcome drink, four tasters and a collection of stories.
A great idea for a fun day out this August, this cool tour and tasting of the Fuller's Brewery is an absolute must for beer-lovers. Head over to Chiswick where you'll be able nab a look behind the scenes at how the brand makes its delicious pints.
If you're looking for fun things to do this August, book yourself into Ballie Ballerson. Whether you're here for the Insta-worthy photo opps, the chance to act like a kid again or all the retro sweet cocktails and pizza you can handle, this is one for your diary.
Do something quirky this August and take part in The Big London Bake; the ultimate challenge for you and your mates. Using the ingredients, tools and top tips provided, you'll have 90 minutes to whip up a winning bake, without making a right old mess of it.
Ramp up your August schedule with a trip to The Gunpowder Plot at Tower Hill Vaults. At this unique immersive experience and bar, you'll be tasked with unmasking the schemers behind the famous event, all while you navigate a world of spies, traitors and informants.
For something a little different this month, head to Broadway Musical Brunch at The Cocktail Club on Shaftesbury Avenue. Your afternoon comes completes with bottomless cocktails, prosecco and dishes, as well as plenty of songs to belt out to from your favourite musicals.
If you're after some non-stop fun with pals, you're going to want to check out the Sounds Familiar Music Quiz. Set across much-loved venues including Tooting Tram and Social or The Old Queen's Head, this cool event will have revellers showcasing their skills while dancing to some bangers.
Head on over to the popular underground station for the awesome Borough Market its History and its Pubs event. Not only will you be taken around the hidden gems, literary haunts and boozers touting rich histories, but you'll also learn about the pub's cultures spanning 400 years.
On Fridays in August, The Covent Garden Comedy Club throws open its doors so that you can see some of the best comedians on the international circuit. Expect three or four on the lineup, including TV stars like Rob Beckett, alongside a cool compere throughout the night.
Whether you fancy an evening of cabaret life drawing, spoken word or smooth swing tunes, Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club has got just the thing. The South London live music venue is welcoming a whole host of brilliant and talented performers to serenade you throughout August.
Hyper Reality is offering you an evening of escapist fun from their East London base. The VR-based event will give you the option to fight zombies, take a rollercoaster ride, explore foreign worlds and take part in a go-karting race. There's also retro consoles and board games for when you're out of the headset.
To spend your August in London doing something a little different, Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience has your back. Nab tickets so live actors and 5D effects can plunge you into the heart of this great sci-fi tale, with a steampunk bar for refuelling afterwards.
Get a group together, book a booth and revel in a Brixton Courtyard party this August. Designed to be an all-new way to meet and dance in a socially distanced setting, world class DJs, craft beverages, cocktails and top street food traders all come together in one unique space.
From enjoying a drag-drenched afternoon tea with lip syncing to screenings of The Love Island finale, Soho Zebrano is an excellent place for your summer shenanigans. If that's not your thing, there are also comedy nights and pub quizzes to boot.
For London events in August, Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events are chock-full of awesome bottomless brunches. From Britney-inspired meals to drag-drenched performances and scrumptious scran, it makes for an awesome afternoon out.
Get a behind the scenes look at how your favourite craft pints are made at Meantime Brewing Company. The beer pros are welcoming you to their Greenwich abode to see how your drinks go from mash tun to hoppy delight, and providing you with some of the freshest sips along the way.
Venture to a secret location where West End Musical Brunch's all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza awaits. Tuck into an hour of free-flowing fizz and mouth-watering nosh whilst real-life stars from the industry perform your favourite numbers for five hours of non-stop fun.
Immerse yourself in London's premier prison-inspired drinking experience. Hidden away from prying eyes in Covent Garden and Shoreditch, Alcotraz will give you a taste of the convict life, filled with intriguing characters and creative cocktails.
Make the most of these last days of summer with an outstanding immersive food experience. Kitchen Theory are back with an IRL offering which promises 10 exceptional courses of multisensory dining, whipped up by Jozef Youssef and his talented team.
On the hunt for things to do this week in London? August is well and truly packed with cool events at QT, located at the luxurious Middle Eight hotel, where the roster includes West End stars and famous musicians. To top it off, you can sip through lip-smacking cocktails too.