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.

Last updated on 26th October 2020

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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

531 user reviews 4

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.

@ The Prince of Wales Brixton on Wednesday 16th December 2020

One of the best events in London this month, Musical Bingo is going sky high as it takes over the Prince Of Wales rooftop terrace for a night of hilarious, hands-on fun. Get ready for immersive decor, dance-offs and much more as the MB team bring you the chance to win some serious prizes.

Flight Club

469 user reviews 5

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. 

DARKFIELD is a brilliant online event that'll immerse you and a mate into a creepy world of delusion and confusion. Throughout the experience, you'll be made to question if it's really your friend or a doppelganger instead.

Kitchen Theory

34 user reviews 5

Treat your friends to a unique immersive dining event this August, as Kitchen Theory returns with more fantastical eating experiences. Not only will you dine on an impressive 10-course feast, but each dish will be brought to life using audio, visuals, textures and aromas to make it a multi-sensory experience. 

Lost Boys Pizza

61 user reviews 5

Lost Boys Pizza are bringing you some of the best events in August. Not only are they putting on a series of gothic film screenings, including a two-course meal and a drink for only £20, but they're also hosting a fun drawing class in their heated garden.

Thames Rockets

40 user reviews 5

All aboard the Thames Rockets as this water-based experience invites you to take in the city's sights like never before. Expect a unique speedboat ride paired with London Cocktail Club's finest tipples and a banging soundtrack all in one incredible journey through London.

Spend your Saturdays eating, drinking and dancing with The Refreshment Room's epic bottomless brunch parties. The Stratford spot will be joined by a DJ and host for an afternoon of free-flowing drinks, mouthwatering dishes and top hits - all you have to do is decide between a Lady Gaga-themed fest or a reggae-fuelled event.

Proud Embankment is bringing together Europe's top talents for a glitzy series of awe-inspiring cabaret. Hosted by a whole host of famous faces, the night will bring you bold burlesque, comedy and plenty of musical numbers.

A night of

102 user reviews 4

A live music series, A Night Of will be welcoming a talented group of musicians to Jazz Cafe for its upcoming August events. Throughout the month, performers will be treating you to an evening of Aretha Franklin classics as well as one dedicated to iconic neo-soul tunes.  

@ Hyper Reality on Various dates from Tuesday 1st December 2020

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.

Still not feeling confident enough to head to the bar? Simply bring the bar to you instead. Jim and Tonic's quirky gift sets come complete with a bottle of their handcrafted sustainable gin as well as a selection of premium craft tonics.

London Party Boats

1 user review 5

This August, London Party Boats are bringing you sunset river cruises over the Thames, complete with table service, private seating and cracking drinks... all from one of the most unique party venues in the city.

Agent Venture

96 user reviews 5

This quirky online adventure combines elements of Bond, Jack Bauer and Inspector Gadget all in one thrilling experience. From the comfort of your sofa, you and four to five of your mates can topple an evil corporation, expose dastardly crimes and save the day.

@ Bread Street Kitchen on Various dates from Thursday 3rd December 2020

Part of the famed Gordon Ramsay restaurant group, Bread Street Kitchen is one of the city's swishest dining spots. For a unique experience like no other, book this spaceship private space and spend the night feasting on exquisite cuisine and potent cocktails. 

The Grand

883 user reviews 4

The Grand in Clapham is your go-to for quirky events this August. Whether you fancy swinging by for one of their huge confetti canon-filled weekend blowouts or a legendary sing-along cinema night, there's always something fun to be a part of. 

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.

Garage Brunch

561 user reviews 4

Get your Saturday off to a great start with a little help from Garage Brunch and a few very special guests. Alongside a plethora of underground hits and well-loved classics, they're also feeding you with top-notch dishes and unlimited drinks. 

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.

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. 


@ The Mind Palace on Various dates from Friday 4th December 2020

This August, The Case of the Poisoned Chalice is taking over The Mind Palace in West London. From the makers of Sherlock: The Game Is Now, this immersive cocktail experience will have you diving in the world of Moriarty and solving clues as you taste drinks along the way.

The Original Tour

57 user reviews 5

Clamber aboard the London Bar Bus for the ultimate city tour this summer. One of the best events to do in the capital this August, this quirky drive comes complete with a fully licensed bar so you can take in some iconic sights with a drink in hand.

Sky Garden

300 user reviews 3

Home to some of London's very best views, Sky Garden in the swanky restaurant and bar space on the 43rd floor of the Walkie Talkie. The perfect spot for celebratory cocktails and socially-distanced drinks, tickets include entry to the venue as well as a welcome drink.

This summer say goodbye to the streets of London and hello to a world of endless opportunity at DNA VR. This epic virtual reality experience is promising far-flung adventures and cutting edge technology, perfect for groups of up to six. 

@ Pow Brixton Winter Rooftop (heated & tables covered) on Saturday 5th December 2020 and 20 other Saturdays

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 the Rum Kitchen Shoreditch where Rock The Belles will be DJing all afternoon so expect nothing but the finest in Hip Hop and R'n'B.

Old Skl Brunch

98 user reviews 5

Pairing bottomless rum punch and 2-course feasting with live DJs and lip sync battles, Old Skl Brunch is back and better than ever this August. Head down with your crew and expect safety measures in the form of social distancing and sanitising stations.

@ Chelsea Funhouse on Various dates from Wednesday 2nd December 2020

One of London's most popular immersive cocktail experiences is back for another summer of fancy dress, code-cracking and vintage-style tipples. For one night only you'll become a secret WW2 agent, tasked with breaking an allusive code with a boozy reward for those that succeed.

Bashment Brunch

47 user reviews 4

Held at a secret location, Bashment Brunch is adding carnival vibes to your weekend antics. Join them for tasty food, bottomless cocktails and a huge party atmosphere, soundtracked by a mix of reggae, dancehall and soca hits.