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 4th August 2021




GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

108 user reviews 4

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.

  The Candlelight Club

336 user reviews 4

@ The Candlelight Club on Various dates from Friday 10th September 2021

Searching for fun things to do around London this August? Taking place in a secret location, The Candlelight Club is bringing you a 20s-themed extravaganza. Don your flapper dresses and bowler hats for a fabulous and immersive night of cabaret acts, live music and aesthetic cocktails. Plus they'll also be a fortune tiller and sketch artist.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

239 user reviews 5

Blingo is adding some light-hearted entertainment to your nights out in London this August. The brilliant event is taking to The Electric Ballroom to bring you RnB bangers alongside a hands-on night of bingo, dance offs and lip sync battles.

Leading the way for socially-distanced summer events, Prince of Wales in Brixton is hosting a series of rooftop brunches and suppers, complete with private party booths and an unreal lineup of live DJs.

The Luna Cinema - London

43 user reviews 4

Gather your picnic blankets, snacks and a bottle of bubbly for a night spent watching movie classics under the stars. The Luna Cinema is coming to lush spaces all over the capital, showing all the classics, both new and old, while the sun goes down.

@ The View From The Shard on Saturday 7th August 2021

Without a doubt, one of London's best events in August, The Shard's day party is dishing up a winning combo of music, views and drinks. Taking place on the city's highest rooftop, the extravaganza will have you and your mates seeing in the weekend over Champagne, funky beats and an incredible backdrop.

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.

Bella Whispers Cabaret

16 user reviews 5

Bella Whispers Cabaret is London's hottest new cabaret showcase, and it's heading to Shoreditch this August. Join Allegra Whispers and Bella Rose as they bring you some of the best rising talents from our city and host a fabulous get-together at Looking Glass Cocktail Club.

Bubble Pop Brunch

7 user reviews 4

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. 

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.

Flight Club

492 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. 

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.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

3121 user reviews 4

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.

Rooftop Film Club

21 user reviews 4

Head over to Roof East this August where this quirky open-air cinema series will be popping up for a season of excellent movie nights. Catch the likes of Lord of the Rings, Amelia and Dirty Dancing from the comfort of your own deckchair.

Discounts available on certain events

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.

Bashment Brunch

50 user reviews 4

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.

@ M Restaurant Threadneedle Street on Sun, 29th Aug 2021 @ 15:00 - 1:00

Soul Serious are coming to M Restaurant this August bank holiday, bringing with it a wild day of world-class music and delicious food. Head over with your mates and you'll find a three-course brunch feast and 11 hours of non-stop funk tunes played by a number of DJs and performers.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

86 user reviews 5

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.

Hyper Reality

69 user reviews 5

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.

Embrace the balmy August nights with an evening spent watching an alfresco play, courtesy of Fuller's Shakespeare in the Garden series. Head over to one of the various pubs taking part and watch on as impressive performers keep you dazzled from start to finish.

If you're looking for amazing things to do in London this August, Underbelly Festival is sorting you out with quirky cabaret and fierce drag nights. Head over to their Cavendish Square complex for late night shows and alfresco partying.

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. 

Pop Up Screens

57 user reviews 4

One of the best things to do in August, Pop Up Screens is bringing together a whole host of fun film nights to locations across London. Head to your nearest screening site to catch the likes of The Greatest Showman, Dirty Dancing and The Goonies.

Darkfield

1 user review 5

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.

Garage Brunch

592 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. 

Agent Venture

232 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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

610 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.

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.

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.  

Love Pub + Grub

8 user reviews 5

Discounts available on certain events

Spend your weekend topping up your tan while sipping on ice-cold drinks with your mates at Love Pub + Grub. The East London pop-up is also serving up tasty street food, DJ sets and fun giant games to play.

Fulham Beach

506 user reviews 4

One of London's top summer pop-ups is back for 2021. Head on over to Fulham Beach this summer and you'll be able to take part in everything from boozy brunches to full moon parties, cocktail sipping to gorging on stone baked pizza in a stunning Thameside location.

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 Exhibit

184 user reviews 4

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.

@TheCourtyardWC1

27 user reviews 4

This summer, Courtyard WC1 is not only hosting open-air movie nights, but are also showing the Lions Rugby matches and Olympics opening ceremony. Sit back and relax with one of their draught pints in hand, tuck into tasty grub and watch all the action.

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

651 user reviews 5

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.

Chelsea Physic Garden

1 user review 5

One of the best things to do in West London this summer, August sees the Chelsea Physic Garden come to life with a series of alfresco supper club. Head over for delicious seasonal eats, aperitivos and paired wines in a stunning outdoor setting.

This summer, Kinky Malinki is bringing Vocal House Brunch to a few venues across London. Grab a ticket and you'll get to tuck into tasty plates, sip on prosecco and enjoy live music from resident acts and DJs.

Cocktails in the City 2021

1042 user reviews 4

One of the best August events in London, Cocktails in the City is back for 2021 and they're bringing together a whole host of incredible bartending talent. Sample sips from some of the world's coolest bars, complete with live entertainment and fun masterclasses.

All Star Lanes Events

15 user reviews 5

Throughout August, All Star Lanes are holding events across their various venues in Holborn, Covent Garden and Lanes White City. Whether you fancy a soulful bottomless brunch, comedic karaoke night or acoustic live music, they've got you covered.