London's 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 edited by Izzah Kazi

Last updated on 3rd May 2024




Darkfield

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.

Ballie Ballerson London

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.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz

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.

Boy Toy Events London

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.

Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience

@ Roscorp Laboratories on Various dates from Sunday 19th May 2024

The masterminds behind Alcotraz and Moonshine Saloon have struck gold again with Avora: A New-World Cocktail Experience at Roscorp Laboratories in Hoxton. Sport a purpose-built jumpsuit and embark on a mission through mythical landscapes and exotic flora, meeting inhabitants along the way and sipping on bespoke concoctions. Watch as the paradise turns from day to night and the creatures come out to play, from just £42.50 per person. 

THE DOUBLE R CLUB

Head along to Stoke Newington this August to find The Double R Club taking over Fontaine's. Here, you'll discover a world of scandalous intrigue as Benjamin Louche heads up the evening, entertaining you with poems, lullabies and the like.

Old School R&B Brunch

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.

The Big Bakes

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. 

The Exhibit

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.

Barrio Bars

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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

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.

Little Nan's

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.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

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.

Backyard Comedy Club

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.

The BBQ Club - 2024

@ BBQ Club on Various dates from Sunday 19th May 2024

Fancy an alfresco six-course feast with great views of the city this August? Returning to the Southbank for its seventh year, The BBQ Club is offering just that. Soak up the sun as you enjoy confit garlic asparagus, honey-glazed chicken and more, all using fresh ingredients sustainably sourced from local artisan producers and cooked over fire right in front of your eyes. You can even add on an optional wine pairing for £50 extra per person.

Midnight Apothecary

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.

Proud

Proud City are filling your August calendar full of flair and fabulousness with their events, which come with everything from secret burlesque society themes for ultimate opulence to the dark, the kinky and the circus-filled. Whatever you choose, there's the option to add on British meals or even a chef's table tasting experience. Plus, on Saturdays you'll find these guys hosting a fun drag brunch complete with two courses and 60 minutes of unlimited bubbles.

Brixton Jamm

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. 

 

Skylark Roof Garden

If you're strapped for ideas on how to spend your Sunday in August, hit up Skylark Roof Garden for its Miami beats session or endless brunch. Tickets to both cost £35 and include 60 minutes of bottomless tacos for the latter. Sip on delicious margaritas and get down to some amazing DJ sets and live saxophonists at this pretty sky-high haunt. 

The Murdér Express

@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Sunday 19th May 2024

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Fancy solving a mystery while enjoying some mouthwatering grub? Look no further than The Murdér Express, an award-winning immersive dining experience at Pedley Street Station. Be sure to find the clues while tucking into a 4-course menu.

Neon Naked Life Drawing

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.

Love Pub + Grub 2024

@ Night Tales on Various dates from Saturday 25th May 2024

If you've got this far through summer without visiting Love Pub + Grub's mega pop-up, then you may want to rethink your choices. With affordable entry and happy hour drinks, there's no reason not to head to Night Tales in Hackney for the day drinking event of the year. Expect big-name DJs, street food vendors, beach-style seating and a gaming room to explore while nursing cocktails and making memories with your best mates. What's more, groups of six can enter for just £12.50 altogether. 

plonk

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.

Garage Brunch

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. 

Watch The Love Island Final In London

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.

Flight Club

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. 

Sky Garden

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 (plus a VIP upgrade if you're really splashing out) or head to an early morning yoga, breakfast or sunrise-watching session.

Biscuiteers: Various Sites

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.

Zebrano London Soho

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.

The Boat Show Comedy Club

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.