If you're after a cocktail experience, then this summer pop up is just what you need. Whether it's rum, gin or whiskey you're after, the Merchant House's hidden bar has it all. With a personal bartender and your own music selection, this is the perfect private hire.
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.
Looking for a quirky date night or something a little bit different for your next special occasion. Soul Supper is the exclusive event taking over Proud Cabaret City. Tickets to the immersive evening include a gourmet dinner, glass of fizz, and of course, plenty of incredible live music.
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.
Be transported to another world this August as War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience comes to East London. Guests will travel through 24 incredible scenes, battling a martian invasion, climbing aboard boats and even jetting to Mars.
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.
London Cabaret Club's newest show is taking a look at Britpop through the ages over a night of theatrical costumes, mesmerising performances and well-loved tunes. Beginning in the 60s, the evening will include popular anthems and nostalgic trends from each decade.
Whether you're a single lady or a nasty girl, we've got just the thing for you. Beyonce Brunch is paying tribute to the queen herself over an afternoon of limitless cocktails and a two-course feast, accompanied by live performances from an amazing singer and dance troupes.
A four-course meal created by a MasterChef finalist, a fabulous 20th-century train carriage as your setting, an evening of tableside drama... it's all on the menu at The Murdér Express. The immersive dining experience is serving up fun theatre performances with delicious food.
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.
Celebrate the summer with a group day out to Electric Shuffle in Canary Wharf. Their unique boozy brunch offering will add a dash of healthy competition to your usual antics, with access to the shuffleboards, a bottle of Prosecco each, paddles of pizza and a live DJ to soundtrack.
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.
When it comes to fun summer events in London, Pop N Paint is pushing the boat out with its brilliant creative classes. What can you expect? Club tunes from a live DJ, an art session that'll have you creating masterpieces - on pre-made canvases - and playing hilarious games.
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.
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.
This epic immersive experience is inviting you to take a plunge into the cockney criminal scene of the 1920s. Don your finest flat cap and spend the evening dishing out violence, haggling bargains and making alliances. The best part? You get to call the shots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take part in one of London's most thrilling immersive experiences this August, which combines elements of an escape room and live theatre into one incredible event. Your mission? To steal back some of the world's most precious artwork by breaking into a top-security storehouse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Still haven't tuned into the online version of the Sounds Familiar Music Quiz? Don't miss their upcoming dates, all promising big tunes, fun times and more. As one of the UK's biggest music quizzes, this is one for your diary.
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.
Do something quirky this August and take part in The Big London Bake, the ultimate baking 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gigi's is back open and they're already lining up some of the best drag events in London. Head down to the Hoxton Square 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.
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.
Hop aboard Canal Party Cruises this August for the ultimate summer day out along Regent's Canal with 14 of your closest friends. Not only will the two hour adventure have you taking in stunning scenery, but you can even bring your own food, booze and music to soundtrack the event.
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.