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.
Best Events In August
We're at the height of summer and - if you haven't already - it is definitely about time for you to get out and experience the best events in London. August has plenty of great events and our hand-picked guide is just the thing to get you out for some summer fun. Whether you're looking to be on the move at a new pub crawl or want to go a little crazy at a themed party; we've got the best August events in London. Check them out today and get inspired to try something new!
Hop aboard The Dutch Master, as this two-storey boat floats you past iconic London landmarks all while you listen to everything from disco classics to hardcore house – depending on what channel you're listening to.
To celebrate the work of some of Hip Hop's B.I.Gest artists and groups, Hip Hop Brunch will be putting on a number of afternoons throughout August, letting you unwind to your favourite songs while tucking into a delicious 3-course meal. With bottomless cocktails served between 12-1 pm and an impressive food menu boasting all your favourite Southern dishes, Saturday afternoons just got a whole lot better.
Whitney fans look out as this concert series brings you a night dedicated to the iconic singer. Performed by a stunningly talented group of musicians, it's one of the best events coming up in London in August.
Picking up where its winter pop up left off, the Skylight rooftop is bringing you a season of views, booze and quirky outdoor games, perfect for soaking up some summer rays.
What better way to celebrate the summer than with a bout of shuffleboard and some tasty cocktails? Head to the London Shuffle where you can enjoy all that and more this August in London.
Head over to Bloomsbury where one of London's best summer pop ups is bringing you the goods until the end of September. Boasting a tropical paradise theme, with palm trees, sun huts and beach motifs, its the perfect spot to grab a few summer-ready cocktails and chow down on some delicious BBQ food.
He's come recommended by Roger Moore, The Magic Hour is one of London's most exclusive closeup magic show. Join the magicians at Sheraton Grand on Park Lane and be amazed by slight of hand, illusions and more.
Held at a secret location this epic brunch event brings the carnival to you with a mix of great music, tasty food, bottomless cocktails and a huge party atmosphere.
Get your summer jam on as Garage Brunch returns to London, with a plethora of underground hits, well-loved classics and very special guest appearances. Alongside this, they're feeding you with top-notch brunch dishes and unlimited drinks.
All aboard the Thames Rockets as this water-borne experience invites you to take in the sights of London like never before. Expect a unique speedboat ride paired with London Cocktail Club's finest tipples and a banging soundtrack all in one.
If you're after something quirky, prepare for a night of murder mystery. From cavernous pump rooms to eerie houses, this immersive series will have you solving clues and uncovering mysteries like never before.
An immersive multi-sensory whisky tasting experience like never before, Mac and Wild introduce Blair Bowman, whisky consultant and author, who will lead you through tastings paired with canapes, as your senses are heightened by complete darkness.
Popularly known as one of the best comedy clubs in central London, the Covent Garden Comedy Club prides itself on delivering only the biggest names on the international circuit right now. Each show sees several completely hilarious comics take to the stage alongside one compere, and your ticket offers both 15% off at the Lulivo Italian restaurant.
This summer, immerse yourself in London's premier prison-inspired drinking experience. Step behind the shutters of this unassuming haunts in Covent Garden and Shoreditch and discover a world of quirky characters and creative cocktails.
For an alternative night out in London this August, head to this pop-up ceilidh dancing event. Expect all the classic Scottish dances, with some alternative ones thrown in - as a live ceilidh band put some spark into your summer.
One of London's best restaurants is also bringing a summer of smart and gourmet events. Join Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden for a packed events programme, including a very tasty pasta masterclass.
Comedy Carnival brings you award-winning comedians from around the world, as well as plush dining and roaring shows at some of London's best venues.
Whether you're a single lady or a nasty girl, we've got just the thing for you. Head to a top secret London location, this Beyonce-themed brunch is paying tribute to the Queen Bey herself, with bottomless cocktails, 2 courses, dance troupes and all the hits.
The Grand is your one-stop shop for fun this August, from their huge confetti-canon filled weekends, through to sing-along cinema nights - there's always something big going down.
Kicking off with an hour of free-flowing punch, this epic brunch party is taking you on a journey back to the golden age of R&B alongside two courses of delicious food including sticky BBQ wings, corn fritters and a cajun bean burgers with smoked peppers.
Fancy yourself as the next Mariah Carey? Just wanna have a few laughs? Check out It's Unknown; the quirky collective bringing you events from Last Man Standing and The Comedy House Party to Gospeloke and Musical Bingo.
Take a crack at distilling your own gin at this cool masterclass at the Half Hitch micro-distillery. Bring your own ingredients to this fascinating session and leave with a little taster of your own gin, as well as a slug or two of Half Hitch's own unique brand.
Grab a blanket, a bottle of bubbly, some pillows and your number one's for a gorgeous sunset film screening, courtesy of The Luna Cinema. The outdoor movie pros will be screening a whole catalogue of films at swoon-worthy venues across the city, including Kenwood House, Hampton Court Palace, Old Navy College and Tooting Common.
The only way to see out the final month of summer, this unique cocktail experience is as fun and flavour-filled as it is informative. Head over to Haggerston where the Cocktail Time Machine is taking you on a journey through three of the world's most iconic drinks.
Step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary at this amazing supper club. Over the course of 10 dishes, you will be flown through space and across the world as eating combines with projections, visuals and sounds.
Head down to a secret West End location where this all-singing, all-dancing brunch extravaganza is bringing you tasty food, bottomless booze and real-life West End stars singing your favourite musical numbers for five hours non-stop.
Blingo is an unforgettable experience of beats, bling and bingo. Grandma Flash and the Bingo Crew are taking over North London to bust out the numbers and blast some beats, giving you the chance to get your hands on some of their phat prizes.