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!

Last updated on 27th July 2017

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Ham Yard is open their exclusive roof terrace once again as they host a series of summer events. The gorgeous drinking spot will be hosting three themes this summer, with a look at rose, botanicals grown in their garden, and classic summer concoctions.

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Date Night, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
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Spend an August night in London combining two amazing activities - sightseeing and partying. Join The Dutch Master as it cruises the Thames on warm summer's evenings, playing a seriously hot mix of tracks while floating past beautiful London landmarks.

Boat Party, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
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Black Cat Cabaret

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@Underbelly Festival Southbank on Various dates

Black Cat Cabaret is one of London's most renowned and seductive nights and it's making its grand return at Underbelly Festival on the Southbank. Join the performers for a night of high-jinx and mischief, from acrobats and comedians to dancers and aerialists. 

Cabaret/Burlesque
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One district of London is hosting a secret event like no other. Project Mayhem offers those willing to take the ride an immersive theatre experience that’ll take you through one of Central London’s notorious party neighbourhoods to deliver an experience like no other. All you need is a ticket to get the secret locations and your instructions.

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Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Date Night
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9 events @ 2 venues with 9 upcoming dates from 23 Aug 2017 until 27 Oct 2017

For an unforgettable cinema experience, head to the Rivoli Pop Up Cinema and watch iconic films in one of London's oldest ballrooms. The company is hosting film screenings throughout the year and will be showcasing iconic films such as Rocky, The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rogue.

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The fun-loving team behind The Literary Club is back in London this August, hosting a Wind In The Willows themed supper club featuring references to all your favourite children's characters. After first enjoying a delicious welcome drink on arrival, guests will be served a stunning 5 course meal, with each feast making reference to E. H. Shepard's famous novel. 

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Food & Drink, Supper Clubs, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up
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@Kingsway Hall Hotel on Various dates

Basil, Sybil and Manuel of cult TV show Fawlty Towers are being brought to life in this hilarious piece of immersive theatre. Taking place in a London hotel, the evening will be a mad mix of three-course dinner, high-jinx and plenty of slapstick.

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Food & Drink, Comedy, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights
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BallieBallerson

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@BallieBallerson on Various dates
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Let your inner big kid shine at BallieBallerson this August. The venue has made a huge splash by opening London's first ever adult ball fit. Offering guests the chance to let loose and dive head first into a pool of multi-coloured balls, the team have gone one better by serving sweet-inspired cocktails and ice-cold beer behind the bar while the DJs spin all your favourite party track together. 

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Fun Time Partying, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Activity
Electro
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33 events @ 13 venues with 33 upcoming dates from 01 Aug 2017 until 24 Sep 2017

Join Luna Cinema as they give your favourite films a twist this summer. From classic romantics through to hilarious comedy, the company will be screening a huge line-up of films in gorgeous locations such as Brockwell Lido, Kew Gardens and Alexandra Palace.

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The Library Private Members Club in Central London is hosting a Harry Potter-themed supper club that features 7 delicious courses of food. After enjoying a butterbeer cocktail on arrival, guests will be treated to a number of stunning courses, all with subtle references to the Harry Potter story. Dress in your best Hogwarts outfit and be sure to catch your train at platform 9 3/4. 

Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Supper Clubs
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The London Shuffle Club is back bringing you the game that has taken the capital by storm. With six indoor courts, two table shuffleboards and loads of cocktails and pizza its better than ever. Come early, bring your friends, learn the rules and dance to disco tunes before you take the court by storm.

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Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Sport, Fun Time Partying, Daytime, Food & Drink, Stag Do, Hen Party, Activity
Background Music
Shoreditch
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Why not listen to some fabulous soul, jazz, and rhythm & blues while you eat your brunch? A professional band will provide the soundtrack – delivering the best in throwback tunes – while you feast on themed food and an hour of unlimited prosecco.

Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Hen Party, Brunch
Funk & Soul
Covent Garden
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Give you summer workout a gorgeous twist as Digme Fitness hold a HIIT class to London skyline views this August. Join one of their expert instructors on the Aviary rooftop for a 50 minute session followed by breakfast and smoothies.

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Classes, Sport, Daytime
City of London
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33 events @ Secret London Location with 33 upcoming dates from 29 Jul 2017 until 30 Dec 2017

To celebrate the work of some of Hip Hop's B.I.Ggest 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.

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Aquavit in Central London is hosting a series of wine tastings that showcase the finest that some of the world's best vineyards have to offer. Led by Nicholas Clerk, each Monday tasting will focus on a wine from a different part of the world. Head down in August and enjoy a sharing board of food served alongside 4 of the best wines that New Zealand has to offer.

Classes, Food & Drink, Drinks Tasting
Central London
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XOYO is no stranger to hosting a huge night out in London. This August, the team behind the venue have invited a 21-person strong choir and a live band to perform Outkast's Speakerbox/ The Love Below album live on stage. Playing everything from Roses to Hey Ya!, this event promises to leave you with a spring in your step. 

Live Music
Hip Hop/RnB
Shoreditch
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This August visit the Crab Tavern and you could experience one of the best bottomless brunches around. Not only do you get a three-course brunch of delicious seafood dishes, but you have the option of adding 90 minutes of alcohol free drinks, or free-flowing alcoholic drinks.

Daytime, Food & Drink, Hen Party
Liverpool Street
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Using recipes handed down from their Burmese grandmother, Muma Maymyo is bringing their delicious cuisine to Brother Marcus this August. Head to Balham for an evening of tasty Asian food, with five different dishes to sample.

Supper Clubs, Date Night, Food & Drink
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At the tender age of 25, Tyler the Creator already has four albums. To celebrate his latest release, The Old Queen's Head are throwing a massive party at their renowned Angel venue.

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Fun Time Partying, Hen Party, Clubbing, Bar Crawl
Hip Hop/RnB
Angel
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For a night of unadulterated hedonism and psychedelic character, head to the Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney and experience everything that Factory De Joie has to offer. Featuring musicians, burlesque artists and go-go dancers performing on stage, things will be kicked up a notched when the resident DJs take over. How better to spend an August night out in London than at this quirky event.

Live Music, Theatre/Arts, Fun Time Partying, Cabaret/Burlesque
Hackney
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12 events @ Last Days of Shoreditch with 12 upcoming dates from 29 Jul 2017 until 25 Aug 2017

This summer get yourself down to one of the best food, music and art events of the year. The Last Days of Shoreditch delivers everything from a stunning street food market to live music, club takeovers and street parties.

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Get ready to stuff yourself with plates of crayfish and traditional Swedish delicacies as Aquavit bring the tradition of Kräftpremiär to London. Originating in Sweden, the festival celebrates the crayfish along with traditional songs and beer and wine, all of which Aquavit will be replicating. 

Food & Drink, Themed Nights
Central London
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This August head down to the Blues Kitchen Brixton for a night of Stevie Wonder action. The Beekays wil be tackling everything Stevie Wonder, featuring all your favourite hits until the early hours of the morning, where the Atlantic Soul Orchestra takes over.

Live Music, Fun Time Partying
Funk & Soul
Brixton
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1 events @ The Grand with 15 upcoming dates from 29 Jul 2017 until 30 Sep 2017

The Grand in Clapham hosts two stunning club nights this August, drawing in Garage and Hip Hop lovers from all over the capital. First welcoming DJ Yoda for a History of Hip Hop set, the venue then invites DJ Luck and MC Neat to pay tribute to the UK Garage scene by playing everyone's favourite garage tracks. Thick Lonyo, Craig David and Daniel Beddingfield. Full of phat beats and heavy bass, these events won't be forgotten anytime soon. 

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As one of the prettiest spots on the river, View 94 is a lovely way to spend an evening during the summer. It just got even lovelier as they host their riverside acoustic sessions; this week Matthew Harvey will be playing.

Live Music
Jazz
Putney
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5 events @ Shoreditch Electric Light Station with 5 upcoming dates from 04 Aug 2017 until 06 Aug 2017

With four successful years already in its back pocket, the London Craft Beer Festival returns to the capital this August. Taking over the Shoreditch Electric Light Station, ticket-holders at this fun event will be able to sample as many different beers as they want. Sweetening the deal further, the likes of Morito, Berber & Q, Gunpowder and Radio Alice will be serving a range of pizzas and fresh street food plates throughout the event.

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6 events @ 6 venues with 25 upcoming dates from 02 Aug 2017 until 29 Nov 2017

This is no ordinary quiz night. It’s more of a massive disco in pub quiz format, as Sounds Familiar leave the boring trivia questions at home and come armed with their record box instead. The drill is pretty simple; they’ll play a snippet of a famous song, and it’s up to you to scribble down the artist and the track’s name. Audience participation is a big deal, and terrible singing / dad-at-a-wedding dance moves are encouraged.

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7 events @ 6 venues with 166 upcoming dates starting on 29 Jul 2017

Named as one of the UK's best RnB nights, Supa Dupa Fly is an unmissable series of events. From parties on a rooftop through to beach parties, this huge night of top London DJs and a party happy atmosphere.

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Blues Kitchen in Camden invites London's rock fans in for their weekly celebration of Americana music. This August, alongside a great soul, rock and funk performance by their resident band The Beekays, the night will revolve around a live concert by The Reelers. Grab a cocktail, sit back and watch the talented musicians strut their stuff on stage. 

Live Music
Rhythm and Blues
Camden
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2 events @ 2 venues with 2 upcoming dates starting on 12 Aug 2017

For a summer party like no other, be sure to check out Total Over Dough. Ticket holders will be treated to slice after slice of delicious pizza, all the cocktails they can handle and will get to see live DJ sets by some of London's freshest producers. Taking over a secret location in August, there are few better ways to spend a day in London than at this pizza-and-booze heavy day. 

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@Lost Format Society - Croydon Roof Top on Sunday 6 August 2017

Join the best BBQ vendors in London to find out who is the king or queen of BBQ street food. While you eat your fill of meats slavered in special sauces, you can wash it all down with cocktails, dance to the DJs or even play some retro games.

Festival, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Daytime
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The bank holiday couldn’t go off with a bigger bang as the Piano Works hosts their massive special. Start the day off with a bottomless brunch, all while live music plays until the early hours of the morning, and there’s drinks discounts all night long.

Daytime, Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Food & Drink
Live Music
Farringdon
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For their monthly instalment of hilarious and informative talks, the team at the Barbican Library are inviting three sci-fi fans to talk apply their knowledge of economics, psychology and molecular biology to their favourite sci-fi universes. With plenty of funny questions, bizarre scenarios and funny anecdotes, this is one alternative night out in London you won't forget anytime soon. Who knows, this might completely change the way you look at the universe.

Something A Little Different, Date Night
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@Flotsam & Jetsam Cafe on Various dates

Emma and Jess at Spread Catering are hosting a series of supper clubs this August, focusing on seasonal ingredients and simple recipes. Taking over Flotsam and Jetsam café in Tooting Bec, the supper club will feature a three-course dinner and welcome cocktails, all in order to prove that the best dinners are often the simplest.

Date Night, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Supper Clubs
Funk & Soul
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Head to one of London's most beautiful venues for an evening of exquisite live music. The Roof Gardens in Kensington are inviting in the Royal Collage of Music to play a stunning selection of classic musical pieces in the evening proms series.

Live Music, Date Night, Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different
Live Music
Kensington
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8 events @ Brixton Jamm with 8 upcoming dates from 30 Jul 2017 until 24 Sep 2017

Enjoy a Sunday of great food, relaxed vibes and reggae fun with the team at Brixton Jamm. Hosting a number of great DJ sets throughout the month of August and having called in some of the biggest street food vendors to cater, this event offers London's party animals the perfect way to fight off any Sunday blues and enjoy every the weekend has to offer.

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Learn how to make your own Statement Jewellery with the help of 3D Printing Pen Artist Grace Du Prez. Using the printing pens, you will draw your very own design, making anything from necklaces to rings to earrings in floral or geometric designs. All the materials are supplied for you and you can make as much as you want in the time available – and there’s even unlimited tea with a slice of cake.

Classes, Something A Little Different, Hen Party, Daytime
Kings Cross
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Discover the power of taste at this sensory experience. You’ll be shown into the room and familiarise yourself with your surroundings (with a glass of prosecco in hand) before the lights are turned off. Then you will be given four different drinks with your host discussing them with you in a fun and witty way.

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Date Night, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Pop-Up, Activity, Classes, Fun Time Partying
Background Music
Central London
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For a huge Friday night like no other, head to Angel's Old Queen's Head and make the most of a Destiny's Child-themed night out. With the bar serving all your favourite beers, wines and spirits, the resident DJs will be playing all of the group's biggest tracks, including Say My Name, Survivor and Bootylicious. There's only one question; are you ready for this jelly?

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Themed Nights
Hip Hop/RnB
Angel
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20 events @ 9 venues with 20 upcoming dates from 28 Jul 2017 until 24 Sep 2017

Looking for the perfect summer event? Head to Pop Up Screens, who will be taking over some of the best parks in the city to deliver all your favourite throwback films. There’s beer available at the bar, you just need to sit back and relax.

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This August see the London Astrobeat Orchestra perform unique, afrobeat renditions of many classic Talking Heads songs at XOYO.

Live Music
Live Music
Shoreditch
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The Royal Academy of Art is pulling out all the stops this August, hosting an end of summer party that's sure to echo through the ages. Complete with a nomadic yurt and tropical paradise set, the evening will feature fun-loving DJ sets, tropical funk music, a live mermaid drawing class and all the rum-infused cocktails you can handle. 

Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Something A Little Different, VIP Party
Funk & Soul
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@The Five Points Brewing Company Warehouse Yard on Saturday 12 August 2017

To close the London Beer City in style, the team behind the popular event are throwing a huge party in East London's Hackney. The local team at Italian-American restaurant Capish? will be providing the food for the event. Better still, guests will have the chance to the finest beers and ales created by 16 of London's best breweries. 

Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying
Background Music
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Margaritas

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@The Brewhouse on Friday 11 August 2017

£12 in London doesn't get you too far when it comes to eating out. £12 at Margaritas however (the pizza and cocktail loving pop-up known for their rowdy after parties and delicious eats), promises a mouth-watering, cheese-drenched margherita pizza AND a bespoke margarita cocktail all included in the price. Try beating that. (you won't).

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Pop-Up, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Supper Clubs, Something A Little Different
Funk & Soul
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This August become a proper rum connoisseur with the Rum Chronicles. Their master will talk you through the history and creation of six different rums before learning how to mix them into cocktails – with a few too drink too! There’s also food for those peckish individuals.  

Classes, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Hip Hop/RnB
Notting Hill
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Musical Bingo combines everything you love about bingo and music and makes it that much better. Every month the theme changes, so expect your favourite songs on the airwaves, some mystery rounds and pizza from Pizza East Kitchen.

Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Clubbing, Quiz Night, Themed Nights
Commercial/Pop
Shoreditch
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Celebrating their 3rd birthday in style, the Four Thieves are hosting one big beer festival. There’s a 20-tap wall of beer, a bar serving canned beer from across the globe and a mixture of in-house and guest casks in their main bar. There’s food as well, to line your stomach.

Festival, Food & Drink, Daytime
Background Music
Battersea
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Having shaped many of the sounds we hear on the radio today, Daft Punk are one of pop's most important bands. To celebrate the anniversary of 'Homework', a 16-piece live orchestral band will be playing the hits at XOYO.

Live Music
Live Music
Shoreditch
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This is a cocktail masterclass with a difference. You’ll be greeted by one of their own bespoke cocktails before putting your hands to the test and creating two mixes using unique flavours. Then you’ll transform the drinks into masterpieces using their selection of fresh produce to create original garnishes.

Pop-Up, Classes, Activity, Something A Little Different
East London
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You have one hour to avoid life imprisonment and escape to the Bahamas as Trapped immerse you in their escape room. With room for up to eight people, this escape room takes place in a revamped vintage prison van and is great for a group activity.

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Stag Do, Something A Little Different, Hen Party, Date Night
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Fiz

4 events @ 4 venues with 11 upcoming dates from 24 Jul 2017 until 13 Aug 2017

Taking over Lights of Soho, Fiz is London's first sparkling wine bar. Over the space of a few months, the team will be showcasing all the best things we love about sparkling wine by hosting a series of fun events, including bottomless brunches, boozy linners and even a few great masterclasses. Whether you prefer prosecco to Champagne, or are more of a Cava fan, this fun bar will have everything you're looking for. 

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August is about to get even hotter as news of London Wing Fest returns. The huge, two-day event will be taking place at Printworks and will feature food from some of London's biggest wing names, from Absurd Bird through to Butchies. 

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Food & Drink, Festival
Rhythm and Blues
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As well as a delicious brunch at renowned Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild, this event will teach you the basics of foraging. Things start with a guided tour of Finsbury park with a foraging expert, before you head back for food and cocktails.

Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
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1 events @ The BBQ Club with 50 upcoming dates from 28 Jul 2017 until 15 Sep 2017

The BBQ Club is the best summer concept for those wanting a fun, social interactive dining experience on the South Bank of the Thames. Guests get the opportunity to baste and grill their own six course meal alongside the chef in the split-level restaurant looking out over the river. Great food and great company – want more could you want?

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Every Month, Craft London joins forces with some of the best chefs around to bring a unique and delicious menu. For August it’s all about seafood, delivering a unique, one-of-a-kind and essentially delectable selection of treats.

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Dating, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Supper Clubs
Background Music
Greenwich
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House of Burlesque 2.0

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@Underbelly Festival Southbank on Various dates
House of Burlesque 2.0 Our pick
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Having already one over the hearts of many of the city's burlesque fans, Tempest Rose and her House of Burlesque embark on a new mission this August in London, combining sultry routines with eye-opening technology. This head turning event will take place at the Underbelly Festival on London's Southbank and will draw in crowds from across the capital. Have you ever seen a stripe-tease with neon colours and strobe lights?

Cabaret/Burlesque
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Travel 36 floors upwards into the luscious, tropical Sky Garden, where you have the chance to practice yoga, not only surrounded by nature, but with spectacular views of the London skyline. Afterwards, you’ll be treated to a virtuous and healthy breakfast.

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Activity, Classes, Daytime, Something A Little Different
City of London
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@Rivington Greenwich on Friday 18 August 2017

The Rivington in Greenwich are teaming up with some of the country's best gin brands for this special evening. Head to south London to try new G&Ts and gin-based cocktails, listen to live music and feast on delicious nibbles.

Pop-Up, Date Night, Food & Drink
Live Music
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This August learn how to make some beautiful necklaces created from 3D flowers and daisies, laser cut acrylic and glass beads. Your host will show you how to use jewellery pliers, jump rings and how to attach your clasp – and you can even make a matching bracelet and earrings too. You’ll take everything home in a cute gift box.

Classes, Something A Little Different, Hen Party, Daytime
80's Music
Kings Cross
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Located in Bunker 51 in Greenwich, Zombie S.W.A.T Training is a brilliant and completely realistic immersive experience taking place over 3 1/2 hours. The undead are hungry and out of control, it is your job - with the help of the army - to bring them under control, all while learning how to shoot your weapons and working as a team.

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Something A Little Different, Stag Do, Themed Nights, Hen Party
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Celebrate 50 years of iconic band The Doors as Blues Kitchen Camden put on one of their huge nights complete with live music and DJs. The North London venue will have all the usual goodies of cocktails and bbq plates, along with a giant sounds provided by inhouse band The Beekays.

Live Music
Rhythm and Blues
Camden
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6 events @ 3 venues with 7 upcoming dates from 10 Aug 2017 until 26 Nov 2017

Impossible Things has the events to make your summer properly magical. Ranging from fairy tale themed brunches to back to school parties, this is for big kids ready to jump in to spectacular celebrations of what makes the world so magical.

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Espresso Martinis deserve your love and 50 of the best bars in London are going to prove it. Join them for the Espresso Martini Festival and get their variations on the recipe for £5, with bars like London Cocktail Club, Cocktail Trading Company, Blind Pig and more joining the roster.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Bar Crawl, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Festival
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The Nextman is leading us into party eutopia this August as he mixes the hottest mix of 90s hip hop at The Old Queen's Head in Angel.

Bar Crawl, Fun Time Partying, Hen Party, Karaoke
Hip Hop/RnB
Angel
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