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.
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.
Hop aboard The Dutch Master, an incredible two-storey party boat that takes you past iconic London landmarks. Soak up the sights of the city all while listening to everything from disco classics to hardcore house... but that's all depending on what channel you choose, of course.
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.
The Grand in Clapham is your go-to for quirky events this August. Whether you fancy swinging by for one of their huge confetti canon-filled weekend blowouts or a legendary sing-along cinema night, there's always something fun to be a part of.
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.
Proud Embankment is bringing together Europe's top talents for a glitzy evening of awe-inspiring cabaret. Hosted by Denise Van Outen, the night will embody the spirit of the swinging 60s and sexy 70s, with tickets starting at £60.
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.
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. Join them this August for an evening filled with laughter, enticing eats and plenty of surprises along the way.
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.
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.
Serving up a little slice of sand-covered paradise right here in London, Fulham Beach is upping your summertime antics. Expect BBQ supper clubs, yoga sessions, cocktail masterclasses and Insta-worthy scenes from the flamingo bar to the pergola.
Mac and Wild's Drams In The Dark is a whisky experience like no other. The immersive multi-sensory event will take you through a blindfolded tasting of four different sips paired with canapes, providing you with a stronger and fuller taste by heightening your other senses.
For an alternative night out in London this August, Fiddle Paradiddle's Pop-Up Ceilidh is the place for you. Expect all the traditional Scottish dances with some alternative ones thrown in, as well as a live band to put some spark into your summer.
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.
Treat yourself to a luxury dining experience this summer, courtesy of Dinner Ladies. Choose from the birthday meal kit, including a three-course feast and wine pairing, the bottomless brunch packages, picnics for romantic evenings in the park and the ultimate BBQ kit.
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.
Where do cabaret, comedy, drag and musical theatre all come together? Hit up The Phoenix Arts Club and you'll soon find out. Showcasing a lineup of top-tier performers, The Saturday Supershow is bound to become your new favourite hangout.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grab a blanket and a bottle of bubbly for a sunset film screening, courtesy of The Luna Cinema. The outdoor movie pros will be showing a whole catalogue of films at venues across the city, including Kenwood House, Hampton Court Palace, Old Navy College and Tooting Common.
Held at a secret location, Bashment Brunch is adding carnival vibes to your weekend antics. Join them for tasty food, bottomless cocktails and a huge party atmosphere, soundtracked by a mix of reggae, dancehall and soca hits.
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.
Known as one of the best spots for a laugh 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 hilarious comics take to the stage alongside a witty host to keep the evening running smoothly.
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.
One of London's best restaurants, Petersham Nurseries is keeping you busy this summer with a variety of sophisticated events. Pasta masterclasses? Of course. Seasonal vase arrangements? You bet. The Covent Garden restaurant has even got sauerkraut and kombucha workshops for those keen to learn more about fermentation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Secret Cinema are back doing what they do best, this time taking movie enthusiasts to Kellerman's Resort for an immersive Dirty Dancing event. Cha cha to iconic tunes, sip on fittingly-themed tipples and discover what goes on in the staff quarters after the guests go to bed...