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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the best events in East London this month, KIKI is the quirky drag cabaret you won't want to miss. Head to Kachette for nights dedicated to lip-syncs, live vocals, incredible dancers and plenty of death drops.
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.
One of the best things to do in East London this August, Rebel Bingo is back in the capital for a new season of incredible events at Oslo Hackney. Expect dabbing, dancing and one of the most unique nights out in the city.
Blingo is adding some light-hearted entertainment to your nights out in London this August. The brilliant event is taking to The Electric Ballroom to bring you RnB bangers alongside a hands-on night of bingo, dance offs and lip sync battles.
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.
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.
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.
Get yourself over to Shepherd's Bush this August where you'll find The Phoenix, a fun cocktail and street food spot with a jam-packed schedule of events. Alongside regular DJ sets and live music, there'll also be quiz nights, singles evenings and comedy shows.
Gather your picnic blankets, snacks and a bottle of bubbly for a night spent watching movie classics under the stars. The Luna Cinema is coming to lush spaces all over the capital, showing all the classics, both new and old, while the sun goes down.
Spice up your August plans with a trip to The Grid where quirky cocktails and escape room larks await. Located in Southwark, the immersive event will transport you into the world of espionage where you'll sleuth around an evil HQ to stop it in its tracks.
A great idea for a fun day out this August, this cool tour and tasting of the Fuller's Brewery is an absolute must for beer-lovers. Head over to Chiswick where you'll be able nab a look behind the scenes at how the brand makes its delicious pints.
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.
Piazza by the Pier is an unmissable pop-up in London Bridge, offering everything from three-course feasting to pizza making masterclasses. Stop by this August for a proper summer dining experience, where authentic cuisine comes paired with refreshing sprtizes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bella Whispers Cabaret is London's hottest new cabaret showcase, and it's heading to Shoreditch this August. Join Allegra Whispers and Bella Rose as they bring you some of the best rising talents from our city and host a fabulous get-together at Looking Glass Cocktail Club.
One of the quirkiest events in London this August, Gloria! Kabarett is taking over Electrowerkz to bring you a night of incredible performances, dazzling aerial acts and fabulous cabaret. There'll also be various DJs and a tapas dinner.
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.
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.
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.
For a boozy bottomless brunch alongside a fabulous drag show, pop over to one of Strictly Come Drag Queen's afternoon events at The Breakfast Club Canary Wharf. You'll get to watch fun dance routines, singing and more.
One of London's most popular events space, Chelsea Funhouse is bringing you a summer of bottomless brunching, code-cracking and film screenings. Whether you fancy trying out an immersive cocktail experience or want to ring in the weekend over free-flowing fizz, this is the place to do it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Make the most of these last days of summer with an outstanding immersive food experience. Kitchen Theory are back with an IRL offering which promises 10 exceptional courses of multisensory dining, whipped up by Jozef Youssef and his talented team.
Head over to Roof East this August where this quirky open-air cinema series will be popping up for a season of excellent movie nights. Catch the likes of Lord of the Rings, Amelia and Dirty Dancing from the comfort of your own deckchair.
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 ready for plenty of alfresco fun this August as Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden brings together quizzing and bingo for the bank holiday weekend. Head down for the chance to get your sip on in the great outdoors with plenty of entertainment.
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.
Soul Serious are coming to M Restaurant this August bank holiday, bringing with it a wild day of world-class music and delicious food. Head over with your mates and you'll find a three-course brunch feast and 11 hours of non-stop funk tunes played by a number of DJs and performers.
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.
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.
If you fancy getting fit this August, head to Ham Yard Hotel where they'll be hosting a quirky workout experience unlike any other. Taking place among the wold flowers and olive trees on the terrace, this yoga session promises exercise with a view and a wholesome brunch to finish.
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.
If you're looking for amazing things to do in London this August, Underbelly Festival is sorting you out with quirky cabaret and fierce drag nights. Head over to their Cavendish Square complex for late night shows and alfresco partying.
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.
One of the best things to do in August, Pop Up Screens is bringing together a whole host of fun film nights to locations across London. Head to your nearest screening site to catch the likes of The Greatest Showman, Dirty Dancing and The Goonies.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for fun things to do in London this August? Head to the Soho Hotel where the Rathfinny Estate are taking over the Refuel Terrace for a unique season of sipping. The wine and spirit makers will be bringing a mix of their signature serves to Central.
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.
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.
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 a behind the scenes look at how your favourite craft pints are made at Meantime Brewing Company. The beer pros are welcoming you to their Greenwich abode to see how your drinks go from mash tun to hoppy delight, and providing you with some of the freshest sips along the way.
Spend your weekend topping up your tan while sipping on ice-cold drinks with your mates at Love Pub + Grub. The East London pop-up is also serving up tasty street food, DJ sets and fun giant games to play.
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.
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.
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 summer, Courtyard WC1 is not only hosting open-air movie nights, but are also showing the Lions Rugby matches and Olympics opening ceremony. Sit back and relax with one of their draught pints in hand, tuck into tasty grub and watch all the action.
Whether you fancy an evening of cabaret life drawing, spoken word or smooth swing tunes, Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club has got just the thing. The South London live music venue is welcoming a whole host of brilliant and talented performers to serenade you throughout August.
One of the best things to do in West London this summer, August sees the Chelsea Physic Garden come to life with a series of alfresco supper club. Head over for delicious seasonal eats, aperitivos and paired wines in a stunning outdoor setting.
This summer, Kinky Malinki is bringing Vocal House Brunch to a few venues across London. Grab a ticket and you'll get to tuck into tasty plates, sip on prosecco and enjoy live music from resident acts and DJs.
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.
Throughout August, All Star Lanes are holding events across their various venues in Holborn, Covent Garden and Lanes White City. Whether you fancy a soulful bottomless brunch, comedic karaoke night or acoustic live music, they've got you covered.
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.
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.
When it comes to London's best events this summer, The Covent Garden Comedy Club is a no-brainer for a fun and light-hearted night of live entertainment. A group of witty comics will be keeping you laughing from start to finish as they bring you a diverse mix of witty sets.