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 22nd May 2017

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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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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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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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31 events @ Last Days of Shoreditch with 31 upcoming dates from 26 May 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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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. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Festival
Rhythm and Blues
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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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
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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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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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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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 three completely hilarious comics take to the stage alongside one compere, and your ticket offers both 15% off at the Lulivo Italian restaurant and free entry for an after party at Opal!

Comedy, Date Night, Something A Little Different, Fun Time Partying
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House of Burlesque 2.0

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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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12 events @ Brixton Jamm with 12 upcoming dates from 28 May 2017 until 17 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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49 events @ Secret London Location with 53 upcoming dates from 27 May 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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4 events @ The Grand with 5 upcoming dates from 27 May 2017 until 18 Jun 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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7 events @ 7 venues with 28 upcoming dates from 31 May 2017 until 25 Oct 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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