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.

Last updated on 3rd September 2020




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.

  Silent Sounds Boat Party

234 user reviews 5

@ The Silent Disco Boat on Saturday 26th September and Friday 11th December 2020

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 LDN

531 user reviews 4

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.

London Party Boats

1 user review 5

This August, London Party Boats are bringing you sunset river cruises over the Thames, complete with table service, private seating and cracking drinks... all from one of the most unique party venues in the city.

Midnight Apothecary

470 user reviews 4

One of the best places to drink in the city this August, Midnight Apothecary is back with more foraged cocktails and charming evenings. Head over to their riverside plot for the chance to sip the evening away inone of the prettiest bars in South London.

Flight Club

466 user reviews 5

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. 

Comedy Carnival London

53 user reviews 4

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. 

  Canary Wharf Brunch

9 user reviews 5

@ Electric Shuffle on Various dates from Saturday 26th September 2020

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.

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.

Kitchen Theory

31 user reviews 5

Treat your friends to a unique immersive dining event this August, as Kitchen Theory returns with more fantastical eating experiences. Not only will you dine on an impressive 10-course feast, but each dish will be brought to life using audio, visuals, textures and aromas to make it a multi-sensory experience. 

From deluxe dinners to National Burger Day, the Karma Sanctum Soho is treating you a delicious selection of foodie treats this month. Head down to the central London hotel for excellent eats and a cocktail or two in stunning surroundings.

Sipsmith

15 user reviews 5

This August, take part in one of Sipsmith's ultimate gin cocktail masterclasses. Not only will you learn how to make the perfect summer cocktail with ingredients delivered to you, but you'll also pick up plenty of useful tips and tricks to help keep you ginspired after the event. 

@ Hyper Reality on Various dates from Tuesday 22nd September 2020

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.

@ Bread Street Kitchen on Various dates from Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Part of the famed Gordon Ramsay restaurant group, Bread Street Kitchen is one of the city's swishest dining spots. For a unique experience like no other, book this spaceship private space and spend the night feasting on exquisite cuisine and potent cocktails. 

@ The Prince of Wales Brixton on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 and 2 other dates

One of the best events in London this month, Musical Bingo is going sky high as it takes over the Prince Of Wales rooftop terrace for a night of hilarious, hands-on fun. Get ready for immersive decor, dance-offs and much more as the MB team bring you the chance to win some serious prizes.

@ Pop up location on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 and 3 other dates

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.

DNA VR

4 user reviews 5

This summer say goodbye to the streets of London and hello to a world of endless opportunity at DNA VR. This epic virtual reality experience is promising far-flung adventures and cutting edge technology, perfect for groups of up to six. 

Garage Brunch

550 user reviews 4

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. 

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. 

 

Head over to Stratford where PITCH Presents is waiting with a whole range of events to spice up your August weekends. The outdoor space is welcoming a line-up of DJs to provide an epic playlist of tunes for your day party and will also have a number of fun games available and some delicious food.

The Grand

883 user reviews 4

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. 

Sky Garden

282 user reviews 3

Home to some of London's very best views, Sky Garden in the swanky restaurant and bar space on the 43rd floor of the Walkie Talkie. The perfect spot for celebratory cocktails and socially-distanced drinks, tickets include entry to the venue as well as a welcome drink.

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.

From the brains behind much-loved venue Corsica Studios comes a brand new Peckham terrace, with a programme of live music to boot. With social-distancing implemented throughout, this suntrap is the perfect place to while away a balmy summer evening.

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.

@ The Mind Palace on Various dates from Friday 25th September 2020

This August, The Case of the Poisoned Chalice is taking over The Mind Palace in West London. From the makers of Sherlock: The Game Is Now, this immersive cocktail experience will have you diving in the world of Moriarty and solving clues as you taste drinks along the way.

Lost Boys Pizza

59 user reviews 5

Lost Boys Pizza are bringing you some of the best events in August. Not only are they putting on a series of gothic film screenings, including a two-course meal and a drink for only £20, but they're also hosting a fun drawing class in their heated garden.

Still not feeling confident enough to head to the bar? Simply bring the bar to you instead. Jim and Tonic's quirky gift sets come complete with a bottle of their handcrafted sustainable gin as well as a selection of premium craft tonics.

A night of

93 user reviews 4

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.  

Agent Venture

72 user reviews 5

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.

Old Skl Brunch

23 user reviews 4

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.

Thames Rockets

40 user reviews 5

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.

The Luna Cinema - London

42 user reviews 4

The Luna Cinema is back for all your summertime socialising, armed with classic flicks, blockbusters and singalongs against the backdrop of some of London's most iconic landmarks. Settle down into one of their deck chairs and enjoy a night of socially distanced fun this August. 

The Original Tour

52 user reviews 5

Clamber aboard the London Bar Bus for the ultimate city tour this summer. One of the best events to do in the capital this August, this quirky drive comes complete with a fully licensed bar so you can take in some iconic sights with a drink in hand.

DARKFIELD is a brilliant online event that'll immerse you and a mate into a creepy world of delusion and confusion. Throughout the experience, you'll be made to question if it's really your friend or a doppelganger instead.

Bashment Brunch

46 user reviews 4

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.

Spend your Saturdays eating, drinking and dancing with The Refreshment Room's epic bottomless brunch parties. The Stratford spot will be joined by a DJ and host for an afternoon of free-flowing drinks, mouthwatering dishes and top hits - all you have to do is decide between a Lady Gaga-themed fest or a reggae-fuelled event.

Interactive Pro Gaming

56 user reviews 5

Discounts available on certain events

Head down to The Four Thieves this summer where they're re-opening their immersive gaming pods for solo players and pals alike. Book yourself a spot in the pub and sink some drinks before getting stuck into some of the funnest VR games in the world.