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 20th May 2022




If you're on the hunt for fabulous going-ons around London, Shakespeare in the Gardens are bringing you a fabulous play in an alfresco style. Enjoy The Taming of the Shrew or The Comedy of Errors and get the chance to see some cracking talent perform.

Garage Brunch

766 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. 

Backyard Comedy Club

63 user reviews 5

Over at Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green, you can catch all kinds of hilarious shows from top comics throughout August. Alongside the side-splitting acts, there'll be a wide selection of booze and delicious grub on offer.

The BBQ Club

432 user reviews 5

Spice up your usual August events with a trip to Jimmy's BBQ Club on Southbank. Here, you'll get the chance to cook a 6-course meal using fire techniques, with a guest appearance from Aaron Middleton. And to accompany? Views of the Thames from your cabana table and wine pairings.

Flight Club

529 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. 

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. 

 

Old Skl Brunch

100 user reviews 5

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.

Rivoli Pop up Cinema

86 user reviews 5

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.

  The Sunset Steam Express

1 user review 5

@ The Sunset Steam Express on Tuesday 31st May 2022 and 11 other Tuesdays

Spice up your summery August evenings with a trip on The Sunset Steam Express, which is offering up a swanky train dining experience to all ticket holders. Think chowing down on a sumptuous three-course meal, including the likes of Eton mess, veggie Wellington and chicken in a creamy tarragon sauce, while the sunny Surrey Hills float by.

A night of

105 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.  

Darkfield

1 user review 5

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.

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

268 user reviews 5

Blingo is adding some light-hearted entertainment to your nights out in London this August. The brilliant event is taking to venues across the city, bringing you RnB bangers alongside a hands-on night of bingo, dance offs and lip sync battles.

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.

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.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

4305 user reviews 4

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.

Hip Hop Brunch LDN

732 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.

Hyper Reality

142 user reviews 5

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.

The Big Bakes

1489 user reviews 5

Do something quirky this August and take part in The Big London Bake; the ultimate 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. 

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

108 user reviews 4

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.

There's been coupling up, there's been cracking on... and now? The time has come to cheer on your favourite duo. Discover the best bars, pubs and pop-up screens showing the Love Island final, complete with games, welcome drinks and special celebrity appearances.

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.

London Craft Beer Cruise

164 user reviews 5

Searching for the perfect drinking event this summer? The London Craft Beer Cruise has got you set with its unforgettable boat excursion. You're going to be sipping on all your favourite brews while eating pork pies and scotch eggs.

Bashment Brunch

54 user reviews 4

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.

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.

Neverland

935 user reviews 4

A venue that fronts fun themed events such as Miami Vice and Polynesian nights, Neverland in London is a fabulous place to head to. Enjoy delicious bottomless brunches as well as parties and soirees at this always buzzing venue.

The Exhibit

234 user reviews 4

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.

  The Perfect Crime

76 user reviews 4

@ Theatre Deli Broadgate on Various dates from Friday 27th May 2022

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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.

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

1058 user reviews 5

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 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. 

Bubble Pop Brunch

47 user reviews 5

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.