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 27th July 2017
Ham Yard is open their exclusive roof terrace once again as they host a series of summer events. The gorgeous drinking spot will be hosting three themes this summer, with a look at rose, botanicals grown in their garden, and classic summer concoctions.
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.
Black Cat Cabaret is one of London's most renowned and seductive nights and it's making its grand return at Underbelly Festival on the Southbank. Join the performers for a night of high-jinx and mischief, from acrobats and comedians to dancers and aerialists.
One district of London is hosting a secret event like no other. Project Mayhem offers those willing to take the ride an immersive theatre experience that’ll take you through one of Central London’s notorious party neighbourhoods to deliver an experience like no other. All you need is a ticket to get the secret locations and your instructions.
For an unforgettable cinema experience, head to the Rivoli Pop Up Cinema and watch iconic films in one of London's oldest ballrooms. The company is hosting film screenings throughout the year and will be showcasing iconic films such as Rocky, The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rogue.
The fun-loving team behind The Literary Club is back in London this August, hosting a Wind In The Willows themed supper club featuring references to all your favourite children's characters. After first enjoying a delicious welcome drink on arrival, guests will be served a stunning 5 course meal, with each feast making reference to E. H. Shepard's famous novel.
Basil, Sybil and Manuel of cult TV show Fawlty Towers are being brought to life in this hilarious piece of immersive theatre. Taking place in a London hotel, the evening will be a mad mix of three-course dinner, high-jinx and plenty of slapstick.
Let your inner big kid shine at BallieBallerson this August. The venue has made a huge splash by opening London's first ever adult ball fit. Offering guests the chance to let loose and dive head first into a pool of multi-coloured balls, the team have gone one better by serving sweet-inspired cocktails and ice-cold beer behind the bar while the DJs spin all your favourite party track together.
Join Luna Cinema as they give your favourite films a twist this summer. From classic romantics through to hilarious comedy, the company will be screening a huge line-up of films in gorgeous locations such as Brockwell Lido, Kew Gardens and Alexandra Palace.
The Library Private Members Club in Central London is hosting a Harry Potter-themed supper club that features 7 delicious courses of food. After enjoying a butterbeer cocktail on arrival, guests will be treated to a number of stunning courses, all with subtle references to the Harry Potter story. Dress in your best Hogwarts outfit and be sure to catch your train at platform 9 3/4.
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.
Why not listen to some fabulous soul, jazz, and rhythm & blues while you eat your brunch? A professional band will provide the soundtrack – delivering the best in throwback tunes – while you feast on themed food and an hour of unlimited prosecco.
Give you summer workout a gorgeous twist as Digme Fitness hold a HIIT class to London skyline views this August. Join one of their expert instructors on the Aviary rooftop for a 50 minute session followed by breakfast and smoothies.
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.
Aquavit in Central London is hosting a series of wine tastings that showcase the finest that some of the world's best vineyards have to offer. Led by Nicholas Clerk, each Monday tasting will focus on a wine from a different part of the world. Head down in August and enjoy a sharing board of food served alongside 4 of the best wines that New Zealand has to offer.
XOYO is no stranger to hosting a huge night out in London. This August, the team behind the venue have invited a 21-person strong choir and a live band to perform Outkast's Speakerbox/ The Love Below album live on stage. Playing everything from Roses to Hey Ya!, this event promises to leave you with a spring in your step.
This August visit the Crab Tavern and you could experience one of the best bottomless brunches around. Not only do you get a three-course brunch of delicious seafood dishes, but you have the option of adding 90 minutes of alcohol free drinks, or free-flowing alcoholic drinks.
Using recipes handed down from their Burmese grandmother, Muma Maymyo is bringing their delicious cuisine to Brother Marcus this August. Head to Balham for an evening of tasty Asian food, with five different dishes to sample.
At the tender age of 25, Tyler the Creator already has four albums. To celebrate his latest release, The Old Queen's Head are throwing a massive party at their renowned Angel venue.
For a night of unadulterated hedonism and psychedelic character, head to the Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney and experience everything that Factory De Joie has to offer. Featuring musicians, burlesque artists and go-go dancers performing on stage, things will be kicked up a notched when the resident DJs take over. How better to spend an August night out in London than at this quirky event.
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.
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.
This August head down to the Blues Kitchen Brixton for a night of Stevie Wonder action. The Beekays wil be tackling everything Stevie Wonder, featuring all your favourite hits until the early hours of the morning, where the Atlantic Soul Orchestra takes over.
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.
As one of the prettiest spots on the river, View 94 is a lovely way to spend an evening during the summer. It just got even lovelier as they host their riverside acoustic sessions; this week Matthew Harvey will be playing.
With four successful years already in its back pocket, the London Craft Beer Festival returns to the capital this August. Taking over the Shoreditch Electric Light Station, ticket-holders at this fun event will be able to sample as many different beers as they want. Sweetening the deal further, the likes of Morito, Berber & Q, Gunpowder and Radio Alice will be serving a range of pizzas and fresh street food plates throughout the event.
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.
Named as one of the UK's best RnB nights, Supa Dupa Fly is an unmissable series of events. From parties on a rooftop through to beach parties, this huge night of top London DJs and a party happy atmosphere.
Blues Kitchen in Camden invites London's rock fans in for their weekly celebration of Americana music. This August, alongside a great soul, rock and funk performance by their resident band The Beekays, the night will revolve around a live concert by The Reelers. Grab a cocktail, sit back and watch the talented musicians strut their stuff on stage.
For a summer party like no other, be sure to check out Total Over Dough. Ticket holders will be treated to slice after slice of delicious pizza, all the cocktails they can handle and will get to see live DJ sets by some of London's freshest producers. Taking over a secret location in August, there are few better ways to spend a day in London than at this pizza-and-booze heavy day.
Join the best BBQ vendors in London to find out who is the king or queen of BBQ street food. While you eat your fill of meats slavered in special sauces, you can wash it all down with cocktails, dance to the DJs or even play some retro games.
The bank holiday couldn’t go off with a bigger bang as the Piano Works hosts their massive special. Start the day off with a bottomless brunch, all while live music plays until the early hours of the morning, and there’s drinks discounts all night long.
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.
Emma and Jess at Spread Catering are hosting a series of supper clubs this August, focusing on seasonal ingredients and simple recipes. Taking over Flotsam and Jetsam café in Tooting Bec, the supper club will feature a three-course dinner and welcome cocktails, all in order to prove that the best dinners are often the simplest.
Head to one of London's most beautiful venues for an evening of exquisite live music. The Roof Gardens in Kensington are inviting in the Royal Collage of Music to play a stunning selection of classic musical pieces in the evening proms series.
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.
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.
Discover the power of taste at this sensory experience. You’ll be shown into the room and familiarise yourself with your surroundings (with a glass of prosecco in hand) before the lights are turned off. Then you will be given four different drinks with your host discussing them with you in a fun and witty way.
For a huge Friday night like no other, head to Angel's Old Queen's Head and make the most of a Destiny's Child-themed night out. With the bar serving all your favourite beers, wines and spirits, the resident DJs will be playing all of the group's biggest tracks, including Say My Name, Survivor and Bootylicious. There's only one question; are you ready for this jelly?
Looking for the perfect summer event? Head to Pop Up Screens, who will be taking over some of the best parks in the city to deliver all your favourite throwback films. There’s beer available at the bar, you just need to sit back and relax.
This August see the London Astrobeat Orchestra perform unique, afrobeat renditions of many classic Talking Heads songs at XOYO.
The Royal Academy of Art is pulling out all the stops this August, hosting an end of summer party that's sure to echo through the ages. Complete with a nomadic yurt and tropical paradise set, the evening will feature fun-loving DJ sets, tropical funk music, a live mermaid drawing class and all the rum-infused cocktails you can handle.
To close the London Beer City in style, the team behind the popular event are throwing a huge party in East London's Hackney. The local team at Italian-American restaurant Capish? will be providing the food for the event. Better still, guests will have the chance to the finest beers and ales created by 16 of London's best breweries.
£12 in London doesn't get you too far when it comes to eating out. £12 at Margaritas however (the pizza and cocktail loving pop-up known for their rowdy after parties and delicious eats), promises a mouth-watering, cheese-drenched margherita pizza AND a bespoke margarita cocktail all included in the price. Try beating that. (you won't).
This August become a proper rum connoisseur with the Rum Chronicles. Their master will talk you through the history and creation of six different rums before learning how to mix them into cocktails – with a few too drink too! There’s also food for those peckish individuals.
Musical Bingo combines everything you love about bingo and music and makes it that much better. Every month the theme changes, so expect your favourite songs on the airwaves, some mystery rounds and pizza from Pizza East Kitchen.
Celebrating their 3rd birthday in style, the Four Thieves are hosting one big beer festival. There’s a 20-tap wall of beer, a bar serving canned beer from across the globe and a mixture of in-house and guest casks in their main bar. There’s food as well, to line your stomach.
Having shaped many of the sounds we hear on the radio today, Daft Punk are one of pop's most important bands. To celebrate the anniversary of 'Homework', a 16-piece live orchestral band will be playing the hits at XOYO.
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.
You have one hour to avoid life imprisonment and escape to the Bahamas as Trapped immerse you in their escape room. With room for up to eight people, this escape room takes place in a revamped vintage prison van and is great for a group activity.
Taking over Lights of Soho, Fiz is London's first sparkling wine bar. Over the space of a few months, the team will be showcasing all the best things we love about sparkling wine by hosting a series of fun events, including bottomless brunches, boozy linners and even a few great masterclasses. Whether you prefer prosecco to Champagne, or are more of a Cava fan, this fun bar will have everything you're looking for.
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.
As well as a delicious brunch at renowned Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild, this event will teach you the basics of foraging. Things start with a guided tour of Finsbury park with a foraging expert, before you head back for food and cocktails.
The BBQ Club is the best summer concept for those wanting a fun, social interactive dining experience on the South Bank of the Thames. Guests get the opportunity to baste and grill their own six course meal alongside the chef in the split-level restaurant looking out over the river. Great food and great company – want more could you want?
Every Month, Craft London joins forces with some of the best chefs around to bring a unique and delicious menu. For August it’s all about seafood, delivering a unique, one-of-a-kind and essentially delectable selection of treats.
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?
Travel 36 floors upwards into the luscious, tropical Sky Garden, where you have the chance to practice yoga, not only surrounded by nature, but with spectacular views of the London skyline. Afterwards, you’ll be treated to a virtuous and healthy breakfast.
The Rivington in Greenwich are teaming up with some of the country's best gin brands for this special evening. Head to south London to try new G&Ts and gin-based cocktails, listen to live music and feast on delicious nibbles.
This August learn how to make some beautiful necklaces created from 3D flowers and daisies, laser cut acrylic and glass beads. Your host will show you how to use jewellery pliers, jump rings and how to attach your clasp – and you can even make a matching bracelet and earrings too. You’ll take everything home in a cute gift box.
Located in Bunker 51 in Greenwich, Zombie S.W.A.T Training is a brilliant and completely realistic immersive experience taking place over 3 1/2 hours. The undead are hungry and out of control, it is your job - with the help of the army - to bring them under control, all while learning how to shoot your weapons and working as a team.
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.
Impossible Things has the events to make your summer properly magical. Ranging from fairy tale themed brunches to back to school parties, this is for big kids ready to jump in to spectacular celebrations of what makes the world so magical.
Espresso Martinis deserve your love and 50 of the best bars in London are going to prove it. Join them for the Espresso Martini Festival and get their variations on the recipe for £5, with bars like London Cocktail Club, Cocktail Trading Company, Blind Pig and more joining the roster.
The Nextman is leading us into party eutopia this August as he mixes the hottest mix of 90s hip hop at The Old Queen's Head in Angel.