Summer is in full swing, and with a bank holiday to tease out the long-weekend, August is packed with events to get you out and about.
Do you have kids aged 8-18 that need to burn off some energy? Then send them down to a free community run basketball, football, boxing, or cricket class.
Every weekday through August | Black Prince Trust, SE11 6AA | Free
Pull out those costumes and sprinkle some magic dust. This bottomless brunch is a 3 hour long jamboree of all things Disney. Featuring a live DJ who’ll be pumping out those sing-a-long classics, and – you guessed it – fancy dress is very much encouraged.
12pm-3pm | Fire Vauxhall, SW8 1RT | £12
It’s prom night for the class of ’85, everyone is busy getting dates for the night and picking the perfect dress. But they don’t know the dead have been reincarnated and there is a serial killer stalking the halls. But hey, it’s your big night, so go slay…
7pm | Royal Vauxhall Tavern, SE11 5HY | From £13
Put those hairbrush singing in the mirror moments to good use (at last). Anyone can step up to the mic or sing-a-long from the crowd at the most vibrant mass-karaoke event London has to offer.
3pm-7pm | Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, SE11 5HL | FREE + prizes to be won
One for the fashionistas! Shop through over 6 TONNES of preloved, vintage & retro clothing and pay by weight – all just £20 per kilo! With items from the 1950’s right the way up to the early 2000’s you’ll be ready for your next time-travelling adventure (or trendy night out).
11am-1pm | The Oval,SE11 5SL | £2 Entry
Step foot in an elegant listed Georgian Square, discover Prince Albert’s idea of model housing and visit the home of cricket (of course!). You’ll also finally find out what the Jacobite rebellion and Field Marshall Montgomery have in common.
11am-1pm | Kennington Tube Station, SE11 4JQ | £12
Be the first to see a new explosive piece of gig theatre in this rehearsed reading. ‘The Other Side’ was written as a celebration of friendship; a love letter to the resilience and gaiety of young women today. After the reading you’ll have a chance to give your feedback over drinks with the team.
3pm-7pm | The White Bear, SE11 4DJ | FREE + prizes to be won
Hear from some of London’s hottest up and coming artists at this podcast recording. The host will be asking the big questions to reveal the stories, moments or life events that they feel have shaped who they are as musicians.
7pm-11pm | Battersea Barge, SW8 5BP | £22
Be awed by circus acts, entertained by performers, delighted by classic food, and spun around by vintage games galore. The annual Victorian Vauxhall fun fair is back with a bang for kids old and young alike.
2pm-6pm | Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, SE11 5HL | Free to attend, some attractions will charge
Vauxhall has been at the heart of entertaining Londoner’s for centuries. From the early days of the Pleasure Gardens when royalty would mix with commoners, through to when Charlie Chaplin lived here and was entranced by the lively character he met on the streets, up to today as centre of London’s gay scene and art galleries. Explore the area on this 90-minute walking tour.
11am-12:45pm | Vauxhall Underground station, SW8 1SS | £12
Grab those eggs and spoons and prepare to sprint for your life at the annual Royal Vauxhall Tavern sports day. Run every year since 2007, hundreds of members of the LGBTQ+ community (and allies) come together to raise money for charity. Register a team of at least five friends or just go down for the spectacle.
From 1pm | Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, SE11 5HL | Free to attend, fundraise as a team.