What’s On – August 2023

What’s On – August 2023



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As we transition into the vibrant month of August, we are thrilled to present you with the latest updates and news in Waterloo. From hilarious comedy nights to unmissable brunches, this month is packed full of unforgettable events. For more information on What’s On in the local area – keep an eye on our events calendar!

Lower Marsh Lates: Hairspray!

Get ready Waterloo, because Lower Marsh Lates is back with a sensational lineup of outdoor screenings! Lower Marsh Lates is here to bring you the ultimate summer entertainment experience this July, showing ‘Hairspray’ on the big screen. Treat yourself to some fantastic street food courtesy of our amazing traders, grab a drink from any of the Marsh’s finest indie bars,  grab a blanket or lawn chair, and join us at Lower Marsh for an evening of fun under the stars!

  • Location: Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7, United Kingdom
  • Date: Thursday 27 July 2023
  • Price: Free


Tap Take Over at The Three Stags

Waterloo’s newly independent freehouse, The Three Stags, has teamed up with Hammerton Brewery and Drop Project Brewery to host an unofficial London Craft Beer Festival (LCBF) fringe event. From Thursday 10th August they will be giving away either a free half pint of Hammerton or Drop Project beer to the first 100 LCBF ticket holders through the door. Get down there and enjoy this year’s festival!⁣

  • Location: The Three Stags, 67-69 Kennington Road, London SE1 7PZ
  • Date: 10-13 August 2023
  • Price: FREE


Yoshi Obayashi Comedy Show

Don’t miss out on an incredible night of hilarious stand-up comedy with Big Comedy at The White Hart! Featuring the legendary Yoshi Obayashi as our headliner, along with a fantastic line-up of seven other talented acts, this month’s show promises to be unforgettable. Hosted by Julius Howe, join us for a night of laughter and great entertainment.

  • Location: The White Hart, 22 Great Suffolk Street London SE1 0UG
  • Date: Thursday 31 August 2023
  • Price: £8


RNB vs UKG Bottled Brunch

Get ready for a bottomless brunch like no other at Alaska Waterloo! Gather your friends for an hour of bottomless Prosecco & Rum Punch, crazy party vibes, and the best in RNB vs UKG as our DJs go back to back. Which genre will win on the night? RNB or UKG? The crowd will decide…

  • Location: Alaska Waterloo, 129 Alaska Street London SE1 8XE
  • Date: Saturday 5 August 2023 
  • Price: £11.55



Join us for a night of laughter at Noises From The Attic, a monthly improvised comedy event at The Glitch café bar. Get ready to be entertained by four hilarious improv teams as they launch a comedic assault on your funny bones. Relax in our cozy basement venue, enjoy a beverage or two and enjoy the show!

  • Location: The Glitch, 134 Lower Marsh London SE1 7AE
  • Date: Thursday 31 August 2023
  • Price: £0-£3

Wednesday Studio: Life Drawing

Head to Waterloo Action Centre for a welcoming and inclusive life drawing event in a beautiful venue. No booking required, just drop in and pay at the door. Easels and drawing boards provided, materials available for purchase or bring your own. All are welcome to unleash their creativity!

  • Location: Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road London SE1 7AA
  • Date: Wednesday 2 August 2023
  • Price: £10-15


We Were There: Family Day

Connect with IWM’s veterans and eyewitnesses to understand the profound effects of war. Hear personal stories, recollections, and powerful memories from those who have experienced conflict first hand, ranging from operating an Army tank to being evacuated from their homes. All our veterans and eyewitnesses are dedicated volunteers who generously share these significant true stories.

  • Location: Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ
  • Date: Every Tuesday in August (excluding 29 August 2023)
  • Price: Free


Sundown Kiki Reloaded Broadcast

Get ready for Sundown Kiki Reloaded from the comfort of your own home! Rival houses collide in a thrilling celebration of queer London, combining theatre, ballroom, and explosive energy. Created by Jay Jay Revlon and directed by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, this electrifying show features Queer Black and Brown artists, including talented youth from the Hetrick-Martin Institute. Drama awaits at the Young Vic!

  • Location: Zoom (online)
  • Date: Thursday 10 Aug 2023
  • Price: £5


Dr. Bike FREE Cycle Maintenance

For anyone that cycles in the Waterloo area, this summer we are running FREE lunchtime bike maintenance sessions on Lower Marsh. Hosted by a qualified Dr. Bike mechanic, these pop-up events allow local cyclists to get their bikes fixed for free whilst learning the skills to fix basic issues themselves in the future.

  • Location: Lower Marsh Market
  • Date: Wednesday 23 August
  • Price: Free


Revive our Free Little Library


Our Free Little Library is calling for some love! Through this 24-hour book exchange box, we aim to inspire readers and expand book access – but our Little Free Library is running low on books! If you have some books gathering dust on your shelves, drop them off at the Free Little Library. This book-sharing

Sustainable Ventures to help Lambeth Businesses


We are pleased to announce that our friends over at Sustainable Ventures are here to help businesses and enterprises in Lambeth! The next round of the Lambeth Net Zero Innovation Challenge is starting now.  In the Challenge, established businesses are matched with cutting-edge cleantech innovators who develop bespoke solutions to support sustainability objectives.  Running for

Welcoming Roti King to Waterloo


We are super excited to welcome Roti King’s legendary roti canai to Waterloo! Originally a street food concept and renowned for its Malaysian cuisine, Roti King has gained incredible popularity and is set to open its third London restaurant on Lower Marsh. The tradition of crafting fresh roti daily continues, showcasing the process in the