Best Summer Pop-Ups in London

Summer? You know it really is the greatest time of the year: the sun's out (... hopefully), everyone's in good spirits, and pop-ups are appearing everywhere around the city. From baking competitions in adorable marquees and ridiculous sporting events to unique cocktail bars offering just the right drinks to cool you down, take a look at our recommended list of the best summer pop-ups in London to make it a great couple of months to remember.

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Last updated on 3rd July 2020

One of the season's beset installations, this unique rooftop bar in Tobacco Dock brings you stunning views of the city alongside pretty booths for sky-high drinking a few croquet and petanque pitches to keep you occupied.

The Luna Cinema - London

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When the sun goes down, the fun only just begins thanks to The Luna Cinema's season of outdoor film screenings. Throughout the summer months, the al fresco movie connoisseurs will be showing all the favourites at incredible locations such as Hampton Court palace, Kenwood House and Tooting Common.

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Friday 3rd July 2020

Ever watched The Great British Bake Off and thought: I can do better than that? Well, this fun summer pop-up in London can prove you right, as you and ten teams of two compete in the baking competition you've always dreamed of. 90 minutes, all the ingredients provided, a marquee and the crown of The Big London Bake up for grabs.

@ GoBoat London on Various dates from Friday 3rd July 2020

Has lockdown given you a new sense of adventure? Then hop aboard London's hottest new boating experience this summer. You and seven others will be able to choose a route along the city's stunning canal network and let the self-driving vessel do the rest, so all you have to do is enjoy the ride. 

The Brixton Courtyard is an all-new way to party to London this summer. A a socially distant outdoor party experience, it brings together world class DJs, craft beverages, cocktails and top street food traders for fun, safe and unmissable events for you and your mates. 

Cocktails in the City 2020

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Join Cocktails in the City this summer for a seasonal special of the beloved mixology event. Bringing together some of London's finest bars in Bedford Square Gardens, this exclusive garden party will feature everything from games to interactive cocktail tours. 

Head on over to Chislehurst's Flamingo Park this summer and you'll discover Celestial Drive In Cinema, an all-new movie experience inspired by classic American drive-ins. Combining retro style with Hollywood flicks and impressive refreshment from KERB traders, its one essential venture this summer.

@ Secret London Location on Various dates from Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Secret Cinema is back one more, offering guests the chance to be transported to the summer of '63 where love is o the air. Head to Kellerman's resort for exotic cocktails, live music and cha cha dancing, with something even more exciting lying off the beaten path...