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 27th April 2021

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.

Fuller's has got you covered for fun things to do this summer. Bringing you a brew-tiful season of theatre and beer-fuelled fun, Shakespeare in the Garden is taking over pubs around London for a series of live performances of shows from the famous playwright.

Midnight Apothecary

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A gorgeous pop-up terrace in the heart of the Brunel Museum, Midnight Apothecary is a must-visit venue. Swing by on a summer day with cocktails in the sun, or visit after dusk for hot toddies by the fire.

Brixton's Prince of Wales is stepping in to solve all your summertime woes with their brand new series of Spaced Out brunches and dinners. Head to this rooftop spot and grab a private booth, where you'll be able to drink, dine and dance the night away in a socially distanced way.

Cocktails in the City 2021

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One of the best pop-ups in London this summer, Cocktails in the City are bringing together an incredible array of bartending talent at their Bedford Square HQ. Head over for the chance to sip some of the coolest drinks in the capital, complete with live music and interactive classes.

  The Big London Bake

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@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Monday 17th May 2021

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.

Fulham Beach

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One of London's best summer pop-ups is making a mighty return for 2021. Head on over to Fulham Beach for the chance to sip cocktails and dine on freshly baked pizza while taking part in quirky events and lounging in your own beach hut with a stunning view of the Thames. 

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. 

@ Secret London Location on Various dates from Wednesday 14th July 2021

Hands down one of the best things to do in London this summer, Secret Cinema is bringing another iconic film to life for an evening of immersive movie fun. Following on from Stranger Things and Casino Royale, this season's theme is Dirty Dancing; which means resort vibes, steamy parties in staff dorms and power ballads to boot.